Thursday, February 26, 2015

Last Days of the 28 Day Challenge

I did post the last part of our 28 Day Challenge on Facebook, so I hope you saw it.  If you did not, you can adjust your days and carry them into March.  

The whole point of this challenge was to encourage us to make some headway in our homes and to become more self-motivated in getting rid of our clutter and keeping things up.  Also, I wanted you to see, there is always a starting point, even when events or illness keep you from getting chores done.  Know that you can jump in, whether your house is huge mess or just a little out of shape.  

Each day is a new day.  Decide what your priorities need to be and don't give up.

Monday, February 23, 2015

5 Days left after today of the 28 Day Challenge

Hopefully, Monday has already become Bathroom Cleanup Time for you. As we do these last 6 days of the 28 Day Challenge, I hope you are baby stepping toward a schedule of cleaning that works for you.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Days 17 -22........28 Day Decluttering Challenge

Let's not get weary of well-doing. I know it is hard. Sometimes, you have to force yourself to get things done. Just remember, you will feel better for every baby-step taken. If my list is too hard, make a simpler, shorter goal. I don't always get the things done that I want to get done or I plan to get done. That is life. Do the best you can at the moment. Then, let it go. Do not be angry with yourself.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Day 16 --- February 28 Day Cleaning Challenge

Sorry I did not post for today earlier.  I was sick this weekend--doing better.  Also, I think this is a good base for starting the week, as well as approaching the weekend.  Even if you do not get to cleaning the bathroom daily, this will make it an easier job.  This is a  manageable and realistic plan that would work, even if you should happen to only get around to cleaning a bathroom once a week.  And, you can divide the job up for more than one bathroom.  Wipe one down lightly and do a heavy duty job on the other.  Mix it up.  Make it work!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Day 12 - February Challenge, 28 Days of Decluttering

Use a timer for this activity.  If you do not know how to use Hampers, Boxes, or Baskets for getting rid of the clutter, read my article published on September 23, 2014, I Moved Into a Smaller Home, Where do I Start?.  There is also a list of questions in this article that will help you determine what is and is not clutter.

Day 11, February 28 Day Decluttering Challenge

You may think it impossible to make a difference in the way your house looks in baby steps;  but, I know it is possible, because I did it.  Now, I have a new job, because I feel better.  Fortunately, I work out of my home, because I am in the health and wellness industry.  Please feel free to ask me about that.  My life is so very different, and I feel better than I ever thought was possible.  Even when I have an off-day, I feel better than I used to feel.  I am healthier, stronger, seldom in pain, and totally impressed with my wellness products.  Oh, I am making some money too.  I love them--really do.

Okay.  I guess I chased that rabbit long enough.  The point is I have to keep after the clutter.  I think I am a hopeless piler, but I am not willing to give up hope I can change.  Here is the graphic for today.  I am sorry it is late.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Day 10, 28 Day Cleaning and Decluttering Challenge

Just jump in, right where we are, or start at the beginning.
I am also pasting each challenge on my Facebook Page.

One of the purposes of this challenge is to practice daily continuing to clean the areas we are working on.  For instance, I have been doing a much better job of daily wiping down my bathroom.  If for some reason, I skip a day, it is much easier than if it is let go.  And, it takes less time, when you do these things as you go along.  For instance, if you use the bathroom, take time to wipe down the counter top when water is dripped on it.  I keep a clean washcloth folded or rolled on the counter, so that it looks decorative.   This works quite well for me, and has made my job easier.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

28 Days of Cleaning and Decluttering: Challenge, Day 3

Tuesday, 2-3-2015 I hope you were able to make progress in your bathrooms yesterday. I am giving you an easy job today, so you can finish up. If you only worked on one bathroom, we will be wiping them down later this week before the weekend.

I am not trying to take you through a cleaning schedule for the week. We are simply reducing the clutter in each room by practicing techniques for getting it done. It is your job to keep down the clutter in the rooms you work on. You will find the job gets easier as you reduce clutter in each room; and perhaps, you will be inspired to continue reducing the clutter.

Check out my Pinterest Boards. I tried to move any board I thought would inspire you in the area of organizing towards the top of my Boards.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Day 2 of 28 Day Getting Rid of My Clutter Challenge

Monday, February 2, 2015 Day 2. If you are concerned about whether or not we are going to come back to finish the bathroom in Levels 1 and 2, my plan is to vary the amount we do each day. This plan is not a comprehensive cleaning plan, it is a way to get you started you are feeling stalled in the area of organizing your home. Many of you will do more than is listed here. God bless you.

Day 1 - 28 Days of Decluttering.

Today, we are starting with getting ourselves ready to face the day!