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  1. Rebekah from Simply Rebekah
    August 27, 2012

    Great idea! There are so many times when I don’t feel like I have the energy to do anything, but it really doesn’t take much to make the house look better. A lot can get done in 15 minutes! Thanks for the motivation, Donna!
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    • Donna
      September 16, 2012

      I’ve been really working sticking to doing 15 minutes a day and it is really making a huge difference.

  2. Joy
    August 28, 2012

    Love this idea!! I just told my hubby I am going to be working on a chore chart today. This will really help out!
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    • Donna
      September 16, 2012

      Let me know how they work out for you. I’d like to make cards for my hubby too but I doubt that would go over well ;) Once the kids can read I’ll make them cards too!

  3. Susan @Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
    August 28, 2012

    These are great, Donna (and a great idea, I really needed something like this). I’ll point people in your direction.
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  4. Kimberly Kovach
    August 28, 2012

    Thanks for the tip and cards. Would be nice for putting in a workbox. :)

    • Donna
      September 16, 2012

      Kimberly, That’s a great idea! Seriously I just might have to try that out!!

  5. Amanda Warrick
    August 28, 2012

    I am looking forward to printing these off and possibly using them for personalized cleaning cards for my children! Thanks for sharing! Something else I like to do sometimes, especially when a room has been really trashed by all the children, is tell everyone to just pick up five things, and sometimes I ask them after to find two bonus things, and they seem to enjoy this! They don’t get overwhelmed by being asked to clean an entire room – counting five things isn’t hard to do – but when there are four or five of them working, and they each do that, it ends up cleaning an entire room! Just something fun we do around our house to try and take care of the most messy times of the day!

    • Donna
      September 16, 2012

      I love this idea!! I think my kids would love it. We do a 1 minute quick clean in the living room each day too. I make it a race and it’s amazing how much the kids can pick up in 1 minute

  6. Jennifer
    August 29, 2012

    Thanks for the cards! I am going to laminate mine so I can use a dry erase marker on it. Erasing the task once completed will be VERY satisfying! ;)

    We cleaned up using the alphabet (each item represents a letter), the kids had fun with it (especially my four year old who is learning her letters). We have also played “beat the timer!” to see how fast we can clean a room.

    Jennifer
    {www.agelementary.blogspot.com}

    • Donna
      September 16, 2012

      We’ve done the timer too… I have to admit that I’ve even said to the kids “Ready, Set Go….”and started counting :1,2,3,4…..” what’s hilarious is the kids have no idea that even I don’t know what number I’ll stop on. I just stop counting when the room is clean :) I’m sure some day they will figure out my secret!!

  7. Rachel @ day2day joys
    September 6, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this Donna! We have had a very busy year so sometimes cleaning does not get done… hummm wonder when the shower was last cleaned! lol! Surely I can do 15 minutes a day!

    Stopping by from the Allume attendee’s page, I wanted to say HI! I’ll be at Allume, hope to see you there! I was hopping to go last year, I remember hearing about your whoppie pies, lol! But glad I’m going this year!

    • Donna
      September 16, 2012

      Hi Rachel! Sometimes 15 minutes a day sounds so hard! Allume is going to be amazing, be sure to find me and say Hi!

  8. Diana Denis
    September 17, 2012

    I love this idea for my kids! I used to feel guilty about asking them to do any chores in the house during the week (because of the amount of schoolwork they have) but this makes it simple and manageable. I used to say everyone that lives in this house has to contribute to our home by accomplishing one task every day to keep this house in order but this makes more sense. I’ll create a few and give them each a choice. BRILLIANT! Thank you. :)

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