We’re going to be celebrating Father’s Day in a few weeks so I decided I better get started planning now. I love taking a day to celebrate and honor our Fathers, Husbands, Sons, and all the important men in our lives, but it always seems to sneak up on me. This year I’m prepared and you can be prepared too. I made these Father’s Day Printables that can be used for so many things. Think: banner, cupcake picks, candy labels, gift tags, straw labels, cards, and so on, or enlarge one and frame it for dad’s desk.

Father's Day Printables - you can make bannesr and tags and so much more

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It’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day gifts. My kids have always loved making and giving gifts to their dad that he can put on his desk at work or on his desk at home. Since he loves golf the kids usually want to get him something golf related. I saw this faux grass at the craft store last week and had the perfect project in mind for Father’s Day. Why not make a Faux Grass Pen Holder? I’m pretty sure he is going to love it! Do you have a golf lover too?

Faux Grass Pen Holder

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Picnic Utensil Carrier

The weather is warming up which means it’s picnic season at my house. Whether it’s a barbecue in the backyard, a picnic at the park, or eating around a campfire, food just seems to taste better when it’s eaten outside. I like picnics to be a little special so I made this picnic utensil carrier to be included in the picnic basket.

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Welcome to Day 31 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Hi Friends! Can you believe this is the last day of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing? How did you do? I hope you’ve been able to follow along and I hope you have been motivated to continue to take just a few minutes a day to get your spaces organized. If you’re behind, don’t worry. You can catch up at anytime. There’s a link to all the posts in this series at the bottom of this post.

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Today’s challenge is super easy. All you need to do is print out this Daily Cleaning Schedule and put it in a place to motivate you. Keeping up on the daily chores is a huge step in keeping your home in order. It will take a little more than 15 minutes all together, but you don’t need to do them all at one time. Schedule your day so it makes it easier for you to accomplish your tasks. We’re all different so do what works for you. Don’t feel like you have to do everything yourself. I like to have all members of the household contribute in some way each day.

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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 more relaxed morning.

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15 minute organizing morning prep - Organize and Decorate Everything

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Welcome to Day 29 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Get your timer ready and let’s 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. I have come to realize in my old age that we really don’t need as much as we think we do. 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?

15 Minute Organizing Eating & Cooking Utensils - Organize and Decorate Everything

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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. Since it’s Wednesday you can start this week for only a couple days or save these ideas for next week. You will only have to think about lunches once and not worry about them for the rest of the week. Yay for non-rushed mornings!

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My kids love homemade lunchables and they’re so easy to make for the week and store in plastic containers. I make the nacho and crackers & cheese lunchables then add the fruits, veggies, and a little treat. They usually drink water for lunch or sometimes milk from the cafeteria. I added carrots, grapes and a couple cookies to this week’s lunchable. You can even make these lunches if you homeschool. It’s one less thing you have to worry about during the week.

15 Minute Organizing School Lunches - Organize and Decorate Everything

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Welcome to Day 27 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing

Spring is the perfect time to get all the outdoor stuff de-cluttered, cleaned 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 to work.

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By keeping Summer things in a basket they can easily be moved to the garage until next Summer. Which makes it very convenient to get them out in the Spring. Remember the best way to store things is to store for easy retrieval. Quickly try on flip flops in the Fall before you store them away and toss the ones that no longer fit. Get rid of useless stuff and expired lotions and sprays before packing them away in the Fall. Everything will be ready when you bring it back out in the Spring.

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31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing – Day 26: Keys

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.

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Start by having an exact place to hold your keys. This will probably be different for everyone, but it just needs to work for you. We have these keys hanging by the entry into the garage: mailbox key, bike lock, gate lock and electronic garage door opening. I have duplicates of some of these keys on my key ring but these also need to be available to everyone in the family so they are kept in a place that is convenient for everyone. You can even go a bit further and attach a little label to each key. I don’t feel the need to do that since we all know which key is which, but it’s a good idea if you don’t.

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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 or bag 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. It can be a cardboard box or you can place a garbage bag in a plastic box for convenience and easy removal. Depending on how fast your boxes fill up take them to be donated every week or two.

15 Minute Organizing Donation Box - Organize and Decorate Everything

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