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5 Surprisingly Quick Cleaning Projects

Short on time, and trying to get your home in ship-shape? Make a regular routine of these easy cleaning projects that each take less than 20 minutes.

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1. Mop the Bathroom Floors

Time Required: 20 Minutes

Grab a bucket and your favourite mop and give some TLC to your bathroom floors. Focus on corners and stuck-on materials first and then spread out to the cleaner parts of the room.

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2. Clean the Mirrors and Windows

Time Required: 15 Minutes

Pick two rooms, bedrooms or sitting rooms, and focus on the windows. With glass cleaner in hand, start from the top and work your way down, making sure not to leave any streaks. For an old-fashioned trick, use newspaper to make the windows sparkle.

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3. Dust the Living Room

Time Required: 10 Minutes

Electronics and lamps can get dusty quickly. Take a feather duster or dust-removing spray and get behind all of the nooks and crannies in your entertainment system and surrounding surfaces.

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4. Empty the Trash Bins

Time Required: 5 Minutes

Grab a large garbage bag and go from room to room in your home and empty out trash bins.

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5. Gather Dirty Dishes

Time Required: 1 Minute

Grab all of the cups, plates, and rogue cutlery around the house and take them directly to the sink or dishwasher.