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!
Mail can be a huge clutter problem. My rule is to sort it and put things where they belong immediately. In fact, I don’t even bring the junk mail into the house. It goes directly into our recycle bin on the way in from the mailbox. Then I open all the bills and get rid of the extra junk and put them in my bill drawer. Freebie samples get put in one of two baskets- edible in the pantry or toiletry type in the linen closet. Sorting will probably take far less than 10 minutes but save you much more in the long run!
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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