4 Weeks to a More Organized Home---Day 4

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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 4.

Today's assignment and how I did:

::Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

Today I am wearing jeans, a pink tanktop, topped with a long brown sweater. I love the combo of browns and pinks!

::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.

My to do list for today:
1. Find all paperwork for HEAP app
2. Get supplies together for MIL b-day present
3. Make and email snack schedule to work
4. One load of laundry
5. Do today's assignments

::Set the timer for 15 minutes and do a quick-clean of your most-used bathroom (if you have more than one bathroom!).

Our main bathroom wasn't too bad. A few towels and bath toys on the floor. I picked those up and put them away. Went through the bath toys and threw out a few that were old and/or were squirting out stuff with the water. I replaced shower gel and shampoo for my hubby. And wiped out our sink and bathtub. I also straightened up the toothpastes.



::Set the timer for 10 minutes and quickly clean out underneath your beds and furniture. Remove clutter and trash and put it away or throw it away. If you have more time, move the furniture (if possible) and vacuum underneath.

OH MY WORD!!! I didn't realize how much STUFF was under our couch and under our computer armoire. There was a ton of kids' toys under both. We have hardwood floors and so there is nothing to stop small toys from getting kicked under the couch or the armoire. But now they are both clean underneath. I did not do our beds as I do the kids' each time I change their sheets and Bill and I do not keep anything under ours.

Here are the "treasures" found under the couch-- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the expression on Jacob's face...when I got all the stuff out, he was like "wow! treasures!" LOL! LOVE that boy!

And the "treasures" under the computer armoire---

I am glad that is done. I really should add a weekly clean out under the couch to our list of things we should do.

It feels so good to get little stuff like this done each day! I am so enjoying this series!

Are you working on organizing and cleaning your home? How are you doing?


  1. It does feel like treasure to find those missing items under the furniture doesn't it? I'm also enjoying this series!

  2. Its amazing how many toys end up under furniture, that is mostly what I found too! My boys were both excited too!


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