Getting organized can seem like an overwhelming task. Try breaking it up! Get Organized in just 15 minutes a day with these tips!
The thought of becoming more organized can be an exhausting one! You might think you need to dedicate hours, if not entire weekends to tackling the job. But the truth is, you can get organized in mere minutes. If you can commit to 15 minutes per day, you can find yourself more organized and living in clutter free space sooner than you realize. Look below at how to get organized in just 15 minutes a day and see how valuable these 15 minutes can be!
How to Get Organized in Just 15 Minutes a Day
1. Tackle one junk drawer at a time.
Do you have junk drawers full of pencils, pens, batteries, and other odds and ends? Don’t try taking them all on at once. Grab a trash bag, and instead spend 15 minutes on one drawer each day. You will be amazed at how much you can tackle in 15 minutes and in no time, will have all the drawers done.
2. Keep a donation box on hand.
Keep a ready to go donation box in the hallway closet, so when you do a quick 15 pick up each day you can place any donation items in the box. Whether you are spending 15 minutes on a junk drawer or sock drawer, take all donation items to the box. If you have a day where you don’t have a task to do, spend your 15 minutes simply going around the house and donating anything you haven’t used in 3 months.
3. Use your 15 minute time slot to drop off donations.
Even if you don’t have the energy to tackle another drawer or closet, use your daily 15 minute time slot to drop off your donations. All you have to do is throw it in the car and go. If your box isn’t full yet, use your 15 minutes to look up donation centers for larger items or specialty items that typical thrift stores may not take. You can even multi-task, and drop your donations off on the way to the store, or school pick-up.
4. Tackle one type of clothing at a time.
Don’t attempt to do the entire closet or dresser at once. Instead, choose one type of clothing at a time. You can spend 15 minutes a day on socks, then try for shirts or pants the next day. By breaking items into categories such as underwear, sweaters, ties, tshirts, and coats, you can easily knock out one category at a time.
5. Create labels.
When you need a break from sorting and decluttering, use your 15 minutes to create labels. Use them to label toys, movies, music, medicine, craft supplies, beauty items, cleaning products, and more. The small step of creating labels helps items STAY organized because everything is clearly labeled.
6. Go through the mail each day.
It only takes seconds to go through the mail, toss what you don’t need, keep what you do, and file away important bills. Take a minute each day to do this so your paper pile doesn’t build up. Keeping a trash can by the mail counter can help! Before you start your daily 15 minute task, take 1 minute to file, sort, and recycle mail.
7. Sip a Cup of Coffee
Yep, you heard me right. Sit down take a deep breath, enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea), and print on of these A Latte To Do Printable sheets. Take the time while you are drinking your coffee to physically write down your to-do list. The amount you will be able to accomplish will shock you, just by writing it down.
When it comes to organizing, the idea is to start small. As you can see, by doing just one 15 minute task each day you can work your way up to a more organized space! Chances are you spend at least 15 minutes on social media each day, so instead invest that time into your space and see what a difference it can make.
I am Amanda. Mom to 3 wonderful kids & lots of furbabies. Plus wife to my hubby, David, for 20 years (gosh that makes me sound old). In our house we love to get outside, have family fun, and enjoy all Florida has to offer (Hey, Universal!) We do all of that with a few shortcuts.