21-day organizational challenge

This article, entitled "Organizational Challenge," comes from Erin Ferris at Chasing Roots.

Even if organizing is your least favorite thing to do, tackling one small project each day can make the task far less daunting.

And if January is too overwhelming of a time to start, plan ahead now and turn it into a goal for February. After all, February generally has less travel, fewer school events and only one holiday. Not to mention that it's usually fairly unpleasant outside, which makes staying inside to organize the linen closet and decluttering the kitchen cabinets a little more enjoyable.

Here's a 21-day Organizational Challenge - courtesy of Holiday Sparkle - that I'm excited to (try to) tackle throughout the month. Though I'm sure the idea is to start the challenge on day one, complete one task each day, and wrap things up 21 days later, grant yourself a grace period and aim to finish the 21 tasks during the month.

Here are the 21 tasks:

  1. Medicine cabinet

  2. Coat closet

  3. Under beds

  4. Laundry room

  5. Handbag/purse

  6. Under beds

  7. Refrigerator/freezer

  8. Kitchen cabinets

  9. Make-up/toiletries

  10. Bedroom closets

  11. Garage

  12. Craft supplies

  13. Linen closet

  14. Backyard

  15. Bedroom dressers

  16. Jewelry box

  17. Living room

  18. Attic/basement

  19. Car

  20. Playroom/den

  21. Enjoy how lovely your house looks!

I plan to make adjustments here and there (for example, I have very few craft supplies and will therefore need to find something else to organize that day - perhaps my computer desktop) and to take at least one day off every week, but I WILL make it through this list before the end of February. Care to join me? I'll include periodic reminders at the end of some of my blog posts so that you can stick with me, and I'll post before and after photos whenever I remember to take them.

Here's to an organized New Year!

About the Author...
Erin Ferris
My name is Erin, and I’m a wife, mother, and writer living in College Station, Texas.
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