I de-cluttered and organized my house during the first two weeks of January. In the process I got rid of a lot of “stuff” including piles of paper. It felt great. But I’ve been in this position before and my old habits seem to creep back in, destroying all the hard work. I resolved to make this year different.
A very organized friend suggested I get a timer and spend 15 minutes a day keeping my house in shape. She suggested I enlist my kids in the effort. So last week I tried that. “Come on boys, just 15 minutes,” I said.
Wow! This is a brilliant idea. 15 minutes goes by super fast and my kids love the timer. Of course, as soon as it dings, they’re done. However, they can accomplish a lot in 15 minutes with just the tiniest bit of direction. This works so well that we only have to do it five days a week. Seriously, the three of us, working together and presto! I’m organized and my house will be clean forever!!
So try it. Add a little “Timer Time” to your life and let me know how it turns out.