4 weeks challenge

Ready to hit the ground running? Challenge #1 was pretty easy, and just a starter to grease our wheels a little. The tasks for today will be a little more involved, and 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 #2

  • 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. 
    • My list for today includes tackling the dining room. I plan to clean off the dining room table (it is piled high with junk), organize the school supplies that are still sitting in a heap on the table, and give the area a general clean-up (sweep, wipe off chairs and table, etc).
  • 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 15 minutes and do a quick once over on the kitchen. Clear the counter tops, empty/load the dishwasher (or wash dishes), remove clutter from the table (if you have one), and wipe down any messy areas.

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 dining room 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!).