50+ Cleaning Chores to Do While On the Phone

Make the most of your time by handling these easy housekeeping chores while you're talking on a cell phone or cordless phone.

In the Kitchen

  • Load the dishwasher.
  • Unload the dishwasher.
  • Sweep the kitchen floor.
  • Wipe the countertops.
  • Wipe appliance exteriors.
  • Polish the faucet.
  • Wipe out the sink.
  • Clean the junk drawer.
  • Toss away spoiled or expired food.
  • Wipe fingerprints from woodwork.
  • Clean windows.

In the Dining Room

  • Fold clean napkins and place mats.
  • Dust the table, chairs, and other furniture.
  • Dust artwork and collectibles.
  • Sweep the floor (if not carpeted).
  • Wipe fingerprints from woodwork.
  • Clean windows.
  • Dust the blinds.
  • Polish the silver.

In the Living Room, Family Room, and Media Room

  • Dust the furniture.
  • Dust artwork and collectibles.
  • Sweep the floor (if not carpeted).
  • Wipe fingerprints from woodwork.
  • Clean windows.
  • Dust the blinds.
  • Dust the TV and other electronics.
  • Corral the remotes.
  • Put CDS and DVDs away.
  • Dust houseplants.
  • Straighten magazines, books, and games.

In the Bathroom

  • Clean the mirror.
  • Wipe out the sink(s).
  • Straighten makeup and jewelry drawers.
  • Empty the wastebasket.
  • Straighten up vanity top(s).
  • Straighten up the linen closet.
  • Put soiled clothes in the hamper
  • Hang up damp towels.
  • Clean windows.
  • Dust the blinds.

In the Bedroom

  • Straighten the bedspread.
  • Plump the pillows.
  • Dust dressers and nightstands.
  • Straighten up dressers and nightstands.
  • Dust artwork.
  • Clean windows.
  • Dust the blinds.
  • Rearrange a sock drawer.
  • Rearrange a lingerie drawer.
  • Rearrange a jewelry box.
  • Put soiled clothes in the hamper.
  • Hang clothes on hooks.
  • Put shoes away.
  • Empty the wastebasket.

In Other Rooms

  • Pick up around the house.
  • Empty all wastebaskets.
  • Put toys in toy box.
  • Fold or wash a load of laundry.
  • Tackle ironing.
  • Dust the computer, keyboard, and printer.
  • Straighten the top of a desk.
  • Rearrange desk drawers.
  • Gather library books.
  • Stack newspapers for recycling.
  • Sweep the front porch.
  • Sweep the deck.

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