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4 Weeks to a Clutter Free Home: Challenge #18

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It is Friday! It is also the last challenge in this 4 week series. :-)  Remember, the tasks for today should be completed with the idea of accomplishing the goals you set up for the week (see Challenge #15 if you missed the details).

Just a few final notes: Once you no longer have new challenges or posts to follow, simply go back through the list of challenges and complete any that you missed or didn’t have time for.  Be sure to revisit areas of your home that are common clutter areas (main living areas – pick them up daily or weekly, kitchen – keep those counters clutter free, etc.).  Don’t stop removing items from your home just because the challenge is over!  Throughout the course of this series we will have removed over 100 unneeded items from our homes…don’t stop now!

Challenge #18

  • Look at your list of weekly goals and come up with a specific list of 4-5 things you can accomplish today. Don’t spend a ton of time on this step, just use your weekly goals a reference, and narrow down from there how you plan to accomplish at least one of those goals.
    • I am going out of town this weekend to visit family so I know I won’t have a ton of time to get much completed, but I would like to get started on a homework station project (I may have to google this one…I’ll keep you posted as to how that goes if I do find something).  :-)
  • Find 5 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, put them in a bin designated for donation items or in a garage sale box. You can also give them to a friend or list them to sell, but make it a goal not to hang onto anything for more than a week. If it doesn’t sell, donate it.
  • Set a timer for AT LEAST 15 minutes and do something you really enjoy! Take some time to relax and rejuvenate yourself…you’ve earned it! You could finish a book you’ve started, call a friend, take a nap, go for a bike ride, play with the kids, etc. Just take the time and have some fun.
  • REMEMBER: There will not be any updates or challenges posted on the weekends so use the time to either catch up on anything you missed, or simply take some time and relax. And this is the last challenge….but be sure to keep revisiting those problem areas in your home!

If you feel you are not very good at setting your own goals and making lists, feel free to follow my plan. Work on an extra room in your home today (or a kids room if you don’t have a spare room), along with the other bullet points, and tomorrow we will have a new area to tackle!

Keep in mind, I do work a full time job outside the home, so all of these tasks are designed to be easily completed regardless of your other commitments. 


(Please note: I am not an expert in organization by any means. I simply did a lot of research online and found many many resources on how to accomplish what it is I am looking to do. From there I came up with my own plan for what I thought would be a great way to achieve the goal of an organized home in four weeks. Feel free to take all the time and energy I put into researching this and try to organize your own home!).


4 Responses to 4 Weeks to a Clutter Free Home: Challenge #18

  1. Rebecca Parsons September 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    I have been following along and am excited about getting my house in order. Thank you
    I got rid of more than 5 things this week alone. So I am doing good there.

  2. Megan September 16, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    I’m a believer in making lists to get things done. Thanks for the tips!
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  3. Heather September 16, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Making lists and then checking things off that is list is key!
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  4. Emily Ploch September 18, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    This is a great challenge! I’m going to try it.

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