15-Minute Entertaining Ideas

  • Minutes 1 to 2:Clear out the entryway. Move area rugs, shoes, and umbrellas just outside the door. Toss non-entry items (toys, books, dirty clothes) into a big tote to redistribute later.
  • Minute 3:Bang the indoor and outdoor mats against a walkway to loosen dirt. (If your indoor mat is worn, you might want to replace it with one that’s water-absorbent.)
  • Minute 4:With a moistened Magic Eraser, spot-clean scuffs and mud off walls, doors, and baseboards; go over doorknobs and light switches, too. Catch drips and dry wet spots with a paper towel.
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