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4 Weeks to a Clutter Free Home: Challenge #5

4 weeks challenge

I got a few things done yesterday and I’m feeling recharged to hit today hard! I know it is Friday, but I really want to get a few things done while I have the energy (baby on board you know!). The tasks for today should be completed with the idea of accomplishing the goals you set up for the week (see Challenge #1 if you missed the details).

Challenge #5

  • 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.
    • Today I plan to hit the kitchen hard. I’m going to be honest and let you know that it is a huge mess. I have one little spot on the counter where I can work, and the rest is cluttered full of junk. Today (and probably the weekend too) will be kitchen day. This also includes clearing out my mail center which is located in an organization caddy hung on the door (ironic, I know).
  • 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. Enjoy your two days off!

If you feel you are not very good at setting your own goals and making lists, feel free to follow my plan. Work on your kitchen today, 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!).

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