There are a lot of things that I have learned from my mom, but some of the most useful to my day to day life are her cleaning games. These are the sort of thing that I call "our brand of crazy" because to us to seems perfectly normal, but when I mentioned these games to some co-workers they looked at me like I was totally nuts. Just incase someone else out there has the same brand of crazy I thought I'd share.
Let the games begin!
Bonus Cleaning Game: Basically you race around the house in between getting dressed and doing your hair or make-up, or any other morning routine and quickly clean whatever you can (sinks, mirrors, laundry, etc). The rule to this game is that anything you can do in the morning before work doesn't actually count as cleaning. Its all just a bonus. This is my favorite way to do laundry.
Commerical Cleaning Game: While watching your favorite shows you hop up during every commerical and clean. Once the show is back on, you stop, watch, and repeat. This makes me feel better about watching all the trash on Bravo that I so love. At least my time is productive. *For an added bonus round, I fold the laundry I threw in the dryer in the morning.
Beat the Clock Game: Got an extra 10-30 minutes before you need to leave the house!?! Set the timer and find a place to start cleaning. I literally look insane as I am running around trying to clean as much as I can before the timer goes off, but it's effective and I feel good when I leave the house. I had an appointment at 11:00 am on Wednesday so I had the morning off. I knew that if I didn't do a round of Beat the Clock that I would fritter away my morning leaving the house mad at myself for not taking advantage of the time. So I played a 30 minute game got both bathrooms cleaned top to bottom, Ash's room picked up, load of laundry in washer and one from washer into dryer, living room vacuumed, and dishes in the dishwasher. Then I rewarded myself with some time on Pinterest.
So there you have my cleaning games. I hope you enjoy playing as much as I do! (Giggles)