15 Productive Things To Do In 15 Minutes Jul 5, 2016 by Sarah (Day Styles)

Do you have fifteen minutes to spare before your next meeting? Do you commute to work via public transit and have some time while you’re waiting for your stop? What about if you’re waiting for someone to pick you up to go out? The next time that you find yourself with a small amount of free time don’t let it go to waste - use it to help make your life more organized and productive. If you get one small fifteen-minute task done each day during the week, you’ll increase your weekly productivity by over an hour.

Clean Something

If there’s a spot in your house that you’ve been avoiding like the plague, now is the time to suck it up and get it done! Whether it’s that mucky spot beside your fridge or the area on the floor around your toilet, chances are you can tackle this and get it over and done with in under fifteen minutes. You’ve probably spent more time thinking about how to avoid the problem than the time it takes to clean!

Clean Out Your Wallet

If your wallet is stuffed full of receipts, when you have some spare time you can easily tackle this small project and make your life a lot easier. Throw out any receipts that you don’t need anymore, get rid of any stamp cards or loyalty cards that you never use, and sort your wallet into sections so you know where everything is.

Make A To-Do List

Sometimes it’s just as important to plan your day when you have a few minutes rather than rushing into things. Making a to-do list helps you keep track of all your tasks and helps make sure that you don’t forget smaller items. When you have a to-do list, you can identify the larger projects that you need to tackle and the smaller items that might be easier to knock off your list. That way, you can start with the smaller items and graduate to the larger items as you knock things off your list!

Make A Bucket List

If you haven’t already started your bucket list, there’s no time like the present. What are some things that you’ve always wanted to do but have never done? Make your list and prioritize things that you MUST do first, and do the other things later. It’s never too early to start doing the things you always wanted to do!


Spend some of your free time catching up on that book you started and never finished. Spend fifteen minutes reading the next chapter of your latest book, a short story, or an article from your favorite magazine or website. Download an e-book for your phone or tablet to have something to read no matter where you are or when you have a spare fifteen minutes.


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