2018 Home Organization Challenge Kit

January 1, 2018

The 7th annual 2018 Home Organization Challenge begins on Saturday, January 6th.  This gives you a few more days to enjoy family and your kids, before they go back to school (or work). It also gives you time to pack away your holiday decorations and prepare yourself mentally for the challenge. Get ready for a labor of love. Over the next 14 weeks, we are going to turn our homes upside down and give them the attention they so desperately need.  We will work our way through each room, purging and donating the things we no longer love or need. We will simplify each space and set up our homes for a successful New Year!



Prepare ahead of time. The challenge will begin on Saturday, January 6th.  To prepare, print out the free challenge kit.  Stock up on trash bags, boxes and bins. Finally, cook a few freezer meals ahead of time, so that you can concentrate on the challenge.

Get the companion book to the challenge. If you’re a book lover like me, you’ll love my companion that goes along with our challenge, The Complete Book of Home Organization. It contains hundreds of organizing ideas and tips on how to get your entire home (big or small) in order.  It includes all 14 challenges (plus a bonus challenge). This is a great reference guide that will help you along the way. You can use it year after year.



Choose an accountability partner.  Don’t go through this alone. Ask a friend or family member to join you. Hold each other accountable. Conquer the clutter together. If you have a blog, invite your readers and blog about your progress!  Make it fun!

Share your progress. If you need extra encouragement to keep going, join my Home Organization Facebook group.  We will be participating together, sharing photos, struggles, and inspiration. If you’re on social media, our challenge hashtag will be #abfolchallenge.  If you’re sharing on social media, tag me so I can see your accomplishments. My Instagram handle is @abowlfulloflemons.

Follow me on You Tube.  I will be sharing weekly challenge videos on You Tube this year. So be sure to subscribe to my channel here.

Subscribe for updates. To receive updates and challenge emails, subscribe to my blog here.

Joining Late?  If you’re late to the game, that’s okay. Begin on the current week and catch up on the missed spaces when you can. You can even go at your own pace. Do what works for you!

Spread the word. Let others know about the challenge by pinning this post, sharing on Instagram, and posting on your blog. Let’s get everyone involved.


Print out the schedule here.

  • Week 1 (1/6/18) – Kitchen
  • Week 2 (1/13/18) – Pantry
  • Week 3 (1/20/18) – Dining Room
  • Week 4 (1/27/18) – Launch Pad
  • Week 5 (2/3/18) – Living Room
  • Week 6 (2/10/18) – Master Bedroom
  • Week 7 (2/17/18) – Master Closet
  • Week 8 (2/24/18) – Kids Closets
  • Week 9 (3/3/18) – Linen Closet
  • Week 10 (3/10/18) Bathrooms
  • Week 11 (3/17/18) – Office
  • Week 12 (3/24/18) – Playroom/Toys
  • Week 13 (3/31/18) – Laundry Room
  • Week 14 (4/7/18) – The Garage



Thanks for joining me this year. I’ll see you back here on January 6th!

24 comments on “2018 Home Organization Challenge Kit

  1. Judy says:

    I have been looking forward to starting the challenge this year. Unfortunately it looks like the documents in the Challenge kit are all jpg files so I am unable to open them in either Word or in Adobe Reader. Are these files also available in pdf format anywhere? Thanks.

    • Toni says:

      Several of you requested the pdf version of the challenge kit. I changed the files and uploaded it to the blog post. Click on the “free challenge kit” hyperlink and download your pdf’s. 🙂

    • Judy says:

      Thank you Toni. This is very helpful.

  2. Danielle Lee says:

    the free printable kit is in JPEG format. Is there a way to get in PDF?

    • Toni says:

      Several of you requested the pdf version of the challenge kit. I changed the files and uploaded it to the blog post. Click on the “free challenge kit” hyperlink and download your pdf’s. 🙂

  3. Kerry Mellor says:

    Great idea! I will definitely join the Facebook group and participate in the challenge.
    Greetings! 🙂

  4. Kelly D. says:

    Hi I just went on Amazon’s to order the book and it says it will ship in 1-2 months? Is this correct? Is there anywhere else we can order the book?

  5. Kelly D. says:

    Great thank you!!

  6. Liz says:

    May I ask if you’re still happy with your countertops? I’m thinking of getting the Wilsonart Milano Quartz for my kitchen. I saw yours just from googling Formica colors and I really like the color. Thank you

    • Toni says:

      I feel that they are dated now. I would go with less business and less pattern. A lighter white (carrara) would be beautiful.

  7. Lisa O says:

    I ordered the Kindle version and am trying so hard not to start until the Challenge starts!!!

  8. Kelly D. says:

    Hi Toni, I went to the book depository website and there are two editions, 2016 and 2018, does it matter which one?

  9. Lori Magee says:

    2017’s challenge included one for the car…. could you please add that back for 2018 OR if you still have it, email it to lamagee@outlook.com? Thank you.

  10. Luise says:

    Hi! I live in Brazil and I’m glad that this year I’ll start the challenge together with everybody. I love your book

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