I’ve got this pair of little black shelves in my dining room, and I had not been keeping up with it. Oh, no, I had not. But last week was dining room week in my focus zones, and something had to be done. So I set my HomeRoutines 15 minute timer and got on with it.
To be honest, I had to set my timer twice, because I got kind of distracted by the kids and a text from my sister reminding me I needed to send a message on facebook to somebody because it was his birthday. Urgent, right? I should have waited for the timer to finish for that… but still. Also that basket of paper took some sorting.
By the time the Music! of Triumph! went off at the end of the second 15-minute chunk, the shelves (and the noticeboard above them) were looking quite a lot better, and there was less of a pile-up of kids’ art, bills, school documents and so forth all tumbled together on the top. And I took back the DVDs to the shop. Now the girls have a better place for their crayons, and a basket-full of recycled computer paper to draw on.
I don’t know what’s in those red-and-black baskets. That must be my 15 minutes for next month!
* and then some.