'Queen of clean' reveals five-minute hack which will transform the way you clean your house

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Always leave the slog of cleaning the house to the end of the day? This might be the motivation you need. Photo credit: Getty.

If you're the type of person who always puts off the slog of cleaning the house until the end of the day, this trick might just be the motivation you need to get off the couch and get it done. 

It's from cleaning expert and author Lynsey Crombie, who has almost 200,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares her household tips and tricks. 

The 'Queen of Clean' revealed her "five-minute hack" for straightening up the house on her Instagram Story on Monday.  

Crombie says the trick is to pick three rooms of the house, set the timer for five minutes for each, and within just 15 minutes you will have thoroughly cleaned multiple areas of your home.

You may not think five minutes is enough to clean a room and sure, you might not be scrubbing out the oven in that time. 

But if you've ever had to frantically clean up while your mother-in-law is on her way over, you'll know you can actually achieve a lot in a short amount of time. 

Straighten up your house in the same time it takes to make a cup of tea.
Straighten up your house in the same time it takes to make a cup of tea. Photo credit: Instagram.

"I think if you're working against the clock it puts you in a completely different mindset and makes you work in a really different way," Crombie explains. 

Posting time-lapse videos of her own five-minute challenge on her Instagram Story, Crombie managed to put away all the dishes, wipe down the benches and clear the sink in the kitchen, give her bedroom and lounge a damp dust, and tidy up the cushions. 

Crombie says the technique is a "game-changer", one she developed when her twins were babies and she had no extra time. 

"It's always worked for me and it's how I got through. Pick three rooms, and set the timer on the oven or use your phone and just see how much you can do in that time."