Welcome to the 30-Day Organize-athon!
In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to organize your noticeboard or household information area.
Inhale: clarity, freedom, order; exhale: chaos! Now let’s start.
Day 5: Organize Your Noticeboard
Step 1: Remove all the invitations, photos, kids’ artwork, bills, school notices, paperwork and random stuff from your noticeboard, fridge door or towering pile on the kitchen counter.
Step 2: Quickly pick out only the most current, inspiring or useful items.
Step 3: Place these items neatly and in chronological order on the noticeboard or fridge (avoid piles – out of sight and into oblivion). Keep things in chronological order so it’s easy to see what’s coming up, and to discard what’s out of date.
Step 4: From the remaining items, put anything you really want to keep (really?) in a memory box (see below).
Step 5: As for everything else – shred, toss or recycle.
And you’re done!
Got an Extra 5 Minutes?
Create some memory boxes:
- Find (or buy later) some attractive boxes – one for each family member.
- Label each box with the person’s name.
- Place the boxes in each person’s room, or on a shelf in the family room or study – wherever is most tidy, practical and appealing.
- Use these boxes as a neat holding place for kids’ artwork, photos, keepsakes and other items you can’t yet (yet!) bring yourself to throw away. As a box gets full, you’ll be automatically prompted to throw out older items.
Now don’t you feel a lot more organized?
The 30-Day Organize-athon Mantra
Move fast. Don’t overthink. Let it go!
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