Organized in 30 Minutes or Less12:00 AM
Have a few minutes to spare here and there, but don't know where to start? In 30 minutes or less, you can have these different places around your home organized and ready to go!
In 5 minutes you can...
Clear Out The Spice Rack
Keep your spices organized by spending just a couple minutes here and there making sure they are filled and in their right places.Check out this post for great spice storage ideas a label printables.
Set Up Automatic Bill Pay
This is a great idea to keep your bill payments in check. Simply keep track of when they are too be due and you'll never have to worry about forgetting to pay them again.
Set Up In-Home Mail Sorting
Get a lot of mail and need a better way to sort them? Try desk trays or file storage containers to keep everything in one place neat and categorized.
Organize the Hall Closet
Organizing your hallway closet or linen closet every so often keeps everything together and easy to find.
Coordinate Your Clothing Closet
By grouping your clothing, it allows you to grab what you need when you need it without searching. This includes pairing colors together, jeans and pants together or even winter with winter and spring with spring.
In 15 minutes you can...
Fix Up A Shelf
Have a shelf in your home that acts as a catchall? Organize it with bins or simply dust and clear it off, putting away items where they're really suppose to go.
Put the Laundry in Check
Keeping your clothing organized in different bins will help a lot, but what about the detergents and accessories like clothes pins and more?
Clean Out Your Email
I actually did this recently. It didn't take long and I am no longer getting a load of junk mail a day. Having different emails for different things works well also.
Straighten Up A Room With A Catchall
By adding a basket or too in a mud room or even in every room where different things can be collected throughout the week and put back later is a great way to prevent your whole home from becoming a mess.
Straighten Up the Medicine Cabinet
By regularly clearing out old or expired medicine and getting rid of the things you always cram in there is a good way to make sure you have everything you need and when to buy. You can see how I organize mine by checking out my medicine cabinet organization post.
Give the Pantry A Once-Over
Regularly check your pantry for expired food, you can keep track of what you may be running out of and you can also clean up the mess of your family's rummaging.
Clean Out the Junk Drawer
We all have one and they all get really full now and then so spending a few minutes clearing it out will, well, allow more room for more junk.
Shred the Mail
Shredding your mail is the best way to get rid of those personal documents you need to get rid of. This shouldn't take 15 minutes if it is done on a daily basis, but it's a good idea to go through any collected paperwork and get rid of what you no longer need here and there.
In 30 minutes you can...
Plan Your Meals and Write Your Lists
Spending a half hour creating a menu and writing your shopping list will not only save time, it will also save you money. Check out my Easy Way To Save Money On Groceries post for great tips. Also see how to organize your shopping with this Organized Food Shopping post!
Sort Your Photos
Creating different folders for different trips, years and occasions will make them easier to find in the long run. Spending a half hour every once in a while will help. I also suggest to organize them into folders as you take them instead of waiting for your memory or SD card to get full. Too much at one time will definitely kill your desire to finish.
Organize Your Jewelry
There are many ways to organize jewelry from wall hanging hooks for necklaces to racks for rings and bracelets. Pinterest is a great place to search for ideas.
Prepare Donate Items
You don't need to donate all the time, but while cleaning out a closet or drawer, garage or basement, keep in mind of the things you no longer need or use. Doing this will make it 10 times easier when it comes time for a yard sale or to donate.
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