If you're a member of the Never Have Time to Clean Club and your messy home is getting you down, try this new cleaning strategy. If something that will help keep your place tidy takes less than a minute to do, just do it.
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Kelly Exeter writes on News.com.au that this simple rule has saved her from spending large chunks of time battling piles (piles of clothing, piles of paper, piles of magazines). It takes less than a minute to file a bill you just paid, put a read newspaper in the recycling bin, or hang up an article of clothing.
Having one-minute cleaning accessories at hand also helps. For example, cleaning wipes at the bathroom sink and a rubbish bin for junk mail by your front door.
This is like David Allen's Getting Things Done rule for dealing with tasks, except applied to housekeeping. If you want to get even more chores done, try the eight-minute rule for chores.
The one-minute cleaning rule that will change your life [News.com.au]