Monday, May 24, 2010

Favorite Things #7 & #8

One of the best inventions ever of all time has to be the timer.  We use these ALL the time (no pun intended).  This one is probably my favorite.  But I have a "collection"....which I will share.

See...nice, new one (above) old one (below).  We use the living tarnation out of these things.

 Notice the broken ring, hence the strap won't attach any longer.  But this one is my favorite because you can key in specific times to the second.  Also, when they're new and chirrens haven't been beating it to death, you can wear it around your neck so if you need to go outside (when something is in the oven) or to another room or floor of your house, you've still got your audible reminder with you.  I like to send these with my girls sometimes when they go next door to play at the neighbors' houses.  I'd be willing to bet my neighbor is probably happy about it too.  Either that or she thinks, "man that girl is anal".  Which is true.

But here is another nice one.  Flip it on one end and it is a timer and the other end is a clock.  Convenient.

See a drawer (labeled - see my previous post on my labeler) with nuthin' but timers.  Happy, happy, joy, joy...

See...analog, digital, orange-shaped analog that smells just like orange...just kidding. I just wanted to see if you were paying attention and actually reading all of my posts!

There's even one in there that is from the Dollar Tree.  It is especially nice to let the girls have one of these to keep in their bathroom to time teeth brushing.  But, don't ask me what bookmarks are doing in the timer drawer.

Having timers will afford you to do stuff like this.  Which is another one of my favorites.  It is a complete list of things I need to do to clean my house complete with approximate times to complete each task.  It is one of Sandra Felton's ideas.  With this list, I can clean the entire house systematically and most efficiently.  However, the very thought of cleaning the whole house at one time makes me want to pass out.  But if I only have 23 minutes.  I know I can Vacuum upstairs.  Which seems to make the task a little less intimidating.  But let's be honest.  I usually have more than 23 minutes to spare.  I just choose to use them sitting here at this life-sucker.

Now, go bless your house and clean something!


Debbie said...

Did you get the list on Sandra Felton's website somewhere? in one of her books? or did you make it up yourself? I have two of her books but don't remember the list.

Shannon said...

Just wanted to say I'm really enjoying your favorite things posts. Looking forward to seeing more.