4 Weeks to a More Organized Home--Day 2

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I am following along with Money Saving Mom on her "4 Weeks to a More Organized Home (Simplified)" series!

Basically each day (minus the week of Thanksgiving, starting Nov 5) she will post an assignment to help you get more organized that should only take 30 minutes or less to complete.

I have been thinking about doing a major declutter and organization of our home before Christmas so this is coming at the right time!

Today is day 2.

Today's assignment and how I did:

::Get dressed in something that makes you feel great {there’s something about dressing in clothes that make you feel great that just gives you more energy and zest for life!}

Today I dressed up a little. Was feeling a little down and with the arrival of "Aunt Flo" for the week, I felt like something had to make me feel a little better. So I wore black dress pants and a nice pink shirt. I also wore my breast cancer awareness necklace that was made by a friend who is currently battling this horrible disease.

::Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your list of weekly goals, and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today.

The things I wanted to accomplish today are:
  • Find all paperwork that I need to complete HEAP application
  • Make copies of said paperwork
  • Fill out HEAP application and have hubby sign
  • Get supplies ready to make Mother-In-Law's birthday gift from kids
  • Read at least 1 book to each child today
  • Exercise for at least 20 minutes
::Set the timer for 10 minutes and do a quick-clean of your kitchen: wash the dishes/load the dishwasher, clear off the counter tops, and, if you have time, wipe down the counter tops and the outside of the cupboards with wet rag or cleaning cloth.

Did this.  My kitchen wasn't too bad to start. But when I went to wipe down the outside of the cupboards the bottom ones were gross. I even wiped off the side of the fridge because it was nasty too. Guess I never look that close to the ground when I am doing cleaning.

Before (Gross!)
After (Much better!)

::Set the timer for 10 minutes and do a quick clean of your refrigerator. Remove all the contents that are past their prime, wipe down the sticky spots, and re-organize things so they are easier to get to.

I had already done this over the weekend as I had to do a major grocery shop. But I did move a few things around today, as leftovers were getting in the way of other stuff.

Feels good to be doing a little something each day for organizing and cleaning house. Hope I can keep up the momentum!

How are you doing? Are you cleaning and/or organizing your home?


  1. Wednesday is supposed to be "kitchen day" for us... and it turns out that every day is kitchen day as much as I cook lol

  2. I am hoping to keep up with the challenge as well:)


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