Time Management Tip 4: Making the Most of Small Windows


Making the most of your small windows of timeYesterday I discussed identifying  your big windows and making sure you have a plan as to how to use them wisely.

Chances are though, if you are a homeschooling mom, you don’t have a lot of big windows of time available.

However, you most likely have several little windows in each and every day.

When performing your time audit make sure to note little things. Instead of noting you spent 5 hours doing house work all week, break it down further. Set a timer before you sweep the floor for one room. Turn it off when you are done one room. Note how long it took you.

Save these small tasks for small windows.

For instance, lets say its lunch break for the kids, they are all off playing you have 5 minutes before you are needed to teach a lesson.

In 5 minutes your could…..

1. Clear off and wipe down the kitchen counters .

2. Clean the toilet and sink and bathroom counter.

3. Tidy up 1 room of the house. (not dusting and vacuuming but just picking up toy clutter and such)

4. Take dinner out of the freezer to start to thaw.

5. Sweep or spot mop the kitchen floor.

These are all things that can be done in 5 minutes. I know because I have timed myself doing such tasks, and reformed  my  “oh its too little time to do anything” ways.

By making the best use of your little windows to complete small daily tasks you can keep your large windows of time open for income producing work.

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  1. Wow, this is so true. Thanks so much for putting these tips together. I’m so motivated!

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