1. Clean out your silverware drawer. This is easy and every so often, necessary. Take all of your silverware out of the drawer and wash the tray with hot, soapy water. Use a Clorox wipe to remove any crumbs from the drawer.
2. Clean your oven. I am envious of those of you who have a self cleaning oven. You probably clean yours more often because it’s so easy. For those of you who need to put on the rubber gloves and use the oven cleaner, I feel your pain.
3. Clean out your medicine cabinet and replenish your stock. It’s likely you are keeping many old and expired medicines that are no longer effective. Replace these with new so they’re available when you need them most.
4. Pair up your socks. That’s right, find a mate for every sock in your drawer and toss the orphans.
5. Cash in all of your loose change. This is an easy way to put some mad money in your pocket. You’re sure to have cups and containers of loose change all over your house, so gather it all up and take it to the bank.
6. Vacuum out your car and clean out your glove box.
7. Throw away all of your old cosmetics, nail polishes and beauty products. If you haven’t used it in a year, it’s probably past its prime.
8. Take everything off the tops of your dresser and nightstands that doesn’t belong there.
9. Quickly give some order to your pantry so that you can find what you need. Put all of the canned goods together, pastas and rice together, chips and snacks together, cereals on the bottom shelf and paper goods all together.
10. Organize your junk drawer with small Tupperware containers. This is a great way to organize items such as:
- Small office supplies, such as rubber bands and paperclips
- iPods and cell phones
Any of these projects can be accomplished in about 30 minutes. Do just one a week and soon you’ll feel more organized and less cluttered.