In this week’s challenge we’ll be organizing pet supplies, including pet food, treats, toys, paperwork and information and more. If you own a pet (or multiple pets) you know how quickly they each become a part of the family. Of course, like any member of the family they seem to accumulate lots of stuff, which can quickly overtake your home if you don’t keep it under control. So this week we’re going to get all the supplies, gear and food for your pets organized and ready for use.
Because each person’s pets are so unique, and there are many varieties, from dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles and more, I am not giving, as part of this challenge, detailed instructions for each type of animal, since they wouldn’t apply to everyone. Instead, I’ll be speaking in more general terms to make sure you think of all the areas of your home that need to be organized for your pets.
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In this week’s challenge we’re preparing for morning and school day success by creating a homework area as well as a home launching pad for each family member. With school now in full swing for many families (or starting next week if you’re like my family), you may have noticed your mornings are a bit crazy, trying to get everyone up and out the door in time for school.
Heck, even without kids mornings can be crazy trying to get everything done to get out the door for work or other activities. That’s why this week’s challenge isn’t just for families with kids in school, but for everyone, to help put organizational systems in place to make mornings go smoother and your day thereby start out with less stress and chaos. Plus, for those families who do have school age kids, we’ll also deal with after school homework, to get that activity organized and under control too.
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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.
Yard and Garden Organization
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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.
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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 Car 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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