A friend and fellow organizer, Patti Kreamer, always says “if it takes less than 2 minutes – do it now!”
What can you accomplish in 2 minutes or less?
- Place your dishes in the dishwasher
- Make the bed
- Put away folded laundry
- Throw a load of laundry in the washer
- Wipe off the kitchen counters
- Delete emails
What you CAN’T do in less than 2 minutes
- alphabetize all your media
- turn your living room into a thing of beauty that Martha Stewart would want to be YOU
- declutter a very cluttered basement
Confession time – no one is perfect, least of all me. I know you secretly picture my home as a place of complete organization at all times – not exactly true! I may be a professional organizer, but I’m far from perfect! I have a habit of leaving my breakfast dishes on the counter instead of placing them in the dishwasher – it would take me only 30 seconds! It’s something I’m really going to start working on. I encourage you to do the same – examine your daily routine – what little task could you accomplish in less than 2 minutes?
Imagine this – if everyone took 10 minutes in their day, we could ALL accomplish at least 5 tasks that take less than 2 minutes. What difference would that make in your home? In your life? If you’re struggling to find the time, try the commercial breaks of your favorite tv shows! I know you can find those 10 minutes!