Are you looking for a plan to de-clutter your home? Here is my 52 week master plan for organizing your home, slowly but surely, with 1 project per week. Each project is explained via an easy and quick YouTube video and often accompanied by a blog to help give you even more ideas for your spaces. If one of the areas in your home is already organized, then skip that week and either take a break or move on to the next project.
Feel free to move as fast or slow as you like. Sometimes moving fast builds momentum and really gets you excited about creating the clutter-free home you've always wanted. However life can get in the way sometimes and there is a reason that the slow but steady turtle won the race. If you find yourself getting off track and not making as much progress as you want, please cut yourself some slack. Take some time to think about what is not working or why you've lost your motivation. Then regroup, get your family members on board with your plan, schedule in some time to work on your projects, and get going again. You can do this!
Just click on each link to see the video. Related blogs about the particular week's project are posted below some of the videos. If you want to see more organizing tips on other subjects, just click on any blog and then search the tag topics on the right to find what you need.
Week 1 EntryWay: Shoes, Keys, Coats & More
Week 2 Mail/Command Center
Blog: What Do I Do With All Of These Papers?
Week 3 School Papers
Blog: Fun Ways To Display And Store Your Child's Artwork
Week 4 Cleaning Schedule
Week 5 Family Schedule
Blog: Family Schedules - Why The Parents Have To Come First
Week 6 Kitchen Counter Tops
Blog: Organizing Your Kitchen - The Duh Principle (It's So Obvious)
Week 7 Kitchen Pantry
Week 8 Kitchen Cabinets/Drawers
Week 9 Kitchen Fridge/Freezer
Week 10 Office: Clear the Desk
Blog: Organize Your Desk With Zones
Week 11 Active/Archive Filing
Blog: Organizing Important Papers (The Archived Stuff)
Week 12 Taxes
Blog: Organized Joy's #1 Tax Organizing Tip
Week 13 Office Supplies/Books
Blog: Are You An Office Supply Junkie?
Week 14 Digital Organizing
Week 15 Garage: Zones
Blog: Garage Clutter - A Family Project
Week 16 Yard Equipment
Week 17 Attic: Zones
Blog: Attics Need Organizing, Too
Week 18 Home Inventory
Blog: Why Should I Have A Home Inventory?
Week 19 Organizing Your Car
Blog: You Can Have An Organized Car, Even If You Are A Mom!
Week 20 Pet Supplies
Week 21 Living Room
Blog: How To Get Your Living Room In Better Shape
Week 22 Magazines
Week 23 Bathroom Counters/Storage
Blog: Weird Bathroom Organizing Tips You Need To Know
Week 24 Medicine
Week 25 Makeup
Week 26 Emergency Preparedness
Blog: Are Your Kids Ready For An Emergency?
Week 27 Recap & HALFWAY Done!
Week 28 Backpack/End of School
Week 29 Kid's Clothes
Blog: 7 Ways To Make Your Kid's Closet Better
Week 30 Pinterest Kid Ideas
Week 31 Playroom: Toys/Books
Blog: How To Actually Keep Toys From Taking Over Your House
Week 32 Master Bedroom
Blog: Master Bedroom Makeover - How To Wake Up Peacefully
Week 33 Master Closet
Blog: Organizing Your Master Closet Is Just Like Your Kitchen
Week 34 Folding Clothes
Week 35 Entryway: Back to School
Blog: Quick Tips For Getting Out The Door In The Morning
Week 36 Homework Station
Week 37 Guest Room
Week 38 Gifts/Gift Wrap
Week 39 Crafts
Blog: Crafts - A Blessing Or A Burden?
Week 40 Memorabilia/Photos
Week 41 Electronics
Week 42 CDs/DVDs
Week 43 Board Games
Week 44 Party Supplies
Blog: 7 Ways To Make Parties & Gift Giving Better
Week 45 Laundry Room
Week 46 Bulk Supplies
Week 47 Linen Closet
Week 48 Holiday Planning
Week 49 Holiday Gifts/Cards
Blog: Holiday Cards - How To Manage The Sending,Receiving,Displaying and Storing
Week 50 Goal Setting
Blog: A New Year, A New Organized You
Week 51 Maintaining Your Organized Spaces
Blog: How To Easily Maintain Your Already Organized Spaces
Week 52 Recap & WINNER Announced!
*(Please note the 2014 contest has now ended)
That's it! If you have any questions about a particular video or project, please contact me and I'll be happy to answer them. Happy organizing!