Thursday, January 15, 2015

For the Organizing/List Lover

Yes, that would be me in the title. I'm still enjoying my days at home and they are very full. It still would be handy if there were two of me, but there's not, so I continue to work on balancing things out.

I wanted to share two sites I discovered that I am putting to great use in my uninterrupted home time. The first one I found is from Home Storage Solutions. It's a 52 week challenge to an organized home. I am a HUGE fan of organizing, but cleaning, well, not so much. This site has a week by week printable of the tasks that need to be done and lots of information each week on how to do them for those who are not naturally organizers. The nice thing about it being printable is that you don't necessarily have to follow the week by week order. I am doing my kitchen first, but that is because I tend to keep it pretty organized anyway. There will also be weeks where I might not have much to do to accomplish that weeks task. eg. Week 7 is coupons. Coupons are not too popular here in Canada, so the amount of coupons I have at any given time would not be more than ten -- and I'm doing good if I even use them. Often a generic brand is still cheaper even without the coupon.

The other site I discovered is The Confident Mom.Oh myyy! Being an ISTJ personality, this helps revolutionize the way I think/work! I've mentioned before how much I love lists. Well for me the only thing better than making lists and marking the tasks completed, is having the lists already made up for me, with spots too add more to the list to make it even more personalized. One of the reasons I have always hated cleaning is that once I start, there doesn't seem to be an end. There is always more. More! MORE!! With this planner there are visible start and finish points for cleaning. I don't have to clean the whole house in one day!! This excites my strongly-felt internal sense of duty! It motivates me to get things done!

Below is this week. You will see that not every day is not completely finished because, well, life happens. I had to take a Little to the eye doctor, my brother stopped in for coffee. You know. Life! However, hopefully before I turn the page to the next week, everything will be marked off.

Well, I'm off to put my freshly laundered sheets back on our bed and get that master bedroom dusted and vacuumed!

I'm not making any promises, but hopefully soon I will have some kid posts. This is supposed to be a family blog after all!

Please note: neither site asked me to endorse their product. I only do so because I am super excited about them!



  1. I LOVE both kinds of organizing - the actual-physical-touching stuff decluttering, and the on-paper kind. Love your weekly chart. What a great idea! Best wishes on keeping up with it!


  2. Look at you go! I don't love organizing for organizing's sake, but I like to arrange things. I make lists, but really for my own entertainment as I don't really use them. I've always thought you were a natural organizer, Deborah!

  3. Deborah, I'm an ESFJ, but I love lists, too! Thanks for sharing these tools, I can't wait to look at them :-)

  4. Now look what you've done. I've just signed up for that 52 week challenge. I was doing well last year until the others dropped out, and then I basically quit. So, here we go again! As if I didn't have enough to do! LOL


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