Organize your Tech in 30 Seconds—or 20 Minutes

Organize your Tech in 30 Seconds—or 20 Minutes

Taryn Williford
Oct 4, 2010

We'd all love to take a day out of our normal routine to give our homes an organized overhaul. But, you know, life sometimes gets in the way. Don't let your lack of extra time keep you from getting your tech organized. Here's 4 quick steps you can take to get organized—whether you have 30 seconds, 1 minute, 10 minutes or 20 minutes.

If you have...
30 seconds:

Gather all of your errant remote controls and drop them together into a decorative bowl or glass vase. Your coffee table will look instantly better.

If you have...
1 minute:

Gather up all those spare batteries in your junk drawer and store them together, in groups by size (like AAA, AA and D) with their positive ends facing the same direction. Use boxes or just rubber bands to keep them together.

If you have...
10 minutes:

Clean the home office. Wipe off the computer screen and clean out the keyboard like you've been meaning to do for months.

If you have...
20 minutes:

Don't wait until the power goes out to label your fuse box. Grab a friend and some self-adhesive stickers and get to work. For extra credit, glue a magnet onto a small flashlight and stick it to the metal fuse box so it's always at-the-ready.

(Images: Flickr user gavinzac under license from Creative Commons, Too Many Remotes? Here's an Idea for Clearing Your Coffee Table)

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