15 Minute Quick Organizing Fixes

One of the best ways to keep yourself motivated for any project – especially an organizing project – is to set a time limit. If you set out to organize your whole house chances are you’ll become overwhelmed before you even start (look at last week for more tips on this). However, if you set out to complete a 15 minute project then the chances of completing the project is much much higher.

Here is a list of 15 minute organizing projects that can make a big dent in your to do list:

  • empty your dishwasher
  • put in a load of laundry
  • make your bed
  • fold some clean clothes
  • put away your clean laundry
  • clean out a drawer
  • clean out your purse
  • clean out your wallet
  • dust one room
  • sweep the kitchen
  • balance your checkbook
  • pay a couple of bills
  • straighten up one room
  • file a stack of papers
  • reconcile your credit card statement
  • sew a missing button
  • make a grocery or shopping list
  • make a to-do list
  • plan your meals for the week
  • repair a ripped hem
  • gather up chore items to return (library books, videos, etc.)
  • clean expired items out of your medicine cabinet
  • clean out the fridge
  • check your desk for dead pens and markers
  • respond to a couple of emails
  • write a letter
  • do the dishes
  • clean out your makeup drawer
  • read and sort the mail
  • set out your clothes for the next day
  • make lunches for the next day
  • make a phone call

Small tasks really add up and you will surprise yourself with how much can get done in a 15 minute focused organizing effort!
Happy Organizing!