With February coming up (so fast, by the way!), and being in the middle of the coldest weather ever, I need something to keep me accountable so I don’t fall to the total lazy side of things! After reading Brittany’s Organization Challenge for January, I decided to tackle one for February! I loved most of her ideas, but some didn’t work for my house or my life (for instance, I don’t have a child ). The best part about this challenge is that they are little things to organize every day. No project is too out of reach or unable to get done. Honestly, most will take me less than 5 minutes. BUT! When I think of everything that needs done on a regular basis, I become overwhelmed and then zero gets done. I hope you join me!
Here’s what I’m thinking for February!
February 1: Clean out the Fridges- both upstairs and downstairs. Literally pull everything out, check expiration dates, throw things away, clean the shelves, etc.
February 2: Clean out the freezers. Same as above; pull things out, see what should be tossed, and wipe down.
February 3: Organize our hoodies and sweatpants. They are a large disaster in the top of our closet, but they need sorted through and organized into different types.
February 4: Clean our my work bag. It’s like a diaper bag, with everything but the diapers. I am not even sure what’s in it!
February 5: Clean under the master sink. Put things where they really go, throw away what isn’t needed.
February 6: Put pictures that have been printed into something. Currently they are all over the office in random piles, but there needs to be a reasoning behind them.
February 7: Clean out the coffee table. Our coffee table lifts up, and I have a habit of placing everything that was on the coffee table, into the coffee table.
February 8: Deep clean sinks, mirrors, and appliances. They all need wiped down and sanitized!
February 9: Clean out my car. Whose car isn’t a mess?!
February 10: Organize under the kitchen sink. There are too many towels, cleaning products, and miscellaneous things that need to be gone threw and tossed or placed somewhere else.
February 11: Clean guest room closet. Things are tossed in there, all of my purses and bags are thrown in there and need to be sorted through.
February 12: Go through all mail. Yep. I delay that and most end up in a pile (minus bills- I do those when it’s time!)
February 13: Organize the lazy susan.Go through, throw out things, make things have a purpose for being in there.
February 14: Clean the couches. Vacuum them, lift up the cushions.
February 15: Murphy’s Oil the floors. I don’t like hard wood floors, and so I haven’t been so great at keeping up with the cleaning. I do use the Wet Jet, but I need to get on my hands and knees and scrub.
February 16: Organize the hall closet. Go through, remove things, find new homes for them, place things in containers and put back.
February 17: Go through the junk on my desk. No matter how often I try, things are always landing on there and getting piled up.
February 18: Organize Benson’s toys. I really need to go through what should be tossed, what should be put downstairs, or in our room.
February 19: Organize desk. Again, put things where they need to go, file bills in the filing cabinet, etc.
February 20: Clean out shoes. Ugh, I will dread this one! I don’t exactly know where to put all my shoes, but need to come up with something!
February 21: Go through PJs. I am sure there are some in there that need thrown out, or at least washed again, and folded. I tend to wear the same two or three pairs, but I own way more than that.
February 22: Clean and organize the basement shelves. When I grocery shop, I typically just put things on shelves and call it a day because it’s my least favorite part. However, it has resulted in numerous things being bought over and over because they aren’t where I think they should be, or we are missing things that I thought we had. I need a system to where things go!
February 23: Clean windows inside and out. I’m really hoping it’s warm enough to go outside and clean them! All of our windows need washed, though.
February 24: Clean our purse. Receipts are always in there, miscellaneous papers, grocery lists, etc.
February 25: Sweep and vacuum the entire house. This gets done more than once a month, but still, it’s nice to have a day devoted to it!
February 26: Go over items done and see what needs touched up on.
February 27: Twenty minutes of me time. Maybe read a magazine, do a new workout, drink tea and relax, take a nap. Who knows!
February 28: Dust, surface clean, disinfect the house. All of it. That task may take longer than 5 minutes, but it always needs done.
So there you have it! Twenty-eight days to a more organized life! They are all simple and easy tasks, and I would love to see what you may add to the list or take upon yourself to do this month! Instead of letting the winter keep us from being productive, let’s make the most of it!