It’s week 12 of the Home Organization Challenge. This week, we are conquering toy clutter. If you don’t have kids, concentrate on hobbies (scrapbooking, sewing, etc) or a spare bedroom. The goal is to reduce clutter by purging as much as you can. Restore order this week friends.
If you’re just joining us, print out the schedule and checklists below and begin on the current week. For encouragement, join our Home Organization Facebook community to share your progress, or struggles, or questions. Or simply look through the photos and read how others are doing.
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THE ORGANIZING PROCESS
- Other Room
SORT: Go through everything on the shelves, baskets, floors and drawers, dividing into 4 categories. Purge as much clutter as you can. If your kids haven’t played with something in a while or they’ve grown out it, let it go. Also if a certain game or toy is a major source of clutter, purge it!
- Wipe down toy shelves
- Clean inside & outside of toy bins
- Clean toys
- Wash stuffed animals on gentle cycle (check care tag)
ORGANIZE: It’s time to go through everything in the “keep” category. Put the other boxes where they belong. When organizing, remove one item at a time – categorizing it. You can use a different shelf, basket, or drawer for each category. The goal is to categorize!
Here are few blog posts that will inspire you to get the toys organized.
Sort through all of the toys in your house this week. Purge what your kids no longer play with. Share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #abfolchallenge, blog about the weekly challenges, and share your before and after pictures over at my Home Organization group here. Hold yourself accountable and finish all 14 challenges! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish. Good luck. I’ll see you back next week for the week 13 challenge. Happy Organizing!