Organize Your Home with these 5 Minute Tasks

5 Things you can do everyday to maintain a well-organized home

There’s a lot you CAN do each day to maintain a well-organized home.  But who has the time to do it all?!  As a busy, working mom of 3, I spend less than an hour every day with this routine to keep things in order at home and to maintain my sanity. Here are ways to organize your home with these 5 minute tasks.

Organize Your Home and Incorporate These 5 Minute Tasks to Your Daily Routine

Below are 5 easy tasks to keep your home organized. You can incorporate these tasks into your daily routine. The best part is each task is easy to do and only takes 5 minutes each so you will spend less than an hour everyday on these tasks to organize your home.

Don’t Let Your Laundry Pile Up

Keep your life and home organized by tackling laundry every day. I toss a small load of laundry in each morning on my way out the door and I fold/put away right before bed. This prevents me from having to carve out a chunk of consecutive hours over the weekend to tackle laundry all at once. I’m less than pleasant to have around when big chores cut into my weekend fun and family time.

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5 Things you can do everyday to maintain a well-organized home

Make Up Your Bed Every Morning

Keep your life and home organized by making up your bed. Even if a room is untidy, a made bed will completely change the way it feels. I make up everyone’s bed the minute we get out of bed so it’s done and I can start my day. 

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5 Things you can do everyday to maintain a well-organized home

Clean Bathrooms Every Day

Keep your life and home organized by light cleaning your bathroom daily. Nothing will get your day off to a better start than a clean, well-organized bathroom. In the evening after I’ve prepped for bed I wipe down bathroom surfaces (tub, sink, shelves) with a Clorox Wipe and then make sure all items are put away in their proper home. I declutter the bathroom when necessary by tossing old toiletries, samples and expired or unused medications. All of this takes about 5 minutes per bathroom.  I also put labels on the inside of my medicine cabinet, above the shelves, labeled “body, hair, teeth” etc. so there are organized sections in that closed door space. And they look so pretty. Make this part of your evening routine and let the morning motivation flow!

5 Things you can do everyday to maintain a well-organized home

Declutter Paper Accumulation

Keep your life and home organized by decluttering daily. Each day before heading up to bed I tackle all the paper that has accumulated on (and usually taken over) my kitchen counters and table.  I file or recycle everything into it’s proper place (the Elfa system, in my case). This adds another 5-10 minutes to my daily routine that is well worth my time.  Coming down to clean counters in the morning means a stress-free start to the day for the whole family. Can you imagine?!

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5 Things you can do everyday to maintain a well-organized home

Prep the Launch Pad

Keep your life and home organized by organizing your foyer or mudroom the night before. This will get everyone out the door more quickly and smoothly in the morning. Mornings are hard enough- so get ahead of it and pack school bags, work bags and gym bags ahead of time.  Check the weather and if needed get out gloves, umbrellas and any other items required for inclement weather.

5 Things you can do everyday to maintain a well-organized home

Final Thoughts on How to Organize Your Home with these 5 Minutes Tasks

You’ll be amazed at how these five 5 minute tasks each day change your life and keeps your home organized. Stress is minimized and life seems to move more smoothly when you incorporate these 5 minutes tasks to your daily routine. For example, I noticed I yell at my kids less since beginning my adventure into organization. It’s the little things that affect the most change in your life. Happy Organizing!

About Maura Fitzgerald

Maura Fitzgerald was born in NYC and raised in Bronxville, NY. She holds a BA from Georgetown University and worked in Print and Digital Advertising Sales for 20 years at Forbes and Time Inc. Now Maura is the founder of Fitz Just Right (FJR), a Luxury Organizational Design Company servicing Westchester County September through June and Annapolis, MD in summer months. Maura and her husband love working for the weekends where they have non-stop action and fun with their 3 children….and everything isn’t always organized. She lives in Bronxville, NY with her husband and three children. Website: www.fitzjustright.com 

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