4 Weeks to a More Organized Home: Assignment #16

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

I’ve set aside the month of March to really focus on organization in my home and life. And I’d love for you to join me!

Day 16 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!}

::Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and make a list of weekly goals. I’ll post my goals along with a link-up around 1 p.m. ET this afternoon.

::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 quickly pick up your house and put things back into order after the weekend.

::Clean your vents. If you have floor vents that can be removed, remove them and wash them in warm soapy water. Vacuum/clean any dirt or grime around the floor vent area and replace the vent. Use a vacuum attachment and/or a wet rag to dust/clean your other vents.

::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.

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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home: Assignment #15 (update)

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

I’m so excited about how many of you are joining us for the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge! If you missed Friday’s assignment, you can find it here.

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

Friday’s assignment was to clean your computer. This was a quick and easy assignment for me — but one that I really needed to do!

How you do on Assignment #15? 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 #12 (update)

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

I’m so excited about how many of you are joining us for the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home Challenge! If you missed today’s assignment, you can find it here.

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home
Today’s assignment was to clean the stove top, microwave, and oven. My stove top and microwave were pretty clean. But then I opened up my oven…

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

…And it was in dire need of some cleaning help!

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

I scrubbed and scrubbed all sorts of black stuff up off the bottom of the oven and the oven door.

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

And it looked so much better after all that elbow grease!

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

I also cleaned out some random cupboards and found 7 more things to get rid of.

How you do on Assignment #12? 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 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 #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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