4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Printable Checklist and Daily Email Reminders

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

So many of you followed along with the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home series begged me if I could put together a printable checklist. Well, thanks to the wonderful Joy from FiveJs.com we not only have a free printable checklist available, but we did one better than that: you can also sign up to receive the challenges via email!

Download the Free 4 Weeks to a More Organized Printable ChecklistThis checklist includes all of the daily challenges as half pages so you can print, cut in half, and use one per weekday. There is also a short list at the end if you just want to print a list of the main assignments for each day.

Sign up for the Free 20 Days to a More Organized Home Email ListSign up here and confirm your subscription via the link in your email inbox. You’ll receive one email each day with the daily challenges. The emails will begin the day after you subscribe and you’ll receive one challenge per day for 20 days.

Want to go straight to the blog posts or want to see my results from each day’s challenge? Here are links to each post in the series (and yes, Day 15 is missing — I was out of town with no internet access. But Day 15 is on the printable checklist and daily email challenges!):

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home: Assignment #20 Update

Well, today’s assignment was a breeze — especially compared to yesterday’s!

Before

After

Since we don’t have a medicine cabinet in any of our bathrooms, we just keep the medicines in tubs in the bathroom closet. The top tub is for children’s medicine and the bottom tub is for adult medicine.

The things I found to get rid of or that needed to be put away elsewhere — including an empty bottle of nail polish remover. :)

And for my relaxation assignment: I planned my grocery shopping trip for tomorrow, took the children to Target, and am going with Jesse to a couples’ campout with some friends of ours. Should be fun — even if Jesse and I chickened out and decided not to stay the night. ;) {Well, we didn’t exactly chicken out — I promise! — it was moreso that we realized doing this plus ice-skating lessons plus the (in)RL meet-up tomorrow might be overloading our weekend — something we try hard not to do.}

How did you do on Assignment #20? I’d love to have you share your progress and success with us so we can be inspired. Either post a link to your blog post below or leave a comment with your update.

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home: Assignment #20

We’ve made it to the finish line — woohoo! Thank you to all of you who have joined me in this adventure and who have followed along in all the crazy tasks I’ve assigned to you. ;)

It’s been fun, but I’m kind of looking forward to a few days of break before we begin next month’s challenge on May 1. Any guesses as to what that challenge might be??

Day 20 Assignment

::Get dressed in something that makes you feel great {there’s something about dressing in clothes that make you feel great that just gives you more energy and zest for life! Get your free copy of SarahMae’s ebook, Frumps to Pumps, if you need more motivation in this.}

::Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your list of weekly goals, and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today.

::Complete your morning routine {if you don’t have a morning routine, take some time to create one today! Read my How to Develop a Routine That Works–And Stick With It series for step-by-step help.}

::Clean out and re-organize your medicine cupboard(s). Check expiration dates on medicines and dispose of any that are expired. Note: Check out this article for information from the FDA on how to properly dispose of medicine.

::Set the timer for at least 15 minutes and do something you really enjoy and that relaxes and rejuvenates you. If you need ideas, here are a few: read, write, call a friend, pray, exercise, bake, play with your children, laugh with your husband, stop by the bookstore and browse the book selection, work in the garden, or take a nap! Take some time to just stop and enjoy life today!

Note: If you work outside the home or have a really busy week with little time for extra projects, just do the bolded project above.

At 4 p.m. ET this afternoon, I’ll be posting my progress and pictures, along with a link-up for you to share your progress and pictures, too. Here’s to our productivity today!

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home: Assignment #19 Update

So, um, I have more windows than I realized. And today’s assignment was a doozy. Sorry, everyone, don’t ask me what I was thinking!

While cleaning windows today, I couldn’t help but think that it sure would be nice to be back in our first apartment that only had one window and one sliding glass door. There were definitely some perks to living in a tiny place — namely, cleaning was a breeze! :)

The windows weren’t all that dirty and, gratefully, the few window treatments we have are newer, so I skipped the laundering part. I did find a nice layer of dust on the top trim of each window.

Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever dusted up there — unless I did the week we moved in. Gulp!

So yes, it was good to get those cleaned, even if I was sort of whining at myself for assigning it today. :)

And when I got in the cleaning rags basket to get some rags to tackle this project, I noticed it needed to be thinned out.

So here’s my final pile of 7+ things to get rid of this month.

And now I’m off to bed — probably to dream about cleaning windows. ;)

How did you do on Assignment #19? I’d love to have you share your progress and success with us so we can be inspired. Either post a link to your blog post below or leave a comment with your update.

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home: Assignment #19

We’re almost to the finish line of this 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge! Thanks to those of you who have diligently joined me in this month-long challenge. And thanks to the rest of you for following along — or being willing to skip over so many home organization posts! ;)

I have another fun challenge planned for next month… but you’ll have to wait a few days to see what that’s going to be. :)

Day 19 Assignment

::Get dressed in something that makes you feel great {there’s something about dressing in clothes that make you feel great that just gives you more energy and zest for life! Get your free copy of SarahMae’s ebook, Frumps to Pumps, if you need more motivation in this.}

::Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your list of weekly goals, and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today.

::Complete your morning routine {if you don’t have a morning routine, take some time to create one today! Read my How to Develop a Routine That Works–And Stick With It series for step-by-step help.}

::Set the timer for 15 minutes and wipe down your windowsills and trim around your windows (if you didn’t wipe these when we wiped down the baseboards earlier this month).

::Clean your windows and blinds and/or window treatments. If you want to get really ambitious, you can take the screens off (if you have screens) and clean the outside of your windows. Or, you can just use window cleaner and clean your windows on the inside. Dust or wash your blinds. Remove any washable window treatments and launder them.

::Find 7 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, stick them in a donate or garage sale box, give them to a friend who can use them, or list them on Craigslist or eBay.

Note: If you work outside the home or have a really busy week with little time for extra projects, just do the bolded project above.

Around 9 p.m. ET tonight, I’ll be posting my progress and pictures, along with a link-up for you to share your progress and pictures, too. Here’s to our productivity today!

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home: Assignment #18 Update

My day began with a splash — literally. One of the children decided to get up early and help themselves to a bowl of cereal and milk. In the process of trying to get the milk out of the fridge, they somehow managed to spill the entire gallon of milk all over the kitchen floor.

So, we pulled the refrigerator out and it took seven towels to mop everything up. The upside? The floor underneath our refrigerator is now spic and span! :)

Gratefully, the day got better from there.

We had Egg in a Hole for breakfast, by Kathrynne’s request (what’s with me not following the menu this week?!?).

After our morning homeschooling and chores, I pulled down the sock basket and the children matched socks while I read to them.

Apparently, a number of socks have grown legs and walked off to live where the lone shoe lives because this was the pile of socks without a match! Argh! It’s like we have a sock-eater here or something. :)

{The pile of mismatched socks is counting for my 7+ items I’m getting rid of today, by the way. Now watch, as soon as I get rid of these, all their matches will mysteriously appear!}

Late this afternoon, I did the vacuuming and worked on the closets.

None of them were disastrous, but Silas’ closet was in need of some cleaning out.

I moved some of the books and toys downstairs since he’s a creature of habit and only has a few favorite things/books he plays with/reads during quiet time. I figured I might as well move the rest of the things to the toy closet downstairs so the girls can play with them since he really doesn’t.

Jesse had to work late tonight, so I did another impromptu freezer cooking session and made homemade poptarts, homemade cinnamon rolls, plus three bags of cooked beans, two bags of cooked wild rice, and ground up two big bags of whole-wheat flour. It’s so good to be filling my freezer again! {I’ll post about my homemade poptart experiment and my freezer cooking session tomorrow, for those who are interested.}

How did you do on Assignment #18? I’d love to have you share your progress and success with us so we can be inspired. Either post a link to your blog post below or leave a comment with your update.

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