Sunday, October 10, 2010



Ten things you can do in under ten minutes in honor of this once a century day.

Start folders for all those clippings you've collected.
P-touch or hand label 10 of your favorite categories
onto folders. Next time you clip, file away.

The next short 10 minute call, remove items from one shelf in pantry,
fridge etc. Wipe clean and replace items. If you did this with every call,
pretty soon, all bathroom and kitchen shelves would be TIDY.

Consider adding your email address to your profile so that
people like me can easily hit reply and send you a
sweet note thanking you for your comments. : )

Drop a quick note or email to someone that you should
have contacted a while ago. In 10 short minutes you
can make their day extra special.

Get a clean damp cloth and go wipe off all your shoes,
or your husbands or kids. Stop, think; how many months
have some of them been sitting, or hanging there collecting dust?
Purses are another option. Of course if you channel
Imelda Marcos, ten minutes may not be enough.

Update 10 pages in your address book, Rolodex, or email list.
Delete, add, change addresses and phone numbers.

Jot down your 10 favorite movies or books and vow to
view or reread in the next 10 months.

Disinfect the phones in your home. Don't forget the cells.
Doorknobs are another option.

Clean out your trunk- If it isn't too cluttered, you may
even have time to vacuum, or do the glove compartment.

Go through a closet and remove all unused hangers and
then hang them out of the way on one end. Just that alone
improves the look of your closet instantly.
Option 2: Go through and grab all pants or shirts, or dresses
and place them together. Later on in another 10 minutes you can
do it with the rest.

Life is busy, distractions abound. 10 minute bursts
are an easy way to bring it under control. You have permission ;0
to quit after 10 minutes, but please feel free to continue if you so desire.

I'm choosing another chore, my garbage can and recycle bins.
a little cleaner, a power hose and air dry. Bet I'm done in under 8.

Happy 10.10.10 everyone!



Bead and Needle said...

Happy 10/10/10, right back atcha'...tried to get on here at 10:10, but failed miserably at 10:28. Happy Sunday, Suzan - thanks for the inspiration today.

Anonymous said...

Happy 10.10.10 to you too, z!

I discovered "10s" when my kids were little. 10 min. here, 10 min. there - and the house stayed really clean and neat! You've included some great ideas here today. Thanks!

~ Zuzu

Razmataz said...

That's a lot of tasks for someone who is haveing 10 people for dinner in about 10 minutes.

I like to group my clothes by color, and within each group, I hang pants, skits, long tops, then short tops. I only have about 3 groups. Black, white and Grey, and a tiny tiny row of colors.

But I'll get right on the rest of your list. Maybe my draweres will look like yours.

It is thanksgiving here this weekend and a beautiful sunny day.


marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Happy 10-10-10 ! Love this post!

happy day!

off to do a "10 minute tidy"!

Olive Cooper said...

I was totally unaware of the date...that is crazy I know. I did rake the entire yard. I will move my e-mail address. hugs♥olive

Jane said...

Happy 10-10-10 to you too. Great advice in your post today. 10 minutes of any activity does make it seem more manageable.
Have a great week.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Wow I never realized the date.
Ok I'm going off to clean something for 10 minutes......but that's it....that's all ya


Rebecca said...

Hi Suzan
I just wanted to thank you so much, I got my package in the mail this weekend and the bracelet is just fabulous!!!
I love love love the buttons you chose, than you again so much!

Faded Charm said...

I love all these wonderful ideas, now to find those ten minutes to get it all done.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend....they always go by way too fast for me.


erin said...

happy 10-10-10 to you too tweety! my hubby says i look just like bo derek. he's silly.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Suzan
I'm afraid you missed the 10.10.10 over my way.. in fact I only got my post up with 1 min to spare.. haha

apparently a lot of people were married here yesterday...most marriage on the same day in eons..

i've probably missed your 10.10.10 now... either way... have a good one!! xxx Julie

north pal said...

good girl! you have suggested many great things to make life a little more organized and we can all use that. after all,what is a 10 minute job everynow then.Thank you! Bestest,Denise

Pooch Morning Glory said...

you have great ideas.... my brain is easily distracted.
maybe 10 minutes is just the ticket

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Happy 10 to you too! I have to admit that later, I have a lot more than 10' to do many things...and I like it. It's hard when the kids are little, but they are more independent now and I find myself having more time, even if it is to make a better dinner or keeping the house clean and organized.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Great suggestions! I do a thing I call commercial cleaning. If I happen to be watching a favorite program, I jump up every commercial and straighten something, put something away, throw in a load of laundry etc. It is amazing what you can get done during a 1 hour program.

A Cottage Muse said...

Love this post!! Very thought provoking! birthday!

Relyn said...

I really, really, really love this post. It's just brilliant - so useful. Thank you!