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I set the kitchen timer for 10 minutes at least once a day and see how much cleaning I can get done. This helps me start tasks that I have been avoiding but once I start I often finish the tasks before the timer goes off. Get the whole family involved and see what you all can get done in 10 minutes.

- Submitted by KELLYSPAGE 6/15/2010 in Around The House | 10 Comments
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VICD25 6/15/2010 7:46:00 PM

    I even do smaller times, like 3 min or 5min. I used to hate unloading the dishwasher. When I realized it took me less than 5 min, I got over it!
GABSTER26 6/16/2010 5:39:00 AM

    when I put something in the oven or micro that is to be timed...I try to fill that time with useful chores. Even just putting away the clean dishes. Or putting a load of laundry in.

Or whatever....that time just got double dutied....
KRISPYKRITTER1 6/23/2010 1:58:00 PM

    I have 4 kids and would often use this as a "if we each clean for 12 min" (me included) "that would almost be like 1 of us cleaning for an hour."
SHASUN 6/17/2010 6:57:00 AM

    I so this quite often--especially with housecleaning chores. It motivates me to work on a particular task, knowing that I only have a specific amount of time set aside to accomplish as much as I can--and I often surprise myself with how much I get done in that time.
EFELL123 6/17/2010 3:22:00 AM

    I love this idea - it's much like the 10 minutes of exercise rule. I think that I will ask the whole family to pitch in for the ten minutes and see what all we can get done!
IRENEHARPS 6/16/2010 6:46:00 AM

    This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing with us.
CTTAGENT 6/15/2010 11:04:00 PM

    What an excellent idea! Some days I get so focused on doing other things, that I forget to do some tasks.
ITTYBELLA 6/15/2010 10:00:00 PM

    I have done this as well. It has proved to be very useful for me. I get so much more done and don't get caught in the middle of major messes! emoticon
DISIZIT 6/15/2010 7:35:00 PM

    i like this idea alot since it truly does seem like "time flies"!! and "nothing" gets done. i'm getting my timer out and get the day done good! :-) thanks! emoticon
LUCKYSTAR99 6/15/2010 7:32:00 PM

    Great idea! I'm going to do it!

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