Organizing Tip Of The Week: Fury

Tip #3: Fury.

In one of my first ever posts I revealed that every day I set my timer for 15 minutes and run around my house seeing how quickly I can straighten things up.  My husband named my frantic organizing, Fifteen Minutes of Fury.  Kooky?  Heck yes.  Effective?  For sure.  It’s amazing what you can accomplish in fifteen tiny focused minutes.  So…set your timer and go for it!

RETRO vintage Timex blue and gold Twin BELL Alarm clock (Sold On Etsy by Rue des Louves)

RETRO vintage Timex blue and gold Twin BELL Alarm clock (Sold On Etsy by Rue des Louves)

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  1. donnaheaney says:

    Kelly – if you saw the mess in the apartment we’re renting – with boxes everywhere – I need 15 minutes of fury for a few hours a day!

  2. I wonder how far I would get :) an hour seems to be just swallowed whole in this place.

  3. I need to try that. It would be fun to do as a before and after picture, but then I’d have to own up to the before picture.

  4. I would love to give this a try Kelly! it might work but I might have to do this a couple of times a day with my 2 year old boy’s toys in every room of our house! :-)

  5. Mark and I do this ALL the time. In fact, it’s by far the most effective method for cleaning for us. Though, we usually try for 30 minutes and make sure we do it together (while blasting music). It definitely amps up the momentum!

  6. This is the first thing I do now when I put the boys down for a nap. I always think of you. :)

  7. Aw, Lara. Your comment made my day! :)

  8. Ha! I remember reading your post on this when you wrote about it the first time. I commented how I do something similar and I think we’ve been kindred blogging/ organizing spirits ever since!

  9. It’s so true! I started “The 10-MinuteTidy” with my kids a few years ago. We set the timer for 10 minutes and madly pick up and put away all of our stuff that’s lying around. It’s amazing how much can get done in so little time…plus, the kids think it’s a game to see how much they can get things tidied before the timer rings. Win-Win!

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