Organize and declutter your home 10 focused minutes at a time. Free 10-minute tasks decluttering checklists that will take the guesswork out of where to start decluttering.
Welcome to the 10-Minute Tasks System from Organizing Moms. I'm so glad you're here!
Here you'll find realistic, easy 10-minute tasks to help you declutter and organize your space. This system was designed for moms who need less stress and less mess in their lives.
10-Minute Tasks to Declutter and Organize
Dedicating ten minutes a day to decluttering and organizing is an easy way to make progress on your home without running out of energy.
Here's how it works:
- Every week you'll get a checklist of seven 10-minute decluttering and organizing tasks. Sign up here to get the checklists emailed to you. They're free.
- Download your checklist and print it out. If you're a digital person, you can save it to your phone or your computer if you want to!
- When you get the checklist, read it over, and then EDIT it to make it suit your needs. For example, if one of the tasks is to declutter your socks, but you seriously only have 7 pairs of socks and you don't need to declutter them, cross that off your list and put a different task in its place.
- Schedule when you'll do your tasks for the week. You can do this in your calendar, or just write it directly on your checklist. Put your checklist up somewhere where you'll see it!
- You can do the tasks in any order you want. There is no magic to the order in which the tasks are presented.
- The secret sauce = doing something every day. And yes, you get a rest day each week, and it definitely counts as doing something.
Why only 10 Minutes a Day?
- Because spending hours upon hours organizing is only fun if you’re a professional organizer and you’re getting paid. Even then, the fun factor is questionable.
- Because spending hours upon hours decluttering and organizing is exhausting. And most of us just don't have time for it.
- Because you’d rather spend your time doing other things.
- Because if you work on decluttering for just ten minutes a day, it’s totally doable, and it will become a habit.
- Because if you stick to organizing for ten minutes a day for the whole year, you’ll put in over 60 hours organizing time!
Where/When Should I Start?
Just jump in and start! Start where you are. Start right now. Start making progress!
Easy 10-Minute Decluttering Tasks
Our 10-minute decluttering tasks are designed to have a big impact and lasting results.
Here are some examples of 10-minute declutter tasks we do in the challenge:
- Set up a donation box
- Declutter closet floor
- De-trash for a solid 10-minutes
- Clear off a shelf in your coat closet
- Declutter kids' backpacks
- Declutter the junk drawer
- Declutter the pile of paper on your kitchen counter
- Declutter the entry way
- Declutter two pantry shelves
- Declutter old makeup
- Declutter DVDs
- Declutter the entryway
- Declutter towels
- Declutter bathroom counters
- Declutter expired medications in your medicine cabinet
- Declutter old file folders
- Get rid of broken items in the garage
- Declutter utensils
- Declutter your purse
- Set up a system to reduce junk mail
What if I want to work for longer than 10 Minutes?
Go for it! Just don't let yourself get overwhelmed or worn out.
Only take out what you can easily put back within 10-15 minutes.
Will 10-Minute Tasks work for you?
This system WON'T work for you if…
- You're not willing to do the work for 10 minutes a day.
- You get caught up in the details. The secret sauce is doing something that will move you forward every day – not following the task recommendations to the letter.
- You have an all-or-nothing mentality. This system is NOT an instant fix.
This system WILL work for you if…
- You can commit to 10 minutes a day.
- You can be flexible and make this system work for your needs.
- You focus on PROGRESS, not perfection.
How Can I Motivate Myself to Declutter?
One of the most difficult things about decluttering is getting started.
It can be tempting to procrastinate and put off decluttering until another day.
However, decluttering your home can have a big impact on your life.
It can help you to reduce stress, feel more organized, and enjoy your living space more.
So how can you motivate yourself to declutter?
One way is to set a goal.
Decide how much you would like to declutter and by when.
Having a specific goal will give you something to work towards.
Another way to motivate yourself is to break the task into smaller parts.
Decluttering your entire home can feel daunting, but decluttering one room or one closet is much more manageable.
You can also declutter a little bit each day, rather than trying to do it all at once.
Dedicating 10 minutes to decluttering each day can make a big difference over time.
That's what this declutter challenge is all about! Instead of worrying about how to get started with decluttering, we give you easy tasks to help you create a clutter-free home.
Finally, try to focus on the benefits of decluttering.
Remind yourself how good it will feel to get rid of unwanted items and have a tidy home. With a little motivation, you can declutter your home in no time!
Creating a Decluttering Habit
By doing the 10-minute decluttering tasks each day, you'll develop the good habit of being on the lookout for clutter.
Even though we're just decluttering for 10 minutes a day, you'll see that this stress-free habit will start to affect different aspects of your life.
Over time, your brain will start to focus on ways to make your space more organized and efficient.
Where you used to see overwhelm and chaos, you'll start to see possible solutions, tricks for organizing, and a sense of order.
10-Minute Decluttering Challenges
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