This is one of the shelves in my refrigerator.
Gross, isn’t it?
Well, guess how long it took me to clean it?
Less time than it took to heat up a plate of food.
And it wasn’t empty like you see it here. It had things on it: filtered water pitcher, lemon juice, salsa, orange juice, a couple of water bottles, etc. You get the idea.
And it still didn’t take me very long at all. And when I finished, not only did I have a clean shelf, but I had a plate of hot food ready for me to devour.
It was most delicious.
Have you ever wasted a minute? Or two? Three?
Oh, you don’t waste time?
Liar, liar, pants on fire.
I don’t mean to be harsh, but we all waste time. It’s just a part of life.
Like death and taxes.
Death. Taxes. Wasting time. Yep, they go together.
Anyway, what do you do while you’re toasting bread in your toaster? Or heating something up in the microwave? Or waiting for your child to put his shoes on? Or while you’re on hold on the phone?
Do you zone out? Veg out? Space out? Do you stare at the countdown on the microwave, just waiting for the buzzer to sound?
One of the things that helps me stay organized is trying to do tiny bits of things during tiny bits of moments in time. (say that 10 times fast)
That’s what I did while heating up a plate of food.
I cleaned a tiny bit during a tiny bit of moment in time.
I did one shelf. Not the entire fridge. ONE shelf.
And the result was this wonderfully clean shelf. So clean you can see that my kids like gogurts and that we buy Tillamook butter and that we put food in ziploc bags.
Important stuff, I know.
And I did it all while heating up my food.
The next time you find yourself waiting . . . it doesn’t matter for what . . . do something. Put something away, even if it’s just one thing. Clean an area, even if it’s just a tiny area. Make a note of something you’ve been putting off, even if it’s just a short note.
The point is, try not to be a time waster.
You don’t want such a horrible label hanging over your head.