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21 tips to do in 3 minutes or less

March 13th, 2010 at 01:09 pm

As I am always finding it hard to find time to do things around the house, I have started to write lists of what I can do in a certain time frames. Here one of them.

1. Empty your handbag out and clean it out.

2. Stack magazines and remove the old ones

3. Check and toss the junk mail

4. Empty a trash can and recycle bin

5. Sweep the kitchen floor

6. Put on a load of washing.

7. Empty a load of washing

8. Fold a load of washing

9. Write a menu for the week

10. Add things to your grocery list

11. Empty the sideboard top and dust and polish.

12. Stack your dishwasher and put it on.

13 Empty your dishwasher and put them away.

14. Put your shoes away

15. Hang up your clothes and put away.

16 Water indoor plants

17 Pick up items that need to be taken to another room and put away.

18. Make a list of things to do

19. Jot down important dates on your calendar.

20. Start your anti virus program on your computer.

21. Give someone a smile

8 Responses to “21 tips to do in 3 minutes or less”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Those are all excellent. I do have to remind myself that things don't really take that long. Which means I should go fold some clothes!!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Good nudge to get things. 13 of them would take me longer than 3 min. Frown

  3. Fraser Says:

    I am stuck on 14 of them in under 3 minutes. But gives me motivation to get them done now! Thanks!

  4. yisave Says:

    Do you mean 3 minutes for each item on the list. If not I'm going to have to really get going. Lists are a life saver for me. I usually set the timer for 5 minutes and see what I can get done. Your tips are very encouraging.

  5. whitestripe Says:

    I usually hook my iPod up to the speakers in the lounge and clean/tidy for ten songs. It's amazing what you can really get done in around 30 or 40 minutes.

  6. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    Yisave Do you mean 3 minutes for each item on the list.
    Yes, some of them may take a litte longer than 3 minutes if you have a lot of things to do or put away.

    At times I will not do a job for months because it may take a while but in fact it can take just a few minutes to get over and done with.

  7. yisave Says:

    I have personally experienced that if I have some kind of list and a timer; I'm more prone to get more done without really putting alot of thought into it. I have read Fly Lady and I like her 5 minute timer rule. She says that anyone can do something for 5 minutes. I've noticed that it is just the encouragement I need to get things done. I liked your post so much that I copies it and of course we all can add or subtract our own to it. I was putting off chores because I was busy with something else. Thanks again for your post.

  8. MOSUCKRA Says:

    ...or I could just read this list to pass three minutes...

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