There is this wonderful thing at the dollar store that every house should have one or more of, and that is a kitchen timer.
In our home I use one for the laundry, when I go downstairs to start a load I program a few minutes before the stop time. Then I go about daily life and when it dings I head downstairs to fold what's in the dryer and change the wash around. When my timer has died like it did this week, laundry is not nearly done as efficient.
With the children it is helpful for timing reading, homework, music practice time, even showers for the teens.
I use one for my computer time, if I am taking a computer break, set the timer and when it dings it is time to get back to work.
When it it canning season the timers are great, just set for the time your cans need to process and no more wondering what time did I put those cans in.
What do you use Kitchen Timers for ?
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