For this year's Get Organized Month, I created this 31 Days of 15-minute organizing list and tips. This list is ideal for the busy person who doesn't have loads of time to organize their home, but their goal is to get organized in their home and simplify this year.
By going through this list each day, you will be well on your way to getting organized. Also, check out the links from other posts I wrote on a particular topic.
DAY 1: Gather unused organizing items and place in one location to use as a reference.
DAY 2: DS/Wii/Xbox/PlayStation games - donate any unwanted /unused games. Get a bin to sort them.
DAY 3: Pencils and pens drawer in the kid's room - sort them into bins for them to access quickly.
DAY 4: Vanity makeup drawer - purge old makeup and use the make labels on newer makeup as a reminder. Check out this post for free tags.
DAY 5: First aid kit bin -put all supplies together in one container.
DAY 6: DVDs / CDs sorted - purge any you don't want. If you have a little more time, you can try this.
DAY 7: Supplies for home office - go through and organize things like paperclips, staples, post-its, printer cartridges, etc…
DAY 8: Utensil drawer - sort your drawer by type in an organized bin.
DAY 9: Cable bin - group cables together and store in a closed container.
DAY 10: Under the bathroom sink - here is a post that shows what should be under the sink.
DAY 11: School supplies - sort out your pencils, pens, colored pencils, etc…
DAY 12: Car divider conceal - clean out any trash you don't use.
DAY 13: Junk drawer - throw away trash and group items get bins to organize things. Check out what should be in a junk drawer post.
DAY 14: Hang picture frames to remove clutter from the floor.
DAY 15: Bathroom vanity drawer - here is a post I wrote with tips.
DAY 16: Reference Books organizing - remove phone books and other dated books that are not used.
DAY 17: Nonfiction/Fiction book organizing - pull books that are ones you haven't looked at in over two years.
DAY 18: Paper supplies and recycling any looks paper that you are not using.
DAY 19: Kids books organizing - have the kids sit with you and go through their books to donate to children in need.
DAY 20: Garage donating items - get rid of items in your garage that you are donating.
DAY 21: Organize a bin that has random items in it.
DAY 22: Photos Organizing - get rid of blurry and unwanted photos.
DAY 23: Scrapbook/Craft area - Clear out the unwanted scraps, dried out and broken items.
DAY 24: Manufacturer manuals organizing - gather your manuals and use an accordion folder A-Z and file them in by manufacturer name.
DAY 25: Work space - go through your desk drawers.
DAY 26: Receipt box organizer - use an accordion folder to sort the receipts you want to keep.
DAY 27: Bill Organizer - Make a list of bills and due dates while doing bills.
DAY 28: Investment organizer - make a list of investment names, contacts, and amounts in each account.
DAY 29: Bedroom nightstand - divide little items into bins so you can reach them in the dark.
DAY 30: Linen closet organizing - a group like items, here are tips from a post I wrote.
DAY 31: Pantry organizing - a group like items, add bins for smaller items. This are tips to help you keep in your pantry. Here is what I did converting my closet into a pantry.
Here is an image you print and use to get you started.
Good luck in this process. Leave a message on how it goes.
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