4 Weeks to a More Organized Home-- Days 8 AND 9

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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 10, but since I didn't get day 8 done until yesterday and day 9 not done until this morning, today is really day 8 AND 9.

Yesterday morning, I finally got around to doing day 8's assignment. It took me all of 5 minutes to clean out a dresser drawer. Then last night, I was EXHAUSTED. Things were CRAZY at work with a couple situations that I am still trying to make sense of. Home has been crazy. After I finally got home and got the kids in bed, I had just enough energy to pick up books off the floor, and put the pans in the sink to soak and I went to bed. I still am tired today but am going to move forward.

So without further ado....

The assignments 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! }

DONE: Yesterday's outfit of choice was: jeans, turquoise t-shirt topped with a long brown sweater, brown socks and brown flats and a turquoise and brown necklace with a turtle on it. I put my hair up in a ponytail again today.

::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.

DONE: On my list of to dos for yesterday, I accomplished all of them, including mailing off completed HEAP application and fixing our kitchen faucet to increase our water pressure. :)

::Set the timer for 10 minutes and go through your messiest dresser drawer. Remove items you no longer love, need, and/or wear. Quickly organize the remaining items.

DONE: I cleaned out my shirt drawer.



::Wipe down all the door handles in your home. You can use a damp rag with a little disinfectant on it or a cleaning wipe. If you have younger children, they’d probably enjoy joining you in tackling this project!

DONE: I have 22 door handles in my house in case any one was wondering! :)

::Clean your light switch plates. You can use a damp rag with a little disinfectant on it or a cleaning wipe. If you have younger children, they’d probably enjoy joining you in tackling this project!

DONE: This was needed as Jacob has been playing with the light switches for the past week or so since he has gotten tall enough to turn them on and off. And since we are counting I have....17 light switches in our house. :)

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. I'm enjoying it, too! These tasks are so do-able and they make me feel so good. The bonus yesterday for me was that my six-year-old (sort of) happily did all the switch plates for me! I used the time to mop the kitchen floor.

    Great job on these tasks!

    1. Good job! Jacob, my 3 year old, helped with the door knobs, but he just wanted to turn the light switches on and off instead of wiping them off...lol


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