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Apr
13

4 Weeks to a More Organized Life Day 1 and 2

written by Wendy Justis

With the inspiration of Money Saving Mom, I have started the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Life yesterday.

Day 1 Assignment

::Get dressed in something that makes you feel great {there’s something about dressing in clothes that make you feel great that just gives you more energy and zest for life! Get your free copy of SarahMae’s ebook, Frumps to Pumps, if you need more motivation in this.} The likely hood of me doing this part is very low. I don’t wear make up and I don’t wear anything that I would care if it were covered in food, puke, or other things. But I can see the good in this.

::Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and make a list of 5-10 goals for this week. For me this has been a glass of water right after my quiet time

::Complete your morning routine {if you don’t have a morning routine, take some time to create one today! Read my How to Develop a Routine That Works–And Stick With It series for step-by-step help.} I have not set this yet. Just trying to stick to what I’m doing for now.

::Set the timer for 15 minutes and quickly pick up the main living areas of your home.

::Clean out your purse and/or diaper bag.

::Find 7 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, stick them in a donate or garage sale box, give them to a friend who can use them, or list them on Craigslist or eBay.

 

Here is my update on Day 1

I did not get dressed up but I did take a shower

I set down and listed out my weekly goals and my daily goals over a glass of water as fallows

Weekly

1. Quiet time every morning – So far 2 out of 2

2. Get laundry caught up – one load a day so far

3. Keep table picked up daily – 2 out of 2

4. 21 items to get rid of – So far 20 items already gone or in garage sale pile

5. Get garden build – hopefully tomorrow

6. Set date for Garage Sale – not done

7. Make bed every morning – 1 out of 2

8. Spend one on one time with Rick – not yet

9. Spend one on one time with each kiddo – Had fun with Kiki at the eye doctor, hoping to take Bella to the farmers market Saturday, Rick and I were able to go to a friends birthday party on Wednesday and Rich and I had a great session on Wednesday. Need to figure out some time with Gabe.

10 Spend some time alone – Currently doing this. Rick is in the other room gaming and all the kiddos are in bed.

Daily

Thursday

Spent all of my 15 minutes in our family room but did not get frustrated so that was good. Did not get dressed up but did get a shower.

1. Quiet time – check

2. Kiki Eye Appointment – check

 

She had such a great time and is excited about her glasses

 

3. 7 items to get rid of – some clothes Gabe has out grown and a wall decoration that has been in the box for about 6 months.

4. Set goals for the week – check

5. Smile at each one of my family memebers at least 10 times. – Did not complete this but got close.

with the exception of the bible this was all in my purse, including a very old orange not seen here

6. Clean out my purse – Check

Nice clean purse. Kids said "oh it is so easy to pick up"

7.  Clean off the table – Check

8. Make our Bed – Check

9. 7 Cups of water – made it to 4

Day 2 Assignment

::Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

::Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, refer to your list of weekly goals, and make a list of no more than 5-7 specific things you want to accomplish today.

::Complete your morning routine

::Set the timer for 15 minutes and do a quick-clean of your kitchen: wash the dishes/load the dishwasher, clear off the countertops, and, if you have time, wipe down the countertops and the outside of the cupboards with wet rag or cleaning cloth.

::Clean out your refrigerator. There’s a step-by-step guide for cleaning out your refrigerator here.

::Find 7 items to get rid of today. Throw them out, stick them in a donate or garage sale box, give them to a friend who can use them, or list them on Craigslist or eBay.

Friday

I had a great quiet time but just was able to get some clothes on before we had to leave for Dance. My 15 minutes in the kitchen was actually split up but I did get the dish washer loaded and started.

1. Quiet Time – Check

2. Girls Dance Class – Check

3. Make our Bed – Didn’t happen

4. Find 7 things to get rid of – came up with 13. Gave 9 pairs of Rich’s old shorts to a friend, a few things Gabe has out grown, a t-shirt, and a picture frame for the garage sale

Some of the things leaving this house.

5. Put away clothes in the dryer – Check

6. Clean out Fridge – Did not happen but going to try to do the fridge and freezer tomorrow with my nephew’s help

7. Drink 7 glasses of water – at about 6 right now

8. Smile at each family member 10 times – Almost made it but can’t check off

9. Clean table – Check

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