Power Hour

Power Hour

Everyone has their own cleaning routine or maybe a lack of routine. Guess what? Its okay. Sometimes trying new cleaning tips or doing something different can lead to great AHA moments.

My mother in law does a Cleaning Sweep with her nieces that live out of state. The same time every week they text one another:

“Cleaning Sweep”

For the next hour they each scurry like crazy to do a mad dash cleaning hour in their homes. There is something fun about knowing others you love are cleaning and running around with Windex in hand just like you! What a fun bonding feeling even from far away.

When she told me about the idea I decided to host my own Power Hour each week, but a bit different. I usually have a list in my head of random need-to-do items for when I get a round to it. Do you do that too?

The first step was for me to get that TO DO list out of my head and onto a true list. Its freeing to not have my brain jumbled up with items I need to do and causing me to feel busied or behind on my house chores.

This past week I took one hour and claimed it as my Power Hour. I created my list in Google Keep on my phone so I can jot down random items as they cross my mind….

—-Sitting in a conference call at work….oh yeah, I need to take that bag of items to Goodwill still.

—–Watching TV and that Home Depot commercial reminds me to tighten those pesky drawer pulls on my desk.

Create your list and let it be full of random things that don’t necessarily have a due date or high priority so they always fall to the back burner.

Next, set aside an hour and TACKLE a few items.

I turned on my Pandora station and got to work.

An hour later I was amazed by how much I really had done. Set a timer and put your body in power mode. The sound of that buzzer feels so good!

Drawer Pulls

I was able to tighten up those pesky drawer pulls, bag up some items for Goodwill, fix the loose hinge on the hubby’s desk and give the wood floors a much needed wax polish. Awesome!

Emaline of course was ready to check out my new clean floors.

Emaline of course was ready to check out my new clean floors.

I’m going to set POWER HOUR as a weekly routine, sometimes on my day off, sometimes just late night after a work day and keeping the accomplishing energy going.

What about you? What items are on your pesky get-a-round-to-it list? Let’s tackle them together. March Madness can be about going Mad over ¬†basketball or going Mad over reclaiming your home, your peace of mind and tackling lots of to-do so you can feel at ease at home.

I can’t wait to hear about your Power Hour challenge and all you can squeeze into 60 minutes instead of carrying it around in that mental to-do world!


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  1. Hilary

    Our “hours” have led me to some of the best cleaning I’ve ever done. It’s amazing, the power of two!

  2. I have a power hour every day. It’s usually between 4 and 5 where I run around straightening before I make dinner. It gives me so much more peace to cook when there is less chaos going on around me. :)

  3. I’ve done a similar technique to the ‘power hour’ and its so amazing how much I get done when I ‘power!’

  4. I can totally do this! I could even get my 7 year old little man in on this, he loves rushing around! I am going to try doing it daily!

  5. I need to do this more–even if it’s 15 minutes a couple of times a day. Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

  6. I love that! Power hour~ What a great idea!

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