WOW, I’m currently very ill with Spring Fever. It has hit me hard and for some reason, when the bug hits me, I go crazy! I am ditching stuff left and right.
Thank God I have a husband who can tell me when enough is enough and I really need to keep something.
It’s one of my Frugality goals to declutter my home, and I’m certainly attaining that goal very quickly!
I love the site, Buttoned Up, they have so many useful tips on being organized, so I thought I’d share some!
Are you overwhelmed and wondering where to start? Are you too busy? No matter the excuse, we’ve put together a list of ten simple things you can do to get you on your way to a neater, more organized life.
1. Enlist the Troops
Learn the power of delegation. Enlist the help of family members or roommates by using a laminated calendar and dry erase markers to list out chores/errands/tasks for each person to do each week.
2. Use the “One-A-Week” Goal
Focus is a powerful thing. Pick one, and only one, area of your home per week to spend an hour or two reorganizing or cleaning.
3. Take a Commercial Break
Anytime you’re watching TV, take the time during the commercials to tidy up one room of the house. You will be amazed what you can accomplish in just 2 minutes and 2 seconds.
4. Start a Family Agenda
Have one central family “appointment” book where everyone in the house writes in all of their commitments.
5. Set up a Mail Center
Set up a mail center in your foyer, hallway or the kitchen. The most essential part of your mail station: a stylish recycling bin for junk mail. Try a mail depot with different compartments for each member of the household, plus a separate one for catalogs and magazines.
6. Can the SPAM!
If you have email and you haven’t set up your spam filters, you could save yourself at least 5 minutes a day (and 30 hours a year) by eliminating or at least seriously curbing unsolicited emails that you have to deal with.
Go to getbuttonedup.com for the other 4 tips and for more organizing ideas!