I felt like my tasks yesterday were small, but they did make a difference.
I shredded receipts from September. I save all month's receipts in an envelope for three months, because that is generally the longest a store will take returns. I used to keep them a full year before I would start shredding. That is a much bigger task. Now I do just one month at a time, generally right near the first of the month. That simple task took me less than five minutes.
I vacuumed a drawer! Sometimes there are just too many crumbs to wipe up with a dish cloth or paper towel. This took me less than a minute to pull out the vacuum, use it and put it back.
|Cluttered Fridge Top|
|Lunch Drawer: Before|
|Towel Drawer: Before|
|Everything on the counter|
|Lunch Drawer: After|
|Towel Drawer (and chips): After|
It took me longer to write this blog post then it did to complete my small tasks yesterday. In all I spent 20, maybe 25 minutes on my projects. That is not bad at all, considering many of us watch a TV show for much longer each day.
My small task for today, is to take the donations I have accumulated in the last month to Goodwill. It's the last day of the year for it to count, if you need the deduction for this year's taxes.
Have you completed any small tasks recently that have made a difference in your home? Any quick tips, like my vacuuming of a drawer?
I'll announce our January Challenge tomorrow! It's nothing fancy...just a kick off to decluttering our homes.