posted on June 04, 2014 13:53
Call the presses, your husband, and your children. This amazing new exposure will delight everyone who has ever looked upon a mountain of housework and felt that it would be easier - and quicker- to build the Great Wall of China . . . alone!
On Monday morning it was time to do the laundry, sweep the floor, pick up messes . . . yada, yada, yada. I decided I would experiment a little to try to add a little spark and sparkle to my daily round. What if I worked only fifteen minutes in each room? How much could I get accomplished in this small amount of time?
Instead of multi-tasking and trying to do everything at once I focused in like a sharp shooter, and decided to uni-task. I set my stop watch and began. Living room first. Then halls. Then bath. The bath is where I made the most amazing discovery: It took only 6 minutes and 45 seconds to clean the sink, tub, toilet, and floor! What????????? Can you believe it? It's true. I would not have posted this dorky picture of myself if it wasn't.
You might be thinking to yourself that this is totally impossible for your home. But I challenge you to try. Work in ten to fifteen minute increments at a time this week. I also challenge you to assign ten to fifteen increments of chores for your children. (Make sure they know the rules: no cell phone, TV, computer, etc. during that time.)
As women we tend to pride ourselves on multi-tasking. And as we women we must learn to multi-task when we have small children and other things that need immediate attention. It is a wonderful talent indeed. But maybe there is something to learn from our male counter-parts when it comes to focus.
Try out my experiment and let me know your greatest time discovery. For now I am going to see just how much time it takes to wash a window. Happy cleaning :-)