Clearing a Corner of the Bedroom #5MinuteFriday

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Two weeks in a row is a start, right?

I cleared a section of my master bedroom. In FIVE minutes.


FYI, even though my master bedroom is waaaayyyyy better than it has been in the past, five minutes didn’t seem to be enough time to bother working on it.

But I was determined to tackle some space for five minutes.

So here’s the before:


I just started putting things away. Y’know, the easy stuff. 

The vacuum cleaner went to its “home” in my tiny coat closet about six feet away from my bedroom door.

The pile of random sheets/tablecloths/bedskirt-removed-when-we-got-a-new-mattress went straight to the washing machine. The washing machine was free because Laundry Day was yesterday.

Not sure why I didn’t see that ridiculously huge pile of things to be washed yesterday, but whatever. They’re being washed now.

Toothbrush and toothpaste (on top of the speaker by the door) that have been there since who-knows-when went to the trash. I’m hope-hope-hoping that whoever they belonged to has since replaced them. (Note to self: check that each kid has been brushing teeth.)

Boots (all three of them) went to my closet, and I even had the time to grab the second brown boot from across the room.

I’m a random-book-taker-offer, clearly.

Yoga ball went where yoga balls go. Under the table by my bed and hopefully out of accident-causing paths.

The tripod was folded up and taken across the room where I’d look for my tripod.

My book and audio book (props for FB live videos) went to the stack of books across the room.

The mannequin was disrobed and the ties were placed upon my husband’s tie-hanger (which is really a scarf-hanger) and the shirt was put in the bag where my husband keeps his cleaning that’s ready to be taken to the cleaners.



Much better after only five minutes, don’t you think?

I’d love to hear about your own five minute task in the comments, or tag me on social media and use the hashtag #5MinuteFriday so I can see your progress!



--Nony get-how-to-manage-your-home-without-losing-your-mind-wherever-books-are-sold


  1. 1
    Karie Mitchell says:

    Honestly, I love the fact that there is still a hanger on the door and a pile of boxes (?) on the right of the photograph. It still looks fantastic! Love reading your blog. Very inspirational because I have “slob vision” too.

  2. 2

    Love this. If I were to do the same, I imagine I could get the wrapping paper I keep tripping over in the dark out of there…hmmmm….

  3. 3

    Love the 5 minute Friday idea. Great way to start the weekend off on the right foot. Congrats on 2 weeks in a row!

  4. 4
    Brittani A. says:

    I’m going to dive in and do my five minutes now! Inspired as always. I’m too embarrassed to admit I have lost my book in my Christmas/New Year shuffle. You know, put it someplace SAFE so I DON’T lose it. I was on chapter 2 and I want to cry. But maybe 5 minutes will lead to where it is.

    Still doing those dishes though!

  5. 5

    Nony- you didn’t see the laundry cuz slob vision!
    Looks so much better!
    Just like Kari Mitchell (apparently we’re long lost 253rd cousins!) said, I noticed the hanger still on the door knob! And I giggled gleefully!!

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    Janet Howell says:

    I purchased your book on Audible. I love it so far, but you have reference the 28-day Appendix. Some books I have purchased at Audible make a PDF of Appendices like this available for download. (These links are in my Amazon library, right alongside the download for the audio.) Would it be possible for you to make this available?

  7. 10

    Your fireplace (in your bedroom!!) is gorgeous! Looks great!

  8. 11

    I find that dedicating special time to clean spaces compels me to actually CLEAN that space. However, my place is in such a mess, I need more than 5 minutes at a time!

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