Welcome to Day 21 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Get into the habit of a Night time Clean Up before you head off to bed. Set the timer for 15 minutes and get the house back in order before you hit the hay. Involve the whole family and the task is even quicker and easier.

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Here are a few tips to get your house in order as quick as possible:

Make it a contest – Give everyone in the house a basket or bin and have them collect all their things and distribute them where they belong as fast as possible.

Play your favorite music – Everything’s more fun with your favorite tunes playing in the background. Turn it up and sing and dance as you straighten up.

Assign tasks – Assign everyone in the family small tasks such as: straightening up the couch and fluffing the pillows, putting all the movies and games away, turning off the computer and straightening the desk, and so on.

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Every family member should be in charge of cleaning up their own things as they head off to bed. Waking up to a clean and clutter free living area in the morning starts your day off on the right foot, plus it makes it much easier to find what you need in the morning. Take those few minutes to make sure backpacks are packed, clothes are ready for the next day, and lunches and breakfast are ready. I love waking up to a clutter free house and I think you will too.

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Welcome to Day 20 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Today is another really easy organizing challenge. Set the timer for 15 minutes and get ready to shred the papers you no longer need. Sometimes it’s hard to decide when to shred papers so I am sharing a simple plan I follow. If there is a question about any paperwork you possess I would error on the side of not shredding.

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I use a cross cut shredder for security reasons. My files are always fuller than they should be. By shredding the papers that are no longer needed it leaves space for the paperwork I need to keep. Don’t add another file drawer, just shred what you don’t need. Another thing you can do is go paperless on as many things as you can: utilities, credit cards, bank statements, direct deposits, etc. I try to limit the amount of paperwork coming into my house.

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This is probably weird but I find it satisfying shredding papers I no longer need (and I just like cleaning out my files). You will be surprised how much you can shred in 15 minutes. You can follow the chart below but like I said, if you have a question about shredding something I would probably hang onto it until you feel comfortable shredding it.

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31 Days or 15 Minute Organizing – Day 19: Purse Organizing

October 19, 2014

Welcome to Day 19 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Today is all about Purse Organizing. It’s time to clean out the deep dark crevices in the bottom of your purse and get it organized once and for all. When your purse is organized you can find what you need in seconds. Raise your […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 18: Weekly Menu Printable

October 18, 2014

Welcome to Day 18 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing I made a Weekly Menu Printable for you to use as you plan your dinners for the week. No need to grab the garbage can or donation bin, today’s task is really simple. Use your free printable to plan this week’s menus. Print it […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 17: Organizing Books and Magazines

October 17, 2014

Welcome to Day 17 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Today we’re going to be organizing books and magazines. Set your timer for 15 minutes and grab a box or bag for donations. It’s time to cut through the piles of clutter and only keep what you really enjoy. I love reading and looking […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 16: Craft Space

October 16, 2014

Welcome to Day 16 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Okay, I realize there is no way you are going to get your whole craft space organized in 15 minutes. I’m talking about one little space, like: buttons, fabric, paint, scrapbook supplies, craft papers, yarn, wood, a drawer, etc. By getting at least one […]

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Costume Shopping deserves TruMoo Orange Scream

October 15, 2014

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo. I have been compensated for this post but all words and opinions are 100% mine. Costume shopping at my house can get a little crazy. My kids definitely have their own idea of what they want to be, which makes the shopping experience […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 15: Mail and Other Papers

October 15, 2014

Welcome to Day 15 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Grab your timer and set it for 15 minutes and let’s get through the mail, flyers, and papers from school and church as fast as you can. You might want to also grab the garbage can, I think you’ll need it. Set up a […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 14: Email

October 14, 2014

Welcome to Day 14 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Managing my email is something I am constantly working on. I get hundreds and hundreds of emails a days. Even with dealing with them on a daily basis I still have a hard time staying on top of all of them. With that being […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 13: Calendar

October 13, 2014

Welcome to Day 13 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing I depend on my calendar and day planner to help me keep my family organized. I prefer paper but you can take care of things electronically if that’s what you prefer. Pick a day (Sunday works best for me) and spend 15 minutes planning […]

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