During the Minnesota winter months and especially during this quarantine period we are spending a significant period of time at home. Instead of giving us an opportunity to get organized, many Twin Cities families are busier than ever trying to manage homeschooling, working and household responsibilities. If you feel overwhelmed at the thought of decluttering and organizing your home you are not alone.
Start with making a list of your top 10 priorities. Schedule 15 -30 minutes a day to organize one space at a time. Keep track of your progress with a planner.
Small projects that are doable in-between a busy schedule:
- Clean out a junk drawer.
- Every time you use an item, put it back.
- Fold and put away laundry.
- Clear off counter tops in your bathroom and kitchen.
- Donate, give away or sell non essential items
- Recycle old magazines
- Hang up coats or jackets.
- Have a holder by the door for keys.
- Discard cardboard and delivery boxes.
- Go through books, donate to a school, library, or give to a friend.
- Clean out your purse and briefcase.
- Have a place for incoming mail. Sort through and shred/recycle junk mail.
- Pick up toys, put them in storage bins.
- Have a folder for receipts.
- Wash and put dishes away.
- Put dirty clothes in a hamper.
Sometimes it’s the small changes that can create a sense of peace in your home.