Join my email list and get FREE ACCESS to the MSM Freebie Library, including my top printables & eBooks.

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 5

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.

::Set the timer for 10 minutes and remove your couch cushions and clean out any crumbs, toys, or other miscellaneous items you find. Use an attachment on your vacuum to vacuum the cushions, underneath the cushions, and all crevices of your furniture. Spot clean the fabric, if needed.

::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.

What you are going to do for your 15 minute rejuvenation assignment? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Subscribe for free email updates from Money Saving Mom® and get my Guide to Freezer Cooking for free!


  • Jenny says:

    I’ve made plans to spend an hour with a good friend this afternoon to rejuvenate! This should motivate me to finish the rest of my list so I can get there to see her and really enjoy the time at her home.

  • Mackenzie says:

    This goal seems definitely do-able today 🙂

  • Deanna says:

    We keep a thin sheet under the couch cushions so we don’t have to vacuum :-p we just roll the sheet up and shake it outside. So much easier than dragging the vacuum out and the attachments.

    Apparently, I am one step ahead of all these assignments… but we are moving so I’ve been doing these kinds of things.

  • This is a great Friday goal for the start of the weekend! And here in Western Pa, its a sunny day, even better for the start of the weekend! Good luck everyone with their goals today!

  • Meredith says:

    Great day! My daily goals have been kind of tough as I am trying to pre-clean before family arrives. I’ve been doing the baseboards…..ugh. Thanks for the super easy tasks today!

  • Tabitha says:

    I love this task today! It has been a very busy week for me this week. Even though I’m trying to keep it simple! Ha! 🙂 But this reminds me to take sometime today and rest! Even if its just 15 minutes. 🙂

  • Katie says:

    I can’t decide if I will use my 15 minutes to give myself a pedicure, or read a book on my reading list… Maybe I’ll take 30 minutes and do both! 🙂

  • Shelly says:

    I am looking forward to this easy tasks today. I am loving the series so far.

  • Varsha says:

    Hmmm.. My health is troubling me again so I did not do any cleaning today 🙁 I am too tired and exhausted… But did spend some time with my friend and was very happy 🙂

Money Saving Mom® Comment Policy

We love comments from readers, so chime in with your thoughts below! We do our best to keep this blog upbeat and encouraging, so please keep your comments cordial and kind. Read more information on our comment policy.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *