Project Organize Refresh. A 31-day challenge to quickly and easily declutter and organize your home’s most used areas to start off the new year.
Who is ready for a fresh start?
Several years ago, I started Project Organize because I was feeling overwhelmed, over-worked, and overall chaotic in my life. At the time, I had a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old and felt like I was not keeping it together at all.
I needed to hold myself accountable for getting organized and the chaos under control.
My plan was to declutter and organize every room in my house. And while I didn’t blog about all of it, I did make a lot of progress.
And then, life would change. I went from one kid in school and one at home to both kids at school, but more after-school activities. At the same time, I was trying to grow my home business.
Every time something in life would change (as it inevitably and always does) I would get thrown for a loop and need to revisit my systems to figure out what was working and what wasn’t.
Project Organize REfresh Challenge
Over the years we accumulate SO MUCH stuff! And while I have been able to declutter and organize through the years, I am in need of a major refresh once again.
I love to do a quick declutter every January after taking down the holiday decorations to get me ready for the new year ahead.
This challenge is meant to be fun and simple. Do not get bogged down with details!
- I will be posting the daily challenge in my Instagram stories and in our Facebook Community* so you can follow along with me. *new members – be sure to answer the questions so I can approve you for the group
- Each day set a timer for 10 – 15 minutes and tackle one small area of your home.
- This is meant to be quick. This is not the time to pull everything out and go through each item meticulously piece by piece. Make quick decisions.
- Throw away any garbage, set aside items you want to donate or sell, and generally straighten up the area.
- Do not buy any new storage or organizational items for this challenge. Use what you have, get creative, and if you absolutely think you need a new bin or box, make a list. If at the end of the challenge, you still need the bin or box, go ahead and add it to your next shopping trip.
- Some days have a general area like a bathroom cabinet or drawer. Pick ONE to work on – the one that is bothering you the most or makes your day the most difficult. I promise we will come back to the rest of the areas later this year.
- At the end of the challenge, your home will feel lighter and you will clean up several problem areas in your home.
- Have fun!
Project Organize Challenge
Last, but not least, starting in February, we will once again be doing our Project Organize Challenge. The challenge is different from the refresh we will complete in January. The Project Organize Challenge will last 8 weeks. Again, I will be sharing on Instagram stories and in our Facebook Community.
Each week we will focus on one basic area that helps to keep our homes and lives running smoothly.
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The following week will build on the previous one, so at the end of the eight weeks, we will have eight new habits and systems running that will help us have the mental and physical space to do a deep declutter on our homes.
After the eight weeks are up, I will be sharing a specific area of my home where I am doing a deep declutter and organizing project each month. I will share tips and tricks and budget-friendly ideas to help you organize your home, too!
Free Printable Project Organize Refresh Worksheet
I am so excited to have you join me on this journey. Grab your free Project Organize Refresh worksheet below to get started. This year I have included a general worksheet that you can use any time of the year and a 2022 specific calendar if you are joining us in January.
This download is for personal use only. Do not share the direct link to the .pdf/.jpg file. Please link back to the original post when sharing.
Free Printable Declutter Calendar (January 2022)
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