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 2022 **
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
Welcome to Year 5!
We did our first live Project Organize Challenge in 2018. I had recently gone to a conference for creative bloggers, entrepreneurs, and business owners. My biggest takeaway from that particular Snap Conference was to figure out my purpose.
I love this little business of mine. With my flexible schedule, I can be there whenever my kids need me. And, I can help bring in some extra money to help my family financially.
But . . . my bigger purpose for having this blog is to inspire people.
My tagline is “craft a creative and well-lived life”. I love to share my creativity with all of you. I feel lucky to be able to encourage those of you that feel like you may not be the most creative – that there are crafts and projects you can do!
It is equally important to me to inspire as many people as I can to have a well-lived life. This looks different for each and every one of us.
I think it is so important to carve out time for our priorities in life and focus on what truly matters. Sometimes those priorities 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?
Several years ago, I started a series called Project Organize. I worked in several different problem areas of my home, like paper clutter, setting up a command center, and where to start when you are feeling overwhelmed. And I encouraged all of you to join in with me.
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.
This time around, we are going to do it together!
Each week we will focus on a different basic household task 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: Dishes
- Week 5: Laundry
- Week 6: Daily Pick Up
- Week 7: Make the Beds
- Week 8: Vacuum or Sweep
If these basic systems are not in place and running smoothly, they are the first things to go when life gets tough (hello – looking at you 2020 and 2021!). Then, the 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 for you to join us and participate. 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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