31 Day Fresh Start Challenge – Week Two

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Happy Sunday and welcome to Week Two! This week we will be organizing our homes, and as I warned, this is going to be a busy week. You aren’t afraid though, because you are prepared. You are ready to #BootUp and take this week straight on. Each day we’ll be focusing on cleaning out/decluttering and organizing a different space in our home.

Your task for Saturday was to get bins or boxes, as you decide that items are no longer needed, they can go into boxes. These items can be stored for a spring garage sale or donated to a local thrift store. If you find that you are in need of some extra organization bins or totes in a certain area, refer to my post here where I share how I organized my kitchen and bathroom; as well as here for some of my favorite things when organizing a space! For a deeper look into how to sort the items no longer needed check out this post as well as this one where I explain the other various ways you can get the items out of your home without them going in the trash.

Think about the space you are working in each day, how can you make each space less cluttered and work for you? It is possible to have a clutter free house, and after the holidays is the best time to declutter and clean out. Bonus tip: don’t take too long with deciding whether you need an item or not. The quicker you can decide, the quicker you can get through these tasks.

Day Twelve: I find that organizing the kitchen for some can be a very daunting task; for others this may be a clean/clutter free area already, we all have our differences. We will start in the kitchen, simply go cabinet by cabinet; clean out the items you no longer need and organize the items left. Make it an intention to put things back where they belong each time you use them. Be sure you go through your pantry and refrigerator as well.

Be sure to take time today to sit down and update your planner as needed.

Day Thirteen: Unless you have a lot of storage or closets in your living room, today shouldn’t take too long. Go through the needed spaces just as you did with your kitchen; everything should have place. Perhaps a decorate box or bin would help organize some blankets or pillows?

Day Fourteen: Time to attack those bathrooms, and thankfully, these can move pretty fast. Just like the other spaces in your home, clean out what isn’t needed and organize what is needed.

Day Fifteen: You’ll be doing the bedrooms today; if you have children (not toddlers or young children) you could probably set them to task with their own rooms leaving you to focus on your own space. While I do have a day selected for closets, you could do your bedroom closets this day, and focus on the other home closets/storage spaces on Friday.

Be sure to take time today to meditate for ten minutes as well.

Day Sixteen: Have an office, craft space, or bonus room? Maybe you have a guest room that needs attention? Turn your focus to these areas today. I hope by this day you are starting to feel a lightness surrounding yourself and your home.

Day Seventeen: It’s the last clean out day! Clean out those closets, and if there are any spaces that maybe need a little bit more time. This is a great time to take a moment to be sure you have cleaned out the spaces that you have wanted to focus on.

Day Eighteen: Easy day here, you’ll either take the cleaned out items to a local thrift shop, or store them somewhere for a spring garage sale. If you are storing them for a spring garage sale, make the plan now to take the remaining items to a thrift shop after. We don’t want these items to continue to clutter our home. Looking for other ideas of what you can do with these items? Last year I went into detail about other ways to donate or sell your items, you can find that post here.

Be sure to sit down and journal about this week as well. How are you feeling? Lighter? Motivated? Possibly a little more inspired?

See you in a week with Week Three!!

 

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