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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.

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.


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

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 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! 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 and create a list of weekly goals. {I’ll post my list and a link-up later today.}

::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.

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.

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 15 Update

If you missed the Day 15 assignment, you can read it here.

Jesse actually thoroughly wiped down my computer with his special computer cleaning cloth on Wednesday night (I had mentioned something about it needing cleaning and next thing I knew, he was doing it!), so my computer didn’t need to be cleaned on Friday. Yay!

{Well, Jesse might argue that my files could use some re-arranging and organizing, but he’s sort of a nerd when it comes to organizing computer files and uses elaborate systems to keep everything organized. Me? I’m fine so long as I know where everything is or how to find everything. 🙂

I’d rather spend my time on the computer writing, marketing, and putting up blog posts rather than meticulously organizing things — especially when I usually can find whatever I need really easily, even if it’s not put into a sophisticated system. Don’t you love it how opposites attract — even in little things like computer files?!}

I flew home from Little Rock yesterday, so I was blessed with two relaxing flights, allowing me the time to read both Anything and Pocketful of Pinecones. Two completely different books, but both were inspiring in their own way.

How did you do on Day 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.

 

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 14 Update

If you missed the Day 14 assignment, you can read it here.

I have a confession to make: I completely forgot to post this last night! But I do sort of have a legitimate excuse… even though I know I’ve talked about not making excuses, so I really should be making one. 🙂

I flew to Little Rock, Arkansas yesterday to do some radio interview segments with FamilyLife. While there I also got to hang out with one of my favorite people and authors (Tricia Goyer), spend some time picking the brains of the Economides (known as “America’s Cheapest Family” — we did joint radio recordings together on the topic of saving money), and meet with some other wonderful folks from FamilyLife.

I also have the opportunity to get to meet and do a Q&A with Tricia’s Teen Moms group last night. What an amazing group of young women! I cannot imagine the hardships and difficulties on their plates and was so inspired by their questions and their sincere desire to do the best they can do with their money while juggling finishing high school and raising a baby as a single mom.

Needless to say, it was a busy day yesterday… and I didn’t get to my hotel room until after 11 p.m. After I called Jesse and we chatted about the day, I fell asleep! And it wasn’t until this morning that I remembered, “Oh yeah, I was supposed to put up that 4 Weeks Update post last night!” Oops.

Anyway, thanks for your patience and understanding. 🙂 So, without further ado, here’s my utensil drawer clean-out.

By the way, aren’t you all so proud of me for taking your advice and getting some drawer organizers? 😉

Those organizers have made my drawer organization a breeze (see how my utensil drawer used to look without them here). Thank you all; you’re brilliant!

How did you do on Day 14? 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.


4 Weeks to a More Organized Home {Simplified}: Day 15

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 15 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.

::Wipe down your computer and clean out your email inbox. Organize files and photos on your computer, if you have time.

::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.