8 Week Organizational Challenge
Are you overwhelmed with clutter? Have you had it with “stuff?” If so, then it is time to challenge yourself to declutter and start fresh. Organizing your home may seem like a daunting challenge, but the truth is with a little focus you can knock the job out with amazing results. Take a look below at our 8 week organizational challenge, perfect for getting your home and your life back on track and more organized.
Note: To complete this 8 week challenge, you will have a different focus each week for the 8 weeks. You should spend the 7 days of that week on the designated focus, using the tips and suggestions to clear the space and make it the most functional it can be.
Download the Worksheet: An easy way to keep up with everything you need to do is to download this Organized Home Worksheet. Under Closets, list out each of the rooms or closets in your home, so you know which ones you need to work through and you can check them off as you complete them. I LOVE seeing my progress so for me it’s really fun to Check Off Each Room as I go. For Bedrooms I list out the different rooms I want to organize, same thing for the Kitchen maybe divide your Kitchen into smaller segments (Dishes, Refridgerator, Pantry, etc.) so it’s easy for you to tackle one small task at a time.
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Week 1 : Closets
Begin by clearing out the closets completely. Do not leave one item in. Emptying out the closet can help you see what is inside and what has been hiding all these years. Grab hangers from your local dollar store to hang up all coats and jackets you will be keeping. Discard mismatched gloves or other worn out or unused winter item. Create a donation pile for items that have not been used in the last year. Use bins to organize small items such as winter gear, dog leashes, and shoes.
Week 2: Bathrooms
Start by emptying out cabinets. Discard old or unused/expired toiletries and cosmetics. Discard broken hair accessories and use bins or jars to organize the remainder. Discard worn out towels and wash cloths, as well as old/moldy bath toys. Organize remaining accessories and small appliances in well lined/divided drawers.
Week 3: Bedrooms
Clear out dressers and all drawers. Create a donation pile for items that have not been used in the last year. Use bins to organize small items such as socks, underwear, and shoes. Clean out under bed and add flat storage bins for under the bed storage. Use wall hooks for belts, jewelry, and clothing items used daily such as robes.
Week 4: Play Room
Discard all broken toys. Create a donation pile for toys not used in the last 6 months. Use bins to organize small toys and toys with pieces. A magnetic strip on the wall can help organize play jewelry, cars and other metal pieces. Label bins with photos of the items inside so children can help organize and clean up.
Week 5: Kitchen
Discard cracked or broken dishes and appliances. Donate appliances, dishes, or accessories that have not been used in the last 6 months. Empty all drawers, line, and add dividers if needed. Organize the items you use most in the top drawers and those located near the most used cooking and prep areas. Use jars to store items such as sponges, dish washing detergent, and small items. Canisters are perfect for organizing dry goods while still looking decorative.
Week 6: Office
Shred all papers that are no longer necessary and discard. Create a filing system for all current papers you still need. Use bulletin boards and cork boards for displaying important papers. Use shoe boxes or shoe box shaped storage bins to organize bills, papers, receipts, etc. Drawer divider and small jars are perfect for organizing office supplies.
Week 7: Laundry Room
Discard empty detergent bottles and use canisters or storage jars to hold and display cleaning products. Designate a basket for each family member to keep clean clothes in. Stock up on hangers for items to be hung on and a drying rack to be used with smaller or delicate items. An easy to assemble shelf can help keep clothing off the floor and instead folded and ready for its destination.
Week 8: Garage
Discard all projects you haven’t finished in the last year. Make a donation pile for items you haven’t used in the last year. Use simple shelving and hooks to organize appliances and tools you use often. Small jars are great for hardware pieces. A fresh coat of paint on the walls can brighten up the space and help it feel more functional.
Organizing your home can be a challenge, but it isn’t impossible. Use this 8 week challenge as a guide to tackle your clutter room by room.
Don’t Forget to Download the FREE 8 Week Checklist Here.