4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 20

You did it! Today’s the final day of the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified} series!

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.

::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!

Take pictures of your accomplishments and blog about them, if you’d like. And then come back here at 7 p.m. EST to share your progress posts or tell us about your accomplishments in a comment.

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 19 Update

If you missed the assignment for Day 19, read it here.

I’ve been getting up really early every day this week because I’m starting to work in earnest on my next book (the manuscript is due on March 1, but that will be here before I know it and I don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute!). I’m loving getting back on the early rising bandwagon again and have amazed at how much I’m getting done as a result.

Today’s To Do List. I’m only 200 words shy from my 1,000-word goal and then I will have actually completed my to-do list for today — for once! Yay!

Window-cleaning.

Mommy’s little helper (Earlier tonight, I found him mopping the floor in the kitchen all on his own!)

Also, this has nothing really to do with the 4 Weeks Challenge, but I just have to tell you about something that we started this week that has been working really well. Every morning at 11:30, I’ve been setting the timer for 30 minutes and we all sit in the living room and read quietly. (Kaitlynn usually just looks at picture books or easy readers and I give Silas something quiet to do on the floor or next to me.)

It’s been such a wonderful thing for our home this week… a quiet reprieve after the hustle and bustle of our morning homeschooling schedule and I get in some thought-provoking reading the middle of the day, to boot (the two books above are the ones I’ve been enjoying this week)!

How did you do on Day 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 {Simplified}: Day 18

Welcome back to the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified} series!

From November 5 to December 7 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving), every weekday morning at 9 a.m. EST, I’ll be posting the day’s assignment and then every evening at 7 p.m. EST, I’ll be posting my progress and pictures, along with a link-up for you to share your progress and pictures, too.

Day 18 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.

::Set the timer for 15 minutes and vacuum the main living areas of your home.

::Vacuum your carpeted closets. Sweep or mop the floor in those closets without carpet. Remove all items from the closet floor and get rid of clutter, trash, and items that don’t belong in that closet.

Take pictures of your accomplishments and blog about them, if you’d like. And then come back here at 7 p.m. EST to share your progress posts or tell us about your accomplishments in a comment.

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 17 Update

If you missed the Day 17 assignment, you can read it here.

We had another great day today — and my alarm clock actually worked this morning, unlike yesterday! :)

I chose to clean out the cupboard right next to the fridge as it is the cup that has become a sort of dumping ground for all sorts of odds and ends in the past two months.

I took everything out and wiped it out.

Guess what I found while cleaning out the cupboard?!? :)

Much better!

While I was cleaning out the cupboard, Jesse was teaching the kids how to play Scrabble, with the new game board that we just got from Groupon deal. I sense that there are going to be some rousing Scrabble matches in the near future at our house based upon how the game went down tonight! :)

How did you do on Day 17? 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 {Simplified}: Day 17

Welcome back to the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified} series!

From November 5 to December 7 (skipping the week of Thanksgiving), every weekday morning at 9 a.m. EST, I’ll be posting the day’s assignment and then every evening at 7 p.m. EST, I’ll be posting my progress and pictures, along with a link-up for you to share your progress and pictures, too.

Day 17 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.

::Set the timer for 15 minutes and do a quick-clean of your bathroom. Need specific directions? Read this article on How to Clean Your Bathroom in 15 Minutes.

::Clean out and reorganize at least one or two of your messiest kitchen cupboards. If you have time, clean and reorganize your pantry (if you have one).

Take pictures of your accomplishments and blog about them, if you’d like. And then come back here at 7 p.m. EST to share your progress posts or tell us about your accomplishments in a comment.

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 16 Update

If you missed the Day 16 assignment, you can read it here.

We had a great and productive day today — even though my alarm clock didn’t go off and I never made it out of my lounge pants! When I woke up and realized that somehow my alarm clock had failed to go off, I just decided to not let it defeat me, like it sometimes has when I’ve overslept. Instead, I revamped my morning schedule, skipped my long morning run, and tried to make the most of the day that was left.

And the positive attitude worked wonders because while I didn’t get everything done I’d hoped to do today, we got the important things done, and I spent quality time with each of the kids.

But tomorrow, I think I’m setting like three alarms, just in case… because I really do find my days run so much better when I get up early, exercise, and get showered and dressed before the rest of the household gets up! :)

Oh and I got my vents cleaned, too:

How did you do on Day 16? 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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