My best tips to prepare for the Home Organizing Challenge and organize every room in your home.

The new year is here and in full swing and it is almost time to start our Home Organizing Challenge. Our challenge is 16 weeks of amazing organizing projects that will have your entire home decluttered and organized to perfection. As with any big project, you want to prepare yourself ahead of time to make the most of your efforts without burning out before the finish line.

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To help you succeed, I’ve put together a checklist of things you can do before the organizing challenge to set yourself up for success.

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How To Prepare For a Successful Home Organizing Organizing Project

How To Prepare For a Successful Home Organizing Organizing Project

  1. Plan Time

    Plan the time that you will work on the challenge and mark it on your calendar. When you are planning, take all of the things you do in a day into consideration, such as kids, errands, housework, your business. You will also want to take into account the time of day you have the most energy and feel your best.

  2. Consider Your Energy Level

    You will also want to plan plenty of rest into your days and plan meals ahead so you can take that task off your plate during the challenge or at least on the most challenging weeks when you’re organizing larger or more complex rooms, like the kitchen, your closet or the garage.

  3. Gather Your Tools

    Next, you will want to gather your tools. Having everything you need on hand to work through the organizing challenge will help you stay on task and avoid distractions caused when you have to walk to another room, for example.

  4. List of Tools

    Most of the things you will need to work through these challenges you have around the house, such as:
    – download the free organizing checklists below!
    – contractor trash bags,
    – labels,
    – sharpies and a pen,
    – a folder for your checklists,
    – a notepad to write your notes on the space and things you identify need to be either done or purchased,
    – step-up ladder,
    – utility knife,
    – post-it notes

  5. Make It Fun!

    Many of my organizing clients find that music was so helpful for them while they were organizing.

  6. Enlist a Partner

    Once you start organizing, especially in an area that is particularly cluttered or deals with a lot of paper, you may want to plan to have a trusting and non-judgemental friend or family member there with you as you work through these rooms.

  7. Be Prepared

    If you take medications for anything, be sure to take them when you are working through the challenge.

  8. Stay Hydrated

    Make sure you have plenty of water available and stay well-hydrated while you work. I like to keep a couple of snacks, power bars, and chocolate nearby.

  9. Protect Yourself

    If you have allergies to dust or mold and a room is speciously dirty, consider wearing a mask and using gloves while working, and keeping the room ventilated with windows open as much as possible.

Ready For Success

I created a checklist for preparing for the organizing challenge that you can download and print. Click here to join the challenge and download it.

Each week, starting on January 8th, I will be sharing a post that gives you the best tools, tips, and strategies to organize a specific room or area in your house.

Each post that I share with you will have a checklist that you can print out and keep with you while you complete the challenge.

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Keep track of your organizing goals & projects with the 16-Week Planner!

Every successful organizing project starts with great planning and preparation. Here is how to make the most of the challenge!

Helena Alkhas

The Home Organizing Challenge starts in the first week of January. Don’t forget to enter your email below to receive all the weekly checklists in your inbox so you don’t miss a single part of the challenge!

Organizing Checklists To Declutter & Organize Every Room
Organizing Checklists To Declutter & Organize Every Room

Do you have questions about working through or completing an organizing challenge? Ask me a question below in the comments and I will love to help!

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  1. jessica rohena says:

    Hi, Im very interest in begin a home organizer business. I need to know the most important things to begin. Please if you can share with me your opinion. Thanks

  2. Deborah Barreto says:

    Helena, boa tarde
    Meu nome é Deborah, moro no Brasil, e estou desenvolvendo um projeto de organização baseado naquilo que sinto no que refere a organização. O seu tipo de trabalho e informação vem bem a calhar com o que eu estou pensando, desenvolver o desapego e a organização baseado exatamente na praticidade e naquilo que o cliente precisa.
    Você dá cursos? Penso nisso porque acredito que o trabalho que estou desenvolvendo se baseia apenas no conhecimento que eu tenho dentro de mim.
    Obrigada pela sua disponibilidade em mostrar o seu conhecimento.

    1. Olá, Deborah.
      Muito obrigada pela visita ao site e fico feliz que tenha encontrado conteúdo que reflete como você quer trabalhar.
      Ofereço o curso online Profissão: Personal Organizer e você pode conferir todas as informações e se inscrever usando este link.
      O curso é todo online, bem como a mentoria em grupo de 12 meses.
      Espero te receber como aluna!
      Um beijo,

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