If Mom Had 3 Minutes?

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Congratulations Nancy, Stephanie, Leslie S, Diana G, McKim, Barbara, Michaela R, Caryn S, Serge B, Emma H, Heather P, Kathleen, Kimberley, Ferriz,  Liza, Sarah T, Betty, Pragmaticmom, Melissa, Erika

I multitask to a T, which means when I am doing just one thing at a time I wonder what is missing. This is why I have been excited to partner with Clorox on their latest campaign to see what Mom would do with 3 minutes. The Clorox Company and children’s book author Karen Kaufman Orloff are working together to create an e-book with time-saving tips inspired by moms called… If Mom Had Three Minutes. Since the day is not going to extend beyond the 24 hours we all hope for, it means we try to squeeze more out of what is there already. 

Moms are ultra smart in how they manage to get the job done and has really been fun to see what has tips readers have come up with so far on the If Mom Had Three Minutes tab on Clorox’s Facebook page While my kids love most veggies some are tougher to get down due to their look or feel. I put spinach in flatbread that I make and no-one is the wiser. That’s just one of the ways I think I win. Cleaning up the basement? I give each kid a bag and ask them to fill it with toys to see who can pick up the most. Poor innocent kiddos think it is a contest and do the bulk of the pickup. I am sure you have plenty of these tips. Why don’t you share your tip to make the most of time and  20 of my readers will be randomly selected to get a coupon for one free Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes product when they share their tips, which will help inspire If Mom Had Three Minutes.

Would you like to win one of 20 coupons for one free Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes product?

To win tell me what is your time saving tip or what would you do with 3 minutes Winner chose by random.org. Giveaways open to  US residents only 21+ only. Winner must reply within 48 hours or new winner will be drawn. 

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Please DO NOT leave your email address within the comment!!! Contest closes on March  22nd 2012.

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Disclosure: I received information about the If Mom Had Three Minutes program and coupons for Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes from Clorox for this giveaway. I am also being compensated for my time by The Clorox Company.


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    Nancy says:

    I’d heat up a cup of water in the microwave to loosen the goop from cooking splatters and then wipe down the microwave interior!

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    pam k says:

    I use the colorox wipes and wipe down the bathroom every morning before leaving for work.

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    joanne major says:

    when we have grease build up like on boiler pan i put in a plastic bag throw in a cup of ammonina and in the morning it wipes clean. save me the time of scrubbing

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    NJJ says:

    I do my cleaning especially disinfecting mainly at night to cut down on re-messes!

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    Adam says:

    My wife uses clorpx wipes with a scraper to clean the ridges in our kitchen table

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    Jessie C. says:

    My time saving tip -Get ready for morning the night before

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    Christine W says:

    If I had only 3 minutes I would wipe down the bathroom sink and countertops

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    Sheila K. says:

    In 3 minutes I would do a quick wipe-down of the kitchen counters and the kitchen island!

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    Betty says:

    3 minutes – ok
    take the sad orange/tangerine at the bottom of the fruit basket and cut it in half – microwave it for 2 minutes. This will disperse citrus oil in the steam and loosen debris on walls/ceiling of microwave. Let it sit for a minute and then wipe w/papertowel
    Also – pick out your choice of Kcup and start a mug of coffee. Now grab a wipe and clean counters/cooktop/doorhandled of fridge. Get your creamer out of fridge and add it to your coffee; use that wipe to get the drop of coffee or creamer that inevitably drops from stirrer. Dispose of wipe – let coffee cool while you wipe down microwave. Then take your coffee and go surf the internet a bit. yea – I think that’s about 3 multitasked minutes that ends with clean counters, microwave and a great cup of coffee!

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    Janice says:

    in 3 min, I can do a quick wipe down of the countertops

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    Heather T. says:

    with 3 mins i would go through the fridge real quick and throw out old food

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    Heidi K says:

    3 minutes? I would probably do a quick load/unload of the dishwasher or dishes piled on the counter and then wipe them down…

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    PragmaticMom says:

    Put the cereal, bowls, spoons and milk in a low area (frige and shelves/cupboards) so that your kids can fix breakfast themselves.

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    Jennifer T. says:

    My time-saving tip is to rinse and cup up produce when you first get home from the grocery. It makes prep time and snack time easier.

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    Candie L says:

    I have the boys do the chores for me (they are 12 and 9). It works for me. Thank you

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    Meaghan F. says:

    In three minutes I can clean the sink and mirror in the bathroom.

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    Shaunda Eppes says:

    With three minutes I could clean out a cabinet.

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    Serge B says:

    I’d clean my countertops in 3 minutes

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    Stephanie says:

    i would clean my counter tops!

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    ky2here says:

    3 minutes is enough time to clean all surfaces and do a spot wipe of the floor

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    Jessica B says:

    wipe down my kitchen!

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    EMMA L HORTON says:


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    In three minutes I could take a super short nap, enjoy my Yantra mat a few minutes, or just meditate!

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    Kristy T says:

    With three minutes, I could jump in the shower quick! :)

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    Caryn S says:

    In 3 minutes I would wipe down my sink with disinfectant and clean it

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    jennifer c. says:

    I sanitize my scrub sponge in the microwave. It also helps to put moisture in the microwave and loosens stuck on food.

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    Kathleen says:

    My time saving tip is: pull out clothing, socks and shoes for the next morning. It saves time in the mornings when getting my daughter ready for school.

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    julie says:

    i use wipes at my speech therapy office!

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    Kyl Neusch says:

    wipe out the microwave and oven with 3 mins

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    Amy S says:

    My time saving tip is to clean up messes and clutter before it gets out of hand. DO a little bit each day.

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    Denise B. says:

    In three minutes I can whip up a pan full of scrambled eggs for everyone.

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    Eileen Burke says:

    I’d use clorox wipes to clean the gunky toothpaste out of the bathroom sink!

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    Debbie R says:

    I’d use the Clorox wipes to wipe down the toilet flusher, faucet handles and all the doorknobs I could do in 3 minutes.

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    Ashley Hatten says:

    if I had 3 extra minutes I would eat a quick bite of breakfast in the mornings

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    Kimberly says:

    If I had three minutes, I’d go through one drawer and remove the clothes that my daughter has out grown. I have a box to toss them in on the floor of her closet. I do one drawer at a time when I have a minute (or 3 :) ) and move the box to the basement when it’s full.

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    Kathryn C. says:

    Time saving tip is put out clothes and shoes at night instead of waiting until the morning to try to figure out what to wear. Also, if taking lunch to work or school, make lunches ahead of time. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Cheri Anne says:

    I load the dishwasher while I make oatmeal in the microwave. That is two and a half minutes right there. I’m so lame.

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    Jessica T. says:

    With 3 minutes, I would pick up toys from the floor!

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    ferriz says:

    if i had 3 minutes i would stop and eat a chocolate bar to help keep my sanity. ;)

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    ELIZABETH says:


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    amie d says:

    A quick and handy cleaning tip I have is before you throw out a sticky note that you no longer need, use the sticky side and slide it between the keys on your computer keyboard to clean out dust and gunk! Thanks!

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    Tabathia B says:

    Try to sneak in a quick 3 minutes of reading

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    sarah t says:

    my time saving tip is to get what i can get ready for tomorrow the night before

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    Leslie S. says:

    With 3 minutes I could catch up on e-mails.Thanks!

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    Diana G says:

    In 3 minutes I would wipe down the computer desk, and mouse and phone to kill germs

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    melissa Resnick says:

    i u a bur knife to clean in between stove and counter

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    Barbara says:

    scrub down the glass doors of the shower before getting out

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    Mary Gardner says:

    if i had 3 minutes to my self, i would sit down and close my eyes and daydream (something i never have time for!)

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    Christina Sparks says:

    I do dishes as I cook and use them, that way after dinner I don’t have a big mess to clean up.

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    Ellie W says:

    I keep decorative baskets in every room. At the end of the day I toss whatever toys or other items accumulated into the baskets. Once or twice a week I empty the baskets and put all the items back where they belong.

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    happi shopr says:

    I would give myself a pedicure with 3 minutes

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    amy deeter says:

    clean my microwave in 3 three minutes

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    kathy pease says:

    with 3 minutes i would eat a big piece of cheesecake with cherries on top

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    Jennifer Paige says:

    If i only had three minutes, I would clean up the rest of the dishes in the sink. I hate leaving any behind.

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    Sandra K321 says:

    I would clean the bathroom sink after the kids finish getting ready for school in the morning.

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    laurie says:

    i would do a quick dust trip threw my house

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    Tiffany Salvia says:

    If I had three minutes I would make a pot of coffee and wipe down my kitchen counters while it was brewing. :)

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    Barb Myers says:

    My time-saving tip is to concentrate on one area at a time. Don’t get distracted moving all over the place, just stick to one thing then move on.

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    Erin Cook says:

    I would put out the clothes for myself and children to wear the night before so I am spending time searching for something to wear

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    Kayla says:

    In 3 minutes, I can clean the dust off the dashboard of my car.

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    Lisa Garner says:

    With the three extra minutes I would love to dance with my little girl!

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    Erica C. says:

    With 3 minutes, I would sit back and shut my eyes to relax.

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    DanV says:

    With three minutes I’d soak my feet

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    heather c says:

    I’d clean the guest bathroom sink!

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    tallcapp says:

    If I had three minutes to spare I would sit down with a lovely cup of tea.

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    Alisha L. says:

    I would try to fit in a quick facial with 3 minutes!

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    Desiree Dunbar says:

    I sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with 3 minutes.

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    Tiffany Hearn says:

    My time saving tip is to multitask. I am always sorting things into piles and putting multiple things in each room in one trip. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Kathy Hanley says:

    In 3 minutes I can take a Clorox wipe and wipe down all of the doorknobs in the house and get rid of a million germs!

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    Marilyn Higgins says:

    I would wipe down my kitchen counters

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    Lona W says:

    On days that I am pressed for time. I run the vacuum over the rugs, then switch it to bare floors and hit the hardwood floors. It’s not as great as using a broom but it gets it presentable.

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    Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d enter a few more giveaways with 3 minutes:)

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    marci h says:

    i would wipe off my countertops and table :)

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    amy delong says:

    sit and relax for 3 straight minutes

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    McKim says:

    For three minutes I would go someplace quiet, sit down and just close my eyes!

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    AEKZ2 says:

    My time saving tip is to clean as you go and not wait until the end of the day.

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    sarah u says:

    in 3 minutes, i would clean the toilet

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    Michaela R says:

    For 3 minutes I would… Call someone I love and have a quick catch up before getting back to the hustle and bustle of cleaning up the house.

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    carol y l says:

    Clean up the bathroom counters tub and toilet in 3 minutes with these.

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    Harriett Daniel says:

    In three minutes I can do a quick sweep.

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    Liza says:

    In 3 minutes, I would use these wipes for the bathroom!

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    Sand says:

    In three minutes I can relax with a cup of coffee.

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    kerri r says:

    I have my kids get ready the nite before school we lay the clothes out shoes socks and it makes my mornings much smoother

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    Breanne says:

    I’d wipe off the kitchen counter.

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    I would clean my sliding glass doors

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    shirley pebbles says:

    Sadly I’d probably smoke a cigarette.

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    Gianna says:

    Clean a little daily so you’re not overwhelmed.

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    Erika says:

    When my daughter is in the bath I use it as a time to give my face a little TLC by applying a mask or tweezing my brows. I have to be in the bathroom anyway may as well take advantage of it!