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How Multitasking Helps Get the Job Done!

Updated on June 10, 2012

Short on Time? Embrace Multitasking!

Everyone seems to be short on time these days. There are always more things to be done than we have hours in the day. What's a person to do?

Multitasking comes naturally to some people but some people need to teach themselves this skill. I used to think that everyone was born knowing how to multitask. It was something I always just did, as natural as walking for me. In college I would chat on AIM while researching and writing papers but I noticed that some of my friends got completely immersed in the chats and never finished the paper. 

When it comes to cleaning I am always timing the washer and dryer cycles with the dishwasher. Clothes in the washer move to the dryer just as the dishwasher is ready to go. Once the dishwasher is done, another load of laundry in the washer can be started. While these appliances are working for me I will vacuum and dust. Getting all the chores done during the time it takes for two loads of laundry to be washed and dried.

Multitasking is about creating flow between tasks and allowing you to have more time once tasks are completed. If you don't normally multitask there's no need to rush into it and trying to do everything all at once like I do. As with everything else I talk about you want to begin slowly and work your way up. You wouldn't sign up for 5K if you haven't trained for one would you? It's a similar thing here!

So to begin your multitasking you can do this simple task:

While watching TV take that infamous junk drawer out and go through it. Make three piles from the things in the drawer. One is items you need to get rid off by putting in the trash, items no one would want and you definitely don't need. The second one is items that you don't need anymore but can be given to the thrift shop, like old scarves or old shoes. The third pile is made of things you are going to keep and find a better place for. Keep in mind that if you can't find a better place for these things then they must be added to one of the first two piles! Do not recreate the junk drawer! Now by the time your show is over you will have your piles created and you've made progress! 

I hope these short tips are helping you create a happy, clutter-free home! Please feel free to leave some feedback and suggestions for future topics!

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    • Greenhousewife profile imageAUTHOR

      Aimee 

      6 years ago

      Leann- Always glad to have a new reader. I hope you will continue to check out old and new hubs as they become available!

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      leann2800 

      6 years ago

      I seem to always have a project in front of me if I am watching tv. Laundry, peeling potatoes, sorting stuff. I don't think housework can get done without multitasking. Thanks for all your useful tips. It does feel tougher than a 5k. I hadn't thought of it that way before.

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      QudsiaP1 

      7 years ago

      Indeed, multitasking gets the job done. :) Good hub.

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