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!
Today I stumbled upon my challenge. My son lost something in the couch and when I tried to dig it out for him it wasn’t a pretty sight. Since I needed to vacuum the play room anyway I decided to spend an extra 10 minutes pulling the cushions from the sectional and vacuuming out the mess. I only allow vacuum-able snacks down stairs such as cracker and pretzels so at least I didn’t find anything growing under there, but ew! It’s always nice to have the cushions fluffed back up and the peace of mind knowing there isn’t something awful lurking beneath the them!
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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