With the holidays around the corner I am getting stressed about clutter. I have been going through the kids toys trying to purge anything that is too young for them, or isn’t necessary anymore because they don’t play with it or it is missing pieces. I have to say that there isn’t a single toy that is in less than new condition (they take very good care of their toys but sometimes when mom is on a purging binge she throws things away when she sees it laying on the floor only to find out later that there was a piece that goes with it).
My to-do-list for today is..
Go to the bank for Teach
Mail out something I sold on EBay
Do a load of laundry
Finish up some Freelance work
Call new mortgage company and find out what the hell is going on
Call about kid’s insurance which I still have not heard about
Dust the living-room, kids rooms and my room
Along with this little list I receive from getorganizednow
Ten 10-Minute Organizing Tasks
Got 10 minutes? Here are ten organizing tasks you can do in ten minutes or less:
1. Clean out your medicine cabinet. Get rid of old makeup, expired medicine and toiletries you haven’t used in months.
2. Weed out 10 file folders. Invest just one minute or less per file folder. Get rid of anything outdated or no longer useful.
3. Clear off your desk. Take everything off your desk and clear the surface, even if you have to temporarily put everything on the floor in categorized piles (i.e. paper, supplies, electronic media, etc.). Once you can see your desk, you’ll have a surface on which to begin organizing everything you just removed from it.
4. Delete, delete, delete. For the next 10 minutes, delete as many messages as you can from your email in-box. This includes forwarded jokes, unsolicited messages and email you can simply read and chuck.
5. Organize a drawer. Whether it’s your junk drawer, a drawer in your bedroom dresser or a desk drawer, spend 10 minutes emptying out the junk, and arranging it so that similar items are being stored together.
I love working off lists and this FlyLady get me motivated to do the things that have to be done around here.
Here’s to being holiday ready early this year.