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Master The Art of Time Management Coaching Toolkit

Readers' Clutter Hacks: Five-Minute Clutter Relief

hurryYou suggested 10-minute clutter relief. I do it in five- minute spurts. Five-minute projects are clutter clearing that you can do while you're waiting on hold, waiting at appointments, waiting for the repairman, waiting for the meeting, waiting for the bus…well, you get the idea.

My list ranges from cleaning out my wallet and purse to sorting though magazines on the bedside table. I also file papers, do a quick check of e-mail, wipe off my computer screen and keyboard, and throw a load of laundry in the washer.

There is also emptying trash cans, throwing out UFOs from the refrigerator, watering the plants, wiping down the bathroom counters and sinks, picking up the dog toys and putting them in his basket, etc. (Can you tell I work at home)?

You'll be surprised how much you can get done in these 5 minute sessions. Give it a try!

From: Charlene Anderson

Posted August 22, 2007, filed in Reader Hacks, Clutter Hacks


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From Marcia Francois, August 23 2007

Absolutely! Today when I go to the dentist, I'm taking an ebook (to read) and my diary (to update appointments) with me. Use the waiting time effectively!

From Kay-c, August 23 2007

Just cleaning out the ol' e-mail inbox is a great mini-project sometimes; a few minutes of organizing those messages here and there can make all the difference!

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