Spring Organizing and Cleaning Challenge Day 30

bag of paper trash

You did it!! You made it all the way through the month for the spring organizing and cleaning challenge! Way to go! Great job:) I know how hard it can be to get organized and keep the momentum going so even if you didn't do all the daily challenges, you still made progress and you can always go back to the list and do them. As we wrap up the challenge I actually have TWO things for you to focus on: Continue purging ALL paperwork including newspapers and magazines. AND Everyday in May, purge and fill up ONE bag ... [Continue Reading]

Spring Organizing & Cleaning Challenge Day 29

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How has your paper purging been going? Truth be told, you will probably work on paper for a few weeks, if not months, to get it exactly the way you want. Paper always take 4 times longer than you think it will! But one of the most common things I see with my clients are late bills, not because they don't have money, but because they can't find the bills to pay them. There is not set place to stash bills until they are paid and so they end up in piles around the house. So as we near the end of the spring organizing ... [Continue Reading]

Spring Organizing & Cleaning Challenge Day 28

my working desk

Yesterday we gathered up our important documents and made an emergency file on the spring organizing & cleaning challenge. We'll continue on the paper topic today with talking about piles! Yes, piles! Some of you have giant piles, some of you have lots of little piles, and some of you have piles of piles, but almost every home has at least a little pile somewhere. We are going to start purging those piles. Now this is going to sound crazy, but I want you to grab the most recent pile and work backwards. In other ... [Continue Reading]

Spring Organizing & Cleaning Challenge Day 27

important document list

Happy Monday! We are in our last few days of the spring organizing & cleaning challenge and if you haven't noticed, we've not talked about paper at all! Since it's a new week, it's a new topic so here we go... Today you are going to look for and gather all your important documents. This includes:  What I have found is that most folks have this stuff in a bunch of different places or have no idea where it is at all. Once you have found these things, either create a whole file just for these things or ideally, ... [Continue Reading]

Spring Organizing & Cleaning Challenge Days 25 & 26

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I am so happy that the weather is finally staying fairly warm. In our part of the country April can be hit or miss with temperatures and now that it's hitting in the 70's consistently, I am so looking forward to summer! This is a weekend project for our spring organizing & cleaning challenge to get you ready for summer and being outside. We are going to make a summer sunscreen, swim gear, and outside playing container or area. When my kids were little we had things like sidewalk chalk, buckets, sand and beach ... [Continue Reading]