In Just a Few

January 06, 2015

[Image via Good Housekeeping]

Cleaning and Organizing.

Two words, I’m ashamed to say, that I dread, partly because of my busy schedule. I am sure that many of you can relate — most of you have a plethora of responsibilities probably including, but not limited to school, jobs, church positions, the care of babies or small children, and volunteer work. Not to mention the tasks, chores, and obligations you hope to fulfill at home. It may seem like there are not enough hours in a day to accomplish it all! This could result in mounds of clutter and dust. You might even be tempted to just stuff everything in the bottom of a closet or drawer!

But please don’t stress, bite your nails, or pull your hair out … Instead, take a deep breath and relax, because there are easy methods of intentionally organizing your home, using even the shortest increments of your time!

Little by little, a little becomes a lot.
~ Tanzanian Proverb

Christian author Emilie Barnes suggests setting a timer to do some concentrated power cleaning for 15 minutes. Surprisingly, a lot can be accomplished in such a short period, and you won’t finish feel overwhelmed or exhausted.  (You can read more of Emilie’s techniques in her popular book, The 15-Minute Organizer.)

My simple idea is this: why not try organizing your home this year little by little? Hopefully, this will help you have an efficient and stress-free year! I’ve been organizing and cleaning lately with this type of method and it has been working beautifully. A lot can be accomplished in “just a few minutes” I would love to hear your take on how you maximize your cleaning and organizational efforts in the comment section below!

Happy first Tuesday of 2015!