22 quick things to do to clean your house in less than 10 minutes

Have you counted how many free ten minutes you have during the day? Surely they will be enough to do at least some of the things on our list.

It is easier to maintain perfect order in the house if you break up one large cleaning once a week into several smaller ones. Sometimes 10 minutes a day is enough to put things back in place or perform a small cleaning task. Get into the habit of this rule, and you won’t have to start a large-scale weekly cleaning.

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  1. Open the dresser and select any drawer. Clean it up.
  2. Open the top drawer of the bedside table. Dust it off, tidy it up, and clean it of anything you don’t need.
  3. Organize the storage of sportswear in the closet. Grab a loose organizer or set aside space on a shelf, and sort everything you wear to fitness. Don’t forget to throw away the old and unnecessary clothes.
  4. Organize your T-shirt storage. Hang them on hangers or stack them on shelves. It can be sorted by color or function: sporty, home, outdoor.
  5. Gather your socks. Set aside all singles separately. Next time you’re doing laundry, see if you can put together new pairs.
  6. Take out five items from your closet that you haven’t worn in a year. Think about whether you need them.

Living room

  1. Assemble and deploy the remotes. They often get lost, so in order not to waste time looking for them, get into the habit of returning them to where you keep them every time.
  2. Discard the equipment. Within 10 minutes, you can make an appointment with a recycling service and hand over an old TV or a broken refrigerator.
  3. Throw away something else: old textiles or pillows that you haven’t used for a long time.


  1. Declutter the fridge. Surely you have a lot of irrelevant food on your shelves that has gone bad: outlived its shelf life or dried out. Throw it away.
  2. Sort out your freezer. Throw away the stale food, and sort the rest into groups: vegetables, meat, fish, and fruits. Clean the ice trays.
  3. Label the entire freeze in the refrigerator. Ideally, this should be done as soon as you decide to place the bag of food in the freezer.


  1. Clean one of the desktop drawers. Lay out your papers, throw out the trash, and sort out what’s important.
  2. Understand the stationery organizer. Throw away pens that have stopped writing, sharpen pencils, and sort out sticky notes.
  3. Hand out the books. Clean out your bookshelves of copies you’ve read or don’t like. Give it to your neighbors, prepare it to send to friends and family, or give it to your nearest library.


  1. Clean your makeup brushes. Wash them with antibacterial soap and dry them on a clean, dry towel.
  2. Check inventory. Toilet paper, cleaning products, packaging, and cosmetics. If any product is running out, plan a purchase or place an order right away.


  1. Gather your umbrellas. They are often stored in different places: cabinets, chests of drawers, and the hallway. Set aside a separate drawer for them and store them together. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it will also save you from an unnecessary purchase when one of the umbrellas gets lost or breaks and you can’t find the other.
  2. Collect batteries and light bulbs. Put them in two different bags and thus organize the storage and disposal of hazardous household waste. Do not throw these things in the trash, you will harm the environment. The second option is to take working light bulbs and new batteries and put them in one place – so you don’t have to buy batteries every time you go to the store. Take a look in the drawer, there are probably a couple more.
  3. Choose one type of item (sports equipment, wires, cleaning supplies, tools, utensils) and declutter. Throw away all the old, chipped, and unused things.
  4. Organize a drawer or special hooks to store your keys. Gather all the kits in one place.
  5. Find all your reusable grocery bags and store them together in one place.
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