30-Day Organize-athon | Day 5: Organize Your Household Information Center

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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 Keep things in chronological order so it’s easy to see what’s coming up, and to discard what’s out of date.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:

  1. Find (or buy later) some attractive boxes – one for each family member.
  2. Label each box with the person’s name.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

Start the 5-minute timer now.

Leave Your Comment Below…

Please leave a comment below to say you’ve completed today’s task.

Till tomorrow!

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Michele | Get Organized Gal

Michele is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.

286 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Day 5: Organize Your Household Information Center

  1. "Z" says:

    Task done! I actually completed this task last week and I forgot to post. I realized that before we even come in the house, we need to discard junk mail. A couple of months ago, I created a file cabinet with all types of files so that we can keep our important papers organized and it has been heaven sent! Now, instead of searching for papers, we can go right into our locked filed cabinet and look under the different categories and subcategories and find what we need fast! 🙂

  2. Jami says:

    I don’t have a message board, but I cleaned off a counter in the laundry room where stuff gets left. Done!

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