Welcome to Day 19 of 31 Days of 10-minute Purging Tips Challenge. Our goal is to eliminate things we don’t need from our lives and home so that we can better enjoy life. Today should be an easy purging task, we’re going through our flashlights and batteries. Let’s see what we want to keep and what needs to be purged. I bet you’ve never gone through and purged your flashlights and batteries. I hadn’t until just last month when I reorganized my batteries. And even if you have done it before, it’s always good to look at items with fresh eyes.
Take Everything Out- This is usually where I say, “Keep in mind we’re doing this in 10 minutes, so only take out as much as you can tackle in that time.” But today’s task should easily fit into 10 minutes. Be sure to gather flashlights or batteries that may be stored in different spots around the house, the garage, the work bench the camping gear and even the car. You want to gather all the flashlights because this is a great opportunity to test them and change out batteries as needed.
Group Like Items Together – Quickly group like items together. Place small flashlights together, lanterns together, and each different size of batteries should be grouped together.
Evaluate – Look at each group you’ve created. Are there any broken flashlights or lanterns? They need to go. Do you have any batteries that are corroded or a size you no longer use? They need to go. While you’re evaluating, make a list of flashlights or batteries you need to restock.
Purge – Remove items you don’t need to keep and place them in one of your 6 purging bags. Be sure to check your community’s guidelines for disposing of batteries.
Put Everything Away – Put the items you’ve decided to keep back away.
Here’s a free, easy and eco-friendly battery storage organizer idea.
If you’re wondering what to do with the extra time you have left over after today’s easy task, check out these ideas from Where to Start Organizing.
There we go, we’ve done it. Day Nineteen is done. Woo hoo! Join me tomorrow for Day Twenty in the 31 Days of 10-Minute Purging Tips challenge. Let’s purge some more so you can make room to enjoy life more.