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10 Minute Tricks to Help You Get Organized

10 Minute Tricks to Help You Get Organized
by Maria Gracia

Whoever thought you'd be able to get organized in just
10 minutes?! Here are a few simple ideas.

1. 10 MINUTE CHORE BOX:
Rather than spending hours organizing, and doing it all
yourself, create a 10 minute Chore Box for yourself--and
one for each family member, if applicable.

Each person's box would contain specific chores or tasks
that need to be completed. The chores are written on slips
of paper, and take a maximum of 10 minutes each to
accomplish.

You can gear the tasks towards the person's abilities (e.g.
while older kids can help out with vacuuming, a 3 year old
may instead be responsible for putting away his/her toys.)

Each day, as a chore is completed, that slip of paper is
placed in a holding envelope until the Chore Box is empty.
Then, when empty, the boxes are refilled, and the system
starts over again. This also works well at the office!

2. 10 MINUTE PICK-UP:
Control the chaos. Schedule a consistent, '10 minute
Pick-up' each night. Set a timer to sound an alarm in 10
minutes.

While the clock is ticking, all family members are
responsible for clearing out and putting away their
belongings from the main family area.

When the timer sounds, you're all done. Give yourselves a
warm round of applause for all you've accomplished.

3. 10 MINUTE 'WHEN I HAVE TIME' GOALS:
One of the oldest phrases in the book is, 'I'll do that,
when I have the time.' Problem is, that time never seems

to
come.

If you REALLY want to do something, the time can generally
be found pretty easily. For example, if you just won an
all-expenses paid trip to the land of your dreams, you'd
probably find time to fit it into your busy schedule
without much of a problem.

So, it's time to begin fitting in those things you want to
do, and 10 Minute Goals can help. Schedule 10 minutes a day
to catch up on your reading, or to begin learning that
foreign language, or to simply spend having fun with your
children. Then, work on those goals when the schedule date
and time rolls around.

4. 10 MINUTE LUXURIES:
Don't forget to schedule a few 10 Minutes Luxuries per day
to do something nice for yourself.

Sometimes the day is so rushed and chaotic, that it's easy
to forget the really important things like family, health,
spirituality, personal time and so on.

Take that 10 minute vacation every day. You deserve it!

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by Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now!
http://www.getorganizednow.com

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Maria Gracia, owner and founder of Get Organized Now!, can help you organize your home, your office and your life.

Written by: Maria Gracia

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