Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My 7 Decluttering Tasks For The Week

Yesterday, I told you how I was spending 15 minutes each day, setting my timer and tackling a small task (or two, or three) until the timer goes off, and then I stop.   (I'm also giving away 3 copies of a fabulous e-book on getting (and staying!) organized!  Enter to win here.)

I told you that on Sunday's while I was coming up with a menu plan, I was also going to be looking around the house and finding the 7 areas that were annoying me the most, and those were going to go on my list for the week.

Here are the items I listed out for this week:

Monday:  Top Of Hutch/Top Of Fridge  (I actually had 5 minutes left and I also tackled the top of the microwave and my cookbook/random kitchen thingy cabinet up above my stove-it wasn't even on the list!)

Tuesday:  Tea/Candy/Coffee Cabinet, and Utensil drawer.  (I've done this already this morning, and I still cannot figure out how mo many crumbs get into the back of a drawer that mostly remains closed!  Also...way too many medicine dispenser thingamajigs! Toss, toss, toss!)

Maybe I can remember that I have tea now!  And ALL the candy is consolidated into those bags instead of loose all over the bottom shelf.

Wednesday:  Cups/glasses.   I also had top of microwave on this day, so I'm sure I'll need one more thing.   Perhaps the cabinet with the pots.  

Thursday:  Under the kitchen sink  (cleaners, bags, wraps..all that stuff jumbled together again, and I think I'm out of some things, so I'm going in!)

Friday:  Hall Bathroom

Saturday:  Hall Bathroom.   I think it will take two days.

Sunday:  Master bathroom (which happens to be much smaller than the hall bathroom)

So that right there is my plan for the first week of this 15 minutes of organizing habit I'm trying to form.  On Sunday I will update on how this week went, and share next week's list.

Do you have any plans to get organized this year?   Care to join me in this?  Tell me your list in a comment!


Amber S. January 16, 2013 at 9:31 AM  

Well, you are surely more zealous than I am when it comes to organizing!! LOL I am going to try to just spend a few minutes everyday after work putting things where they go instead of on the dining room table or on top of the washer/dryer where we enter the house!!! This should REALLY help me stay organized! Instead of dumping it all over the house and having a huge mess at the end of the week, I'll put things away as we go...HOPEFULLY!!!

Amanda M. January 16, 2013 at 9:56 AM  

I'm trying to tell myself its going to happen! The dining room table is a big dumping ground around here, too, so I'm also working on that slowly! Good luck to you!

Tulip TrueAim January 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM  

I'm organizing my pantry and it is appalling. Thanks for the tips!

Amanda M. January 20, 2013 at 9:58 AM  

My pantry is getting pretty empty! But my kitchen is looking pretty good! Good luck ladies!

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