Happy weekend 🙂
I hope you’ve all had a great week! With March almost over, it’s almost time to move on to another monthly “resolution” from my Year of Resolutions. Up for April is organization.
I’m really excited about this for two reasons. One: organizing is really fun and actually relaxing to me. Two: I have seriously neglected organizing anything this whole year in anticipation for a month dedicated to organizing. I’m excited to get started!
This challenge is open to everyone – even if you’re not super in love with organizing your stuff. Here’s how it works. There are two options:
Pick several areas of your life to organize this month. Complete 8 different activities/projects from the list below to organize by the end of April, or create your own!
Here’s a bunch of ideas to choose from, organized by category.
- Do a complete closet clean-out session to re-organize everything better.
- Go through every single item of clothing you have. Get rid of stuff that you really don’t need/want.
- Go through all your shoes/bags/PJ pants (whatever you have a lot of) and aim to get rid of at least 3 of that item.
- Tag all your clothing with a sticky note or something of the like. If by the end of the month you haven’t worn it, get rid of it.
- Create a space for storing seasonal clothing to make more room in your closet.
- Try on EVERY item of clothing at some point throughout the month. Stuff that doesn’t fit right gets tossed or donated.
- Deep clean one room.
- Go through all your beauty products in the bathroom. Get rid of anything that you aren’t using.
- Clean something you have never cleaned before or typically avoid cleaning.
- Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it for the month.
- Have a dedicated “cleaning day” and aim to clean your heart out.
- Take your already-existing or new “Goodwill” or donate pile to the donation center & say goodbye to clutter.
- Clean out your car.
- Organize the contents of your purse each week & stop carrying around stuff you don’t need.
- Organize your books by subject or alphabetize them.
- Clean out a desk or junk drawer. Organize it with useable baskets or bins.
- Create an organized entryway that gives shoes, bags, coats & keys a home.
- Get rid of all the little extra piles of stuff that is sitting out in a corner or behind something.
- Go through all your old magazines. Get recipes, workouts, etc. out of them and then say goodbye.
- Organize your Pinterest boards better & delete dead/unused pins.
- Do an online friends clean up: go through Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. and delete any followers that you don’t want/need anymore.
- Organize your email by creating relevant folders & using them.
- Go through your blog reader. Add/delete accordingly.
- Change/update all your passwords.
- Create a Passwords/Username document to keep track of all your online logins.
- Organize your craft stuff (scrapbooking, photos, kid’s crafts, etc.)
- Complete or start a project you’ve been neglecting – a scrapbook, hanging photos, something off Pinterest, perhaps?
- Create something that will help you stay organized – a pencil holder, mail holder, DIY storage bins, etc.
- Create a functional recipe binder or box to locate frequently used recipes easier.
Pick ONE area of your life to organize this month. Complete 5 different activities/projects to completely organize that area by the end of April.
Possible areas of your life to organize could include:
- meal planning & grocery shopping
- your spending
- your fitness routine
- a laundry system/schedule
- one specific area of your home (kid’s room, bedroom, office, all the closets, one closet, etc.)
- your schedule in general
- blog life
The list goes on! Basically, this way you can organize an area that is less tangible than say, the bathroom. Or, if you do want to organize something that needs some extra attention, you can choose to focus on just that area instead of many. You can come up with your own activities or projects for this option based on what you choose.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, join us today!
Every Saturday this month, I’ll be posting about the challenge. I’m hoping to feature some of my own projects & feature challenge participants as well. There will be a challenge recap post on Saturday, April 27th. You can add your own challenge recap post there.
Use the hashtag #organizationchallenge on Twitter or Instagram to connect with others doing the challenge.
I will be doing option 1. I’ll reveal my own goals for the challenge soon. I look forward to working with you guys & organizing throughout the month! Have a great Saturday 🙂