Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Take Five #2 The Kitchen

Take Five is a regular post that makes the most of what little time you have.  These are quick wins geared toward small projects giving you more control over your finances, time and space.

You are in the kitchen microwaving popcorn for movie time. Here are a few things to do while you're waiting. You can fit in just a few of these before the bell chimes on that snack.

**1**  Plug your cell phone into the charger, and take the receipts out of your wallet.

**2**  Toss out the mismatched lids to the plastic storage bowls.

**3**  Clean out the vegetable crisper.

**4**  Get rid of the weird stuff on the spice shelf.  You've got coriander that expired in 1997. Let it go.

**5**  Refill Fido and Tabby's food/water bowl(s).

**6**  Bag up tomorrow's snacks.

**7**  Empty the dishwasher.

**8**  Polish the counters.

**9**  Do a quick review of the pantry. Add what's needed to your grocery list.

**10** Make sure you have what's needed to pack tomorrow's lunch.

Take Five is small actions that will make a big impact. Do a bit now and save a lot of time later.

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