15 Minutes A Day Keeps the Messes Away!
The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Angie at Echoes of Laughter.
Hello Org Junkie Readers! I hope 2014 is being good to you so far!
I have been busy on a journey for 2014 to get my home back to ship shape again. You see, while I was blogging full-time and having fun creating projects in 2013, there were areas of my home that gradually became my deep and dirty secrets. Yes. It’s true! So I have made it a mission to spend 15-20 minutes a day tackling these spots….one drawer, one shelf, and one basket at a time. 15 minutes a day keeps the messes away!
Let me show you what was previously an organized medicine shelf, but had become messier than a bowl of spaghetti.
I was like, “Whoah girl! How did this happen?” I just wanted to shut the door and run away. But I knew if I set the timer and got to work, it wouldn`t take long to fix. While organizing this, I was amazed to find how things have changed since I last organized our medicines. My son has grown so much in height and weight, that we no longer need children`s medicines. So I was able to get rid of those items right away. And then I also discarded everything that had expired….which wasn`t too much thankfully because it also means wasted money.
And after 15 minutes, here is what I had. Everyone loves a good before and after don’t they?
The bottom row of baskets are: Vitamins, Dog Supplies and Batteries. Although batteries don’t seem to belong here per see, it is so handy to have them here for the digital thermometer and for flashlights too. Very simple strategy….but it works!
And then after I was finished this task, I SHUT the door. And then I opened it again and smiled at the nice organized baskets. Aaah! It feels so good! Then I made a little list of a few things that I noticed that we need…like band aids. We seem to go through a lot of band aids in this house!
So tell me, do you have any ‘dirty little secrets’ lurking behind a door or drawer? And if you set the timer for 15-20 minutes, what is the first thing that YOU would tackle?
Angie’s blog, Echoes of Laughter, is all about filling your home with love and laughter. She loves creative projects, organizing & decorating, cooking, baking, and all things domestic. Angie lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two great kids.