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 or two easily available.

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Place a box or two in places where you have space and that are convenient to you. The master closet, hall closet, or coat closet are all great places. Depending on how fast your boxes fill up take them to be donated every week or two.

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Your task for today is to walk around your home and find 15 things to place in the donation box. It could be toys, clothes, dishware, shoes, home decor, or any combination of the above. Make a decision to get rid of things you no longer need or want. Once it’s to that point it’s just clutter and taking up valuable space.

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Make regular trips to the donation center so things are being eliminated from your house regularly. Some centers even come to your home for donation pick-ups. You can call your local charity to find out hours and if they pick-up donations. We have a small center by our Community Center so it’s really convenient for me to drop things off while I’m running errands. I know it can be hard to let things go but I always think about how much someone else will enjoy my things as much as I once did.

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Okay, now go find 15 things to donate.

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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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I saw this on the internet a few weeks ago and it’s pretty true in my case. This wasn’t exactly how it was worded but it was something like, “Organized people are just lazy and don’t like to hunt for things.” This is so true in my case. Being organized helps me save time and I like not having to hunt for things.

I like using a caddy to hold all my cleaning supplies. It’s easy to take room from room and I can get the jobs done faster having everything I need with me.

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I keep extra cleaning supplies in each bathroom cabinet for everyday cleaning. It makes it easy for quick clean-ups. This is not an ad for Lysol, but apparently I buy a lot of their products. Notice I don’t have any cleaners with bleach in them? My kids clean some of their spaces and I’ve learned my lesson about having products with bleach.

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I keep a tote in the utility closet full of extra cleaning supplies to replenish the caddy when I’m running low. It also makes it easy for me to see what I need to buy the next time I go shopping.

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There’s also hooks in the closet that hold dusting equipment close at hand. The vacuum, broom, mop, and dust pan are also kept in this closet.

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That was easy! Wasn’t it?!

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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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Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

October 21, 2014

This Thanksgiving Blessing Mix is the perfect hostess or neighbor gift to show how much you appreciate your friends and the season. The free printable and dish towel make the presentation even more special. This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 21: Night Time Clean Up

October 21, 2014

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 […]

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 20: When to Shred

October 20, 2014

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 […]

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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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