Project Organize Challenge. Join us in our Creative Community as we all work together to conquer our overwhelm and busy schedules.
** A NEW LIVE PROJECT ORGANIZE CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN FEBRUARY 2020 **
Friends, I am so excited to announce the Project Organize Challenge! If you are part of the Creative Community or Instagram, you may already be following along with the Project Organize Refresh we have been doing during the month of January. Now that we have some of our problem areas decluttered we are ready to move on to getting some routines and systems set up for running our homes smoothly.
The Project Organize Challenge
In 2018 we did our first live Project Organize Challenge. I had recently gone to Snap Conference, which is a conference for creative bloggers, entrepreneurs, and business owners. I always come back with new ideas and feeling really inspired. My biggest takeaway was figuring out my why and my purpose.
I love blogging because I can help my family financially as well as be there whenever my kids need me with my flexible schedule. I can volunteer and go on field trips and be there for all their sporting events and practices.
But . . . my bigger purpose for having this blog is to inspire people.
My tagline is “craft a creative and well-lived life”. I love being able to share my creativity. I hope I am able to encourage those of you that feel like you are not the most creative or get stuck in the how-to that there are crafts and projects you can do!
It is equally important to me that I can inspire as many people as I can to have a well-lived life. This can look different for each of us. I want each of us to be able to focus on what is important to us. I think it is so important to carve out time for our true priorities in life, and that can sometimes get pushed aside with all the daily struggles and mundane aspects of life.
We all can benefit from slowing down and simplifying. And I love creating a community with all of you here.
What is the Project Organize Challenge?
One of the biggest parts of the series was working on the basics – things like doing dishes, laundry, and setting up routines and schedules. It was a fun series to do because I needed the kick in the pants myself to get back into a routine with all of these things. Once again, I find myself in a place in my life where I need a little extra motivation and accountability.
So, this time around, we are going to do it together!
Each week we will focus on a different basic organizational and household tasks until we have all these systems on auto-pilot. This series will last for 8 weeks. I will be updating the original posts along the way as well as posting some other helpful tips as we go here on the blog.
- Week 1: Use a Planner and Create a Master List
- Week 2: Set Up Routines and Schedules
- Week 3: Stop Multitasking!
- Week 4: Laundry
- Week 5: Dishes
- Week 6: Daily Pick Up
- Week 7: Make the Beds
- Week 8: Vacuum or Sweep
We recently moved last year from our first home of almost 15 years to our forever home. Moving is always tough and getting into a routine after a big upheaval like moving takes time. If these basic systems are not in place and running smoothly, they are the first things to go and then our entire household erupts in chaos. It is not a fun place to be in.
How Can You Participate?
Join me in the Creative Community on Facebook where I will be posting each week’s challenge and we will be encouraging each other to work on that week’s task. We will have opportunities to share photos, encouragement, and ask questions.
You can also post your progress on Instagram using the hashtags #projectorganize or #laurascraftylife.
What if I Already Have a Good Handle on these Basics?
I would still love you to join us and participate. I think having multiple points of view on what works for each person can be so helpful and beneficial for those of us that are still struggling. What works for me, may not work for someone else. But what you are doing might be just the inspiration someone else needs to make this process work!
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