30-minute organizing projects are a great way to begin organizing your home and life, because 30 minutes is a very manageable amount of time.Top Quick Organizing Projects
1. Declutter the nightstand.
Take everything out of, and off your night stand, dust it, then start sorting items into three piles: toss, keep, store in another area. Pay special attention to the items you need to move back to their proper storage space, if they're always hanging around the night table, maybe you should consider moving them to your night table permanently.What you'll need: Trash can, recycling bin.
Not a full-scale closet assault, but a way to declutter in 30 minutes or less. Learn how to let go of sentimental pieces, install a donate box, locate a clothes donation facility and ask the right questions about the clothes you're storing in the closet.
What you'll need: My Favorite Closet Organizing Products
Take 30 minutes now to organize your dresser and getting dressed tomorrow morning will take half the time. Here's why: You don't have to know exactly where every shirt, jean and sweater is located, but knowing where your shirts, jeans and sweaters are stored means you are "organized enough."What you'll need: Elbow grease, donation box.
Quickly organize your linen closet, including organizing towels, sheets, comforters and blankets. This is a great first step in organizing your bathroom.
Bottom Line: Organizing your linens and linen closet will make it easier for you, your family and house guests to find what they need quickly and will speed up the bed-making and laundry processes.
What you'll need: Shelf dividers.
6. Get your wallet organized.
Organizing my wallet is a regular habit for me with several benefits. In 2 minutes a day I can keep track of my cash, receipts and coupons.
- By organizing your wallet, you will always know how much cash you're carrying.
- Filing/shredding receipts regularly will make your wallet less bulky and easier to use.
- Keeping track of coupons and rewards cards and purging those you don't use regularly will control clutter.
That mess of cords is not going to organize itself! Clear the clutter behind your TV or computer by organizing the clutter of your TV, DVD, DVR, gaming console and computer cables.
Bottom Line: Clearing the clutter around your electronic equipment is an easy task that eliminates the eyesore poking out from behind your TV.
What you'll need: A label maker.
Utilize automatic payments to organize your monthly bills. This simple project will take 30-minutes, tops, and streamline your personal finance organization.
Bottom Line:Organizing your credit card bills will allow you to think about your money rather than worry about your money.
This is an excellent place to begin organizing your kitchen or office, and added bonus, you never know what you might find lurking in your junk drawer. Extra cash? Stamps? Scissors?
Bottom Line:A junk drawer is a great project. It's quick, easy and you never know what you might find!
What you'll need: Draw dividers or an adjustable drawer organizer.
The first step to organizing your kitchen appliances is to group them by use: frequently used, moderately used and rarely used.
- Organizing your appliances will save you time--no more rooting around for the right-sized food processor blade or french press coffee maker when you need them quickly.
- Organizing your appliances will allow you to purge those you are not using and no longer need to store, maximizing your cabinet space.
I really can't think of a better task to complete while lounging in front of the TV on a weeknight. Organizing your sock drawer is a great project to tackle while "just sitting around" because it takes very little brain power and even less physical energy.
- Matching your socks equals less time rooting around for a matching pair in the morning.
- Finally toss the old ratty socks you're not wearing (or shouldn't be wearing) any longer.
- Separate athletic socks from trouser socks.
- Get your tights in order.