22 Ways to Get More Organized in 10 Minutes or Less

22 Ways to Get More Organized in 10 Minutes or Less

I hate wasting time!

So I’m always on the lookout for quick organizing projects to tackle when I have a few extra minutes here and there. I’ve even started timing some of my daily tasks, and found that I could accomplish many of them in 10 minutes or less.

After thinking about these 10-minute tasks, I realized that by completing one every day for a year, I would tally up over 60 hours of organizing! Pretty impressive!

So what can YOU accomplish in just 10 minutes a day?

Lots of stuff!

Here are 22 ideas to get you started!

1. File or delete 10 emails in your inbox

2. Clear old voice-mails and text messages from your phone

3. Declutter one drawer in your kitchen or bathroom

4. Straighten one shelf in your closet or one drawer in your dresser

5. Fold a load of laundry

6. Mark upcoming birthdays, meetings, and appointments in your calendar

7. Clean out the dishwasher and refill it with dirty dishes

8. Flip through recent magazines and rip out any articles you want to read; then recycle the rest

9. Throw out any expired food in your refrigerator

10. Plan your meals for the next 2 or 3 days

11. Disinfect and wipe down the counters in your kitchen or bathroom

12. Sift through {and recycle} one pile of junk mail

13. Shred or file one stack of paperwork

14. Make a to-do list for today {or for tomorrow}

15. Pack lunches for tomorrow

16. Pick out your clothes for tomorrow {and help your kids do the same}

17. Take out the trash

18. Sweep, vacuum, and/or dust one room in your house

19. Make sure your cell phone, computer, camera, MP3 player, and other electronics are fully charged

20. Clean out the front and/or back seat of your car

21. Clean out your wallet, purse, or hand bag

22. Look over your daily schedule to make sure you aren’t forgetting to do something

Remember — you’re aiming for progress, not perfection, so doing something is always better than nothing at all!

Do you have 10 minutes?

Pick one of these tasks and you’ll be one step closer to a simple, more organized life!

What do you do in your spare minutes?

 

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