Most people waste a lot of time doing menial things or simply doing nothing, yet complain that they do not have time for important tasks. It may simply be that these people need to organize their time and their homes. Even utilizing five minutes a day to accomplish tasks rather than wasting those minutes will gain you an additional seven hours a month in constructive use of your time!
While your popcorn is in the microwave or when you have another three minutes when you are not doing anything constructive in the kitchen you could organize that day’s mail, organize a drawer and throw away unused lids or containers without lids, do a quick inventory of the refrigerator and toss out old or unusable foods, toss out your expired coupons, take out the trash, or empty the dishwasher.
While you are filling the bathtub or have a few extra minutes to spare you can accomplish a few tasks in the bathroom. Toss dirty towels in the laundry and hang out clean ones, organize your makeup drawer and toss out expired mascara and eyeliner, clean the toilet, or organize your hair accessories.
When you are sitting around “zoning out” in the living room watching television you can still make use of wasted time. During commercial breaks take a couple of minutes for some quick projects. Organize a DVD shelf and make a stack to donate to your local Goodwill of movies you no longer watch or your children have outgrown, pull toys, change, and lost socks out of the couch cushions, recycle old magazines, or do a few leg lifts or calisthenics to get your circulation moving and make good use of your time!