Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What fits in Pockets

Off and on, I've been participating in Rachel Anne's Sanctuary in the Small Things Challenge this year. And part of today's task is to make a list of things that will fit into 15 min (or less) "pockets" of time.

Now I've always been a fan of pockets of time . . . and this pregnancy has made it much more so, since I get tired if I do too many things w/o sitting down to rest. I'll admit I haven't timed things (and I'm not going to rush around & do EVERYTHING today just to time it all, but here's a list off the top of my head, and perhaps if I can remember to time things, I'll add to it over the next week or two as I do other household things:

Cheating by stealing the applicable things of Rachel Anne's list first, then I'll add others I can think of:

  • Put away a load of clothes.
  • Unload a dishwasher.
  • Load a dishwasher.
  • Wipe down a sink and mirror.
  • Scrub a potty.
  • Clean the kitchen sink.
  • Pick up an entire room.
  • Water the plants.
  • Straighten a junk drawer.
  • Read a story to a preschooler.
  • Clean a stove top.
  • Put a load of laundry in the washer
  • Hang out a load of laundry
  • I THINK I can vacuum an entire floor of this house in 15 min (if it's been picked up already)
  • Sweep/Mop the kitchen floor
  • Unpack a bx (yes, I'm still unpacking)
  • Fit in one subject of homeschool (we normally do all our "school" in one big chunk, but I need to remember that on days when we don't have that one big "chunk" we CAN do it in little bits.
  • Do various dinner prep tasks (chop veggies, put the rice (or other long-cooking things) on to cook, etc.)

1 comment:

Rachel Anne said...

I'm excited for you...I didn't realize you are expecting! Congratulations!

I like your list! When I saw vacuuming on there, I realized what a good one that is! I can sweep AND mop my kitchen in about 15 min, but I usually think "I DON'T HAVE TIME!" Great reminder!