VBS left our house in a bit of a disastrous state. Well, it wasn’t VBS’s fault, but the chaos that ensued from being gone several hours each day was the dilemma.
I wanted to bless my husband by surprising him to a clean house when he came home today. But I didn’t want to spend the whole day cleaning since my to-do list is incredibly long right now.
My solution? The seven minute frenzies.
It’s when we set the timer for 7 minutes and we all quickly clean one room. Then we take a quick chocolate chip break and go to the next room.
I’m very happy with them!
Dishes in the sink, messy counters and floor, toys, laundry…it was a MESS!
Seven minutes later…
More pics? I’m almost embarrassed of the before shots, but I know I’m not the only one who has had a messy house before, and I’m really happy with what we accomplished.
Playroom (the worst of them all–Simon learned to climb out of his playpen stealthily and go play during quiet time…ugh!)
Is it perfect? No! But it’s a whole lot better. And you can walk into it now without stepping on anything.
Living Room/Dining Room (14 minutes for this one as a double room…)
Owen’s Room (with all the boy dressers and Brynna’s dresser…)
And the last one I’ll share…
The girls room…
It was a good day–we worked together and cleaned the house and enjoyed some chocolate chips. It’s so much easier to think and relax when the house isn’t a disaster!
Any tricks you have for tackling a messy house?
Have you tried a 7 minute frenzy or something similar?