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To do a job quickly, I set a timer and try to beat it. For example, to clean the kitchen, I set the time for 20 min. It keeps me focused and you will be surprised what you can accomplish in 20 minutes. Putting clothes away? 15 minutes. Knowing I am playing beat the clock puts some fun in boring jobs.

- Submitted by 47CANDYMOM 6/10/2011 in Around The House | 6 Comments
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GREASE31 6/20/2011 8:00:00 AM

    Hi 47CANDYMOM,

I liked this tip, i will try this when i get home, & do my house hold cleaning regime, as usually it takes me ages to clean up emoticon emoticon
AW5938 6/13/2011 10:56:00 AM

    Thanks for this fun way to get things get done! emoticon
ANDIRUNS 6/27/2011 8:09:00 PM

    I do this for chores I hate doing, like cleaning up the basement. By the time the timer goes off, I am usually so into it I keep going!
SIGURROSFAN 6/11/2011 10:31:00 AM

    I have a water-proof 4-minute egg timer in the shower. I love trying to beat it and I do most days. Your idea of beating the clock while doing housework is great. Gonna try it tomorrow, My first goal - to beat your 20 minute kitchen cleaning time!!!
WOOFGANG 6/10/2011 8:49:00 PM

    I like this idea, sometimes I put off what I don't want to do, and this might make it a bit easier. Allot a certain amount of time and GO! Thanks, great idea!
HAKAPES 6/10/2011 6:42:00 PM

    Great idea, I love it!

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