5 ways a simple timer will completely change your life.

5 clever ways to use a timer throughout your day to make your life MUCH easier, from FunCheapOrFree.com
Since it’s “Focus on Learning” month, I’m really honing in on ways that I can be more organized, and efficient. One of the things I’ve started doing this year that has made a HUUUGGGEEE difference in my life is to use a simple timer! Not sure why it took me so long to figure it out. But using a simple timer has helped me solve (or at least greatly help) some recurring issues in my life:
  • Nagging my kids to move faster, turn off the TV, get their chores done…
  • Feeling like I was doing nothing but cleaning all day, but not really accomplishing anything…
  • Not giving myself ample time to relax during the day, or relaxing for too long and feeling guilty for wasting inordinate amounts of time…

These and many more things can all be made better by using a simple kitchen timer, watch, clock feature on your phone, stopwatch, or sun dial (let’s hope not…). Here are some of the ways I use a timer throughout my day to make my life much easier:

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Super easy back-to-school tradition! Take a photo of your child wearing the same shirt on the first day of school every year, ending with their graduation day. From FunCheapOrFree.com

As back-to-school is in full swing, I thought I'd remind you of the fun tradition we do every year (...aka...we just started last year for the first time because my kid had just

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Ok guys, I have to be honest with you. I was a little nervous about our first Finance Date Night. It was not only a spur-the-moment, throw-it-together-in-3-days kind of a thing,

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