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#5MinuteFriday A Quick Pickup

#5MinuteFriday at Five Minute Pick Up Decluttering the Living Room

For today’s Five Minute Friday, I decided to just time myself doing something I had to do anyway.

I forgot to have the family do a five minute pickup the night before, but we had done one the night before that.

I’m saying it could have been worse . . .

I took photos from all four corners of the room. All four corners, so you can see the disaster that is the open-and-spilling-out-all-over-the-place linen closet if you look closely.

Don’t look closely.

Pretty please?

Anyway, I needed to pick up, and needed to do it right. So in five minutes of picking up individual items and immediately taking them where they should go (even if that meant walking all the way across the house), it went from this:

#5MinuteFriday Four Corners of the Living Room Before Five Minute Pick Up and Decluttering at

to this:

#5MinuteFriday Four Corners of the Living Room After Five Minute Pick Up and Decluttering at

And then it took all of three seconds to move that purple bag so the room actually looked like it had been picked up.

Have you done any #5MinuteFriday projects? Take a picture with your phone, set the timer for five minutes, tackle the spot you photographed, and then take another photo when the timer goes off. You don’t have to share it. Just seeing the difference in the photos will encourage you.

The mental game part of this is my favorite. I love proving to myself that it’s worth focusing on a spot for five little ol’ minutes.

#5MinuteFriday Four Corners of the Living Room Five Minute Pick Up and Decluttering at pin

P.S. Can you spot my dog in every picture but one?

P.P.S. Can you spot the hairbrush in the before AND after pictures? Because obviously it was invisible to me during those five minutes.



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