15 Minute Tasks for the Week
Well, it's time for the first week of organizing and cleaning your home in 15 minutes a day! Set your timer for 15 minutes each day, and do your best to finish the job before the timer goes off!
Purge any unnecessary articles from your coat closet and/or entryway. Place them in a bag to donate or put them in storage for a future yard sale (only if you’re completely sure you will have a yard sale!) Throw away any trash. Think ahead to how you want to organize this room. Gather your supplies and place them in the room to be used on Tuesday. If you need to purchase any items, add them to your shopping list.
Ideas for organizing the coat closet and entryway
– Use baskets for holding miscellaneous articles.
– Over-the-door shoe holders also work great for gloves and scarves.
– Use baskets, cubbies, or a shoe tilt-out to contain shoes.
– Umbrellas can be stored in an umbrella holder or hung on hooks.
– Hooks are also good for purses and backpacks.
– Coats can be hung in a coat closet or on a coat rack.
Organize the coat closet and entryway. (If you still have supplies that you need to purchase, move on to another day and come back to this job after you have obtained the needed supplies.) Designate places for shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, purses, coats, umbrellas, and backpacks.
Deep clean the porch. Sweep the porch and stairs, vacuum or beat the rug, knock down cobwebs, dust the porch light and any decorations.
Purge any items that you don’t love or use often. Place them in a bag to donate or put them in storage for a future yard sale. Throw away any trash. Think ahead to how you want to organize this room. Gather your supplies and place them in the room to be used on Friday. If you need to purchase any items, add them to your shopping list.
Ideas for organizing the living room:
– Use baskets to store like items together
– An ottoman or trunk is great for out-of-sight storage
– A pretty magazine rack keeps magazines and books from getting strewn about the room
Organize the living room. (If you still have supplies that you need to purchase, either work on Saturday's job or finish another job from earlier in the week that you didn't quite complete in 15 minutes. Come back to this job after you have obtained the needed supplies.) Place like items together into bins or baskets. Store little used items out of sight in a trunk or cabinet. Place books and magazines into a magazine rack.
Vacuum or sweep underneath the living room furniture. Move furniture away from the wall if possible; otherwise reach under the best you can.
I'll be back next Monday with pictures of my progress! If you're joining in, feel free to take your own photos and post them on our Facebook page!