Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Time Savers: Commercial Breaks

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Did you know that a show with a 30-minute slot on TV is really only 22 minutes long?  That's 8 minutes of commercials for every half-hour of TV you watch.  Do you watch any shows that are an hour long?  They aren't!!  You're watching more than 15 minutes of commercials every hour.

Now, we don't have cable or a satellite hooked up to our TVs, so the commercials we see actually interest us (because we haven't seen them more than 100 times, yet).  But, even an interesting commercial doesn't need your full attention.

Take those 15 minutes and tidy up a nearby mess!

  • Pick up the toys scattered throughout the room.

  • Find the remote and put it away.

  • Gather up the snack bowls and put them in the dishwasher.

  • Fold some laundry (you can do this while the show is on, too!).

  • Run the vacuum.

  • Dust a shelf or two.

A little daily tidying will make your weekly cleaning a lot easier.


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