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!
Operation Make More Room started out in my kitchen to get rid of things I wasn’t using to make room for new kitchen gadgets. It has turned into Operation Garage Sale. Unfortunately it would take forever if I tackled that in 10 minute increments. Luckily, thanks to my husband, I’ve been able to devote much larger chunks of time on the weekends to prepare. Here’s my last kitchen cupboard. I found a bag stashed in there that was full of “junk drawer” stuff from our old house from when we moved three years ago! Whoops!
I pulled everything out of the cupboard and sorted through it. I pretty much threw the whole junk drawer bag in the garbage. I didn’t spend a lot of time going through it. I figured if there wasn’t anything in there that we needed the past three years that it was a pretty safe bet we didn’t need it at all. This cupboard is designated for things we use, but not very frequently. The crockpot, George Foreman Grill and waffle iron live in this cupboard. I’ve got a lot more room in there now!
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