Today I’m talking about using the Ten Week Organizing Challenge to get your whole home completely organized. Get your home in order with my ten week organizing challenge.
Since moving into our home just over a year ago I don’t feel that we’ve ever gotten truly organized.
Basically, we moved in, starting painting, put some stuff but not everything away, started renovating, packed things up and moved them around from room to room as we renovated, and then put them back into place willy-nilly as we didn’t have time to properly purge and organize them.
And now, I’ve got that feeling again.
That overwhelmed-with-too-much-stuff feeling.
That “I-want-to-cry-when-I-open-the-pantry” feeling. That “I can’t stuff another shirt in this kid’s drawer” feeling.
That feeling that all I do is tidy up; pick things up and move them from one space to the next.
That feeling that I’m spending way too much of my time and energy dealing with stuff.
I hate that feeling. But I know how to deal with it. How to conquer the problem and overcome that feeling.
It’s time for some good old fashioned purge-and-organization.
Have you ever had that feeling? Where it’s just all too much stuff; that all your belongings are cluttering up your life and stealing your joy? Then join me! I’ll be working through my original Ten Week Organizing Challenge once again, beginning this week and wrapping up in mid-March.
If you’ve been following for a while, then you may already be familiar with the challenge. If you are new and wondering what it was all about last time around, then you can read more about my first organizing challenge here.
I had so many readers asking about a printable/paper copy, that I even made it into an e-book!
Knowing that the method I used was super successful for me the last time around (and in our last home), I can’t wait to use the same techniques and method again in this house.
The basic outline of the challenge is this:
Paperwork and filing. Dealing with all that incoming paperwork! Setting up a mini home-office/command center. Dealing with the junk drawer, school papers, and our calendars.
The Kitchen. This includes all of cabinets, drawers, pantry, under the sink, and the fridge and freezer. I’ll also work on organizing our system for menu planning and shopping.
Our laundry area, mud-room/entrance area, and cleaning supplies.
The Bathrooms. This includes the vanities and all bathroom storage areas.
The Linen Closet.
The Master Bedroom. This includes our closets, dressers, and nightstands etc.
The Kids’ Bedrooms. This includes their clothes, toys, books, and any other clutter that has built up in their bedrooms.
Family Room/Playroom/Rec Room: I’ll be tackling our playroom/rec room, but you may have a different space to focus on if you follow along with the challenge.
Bonus Space. I’ll plan to purge and reorganize my craft room/home office including my seasonal decor supplies (eek!). This is a big week for me.
Wildcard: Choose an area in your home or your life that still needs purging and organizing!
I’m planning to deal with: Kid’s Schoolwork and artwork, Keepsakes, Digital Family Photos etc.
I’ll be back on Monday to share my first week’s task: dealing with paperwork, our junk drawer, and will be setting up a command center and a mini home-office in our kitchen. I have some scary looking drawers right now that need some serious attention!
I’m actually getting really excited thinking about how much better our life will be once we finally get all of these areas purged and organized – I’ll hope you’ll join me for this challenge! This challenge isn’t “easy” – it will require time and effort and energy (some weeks more than others), but it will pay off. I can guarantee that having lived through the process myself previously. It was totally worth the effort!
Sign-up for my email list below to keep up with my posts this time around, and head over to read more about the e-book version of this challenge.
More Organizing Ideas!
Today I’m joining some friends who are sharing their organization ideas and projects with you, as well! Just click on the links below the pictures to be taken directly to their posts.
Organizing Your Party Planning – My 100 Year Old Home
Organizing Laundry Supplies – Zevy Joy
Spice Drawer Organization – Finding Lovely
How to Declutter and Decorate a Beautiful Home – So Much Better With Age
How To Organize Kitchen Drawers – Modern Glam
How I Keep My Home Organized – My Sweet Savannah
Whole Home Organization Ideas to Declutter Your Life – Grace In My Space
Medicine Cabinet Organization Ideas and Tips – Twelve On Main
10 Week Organizing Challenge – The Happy Housie
Fridge Organization and Storage – Inspiration for Moms
How to Organize Your Pantry – The Handmade Home
A Budget Friendly Linen Closet Makeover – The Tattered Pew
Mudroom Lockers Organization – Two Twenty One
Small Pantry Organization Ideas – The DIY Mommy
How to Organize Kids’ Rooms – Cassie Bustamante
5 Easy Steps To Create An Organized Junk Drawer – She Gave It A Go
Organizing Tips for Traveling with Kids – Pink Peppermint Designs
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