De-clutter Your Home In 15 MinutesBack
While you may not be able to clear all the clutter in your home in 15 minutes, by taking a little time to focus on specific tasks, you can get organized little by little. These ideas will show you how to conquer the common clutter culprits room by room.
Target the pantry staple that's tripping you up. Maybe it's baking supplies or snacks. Use bins and baskets to organize similar items. Label your containers so you know what goes where when you're unloading your next round of groceries. Label the lids on your spice jars and store them in a drawer or basket. Use a desk tray intended for office supplies to stand everything upright.
Organize small entertaining extras, like tea lights and napkin rings, in a storage caddy designed for tea cups.
Lost and Found
Set up a "lost and found" system in your living room or family room. Assign each family member their own basket. Toss their items into their basket as you clean, and set up your own rules as to what needs to be done with the basket. Do family members need to empty it when it's full? Or do you have a once-a-week basket clean out session?
Games and Puzzles
Stacked board games and puzzles are an invitation for crashing piles. Fix the potential storage disaster with a rubber-coated wire pan rack. The slots will keep boxes upright and easy to grab.
First Aid Supplies
Corral bandages, ointments, and first aid supplies in a utensil tray. Clip on file tabs to identify what goes where.
Deal the Duplicates
You may be surprised by just how many bottles of shampoo you have lurking under your sink. Store your excess products elsewhere and check your inventory before you go shopping.
Streamline your shoe storage and stow away off-season shoes. Pack shoes one layer deep in a labeled underbed bin. For easiest access, choose a clear container with wheels and a split lid.
Organize the hanging clothes in your closet by item and add hanger tags so you keep like garments together.
Can't ever find the exact pair of earrings you want? Implement a system that allows you to see everything you have. Organize small earrings in a divided tray and hang necklaces from a decorative corkboard. Hang bigger earrings on a piece of metal screening placed inside a frame.
Make it a habit to spend 10 to 15 minutes before the start of each week planning out kid's outfits.
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