How to keep the messes away in just 5 minutes a day…

June 24, 2014

I was a guest over at Better Homes and Gardens this week, where I shared a few tips on how you can keep the messes away.  You can see the full article here.  Share your clever tips for keeping the messes away in the comments below.  


Keeping the messes away in 5 minutes a day via A Bowl Full of LemonsImage courtesy of BH&G


You can also visit my blog series “Daily Cleaning 101”  for more tips on how to keep your house in order here.


Keep the messes away in 5 minutes a day via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Happy Cleaning!


7 comments on “How to keep the messes away in just 5 minutes a day…

  1. I always try to do a little each and every day so I don’t have to do a huge list on the weekends.

  2. Hillary says:

    About 4months ago you inspired me to clean my kitchen completely before going to sleep each night and that has made the biggest difference in our home. My husband noticed the extra efforts I was going to each night and one evening after dinner he said “we should help Mama clean before we go play”. Now my husband and 2year old help clean up the dinner mess each night. My daughter loves her duty of taking all our dinner linens to the laundry room and she always says “good job” to herself when she completes that task. The one change I made, has spilled over in to other areas of our house and now we clean up the whole house as a family before bed. Starting each day with everything clean and in its proper place makes everything more enjoyable in our little world. Thank you!!

  3. Hillary says:

    I am your #1 fan LOL! I tell everyone about your blog :)My early years were spent in a chaotic home and I fight my nature everyday when it comes to cleaning and organizing. I am trying so hard to give my daughter the gift of order in her early years. I truly believe that living an organized life now will help her immensely in all areas of her life. Your tips and ideas are AMAZING and truly life changing!!

  4. Genevieve says:

    Hi! I would like to know where you got those coral laundry baskets? They look awesome!

  5. Laura Bailey says:

    These are such great tips. I started making our bed every morning and it really does make a difference in how you see the room. If the bed is made, I am far more likely to put that shirt away that I chose not to wear because the room just feels clean and I don’t want that shirt lying around to clutter it up. I love your blog – you inspire me!

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