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 seen for years.

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There’s not much extra room in a car so only keep things in there that you actually use. I use a desk organizer up front to hold things I need easy access too. There’s also a clipboard and a pad of paper I keep in the organizer. We travel a lot so this is the perfect place for all the cords we need for our electronics and other things.

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Clean out the glove box regularly. Get rid of any old warranties, old receipts, and old insurance cards. When you receive the new insurance card, toss the old one. The same with new receipts and/or warranties for services or car parts. I also keep extra batteries, pain medication and wet wipes in the glove box.

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There’s a drawer under the passenger seat where I’m able to keep a few more things. We keep head phones in the car for our travels so the kids can watch movies and hubby and I can listen to books on tape. There’s also the book that holds all the car info and a tire gauge. We also have over head storage that holds our sunglasses, TV remote, DVDs and CDs.

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Remember to only keep in the car what you actually need there. If you have some extra time you can check out my post on organizing the back or trunk of the car.

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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 minutes and get to work clearing as many horizontal spaces as you can.

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It’s easy to place things on top of a table, on the counter, or on any other flat surface but it can also look cluttered unless you have a way to contain those things. If you find yourself placing things in the same place turn it into a drop zone but contain it in a basket, bowl or pretty box.

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I like to use trays in my home to decorate and contain clutter. Use bowls, plates, baskets, boxes to hold and hide things in horizontal spaces . But make sure you limit containers or that can also look cluttered. Placing things inside a cabinet or drawer by the drop zone is also a good alternative. It’s out of sight but easily accessible. Use a vertical file to hold mail and other incoming paper inside a cabinet door.

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A basket looks much better on the bathroom counter than the razor, attachments, and cord. It’s all easily accessible for hubby but hidden so it doesn’t look cluttered. Think about the horizontal spaces in your home and how you can contain and clear items. Start by tossing, recycling, or filing anything paper related.

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Clear horizontal spaces in your main living area too. Use furniture pieces that can also double as storage. I also have a vintage box with a lid that holds TV remotes close at hand but out of sight.

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Just clear one space today if that’s all you have time for. It will make a huge difference.

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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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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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