Can you even guess how many minutes are in a year?
Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred.
Or a whole bunch.
Depending on how particular you are.
What if you saved 10 minutes every day? It doesn’t seem like that much until you add it all up. 10 minutes x 365 days =3650 minutes. And can someone please check my multiplication because I ran from higher math in high school.
3650 amazing, incredible, precious, glorious minutes….
…..and here’s how I saved them.
Are you ready?
Here’s my 10 minute-a-day time saving tip.
When I empty the dishwasher, I never put my dishes away.
Okay, I mean, I kind of put them away….
….but not really.
I put those dishes here, there and everywhere, except the cabinets.
I hang them on drying racks.
These mason jars?
They are usually filled with sweet tea.
I put silverware in a caddy and stack the bowls in a basket on the center of the kitchen island.
These bowls go from the dishwasher to the basket and then get filled with Captain Crunch and sit around the living room in random hiding places until I find them and spend thirty minutes trying to remove the dried-on cereal which coincidentally is the hardest substance known to man from the sides of the bowl and then they travel to the dishwasher and back to the basket.
To start the whole process again.
Unless, when they come out of the dishwasher, I realize I failed in my vain attempt to remove all the Captain Crunch off and then I repeat steps four through six.
I line up mixing bowls on the shelf.
I just put the one on the right back before we had this conversation.
Those measuring cups?
We actually use them.
And I line up plates and trays and cups in my pantry.
I never started out to have time-saving as my super-power, I just stacked all those plates around because I thought they looked cute.
I kind of accidentally saved those 10 minutes without realizing it.
But one day when I emptied the entire dishwasher in one minute forty-two seconds and discovered all the time I was saving…..
….I patted myself and my baskets of stacks bowls on the back.
Now the real challenge begins.
I just have to figure out how to spend every single one of those 3650 minutes wisely. 🙂
PS If you have any time saving tips you’ve figured out….can you help a blogger out and share?
Here’s some more 10-minute tips from some of my favorite people.
Miss Mustard Seed