Thinking about getting organized at home can give most of us an instant headache. Try not to get overwhelmed with the big picture, and just start small. There are many quick organization jobs you can do in just minutes a day. Try one or all of these ideas and see what a difference five minutes can make.
5 Tips to Help You Organize Your House Quicker
Start With The Junk Drawer
Dump out the contents on a table or the floor while you are watching your favorite TV show. During Commercials start sorting through the items. Make four piles: Keep, throw away, give away, and move somewhere else. Make sure to toss the throw away items right away, then go back to the rest. This is my favorite item to use to organize my junk drawer.
To stay focused, set a kitchen timer or timer on your phone to five minutes when you want to tackle your organization. Start with small chunks of a project. Thinking about organizing your whole kitchen might make you panic, but you can break a bigger project into small pieces. The kitchen could be broken up into under the sink, pantry, cupboards, drawers, and countertops.
Organize And Clean Out Your Purse
It is easier to go through your purse if you use smaller bags to fit cosmetics, etc. You can even use zipper bags if you have those on hand. Dump everything out, throw away the trash, and restock as needed. If you have kids you know that you are carrying around many little treasures that are weighting your purse down.
Tackle The Medicine Cabinet
Guaranteed many of us are holding onto expired medications. Nothing stinks more when you are sick, reaching into your medicine cabinet to pull out your expired cold & cough medicine and realizing you can’t use it. Most drug stores have days where you can drop off expired medication, so you don’t have to worry about disposing of it safely.
Be Careful With Cosmetics
Most makeup should be tossed after a year, and three years for fragrances. Sunscreen will usually last two years, so discard after that time. It is not worth hanging on to when the effectiveness is no longer there or the potential to get an infection from bacteria infested make up. You can check this cosmetic calculator.
Going Through The Closet
……can seem like a daunting task, but tackle this job in sections. Try to separate work clothes from casual or formal clothing. The items you use most should be within easy reach. Use garment bags for items you may only wear once or twice a year.
Storing out of season clothes can be done with compressed bags, totes with lids, or even better you can use suitcases if you don’t have any trips planned.
Get Your Jewelry In Order Quickly.
Ice cube trays make great storage for jewelry. Each spot can contain an item, and the trays stack neatly in a drawer. Plus you can always search out pinterest for many great ideas on organizing your jewelry.
You don’t have to spend hours to get things organized. Pick one of these simple tasks to do daily. Start small, the little changes do add up. Plus don’t forget to repeat these 5 minute tips regularly. It is a great feeling to have your whole house in order and to think you only did it in a few short minutes