Valley couple featured on TLC's 'Extreme Time Cheaters'

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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Valley couple has multitasked its way right to reality television. After the wife developed a debilitating illness, they started doing things like washing dishes in the shower and shaving in the pool.

The couple held a watch party at R.T. O'Sullivans in Mesa Wednesday night. But before their newfound notoriety, the lady in this couple had a successful social media blog that caught the eye of TLC producers. They liked the "out of the ordinary" way she dealt with her illness.

Ken Taylor and Barby Ingle of San Tan Valley are making every single minute of their lives count.

"As I'm working out in the pool I shave my legs," Ingle said during in the pilot episode of Extreme Time Cheaters

"We've chosen to use artificial turf and it's kinda like sweeping your carpet," Taylor said. 

The two are what you would call "extreme multitaskers."

"I'll take the dishes into the shower with me," Ingle said. 

We joined them at their watch party for the airing of the pilot episode of their new TLC show. It profiles how they, and others like them, cheat time.

"It's really helps me save time," Ingle said. "We actually have hooks in our shower that I can hook the pans."

The show has a hint of humor but the couple's methods were born out of serious intentions. Ingle was bed-bound for years.

"With the chronic pain disease you only get so much energy each day, so you have to pick and choose how you use your time," she said.

So, for example, while others might saunter their way through a party, Taylor and Ingle multitask their party guests to a T.

"She has a schedule, and these are things that we want to accomplish on the party, or for the party, and we move people through the party," Taylor said. 

"I normally have a bell, and I ring it, say, 'OK, time for next activity,'" Ingle said.

It's a lifestyle Taylor said has taken some adjusting to.

"Extremely efficient, extreme," he said. 

Even though he admits it's been hard to get used to, he said it's a chosen lifestyle that has its benefits. 

"I think a lot of people are kind of relaxed in a way of letting things happen and just flowing through. I think being more rigid, you can certainly get the things done that you wanted to get done," Taylor said. 

Wednesday's broadcast was a pilot. It has not been picked up yet for more episodes. They are hoping the pilot's ratings were good enough so that they can share more of their tips and tricks.

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