I’ve started giving myself 10 minute challenges. I set my timer for 10 minutes and tackle a household chore while my children are having a snack or lunch. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in only 10 minutes when you focus on the task. The 10 minute challenge is a weekly feature on Mommies with Cents. Each week, I will show you one of the things I was able to accomplish in 10 minutes. I encourage you to join me- it really easy amazing what you are able to achieve, even if it’s incremental, if you set your mind (and timer!) to it!
As I mentioned in last week’s Challenge post, I was prepping for a big 4th birthday party for my son. At my house that means cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! One of my problem areas (and there are many!) is our charging station in the kitchen. It’s meant to charge the cell phones but it seems to be a collecting area for all sorts of odds & ends:
I gave myself 10 minutes to clear the clutter and get these items put away:
I even had time to remove the smiley face sticker that was on the switch plate that had been there for years. Seriously, I don’t know why I hadn’t done that before because it always bugged me. When we moved back into our house a few years ago after renting it out, it was there. I think I thought it wasn’t going to come off very well and just leave a bigger mess but it actually came off pretty well and what didn’t was easily removed with vinegar & water solution.
I’d love to hear ways you manage your time at home with kids. Please share your tips with me and our other readers by leaving a comment, then come back next week for another 10 minute challenge!
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