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TMB, Tackling Home Organization, Intro and Day #1!


I was blog hopping the other day and stumbled onto A bowl full of lemons Blog and I subscribed right away! I saw that she had done a Organized challenge in 2011 and thought I would tackle it this month. Already a week into it, but last week was kinda hectic. Although I'd love to organize the house in 21 Days, I think I'm going to make it a little more realistic for my life and do it in about 40 days, hopefully less. So, I'm basically going to take two days to finish each challenge. I haven't gone through all of them, but I know some of them will only take one day, where as others will take two days. I'm not going to push myself, but I do want it done well before Yvette gets out of school for the summer. I have already been working on getting organized. Yesterday I reorganized 1/2 of the kitchen cabinets and I have reorganized under the sink, but gotta redo that cus my mom took some items out.

Anyone want to join in? Leave a comment on what you did or a link to your post and I will add it in the "Featured" section of the next challenge to showcase how we're doing! Feel free to also share photos on my fan page, The Mami Blog. I'm just going to keep the daily challenges the same as ABFoL to make it easier on me... LET'S DO THIS!

Day #1 Challenge (Organizing the “junk” drawer)

How will this work? I will post the challenge in the morning (late, but already have parts of Day 1 complete) and will have all day to complete it and will post in the evening, my progress and if I will continue the following day. If I complete it, I will post the next days challenge that night or the following morning (as time permits)

Here is your challenge(I started out simple)…

1. Find a drawer, any drawer (preferribly your junk drawer), and take a picture as it looks right now. No cheating here.  We want to see chaos!

2. Now empty the contents into a large box.  ALL OF THEM!  (Trust me, the box will be much easier than the counter… you can transport it). 

3. Get a soapy washcloth and wipe the drawer clean.  

4. Now, go collect some of those organizing containers that I had you stash away and place them in the drawer. The more containers you have, the more organized you are going to stay!

5. Set up your bins & trash can near you:  one bin for “keep”, the trash can bin for “toss”, and the “donation box” you set aside earlier in the week.  

6. Get your box of drawer contents, take a seat at the table, and start purging.  Keep ONLY what you have used in the last 3 months.  Toss everything else… either in the donation box or the trash.  

7.  After you have gone through the whole box, you can start organizing!  This is the fun part.  Try to keep like items together.  Isn’t organizing fun?

8.  Now take another picture and give your self a pat on the back!  Way to go… you completed challenge #1.

Happy Organizing!


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