Welcome to Day 30 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Mornings can be hectic and since they set the tone for the whole day we need them to go as smoothly as possible. That’s why I start my Morning Prep the night before. Here are some ideas I use for a relaxed morning.

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Lay clothes out the night before: It doesn’t really matter if you hang the clothes up for a week or a day, just have them planned out the day or night before so you’re not figuring out outfits in the morning. Let your kids pick their clothes the night before so there is no debate in the morning. Here is a post and another post with more ideas about planning clothes you can check out.

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Prepare lunches the night or week before: Prepare lunches for the week or the night before so you’re not worrying about it in the morning. There are a few more ideas here and here.

Bath or shower in the evening: Sometimes this is hard for my family because it seems like we are busy, busy, busy until bedtime and it’s easier to say wait until morning. But when we do I always feel stressed so having the kids bathe the night before is what works for our stress free morning.

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Have backpacks, diaper bags, and work bags packed the night before: Make sure bags are packed and ready to go with homework for the kids and anything you’ll need for your day. Check to see what your day will be like and plan ahead. Check diaper bags and make sure everything has been replenished the night before.

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Have breakfast planned and set out: You can check out my ideas for breakfast here. Plan ahead so you have everything you need.

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Get a good night’s sleep: This is the hardest one for me but when my family has had a good night’s sleep we are much happier in the morning.

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Welcome to Day 29 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

I’m so sorry this is late today, really really late but it should be fairly easy. So, get your timer ready and get those Eating and Cooking Utensils organized. The first step is to get rid of too many duplicate utensils to save on space and get rid of clutter. Do you really need 6 spatulas unless you’re a restaurant?

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If you keep a jar of cooking utensils by the stove go through that first. Only keep the utensils you use on a regular basis in there. How many utensils can you take out so it’s no longer overcrowded?

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Use a drawer divider or 2 to keep your eating utensils sorted and organized. Use a couple of plastic baskets to keep other utensils sorted. These small plastic baskets are usually 3 for $1 at most stores and they’re available in different sizes to fit your space.

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Again, I use as many of the baskets as I can in this space to keep things sorted and organized. If you haven’t used a tool or utensil in over a year it’s time to let it go. I like having extra space, it makes it so much easier to find what you need. I actually added another basket to this drawer, but I had to run to the store to get it. I chose all white so I can switch things around whenever I need too or when we move from this house. Using the same color of baskets makes it look even more organized.

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October 28, 2014

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 28: School Lunches for the Week

October 28, 2014

Welcome to Day 28 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing I’m excited about the 15 minute organizing challenge today. Make school lunches for the week and store them in the fridge until the day you need them. You will only have to think about lunches once and not worry about them for the rest […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 27: Outdoor Stuff

October 27, 2014

Welcome to Day 27 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Fall is the perfect time to get all the outdoor stuff de-cluttered and organized. You can do it quickly if you go through the kids stuff first. Have them help so it will go even quicker. Set the timer for 15 minutes and get […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 26: Keys

October 26, 2014

Welcome to Day 26 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing I have another quick little project for you today. Do you have a lot of keys? Do you misplace them or have a hard time finding the one you need? These ideas have helped me and I hope they will help you. Start by […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 25: Donation Box

October 25, 2014

Welcome to Day 25 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Do you have a donation box set up somewhere in your home? Today’s task is to have a box ready to place things in that you are going to be donating. It’s easier to be aware of making donations when you have a box […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 24: Cleaning Supplies

October 24, 2014

Welcome to Day 24 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Today’s organizing task is going to be quick and easy. Basically you’re just making sure your Cleaning Supplies are where you use them. Just like everything else, having your supplies close at hand will be an extra benefit when it comes to saving time. […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 23: Organize the Car

October 23, 2014

Welcome to Day 23 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Today we’re going to spend 15 minutes and organize the car. I realize you probably won’t get through the whole car so we’re going to focus on the front area. Grab a garbage bag and get ready to toss out things you probably haven’t […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 22: Clear a Horizontal Space

October 22, 2014

Welcome to Day 22 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing Does the room you’re in feel relaxing or cluttered? One of the easiest ways to organize and declutter a room is to clear a horizontal space. It will make a huge difference and only take a few minutes. So set your timer for 15 […]

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