Spring Clean 2015 ~ Bingo

I wasn’t feeling the cleaning vibe today. I need to finish last week’s room (the bathroom for which I have 4) before I can start this week’s (the master bedroom). The two half bathrooms were complete but the children’s and master were needing some drawers and cupboards decluttered, emptied and wiped down.

Then I found a Facebook group that follows the FlyLady system and they had a BINGO game going on. What does Bingo have to do with house cleaning and organizing? Well, it’s actually genius.
You make up a game card like this:

The Bingo caller will call out a number and you go do that in the set time and then come back to the Facebook page to check what the next number is. What a rush! I didn’t get all 9 of mine done but I did get 6 and I’m thrilled with the progress I made.

Here is how mine looked… (photos may be fuzzy as I was in a wee bit of a rush).

Kitchen Counter

Daughter’s Floor near her desk
Son’s Floor near his desk
Dust Master Bedroom (incomplete)
Straighten Master Nightstand & Drawers
Declutter Daughter’s Desk (this definitely took more than 5 minutes!!)
Kid’s Bathroom drawers/under sink (incomplete)
Master Bathroom drawers/under sink (incomplete)
Kid’s Bathroom Towels

I’m saving the 3 that I did not get done for another Bingo. I’m just so happy with what I *did* accomplish!

Have you ever tried cleaning games? I’d be interested in hearing about them!

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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  1. Great idea! I remember as a kid my stepmom would throw all our clutter in the middle of a room, set a timer, and we were supposed to race to get it all put away before the timer went off. I think ice cream was used as a reward 😉

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