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30-Minute Organization Projects

Do you have just 30 minutes that you can devote to one area of your home? You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish in this short period of time! Below are some of our favorite quick home organization projects that you can do in just 30 minutes that will really make a difference!

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Function First

Before I design a space, I think about how I need it to function. What is currently working? What is not working? How does it work with the flow of the house and where things tend to "land" on a day to day basis. I make a list of what I need to solve those problems and research product prices online. I often search the internet for storage and organization ideas. Once I have the budget to do it right, I go for it. A well thought out, beautiful design well worth the wait.

InspiredbyDesign from Fountain Valley, CA
Teaching the kids to tidy up

I have 3 kids and a huge house. I use the "Ten Minute Tidy" whenever I see things getting out of control. Just declare it and set the timer for 10 minutes. You will be amazed at what can be done with team work. Any more than 10 minutes and you loose them...so as soon as the bell rings, stop the cleaning and thank them for helping.

InspiredbyDesign from Fountain Valley, CA
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ICE CUBE JEWELRY TRAY
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ICE CUBE JEWELRY TRAY

ICE CUBE JEWELRY TRAY

I love to use ice cube trays to divide and conquer my mountains of everyday jewelry. Generally, I will do one tray with gold accent earrings, rings, etc. and the other with silver. Each pair of earrings, rings, etc. gets their own, little "cubbie." The best part about this system is that the ice cube trays are stackable and leave a very small footprint!

emmy6 from New York, NY
Everyone can spare 30 minutes!
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Setting aside 30 minutes to do one task, like organize a junk drawer, does wonders! That 30 minutes now can save a lot of hassle and time in the future. Set the timer and put on some of your favorite music. You'll be surprised what you can get done!

asds0524 from Texas
Remember where you bought a product you like!

I recently bought "freezer labels" from the Container Store. Buy some, they are great and very reasonable and usually not easy to find. Since it does not tell me on the box where I purchased it - and I know I will need more someday - I wrote "from Container Store" on the present box. For other items that I know I will want more of, like the glass storage containers I bought from the Container Store, I keep a photograph album with 4"x6" file cards in it with any product I have been satisfied with and the place I purchased it. I can easily find the information I need to purchase more or to give as a gift.

LizzyStitch from Middleton, Wisconsin

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Shower caps = great shoe covers

Don't leave behind those plastic shower caps that hotels give you (or run to the Dollar Store and buy a bag)! Use them to cover your shoes when you pack. They'll be easy to recognize and protect your clothes at the same time.
MauiVic from Morgan Hill
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Organize by Day

I bought several 2-gallon ziplocs to organize my kids outfits by day. Every morning of the trip, I just grab the one bag (which would contain 2 shirts, 2 pants, 2 pairs of socks, etc). Of course we have back-ups and outerwear to consider,... read more
I bought several 2-gallon ziplocs to organize my kids outfits by day. Every morning of the trip, I just grab the one bag (which would contain 2 shirts, 2 pants, 2 pairs of socks, etc). Of course we have back-ups and outerwear to consider, but it makes my mornings so much easier!
JackeyB from Blythe, CA
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packing shoes

Place your shoe bags in what will be the bottom of your wheeled suitcase/carryon as they are the heaviest item. This way, your suitcase will not tip over.
suncatcher from Texas
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