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 hand if you like spending time looking for things. I didn’t think so!

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Purse Organizing

I made purse pouches to divide items inside my purse and make it easy to find what I need. The little burlap pouches are only $1 each then I added the details with vinyl. By having a place for everything it makes it nearly impossible for my purse to become a dumping ground for random things.

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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.

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Print it off and get busy writing down dinners for next week. Or print off 2 and plan the next 2 weeks menus. I plan meals for 2 weeks at a time then make a grocery list based on the meal plan. My family likes to see what dinners are planned and you don’t have to hear “what’s for dinner?” every night. There was also a time when each of my kids had a night when they prepared dinner. This was an easy way for them to learn how to plan and carry out meals for the family. 

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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.

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Organizing Books and Magazines

I love reading and looking at pretty pictures in magazines but I’ve realized I can’t keep everything. Magazines were a bit of an addiction for me, so the first thing I did was cancel subscriptions to all my magazines except for my favorite. I have another rule I follow: if the new publication comes and I haven’t read the old one I’m probably not going to, so it goes in the recycling bin whether it’s been read or not. If you have articles or tutorials in the magazines you’d like to keep I would suggest getting a binder and adding page protectors. You can add or take away from the binder easily as your interests change. I also keep a few magazines on hand for school projects.

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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, or a shelf. By getting at least one space organized it will motivate you to continue to get the rest of your craft supplies in order. If it’s not today don’t worry about it, just love the space you have organized and let it motivate you. Remember as you are going through your things to toss or donate items you haven’t used in a year or two. Those things are just taking up space and not leaving room for things you really use.

Organizing your Craft Space

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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 and the shredder, I think you’ll need them.

Organizing Mail & Other Papers

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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 said I have a few tips. Set you timer for 15 minutes and let’s see how much we can get done today.

Organizing your Email

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Welcome to Day 13 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

I depend on my calendar and day planner to help me keep myself and my family organized. I prefer paper but you can take care of things electronically if that’s what you prefer. I keep reoccurring events on my phone and also have several things in the notes area of my phone. Basically I prefer my day planner at home and my phone for when I’m out of the house.

Organizing Your Calendar

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Welcome to Day 12 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Let’s get the space under the kitchen sink cleaned out and organized today. This area is just a big open cavern waiting to have things tossed into it, so you need to divide the space and add shelving where needed. Don’t worry about doing that today though if you don’t have any shelving. Also, remember that you don’t have to spend a lot on organizing supplies. This shelf is actually for a school locker and costs under $5. Let’s set the timer for 15 minutes and get it done.

Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink

15 Minute Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink

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Welcome to Day 11 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Today we’re going to work on organizing our spices. Why do you have 3 bottles of one thing? Probably because you couldn’t find the first bottle so you bought a new one. One day I hope to have pretty jars with pretty labels but getting organized quickly is the goal, so that will have to wait for another day. Set the timer, grab some stickers or vinyl, a sharpie, and get to work.

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Welcome to Day 10 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

First I want to start by saying that I hope this series is helping you get in the habit of spending 15 minutes a day to get organized. I have had a few comments about the spaces not being magazine worthy. That’s not really the point of this exercise or of being organized in general. The point is to get rid of the clutter and be able to find what you need quickly. I hope this challenge is helping you.

So set your timer and let’s work on that desk drawer today. This process is similar to organizing the junk drawer. Click on the link to be taken to the post if you missed it.

Organizing the Desk Drawer

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