Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mini Chores...Quick Successes

Sometimes we don't have the time or energy to deal with the big things on our chore list. Like cleaning out the fridge. Or reorganizing the file drawer. Or getting rid of things in that little-used closet.

But if you have five minutes, you can still accomplish something. These mini chores are perfect when you just have a little time. Resolve to do three or four of them a week and you'll start to peck away at the big things.
  • Move random files on your computer desktop to the right folders.
  • Water a plant or two and wipe dusty leaves with a damp paper towel.
  • Pick up five things and put them where they belong.
  • Wash your pet's water bowl.
  • Clear off (and clean) the top of the refrigerator.
  • You know that coffee mug filled with pens and markers by the phone? Yest each one and throw out the ones that are dried up.
  • Get rid of three old items in your freezer.
  • Audit your medicine cabinet. Dispose of expired prescriptions, sunscreens and OTC medicines.

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