Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday Motivation: 10 Minute Pick-up and A Winner

This little motivation will make a big difference in how orderly your home looks. As a professional organizer, I'm often asked how to keep a home looking neat. The answer is the 10 minute pick-up. Here's how the 10 minute pick-up works:

1. Start at your front door.

2. Pick up anything that doesn't belong in that area. It helps if you use a small laundry basket to keep the items in.

3. Go to the next room (let's say the living room). Pick up anything that doesn't belong in that room. Put anything from the laundry basket away that belongs in the living room.

4. Continue through each main room of the house until everything is put away.

Remember, you're not CLEANING the house, only picking up clutter. If you have little ones at home you might have to do this several times a day. I personally do this 10 minute pick-up every morning before I leave for work and every evening before I go to bed.

And. . . now for the winner of the 500th post give-away!

Congrats, Donna Rae!  Just let me know what item you want from my shop and I'll get it right to you! 


  1. Oh, my, thank you so much! Anything from the shop? Really? Because my favorite, dreamy item is the Cheerful Red and White Upcycled Women's Apron. It's gorgeous!

  2. Thanks for the motivation! Good idea...I do this SEVERAL times a day myself.! Thanks for the beautiful comments on my recent debut!


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