Welcome! I have decided that 2016 is my year to get my house in order for real. I’ve created a week-by-week guide focusing on one area at a time. Yes, I realize a year is a long time. But I believe it’s the time line needed to make the thorough and permanent changes. No more surface organizing – we’re getting down and dirty!
So let’s get started! Each week we will have an assignment, an area of the home to clean up, clean out and organize. And since cluttered homes are harder to keep organized, there will be an additional challenge each week to help you purge items from your home!
Did you get all the laundry done last week?
52 Weeks to a More Organized Home | #3 Under Beds and Tops of Closets
Ok, I’ve taken it easy on you the first 2 weeks of the challenge. Now let’s get busy!
This week’s assignment is the clean out under all the beds and the tops of all the closets. Now don’t get bogged down by what’s hanging in the closet or what’s in the floor of the closet. That will come in good time. Right now, just get in the top of it.
Underbed Boxes are great for efficiently organizing and storing things under the bed!!
Your additional challenges this week:
- It’s MEGA purge time! While you’re cleaning out under the beds and the tops of the closets find at least TEN THINGS to throw away or add to the yard sale/donate boxes we set up the first week. Stuff breeds and multiplies under the bed so you should be able to find 10 things to get rid of!
- Have each child find ONE thing that can be thrown away and ONE thing that can be donated/sold.
- Find FIVE things that are misplaced in the house and return them to their places.
- If you’re doing the 2016 Clean Out Challenge you should have tossed 90-100 items already and you’ll need to toss out about 40 items over this week. (For what it’s worth, I’m NOT counting things going in the yard sale boxes as part of my 2,016 items. I’ll count them when they’ve actually sold. I’m only counting things trashed, re-homed or taken to goodwill)
Are you going to join me in having a more organized home? Comment below! Leave your tips, questions and suggestions! Let us know how your week went. I’ll be honest, I’m about 40 items behind on my 2,016 Item Clean Out Challenge…
Also, tell me about problem areas in your house – everyone’s home is different and I want to make sure we cover all areas during our 52 weeks!
Last week we were supposed to find five articles of clothing per family member to donate/trash/yard sale. Did you do it? Did you do more? I didn’t get rid of any of Hubs clothes (he has the least of all of us and it hasn’t been that long since I’ve been through his). I got rid of a few things out my closet but the one that got the most cleaning out was Bug’s clothes. He had a LOT in his closet that was too small and needed to be moved out.
Don’t forget to come back next week!