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Getting A Job Done

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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.

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  • 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 - by GREASE31
  • Thanks for this fun way to get things get done! emoticon - by AW5938
  • ANDIRUNS
    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! - by ANDIRUNS
  • 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!!! - by SIGURROSFAN
  • 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! - by WOOFGANG
  • Great idea, I love it! - by HAKAPES

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