Hello, my name is Lela and I spend a lot of time on Instagram.
I’ve recently made some really awesome friends who have gorgeous homes and I just love seeing their newest photos.
And in turn, I get tagged for some really fun hashtags, so I’ve been posting more often, too.
It seems like every time I have ten free minutes, I’m catching up with comments and messages and reposts.
Let’s be real here.
Ten minutes isn’t much time at all.
When my son asks how much longer before bedtime and I say ten minutes, he groans like I’m telling him to go right now.
And when I go to a restaurant on a Saturday night and the hostess says the wait time is ten minutes, I get really excited because I was expecting at least 25.
Ten minutes is pretty darn short.
Even in Instagram world.
So when you have ten free minutes you assume you can’t get anything productive done, right?
There are so many quick and easy tasks just waiting for you around the house.
And you’ve probably been procrastinating to do all of them.
1. Download a grocery list app to make shopping easier and never forget your pen and paper.
2. Clean out your email inbox. Delete anything you don’t need to keep. And while you’re at it, unsubscribe from store’s lists you don’t shop at anymore.
3. Pin inspiration for your next home project. Pinterest may seem like fun, but gathering ideas for an upcoming project is actually part of the process.
4. Give your home a quick Swiffer dusting. Those extending poles they have now make dusting really easy and you can get the whole house dust and fur free in no time.
5. Clean out any old or expired items in your refrigerator. Don’t forget to check the condiments in the door. Rarely do we think about the salad dressings and ketchup bottles.
6. Wipe down the dashboard of your car. It’s so easy and convenient to run through a car wash on your way home from work, but the dashboard often gets ignored.
7. Check your home air filter to see if it needs to be cleaned or replaced. A good rule of thumb is to check them monthly and change when they start looking yucky. Change them every month if you have pets to keep allergens down.
8. Log all your to-do’s in your phone and set reminders to help stay focused.
9. Give your bank account a quick check online to make sure there’s nothing out of the ordinary. Most banks have an app for your phone which makes logging in really easy.
10. Make a quick repair. Change a lightbulb, tighten a loose screw, oil a squeaky door, touch up a paint scuff, refill soap dispensers, anything you know you need to do that you keep saying you’ll eventually get around to.
What little tasks do you do when you have ten free minutes?