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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tidy Tuesday - Ten Minute Challenge

Your husband is due to come home soon and the house is a mess. Or a friend you haven't seen in a long time calls and is on her way to visit.  Or the kids have trashed the family room again.  What to do?  Bring out the timer and announce to the children that it's Ten Minute Challenge time!  That's right...set the timer for ten minutes and race to see how much can get done.  Children love a challenge and actually seem to enjoy this activity.  It's amazing how much DOES get done in such a short period of time.
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You can also use this technique to tackle a job you aren't looking forward to doing...such as cleaning out the refrigerator, decluttering the living room, organizing drawers or filing papers.

Today I pulled out my junk drawer (everyone has to have a junk drawer!) and took out the stuff that had homes elsewhere, threw out the things that I had no idea why I kept, wiped out the organizer, and returned the rest of the stuff to their proper place.  Ten minutes with time to spare.

What are YOU going to do with ten minutes today?  This is a challenge!  :)


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