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68. Freshen Up Throw Pillows and Blankets

Taking the time to freshen up pillows and throw blankets can help reduce odors, bacteria, and possibly even dust mites.

You can do this with a variety of store-bought products and DIY treatments commonly found on sites like Pinterest and depending on your goals. Some people may have their pillows and throws dry cleaned if they’re more delicate, while others prefer to wash them on their own, following the care instructions.

Regardless if you plan to toss them in the washer and dryer now and then (or the dryer on a steam “refresh” setting, or prefer maintenance-style to spritz with your favorite deodorizing or bacteria-slaying product or DIY treatment, it really only takes a few minutes of actual effort.


Tips and Helpful Habits

  • Try to purchase machine-washable throw blankets, pillows, and pillow inserts so that you can better maintain them and remove issues like odors, dander, dirt, dust, and dust mite feces with ease.
  • Make it a part of your regular monthly or even quarterly routine to freshen up your pillows. During your off-time, try vacuuming or shaking them out every so often.
  • Steam can sometimes work to freshen up throw pillows. Just make sure to test or read the care instructions first.

72. Descale the Coffeemaker or Kettle

Make sure to take 2-minutes or so to descale your kettle or coffeemaker ever so often

Some coffeemakers may require a little more time to clean, while others may only require a few seconds of effort. Either way, it’s usually pretty easy and fast to descale a coffeemaker or tea kettle—or to at least get it going.

Kettles can usually be descaled using an equal parts vinegar-water solution. Some people may do similar with their coffeemakers, generally by running the vinegar-water solution or a specialized descaling product through the machine and then doing a few “clean” brews with plain water to rinse any solution out of the unit.

**When in doubt, please make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Some methods or units may take more than two minutes, depending on the setup.


In this post, we covered 75 simple 2-minute chores that you can easily squeeze in through various parts of your day, mood, schedule, or even just when you happen to have a spare moment here and there.

These tasks can be ideal if you’re short on time, patience, or attention, making them ideal for virtually anyone. However, these shorter tasks can be especially great for those who struggle with cleaning as well as people who feel like they hate cleaning altogether.

Best of all, you can work on these tasks in 2-minute, 5-minute, 10-minute, 15-minute bursts, etc., or as long as desired.

This not only allows for a more customizable cleaning system but can be a great way to develop good cleaning habits over time—especially if you aim to stay consistent or set reminders for yourself.

We hope you found this in-depth list and tips helpful. If you’d like to see more, don’t forget to check out our 5-minute spring cleaning chores.

Happy Cleaning 🙂

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