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Thread: Simple Pleasures: My Old-fashioned Kitchen Timer

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    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
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    Simple Pleasures: My Old-fashioned Kitchen Timer

    So, I've been pulling together Best Practices for overcoming procrastination and getting things done, and I must say, my kitchen timer (suggested by FlyLady) has to be one of the best things I've ever bought (Ocean City Job Lot: $4.99).

    In the past I've tried using my iPhone timer for the same purpose: to set aside a finite amount of time to get something done. But for some reason, there's something about the physical winding of the dial and then the tick-tick-tick as it counts down the minutes left on your chore that is so effective for me. I'm using it for everything: meditation, yoga, decluttering, cleaning up the kitchen after dinner.

    It really works. There's something psychological about telling yourself you can ONLY do something for 15 minutes.
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town

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    I like those old kitchen timers. We once had several of them in our house, inherited from my dad. He was a physical therapist at a school for physically handicapped children and he used them for the childrenís exercise routines. Each kid had a timer set for them to do their exercises. They always remind me of my dad, a room full of timers clicking away. I donít have any at the moment but I have been thinking about buying an old one on ebay. The new ones are cheap and light, not weighted like the old ones.

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    I used to have one and have no idea what happened to it. I loved it and used it for a lot of different things. Time to declutter and fine it!!!
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    I took Mom's when I cleared her house. I use it too, but not in the kitchen

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    I used to get DD to clean up her room when she was little by using an old-fashioned ticking kitchen timer. She thought it was fun to beat the clock. I have also used mine to time my showers to keep them under five minutes. My current one is probably from the 50s - says MIRRO on it.

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