Can you spare 5?
Have you got 5 minutes to spare to make your life more organized and peaceful? A friend of mine was telling me how revolutionary 5 minutes have been for her family.
After dinner, she implemented a “5 minute rule.” Everyone – kids and parents – take 5 minutes after dinner is cleaned up and they tackle a part of the house that needs attention. Those shoes and socks that get kicked off at the door and back pack in the living room; that endless pile of paper that stacks up on the kitchen counter; completed schoolwork that just sits there; it ALL gets tackled.
Where ever there is something that needs tidying up or putting away each family member takes 5 minutes (no more and no less) and gives it attention.
My friend said there were some protests initially. So expect some push back. But after a few nights of doing it and her family seeing the results, it has been welcome change. Her house - neater, cleaner, and piles gone. Success!!
Think about it, if there are 4 of you in the family, that's 20 minutes of picking up that's done each night. One hour total of picking up over 3 days and 2 hours of straightening up after 6 days! What a great collective effort. I don't know about you but I like getting more bang for my buck. Our household will be implementing it too.
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