Prioritizing Organizing in 5 Minutes

You can achieve a more organized life in 5 minute increments.

Do you have a junk drawer? Do you have more than one junk drawer?

By calling or “labeling” a space you will automatically use it for that purpose. So by labeling your drawer “junk” that is what you put in it. Today, start calling in something else!

We only have one drawer that is a kind of catch-all, but we call it the key and pencil drawer. It holds a little more than that, but not much. The space is some-what organized with compartments for categories of items. This morning I timed myself while I reorganized it. It took only 5 minutes.

The little trays we are using came from Target. You can find similar containers at other big box stores. Make sure to measure your drawer before you go to the store and fit what you can (like a puzzle) to fit the space. The large trays, in the back  hold pencils and pens and the more unusual office supplies items that we might need on a less frequent basis. Here you can see them outside the drawer, while I am wiping the inside down.

Continue sorting and purging each section, until you have gone through everything. It shouldn’t take long, since everything has an assigned place.

What I have left over is usually a bunch of stuff from the tray my husband uses to empties his pockets when he comes home. Can you tell he is handy? I always find bits and pieces that are foreign to me and a lot of change. Thank you, I’ll take the change.

We also squeezed in tiny trays for keys for our 3 cars. They work perfectly, so no one spends wasted time looking for keys. This works very well for my family. Here is the result of my 5 minute reorganization. It’s not a big difference, but it only took 5 minutes (I did it while I was waiting for my coffee to brew) and we will be able to find our keys and a pencil in a snap!



Before                                                After

Try it – prioritizing organizing in 5 minutes.

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