Week 34: Yard and Garden

Your challenge this week is to declutter and organize the outdoor storage and garden storage areas in and around your home. The reason this week’s challenge is important is because your front porch and yard is the first place visitors and the public see when they see your home. Therefore, this area creates an impression of your house, as a whole. Further, if you’re blessed with additional space, such as a yard and garden areas, deck, patio, and/or pool, these are often places we spend quality time together as a family.

Your family (and you) deserve to have nice, decluttered and organized outdoor areas to do activities in, and to relax in. Doing the steps below will help you achieve these objectives and further enjoy your outdoor spaces.

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Week 33: Car Organization

I’ve included car organization as one of the areas to work on in the Organized Home Challenge because sometimes it seems we spend as much time in our vehicles as in our homes. Since we spend so much time there my goals (and hopefully yours too) for this area are to have access to what you truly need easily and quickly, as well as not to be embarrassed to let others ride in your car because you don’t want them to see the junk you’re carrying around.

Of course, organizing your car has some challenges that some other areas in your home don’t have, such as extremely limited space and in your home you don’t need to worry about how your organizing will be impacted by motion, acceleration and deceleration. During this week I want each of us to really think about the functions of our car, and not consider it a moving file cabinet or extra space to store items. Instead, my goal is for us to only carry essentials around so the space stays as uncluttered as possible. Therefore, think of this week’s challenge as a chance to prioritize what you keep in your car down to the essentials, and have a truly decluttered and functional space.

Are you new here? The Car Organization Challenge is part of the 52 Week Home Organization Challenge. (Click the link to learn how to join us for free for future and past challenges if you aren’t already a regular reader).

Car Organization

Please note, before I begin the steps of this challenge, that if your household has more than one automobile you should try to make time to work on car organization for each vehicle this week. Work on one at a time, and once you’ve repeated all the steps for one vehicle circle around and do the steps again, this time for the next auto. Hopefully you can finish them all in a week, since vehicles have relatively confined spaces. However, if you can’t for some reason just schedule time in your calendar sometime soon to finish them all. Continue reading Week 33: Car Organization

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Week 32: Craft Organization

Your challenge this week is craft organization, including both of all your supplies and equipment and the room or area where you do your crafting.

Doing crafts or any other hobby is one of the pleasures in life, and I think an organized home should make room for such joys. I don’t know about you, but making something with my hands and letting my creative juices flow brings me fulfillment, at least most of the time. The only time it doesn’t bring me happiness and contentment is when I get frustrated because I can’t find what I need to complete my project, or everything is such a mess I don’t have a space to work on it properly.

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Week 31: Photographs

This week’s challenge is to organize photos, including both physical and ditigal ones, as well as negatives, photo albums and wall photos so you can find and preserve your special memories.

Depending on the amount of photos you’ve got to organize this may take you more than the week.

Therefore, the purpose of this week’s challenge is to let you know how to do it, in general, get a plan in place to get it done, and at least get your systems together for organizing all pictures from this date forward.

Further, if it won’t completely overwhelm you my hope is that you can get all your loose photos gathered together and into rough categories so the first level of organization has been put into place.

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Week 30: CD and DVD Storage and Organization

This week we’re tackling CD and DVD storage and organization as part of the 52 Week Home Organization Challenge.

This challenge will most likely either be very easy and quick for you, or something that will take you a fair amount of time over the course of the week to get done.

The reason for this is that I’ve found people are either huge collectors of music and/or movies, or they don’t own many discs at all. There doesn’t seem to be much in between.

In addition, this is not a challenge you can do on your own for your whole family. Instead, all family members need to be involved, at least in the decluttering stage, since no one wants their music or movies thrown out without their say so (no matter how much you may personally not like them!)

Are you new here? The CD And DVD Storage And Organization Challenge is part of the 52 Week Home Organization Challenge. (Click the link to learn how to join us for free for future and past challenges if you aren’t already a regular reader).

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