Real Simple magazine came up with this “2011 get-it-together handbook” that I thought was a lot of fun.
The idea is to stop procrastinating. Even if we only have five minutes there is a lot we can do, so pick a task, any task! These mini chores will give you that juicy accomplishment buzz while making the most of sudden downtime.
Call you dad;
Floss your teeth;
Sew on a button;
Test pens and toss the dead ones;
Put to-be-donated clothes in a bag by the door;
Arrange your hangers so they all face the same way;
Write a thank-you note that you’ve been putting off;
Remove gum wrappers, receipts and ATM slips from your purse;
Throw out all expired coupons;
Check your stack of magazine and eliminate half;
Look in your shower stall. Ditch any shampoos or body washes you haven’t used in forever;
Neat up the freezer;
Scan your sock drawer and put away any one-offs.