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  1. Great tips and tasks for keeping organized in 2 minutes! Visiting from Home and Garden Thursday! Would love to have you link up at the newest link party… Homestyle Gathering! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. These are great tips for getting started with organizing! So often we think of things like organizing our homes as such huge jobs that we’re paralyzed at the very idea. I like the way you present these little two-minute tasks to get someone started down the right road.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  3. Erin, I loved everyone of these tips. It really is amazing how just making your bed can make your room and house feel more put together. I am so glad I came across your site and subscribed. I can not wait to hear more.

  4. These are great ideas to chip away at the clutter a little bit every day. I especially like your idea to glue an envelope for receipts into the back of your planner. I totally agree that making my bed everyday instantly makes my bedroom look SO much more organized, and it literally takes 1 minute.

  5. Wow what a great idea doing in 2 minute chunks so it is not overwhelming. I love it. Saved it to my pinterest!

  6. This might be drastically outside the box, but with your 3 examples of organizing your home in two minutes or less shows the ability to step into a 3rd person observer vs the owner of all these cluttered items. I believe that being able to separate yourself and objectively look at what’s in front of you and creating a strategy to handle it is crucial to having an organized home on a regular basis.

    • I think you’re right. Being about to look at your clutter or cluttered areas objectively helps you work towards a more organized home. You don’t get overwhelmed.

  7. Now that the kids are older we are finding it much easier to keep the main house picked up and clutter free, just don’t look at their rooms before they pick up! LOL My biggest issues are the shop and all it’s paraphernalia strewn all over during massive busy times, the mail and my receipts.

    I really need to have a more convenient place to store receipts for the business until I get them up to my office area. I have a purse full of paper and I truly need to go through it. Great idea for the envelope in the planner! Thanks.

    • I can’t wait for those days, Nikki! I found Cheerios on the floor this morning and I know they were mine ๐Ÿ™‚ Having a place for everything is always a good idea. Corral those receipts!

  8. Doing these things as you go along helps so much. With my family I always say pick up ten things, you would think its a marathon from the complaining, but if you do it in little bits it really take No time. Love this post. Pinning.

  9. Make my bed and clean the counter and desk area. yes, if I did that everyday my house would look wonderful. those are my hard spots.

  10. Thanks for the tips–great ideas! I’ve been cleaning out but am going to go back and do task #4 again. Happy new year!

    • Congrats on the move, Celeste! Clutter can really weigh you down, so good job getting rid of things. I find doing things a little at a time make it less daunting and more manageable. Now that you’re decluttered, hopefully you’ll be able to keep up with it.

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