The secret is out. Today I’m going to share how I keep my home tidy every. single. day. It’s called my 15 Minute Rule.
The rule is simple: Keep your home in a tidy enough state that if you only have 15 minutes to clean before a friend comes over, you won’t be totally embarrassed. Now truthfully, it’s rare that I have friends showing up unannounced like I live in an episode of Seinfeld, but it has happened, and my 15 minute rule saved me. My husband and I live in a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment. We don’t have a lot of space to hide clutter, and if a friend wants to use our bathroom, we only have the one, so it HAS to be clean.
The key to success behind the 15 Minute Rule is daily tidying. By tidying up a little bit every day, you’ll never let your home become so much of a mess that you’ll feel helpless. These are the things I do on a daily basis to keep my home organized.
If you do find yourself having to tidy up in a pinch, complete these quick steps for a tidy home in no time.
By following my 15 Minute Rule and tidying up a little bit every day, you’ll never let the messes get out of hand again.