Day 6: Tidy, Shop and Plan – 30 Day Home Makeover Declutter Challenge

Day 6: Tidy, Shop and Plan – 30 Day Home Makeover Declutter Challenge

Today is an easy day. Yesterday was tough and you made it through – because obviously you are amazing!! Today, we are going to take it easy – we’ll plan for the next few days, and do some shopping – either right in our homes or out in the stores.

Sign up for the free challenge here.

If you have anything left to finish, go ahead and do that now.

Pick up any mess your family has made in the last 24 hours. Run the vacuum in your clean new family room, straighten a pillow or two, or just stand back and admire how amazing it looks.

Next, why not reward yourself for your determination and do a little shopping?

Head to a Super Store, an office supply store or your favorite storage specialty store and have some fun. Buy a label maker.
These useful little things may seem a little Type-A but Type-A is good in your new, organized home.

Your plan is to stay organized, right?

The process of discretely labeling boxes and other containers can help you both remember what is in them, and make it easier and faster to replace that item properly.

You can also investigate nice storage tubs, pretty file folders and unique baskets. They do not have to be expensive to be effective. If you can afford it, buy a bunch; we have 25 more days of organizing to get to and a lot of rooms, drawers and shelves to organize.

**LINKS MENTIONED**These are the links I promised to the things that I bought to do my decluttering and organization over the next 24 days:













Day 3 – Formal Living Room OR Entertainment Center (30-Day Home Makeover Declutter Challenge)

Day 3 – Formal Living Room OR Entertainment Center (30-Day Home Makeover Declutter Challenge)


Day 3 – Formal Living Room

Welcome back to day three of our 30-day decluttering challenge! Today we’re going to work on organizing either the entertainment center, media area or the formal living room in your house.

If you think there’s not much to clean and sort through, you’re probably right … and wrong.

Most formal spaces are already neat as a pin. We don’t live in those rooms; sometimes we don’t even enter them. We tend to hide our chaos and clutter in the back of the house, in the rooms most guests don’t see. That’s fine. But, we are on this mission to organize our homes and taking a day for this room is still extremely useful.

If you have clutter or objects that do not belong in this room, by all means, take care of it now. If not, what have you always wanted to do to this room? Take the time now to try the sofa on another wall. Take the time to finally hang up that picture. Or, even, take the time to order new curtains.

Do whatever it is that you have been putting off.

So much of our lives is disorganized because we are constantly on the go and do not take time to do the little things. The next thing you know the little things have piled up into one massive BIG thing! I hereby grant you the time today.
What are you going to do with it?

Day 2: The Entryway Closet or Coat Closet – 30 Day Home Makeover Decluttering Challenge

Day 2: The Entryway Closet or Coat Closet – 30 Day Home Makeover Decluttering Challenge

Sign up for the challenge here.

It is Day 2 of our 30-day decluttering challenge – and today it’s all about the Front Closet!

Day 2- Front Closet

Hey! Welcome back. Returning for Day 2 is a big step. You are that much closer to getting your home organized.

Ready for your next task?

Let’s tackle the front closet today.

Take everything out. The coats, the hangers, the boxes – everything. Sweep or vacuum the floor and wipe down the shelf.

Before you just stick everything back in and close the door – stop. Sort through what you own. Do you need it? Does it still fit? Be brutal.

This is the front closet, not a storage unit. Your guests will use this and it should look presentable.

Put nice, inexpensive baskets on the shelf for storing out of season gear, like hats, gloves and scarves. Get some wooden hangers for the coats, making sure that you have plenty of extra ones for guests to use. They may seem like an expensive item but you can get nice wood hangers for less than $10 at any Super Store. Line up any shoes or boots neatly in the back. After your purging, cleaning and new storage solutions, this closet should look like a million bucks.

If you have extra time today, take five minutes and step outside. Give the front porch a quick sweep, wipe the cobwebs off the coach light and shake out the welcome mat.

Doesn’t it feel better to have such a welcoming entrance to your home?

See you tomorrow.

Cleaning and organization are only part of this deal. Decluttering is more for those of us who have experienced narcissistic relationships.

DIY: 9 easy ways to organize your garage

DIY: 9 easy ways to organize your garage

Easy ways to organize your garage

Looking for some organization out in the garage? Too many nails, screws, and hammers just laying around without a home? Pinterest is full of great ideas for organizing. Try these simple tricks to help remove the clutter from your life.

Tools – Store and organize your tools on the wall using this handy method. Each tool has it’s own spot. Simple to put together using pegboard. Those tools will never be lost again.

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Workbench – Using a fold away work area frees up so much room when not in use. This will also force whoever is working out there to put all tools away before lowering the work bench.

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Hoses and Cords – Is your garden hose rolled up and thrown into the corner of your garage? How about that long orange electrical cord? Try this to fix the problem. A simple coat hook and plastic chain is all you need.

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Drill Bits and Small Tools – Place a small magnetic strip on a piece of wood and put your smaller tools and/or drill bits on it for safe keeping. These are always getting lost in big tool boxes. Now they are within easy reach and we don’t have to go searching for them.

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Recycling – Look out trash because you are about to be organized. Recycling can be a big sticky mess when stored in a garage. Using some stack-able shelves along with a couple labels and your recycling just got a lot more organized. Easy to clean too.

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