30-Day Organize-athon | Day 19: Organize Your Outgoing Space

30-Day Organize-athon 19

Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!

In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to organize the things that need to leave your house.

Right, let’s get to it.

Day 19: Organize Your Outgoing Space

Step 1: Gather together any items that need to be taken out of your home, such as:

  • DVDs to return to the video store
  • Library books
  • Items you’ve borrowed from friends
  • Things that need to be taken somewhere for repair
  • Clothes or linens that need to be dry cleaned
  • A gift for an upcoming party, wedding or housewarming
  • An umbrella to leave in the car
  • Items for errands; etc.

Step 2: Choose a convenient spot near the door for these items. If there’s nothing already available, you could:

  • Move a small table to an appropriate position near the door
  • Clear a shelf in a hallway closet
  • Liberate a deep drawer in a hall table.

Step 3: Place your outgoing items in their new position, so you can check one convenient place whenever you’re heading out. Make it a habit to check this spot as you leave – you’ll ‘remember’ things more often and feel much more organized.

And you’re done!

Got an Extra 5 Minutes?

Consider what else you could do to make your outgoing space an organized zone:

  1. Install hooks for keys?
  2. Add a pen and post-it pad so you can write due dates on library books and borrowed DVDs?
  3. Put up a checklist of things to remember when you leave – perhaps:
    Purse, phone, keys – for you?
    Schoolbag, lunch, homework – for the kids?

Now how organized is that!

The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra

Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

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See you tomorrow!

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112 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 19: Organize Your Outgoing Space

  1. Jenny Weigel says:

    I have some of these ideas already in place but you have great new ideas for me as well. I love being organized!

  2. Adele Antal says:

    When I moved into my home about a year ago, I put a beautiful gold half circle glass-topped table just inside the door. I have hung a gilt mirror above it. That is where my keys & sunglasses live, as well as anything that I need to grab when I am going out. It works so well that some om my friends have adopted the idea too 🙂

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