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 Update

If you missed the assignment for Day 18, read it here.

I finally got yesterday’s assignment done this afternoon! I cracked up because someone commented saying they were sure my closet floors were going to be spotless…

…Um, yeah, not so much. And I’m a little embarrassed to admit that this is how our master bedroom closet has looked for — gulp — like four weeks.

Thank you all for the motivation to get the closet looking much better! :)

And while I was at it, I also tackled these piles that have been sitting in our room for the past week or so… yup, that’s my suitcase still half un-packed from last week’s trip. :(

It feels good to finally have the room and closet back in order!

How did you do on Day 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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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 19

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 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.

::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). If you have time, clean the windows that are the dirtiest, too.

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 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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