Quick Organizing Projects ~ 15 Minutes or less!

15 Quick Organizing Projects

Decluttering and organizing a whole room or a whole house can seem too hard or overwhelming, right? Can identify little 15 minute chunks of time? Here are 15 quick organizing projects to get you on your way.

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(These time chunks might be found while waiting for your kids to finish their homework, get ready for lacrosse practice, while you’re waiting for the pizza delivery guy – any 15 minutes is good for4 quick organizing projects!)

  • Go through as many books as you can. Pull out any you have owned for 6+ months but never read OR that you know you won’t reread
  • Whiz through your fridge door for expired or never used condiments
  • Still have baby spoons and sippy cups but your kids are in middle school? Clear ‘em out!
  • Grab a trash bag and clear out the wrappers, traveler cups, and Starbucks cup sleeves from your car!
  • Go through your desk and toss any nubby pencils and pens that have dried out
  • Take an honest look at your cosmetics – toss any colors and products you can’t remember when you last wore!
  • Donate 5 pieces of clothing that either don’t fit or that you don’t make feel good
  • Check the expiration dates on all of your over-the-counter meds! Don’t forget the first aid stuff like Neosporin!
  • Pull out 5-10 books your child has long outgrown
  • Toys that are obviously broken? Gather ‘em all up!
  • Pull out and recycle all those chargers for phones you no longer have!
  • That basket of catalogs? Toss all but the most current versions
  • Unsubscribe from as many unwanted newsletters and shopping sites as you can
  • Grab up all those hotel toiletries and drop them off at a women’s shelter
  • Corral those loose spice and flavoring packets in the pantry into a basket or bin

Even fitting just a few of these quick organizing projects into each day can add up to make a HUGE difference in creating a decluttered and organized home. Now, get organizing!

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  1. I think these are some great tips. They would all benefit me in some way. I just recently got rid of some books. Those that I knew I wouldn’t read again. I try to clear out some books every time I get new ones.

    • That’s one of my favorite tidbits – the one in, one out rule! If you’re heavily cluttered, you can make it one in, TWO out.

      Good for you!

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