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4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 10

Welcome 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.

::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.

::Dust all ceiling fans and clean all light fixtures in your house. Check for burned out light bulbs and replace.

::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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  • Emma K says:

    I was so excited for this series, but I have done so bad keeping up with it. We are overseas and with the time difference when I get up in the morning I am usually seeing the recaps. I’m going to go through and work on some of them this weekend to get my house caught up.

  • We have TEN ceiling fans in our house! (Pretty importatn when summers average 116º and the a/c is run for over 6 months here). Several of them are extra-large ones, and several of them require an extension ladder to reach them (we have high ceilings).

    My husband does this job. We just stopped running the fans 2 weeks ago when it finally cooled down. He has this on is to-do list for tomorrow, actually.

    • Amy says:

      This was on my list for this weekend! Ours run constantly all summer in the main areas and when they are finally turned off… wow… in desperate need of cleaning!

      One of the neatest and least messiest ways I’ve seen recently is to take an old pillow case, spray the inside with your furniture polish (or whatever you usually clean your fans) then carefully place the pillowcase over each blade. this way, when you wipe them off by pulling the pillowcase off, all the dust build up goes inside the pillowcase and not all over the house! then just shake into the garbage and wash the pillowcase. 🙂

    • Amy says:

      and I didn’t mean for this to go under your post Prudent Homemaker (of which I also enjoy your blog!!). I just went to comment after reading everyone else’s and hit reply instead of going back to the top (without thinking). 😉 sorry! 🙂

  • Shelly says:

    I have to admit this is probably my least favorite job but probably the one that needs the most attention. 🙂

    Thanks for doing this series this is why I like following along, it gets me to do cleaning jobs I would normally try to avoid.

  • Victoria says:

    I have “clean bedroom ceiling fan” on my list of things to do today. My husband was kind enough to clean the one in the family room last week but the one in our bedroom has not been cleaned since April when you last did this challenge and it is looking like something that could be used as a prop in a horror show!

  • K says:

    This is really a good series. So much easier to keep track of things a bit at a time than to let them build up into huge and seemingly impossible projects. LOL!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I think my 15 min relaxing will be taking a power nap now that I’m home from work and then I’ll see about tackling that light thing 😉

  • Elizabeth says:

    I would like to note that cleaning the lights is a highly dangerous thing apparently as my step stool wabbled and I about cracked my head open trying to get down a lamp shade

  • Sara says:

    I have to say my house is looking lovely! For some reason, doing these small things is motivating me to keep the rest of the house in good shape as well. I have also been made aware that my children need more regular chores (so its not such a shock when I assign them). Thanks and keep it up!

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