One of my favorite ways to get something clean quickly is to use this little thing right here:
Yep. That, my friends, is a timer. Any old timer will do. My favorite one to use is the one on my microwave because all I have to do is glance over to see how much time I have left.
Here’s how to use this method:
- Find something that needs to be cleaned. If you can’t find anything, then…come help me.
- Decide how long it will take to clean it.
- Set the timer for that time OR if you’re feeling extra spicy, set it for a little less. my idea of wild living.
- Work super crazy hard while the timer is going.
- Give yourself a pat on the back if you finish in time. And maybe a piece of chocolate.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking it sounds ridiculous. I know you’re thinking that because I can hear you all the way over here through my computer. Actually, I know you’re thinking that because that’s what my
husband friend told me when I first told him them my little trick. They have since come to realize that this is indeed a good method to get things done, even though he they formerly scoffed at it.
So trust me, I know how to deal with doubters. Here’s how: try it. I can’t promise you that it will work. Because I’m sure someone would find a way to sue me and then my family would be out on the street begging for bread all because I made a silly little promise about my timer method. I don’t have any imagination at all; it’s a crying shame.
Anyway. One of my favorite times to use the timer is when there’s a big huge terrible ugly mess in the kitchen. Especially right after we’ve had friends over for dinner and it seems like I’ve used every dish in the house. I survey the damage, set the timer, and get to work. I’m always amazed at how quickly I can clean things up when I’m racing myself against the clock.
It’s the little things. Don’t scoff.
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