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70. Banish Some Cobwebs
If you have a couple of spare minutes, you can grab a broom, your vacuum, or long-handled duster to quickly banish any lingering cobwebs in your home, or even outside the home as well.
This can be great for helping to keep spiders away—especially if you’re consistent However, please use caution when if you see or happen to be dealing with particularly venomous varieties, such as black or brown widows, brown recluses, etc. You can also contact a professional.
71. Update Your Bank Register
I was always bad about this myself, but if you happen to be too, try to get in the habit of updating your bank register, even if you rely on your online banking to keep track of things for you.
This will help you ensure that everything is correct (even banks mess up) and it may help you plan for future expenses too.
Want more personal 5-minute-or-less tasks? Check out our post on 22 Effective Ways on How to Spring Clean Your Personal Life, which you can do year-round.
72. Descale the Coffeemaker or Kettle
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.
73. Declutter an Area of Your Closet or Dresser
Two minutes can go a long way when cleaning areas of the home that might otherwise seem daunting if done in one lump sum.
The same can be said for decluttering or tidying up your closet, whether in your bedroom or hallway, as well as your dresser drawers.
If you decide to go longer than two minutes, feel free. The two minutes2-minute chores are more a bare minimum goal or to be used as a way to warm up or get motivated, but it can always be altered according to your mood or needs.
74. Declutter and Tidy Up Some Bathroom Toiletries or Makeup
Just as with the closets, you can spend a minute or two tidying up areas like your bathroom, particularly any toiletries, hair products, or makeup.
In fact, this can be a great concept for adding to an evening or morning routine each day–especially if you struggle to put things away when you get dressed (raises hand).
75. Pick-up After Yourself
Even though we covered specific ways to clean areas of the home in manageable chunks, sometimes spending 2 minutes just to pick up after yourself can make a world of difference in your everyday life and cleaning habits, not to mention your mood.
Learning to pick up after yourself before you leave a room, even if it’s just for a moment, is also a great way to start your cleaning journey if you’re trying to get into better cleaning habits. The more you do it, the faster and easier it will become.
And the more consistent you are picking up after yourself, the more likely it will be for it to turn into one of those habits that you don’t even have to think about. It just becomes kind of 2nd nature and even something you enjoy or prefer to do rather than not doing anything at all.
So before you leave a room, go downstairs, or leave the bedroom to start your day, consider taking two minutes to quickly survey the room, plan what you’ll pick up, and go for it.
Leaving the room to grab something in the kitchen? Then make sure to take something with you, such as trash, a glass, etc.
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 it ideal for virtually anyone but especially those who struggle with cleaning or feel like they hate it altogether.
Because, sometimes, it’s more about having a routine that’s both manageable and flexible, and what works for some may not always work for you and your needs or lifestyles. Having the option to do smaller chunks of cleaning or quick chores that you can squeeze in here and there can be a great way to overcome that.
It’s also good for avoiding severe boredom, which is another reason many people avoid cleaning or don’t like doing it so much.
Doing 2-minute or 5, 10, and 15-minutes bursts of cleaning can also 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, then don’t forget to check out our 5-minute spring cleaning shores, many of which you can do year-round.