Thursday’s Thoughts on Home: 60 seconds

If I can do it in 60 seconds or less than I will do it right away instead of waiting for later.

That was my mom’s New Year’s resolution.  Now that it’s a month and a half into the year, I should ask her if she’s sticking with it.  Although I didn’t steal her idea for my resolution, I’ve thought about it a lot and I find myself taking that approach – well OK, not all the time or maybe not even close to all the time, but more than I used to!  And here are some things I’ve found that I can do in 60 seconds.

  1. Put dirty plates/cups in the dishwasher instead of just the sink.
  2. Empty the dishwasher instead of just pulling a cup out to use.  (Not including the utensils, that takes an additional 60 seconds.)
  3. Make my bed.
  4. Put the toilet paper roll on the toilet paper holder thing.
  5. Put the vacuum away instead of leaving it in the living room.   Actually putting most anything away takes 60 seconds or less.
  6. Sort through the mail and throw away the junk instead of just putting it on the table.
  7. Put the laundry away instead of leaving it folded in the hamper.  (Each person’s takes about a minute.)
  8. Fill out a school form and put in their backpack or write the info down on the calendar and throw the paper away instead of putting it in a pile to deal with later.
  9. RSVP to an invitation.
  10. Reply to an email.
  11. Wipe off the counters.
  12. Take the trash outside instead of overstuffing the trash can.  (Well, mentally I know that’s true… I don’t think I’ve actually tested this yet… I usually keep stuffing until Jeff comes home and takes it out…)

I’m sure there’s more I can include, but typing this is reminding me of the pile of mail that I dropped on the table including an invitation that I need to RSVP to and the dishes in the sink that I left… so I press on…

…but all of our laundry is put away after I spent 2 hours at the laundromat doing a week’s worth of laundry and all of our beds are made!

♥Becki, imperfect manager of time

P.S. one thing that I definitely cannot do in 60 seconds is to check Facebook or look something up on Pinterest!

P.S.S. In less than 60 seconds you can leave a comment of something you are able to do in 60 seconds or less!


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