Feeling the urge to shake off the cobwebs, start afresh and get organized?
Here are 7 things you can do to refresh your home and your mind – and they each take only about 7 minutes.
7 Spring Cleaning Projects
1. Spring Clean Your Closet
- Grab a bag and quickly fill it with anything you see that doesn’t fit, doesn’t suit you, or is hopelessly out of style.
- Toss out any tatty shoes.
You can use the saved space to update your closet with a few new-season items.
2. Spring Clean Your Car
- Grab a bag and fill it with any trash or clutter from your car, glove box and the boot.
- Refresh the CDs in your car stereo, or update your playlist.
That should freshen up your car – and your driving mood.
3. Spring Clean Your Desk
- Remove all the papers and clutter from the top of your desk and place them in a box or drawer.
- Schedule a time to sort through all those items.
- Wipe down your desk.
- Add a cheery potted plant or some fresh flowers.
An uncluttered desk encourages an uncluttered mind – so you’ll work more effectively.
4. Spring Clean Your Kitchen
- Discard any expired food from your fridge, freezer and pantry.
- Put away any kitchenware from your countertops.
- Wipe down your countertops.
Keep your countertops clear and you’ll instantly feel more organized.
5. Spring Clean Your Bathroom
- Discard any expired medicines from your bathroom cabinet.
- Discard anything moldy, empty or tatty from your bath and shower.
- Put out some fresh soap or yummy shower products.
That feels good – and smells great too!
6. Spring Clean Your Living Space
- Put away remotes, DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, backpacks, homework, jackets, etc.
- Wipe down the coffee table.
It’s much easier to relax in a calm, clutter-free space.
7. Spring Clean Your Computer
- Move files from your desktop to appropriate folders.
- Update your background to something fun, meaningful, or motivating.
- Wipe down your screen and keyboard.
An organized computer means greater productivity.
Got More Time To Get Organized?
Why not do one of the 30-minute get-organized missions in our 52 Organizing Missions program? It’s achievable, motivating, and it works!
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11 thoughts on “7 Things To Spring Clean in 7 Minutes Or Less”
That was quick!!! Thanks I tend to get caught up in cleaning and take way too long!!! I wouldn’t have gotten passed number 1ha!!!!
Thanks I than k I “spring” clean pantry and fridge.
Next week’s projects!
I really need to do this but I am thinking it will take a lot longer than 7 minutes after a rough year and being totally disorganised. I guess the best way to do it is make a start today.
You can make a good start in 7 minutes, Chris – in fact you might be surprised how good you feel after just 7 minutes. But definitely START TODAY my friend! This might help: http://www.getorganizedwizard.com/blog/2011/07/3-great-reasons-to-start-today/ 🙂
i already started but haven’t counted the minutes, i have just used one sentence my daughter gave me, ” touch it once” meaning, when you are about to put something where it doesn’t belong just to be quicker, its a big no no. having my niece visit with 2 monster little ones helped as i had to clean up their mess too. good exercise i think.
I’m totally doing this. Check on my progress next week.
Good on you Julie! 🙂
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