EVERY busy parent knows the challenges of juggling housework and childcare.
But now a mom-of-three has shared her simple trick to accommodating everything — and not feeling stressed in the process.
TikTok user @reaves_hannah98 explained the handy home hack has been passed down through generations in her family.
And all it takes is setting a timer to ensure you get the maximum amount of cleaning done in the minimum amount of time.
Hannah explained to her 35,900 followers: “My mom taught me this cleaning trick and her mom taught her this and it completely changed the game for me as a mom.
“How many times have you sat down to clean and you feel like you’ve been cleaning for an hour and then you look at everything and it’s like nothing has been done.”
American mom Hannah went on to share how she regularly starts cleaning an area, only to get distracted and get caught up on something else.
She said: “You started with the dishes and then you went to the laundry and when you were in the laundry room you started folding things.
“Then you went and got some shoes, and then you went to your room and started making your bed.
“You’ve been doing all these random things and you feel like you’ve been cleaning for an hour and then you look around the house and it’s like nothing’s being done.”
Hannah went on to share her top trick, saying the only way to nip this bad habit in the bud is to set a timer.
She revealed: “Set a timer – 20 minutes, ten minutes, five minutes – and only work on that area for the duration of the timer.
“When the timer rings, you switch areas. So if you need to clean your kitchen, just clean your kitchen.
“Set a physical timer and see how much you can get done in ten minutes. When you do the dishes, you only wash the dishes – you do nothing else.
“You don’t wipe the counters, you don’t put away sunglasses and keys – you just do the dishes. And then you move to the next area.”
Hannah concluded, “I’m not kidding, physically set a timer and your brain will do so much more because you know there’s a timer on.
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