The 21 days to getting ORGANIZED challenge!

December 27, 2010
Since I have made a resolution to get my life organized… I thought “How can I help others get more organized too?”  After about a day, it finally came to me that since I’m starting my 21 day Crazy Sexy cleanse on January 1st, I thought it would be PERFECT to also start a 21 day organization challenge.  So, the 21 day challenge was born.

Here’s the CHALLENGE!

Starting on January 1st and lasting 21 days (except on Sundays)… Every morning I will post a daily challenge for you to do.  You will then have until the next day to complete the challenge (or longer if you need), and then check back here and link up your post to my blog for everyone to see (lots of pictures are a plus).  Thats it!  Simple eh? I promise they will be easy challenges.  It’s only 3 weeks… you can do it! You will be so happy you did. 

The REAL challenge is getting you all on the road to ORGANIZATION.  

The only rule is that you have to put my link (below) on your blog!  If you have to miss a day, its okay.  Just catch up the next day.  But try to make it up when you can. If this turns out like I think it will… we will be a lot of organized bloggers by the end of January (National “Get Organized” month). Every store you go to this coming month will have tons of organizing bins, etc.  Take advantage of the sales and stock up on containers for the challenge. You never know when you may need one. 

Happy Organizing!

One more important thing,  Just so I know who’s taking the challenge… I would love for you to link up your blog home-page below and create a quick post on your blog about the challenge, so others can know & join in too. I can’t wait to see your pictures. 🙂  Hugs.

On another note… today my blog was featured on Crazy Domestic. Megan also has a fab blog. Check it out here!


and to my surprise, I was featured on another amazing blog today, here

40 comments on “The 21 days to getting ORGANIZED challenge!

  1. Pamela Knopf says:

    I just found your site from Between Naps on the Porch…love it and found it just in time… I am moving from one city to another (for the first time ever!). I will certainly be looking at your organization recommendations to set up my home right! Thank you!!!

  2. Fotf says:

    I love this idea but have to admit to feeling i needed January off from pressure of any sort so i am in two minds whether to join in whole heartedly or just to sit and watch from the side lines.

  3. Toni says:

    Fotf… This challenge is not meant to put pressure on anyone… but to take the pressure off, once you are finally organized! I hope you see it as a giif to yourself once you are finished! I CHALLENGE you to join in!

  4. Natosha says:

    very excited to join in on the challenge – hopefully I can keep up with a newborn!

    I am in love with your blog, I mentioned you & the challenge here:

  5. Toni says:

    Thank you Natosha!

  6. I just heard about your blog and I am really excited about this challenge! There is a little problem with the code for your button though. The period between abowlfulloflemons and blogspot is missing in the link. Just thought you would want to know. 🙂

  7. Hey there! I just found your blog. I am joining in…hope I can keep up! I am your newest follower.

  8. Just found your blog and love it! I think this is a great idea and I hope to join in. 🙂

  9. New follower from A sprinkle of This, LOVE your blog!! can’t wait to get started on the challenge. 🙂 thanks!!

  10. Heather says:

    Ohh I can not believe I am doing this but I am joining the challenge. I need to whip my house into shape and I think this will totally help me. I pretty scared though because I am really bad at things like this! LOL!

  11. Sharon says:

    Hi toni,
    I found your bog through Allison’s post over at HOH. The 21 day challenge is just what I need! I’m excited about it.I ended up taking on some outside work that will keep me tied up alot til Friday or Saturday and after that I’ll REALLY need to get orgnaized. Please give me til then to get my post up! 🙂
    Looking forward to this! I’ve signed on as your newest follower.

  12. Jennie says:

    Hey girlie! I’m SO stinkin’ excited! I just love all your fabulous ideas. Hey, so I entered the “CHALLENGE” and I featured you on my blog. You are welcome to stop by if you’d like:) I’ll be countin’ down until the first…it’s almost here! WOO HOO!

    Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

  13. I am so scared. This must be what going into rehab feels like 😉

    I’m thinking any little bit helps – and I’ll take all the help I can get! Thanks for hosting! I’m READY!

  14. Heather says:

    I’m extremely intimidated, but I’m ready to get out of my (extremely disorganized) comfort zone. Thanks for having this challenge; I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

    P.S. I just found your blog and I absolutely love it!

  15. Sandy says:

    I just found your site and I am in for this challenge. I need this now more than ever at the start of the year. Can’t wait to see everyone posts so I can stay motivated.

  16. Amanda says:

    My broken thumb is NOT going to stop be participating and being successful. 21 days. I can do this. I will do this. I must do this.
    Thank you. I desperately want an organised home so that I can then concentrate on organising my life and businesses. Plus then maybe the hubby and kids will be happy with me;-D
    Oh to be finally CHAOS free!
    Thank you Toni for this wonderfully supportive challenge.

  17. Annie says:

    I am participating in the challenge but I dont have a blog to link to, Is there a way to just post my pics?

  18. Toni says:

    Annie, Do you have a facebook page?? Im not sure. You might be able to link up to there. Other than that, I dont know. Its really simple to start a account and its FREE!!! Just a thought. 😉

  19. Kat says:

    Just found you today so I think I’m two days behind already. This will be an interesting challenge. I have so much crap and clutter that I need to get rid of. I may need to do the 21 day challenge on each room in my house. Ugh… Looking forward to this.

  20. Lolly Jane says:

    we’re in! and we’re excited!! just featured you! (:

  21. Sojourner says:

    Just found your site early this morning, headed to Target after I took my son to school and yes, they had lots and lots of organizing bins, baskets and such. I’m starting with the junk drawer & the battery drawer, that my husband is always complaining is too full of batteries. He’s probably right – I’m always buying more when they’re on sale because I never know how many of which kind we have. Somewhere I already have a label maker – gotta dig that up!

    Looking forward to the rest of the challenge!


  22. Eydie Kugler says:

    Hi Jen,

    I was perusing a friend’s site and was so blissed out to have found you. “focused” is my word for 2011. And a huge part of that is being organized. I am ready for the challenge. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your blog.

  23. Violet says:

    I’m late to the party- just stumbled across it on another blog tonight. I have a crazy schedule this month and know it’s not realistic to say that I’ll do them all… but I’ll do at least some of them!

  24. I am so excited! I’m hardcore hooked on organization ideas and tips, so this will be so fun! Though I’m super late I think I can adapt! Unfortunately… I totally had a typo on my blog listing! Oooof! It is Maintaining Mediocre, not Mediochre… it is not of a yellowish tinge!
    Thanks for such an inspirational challenge!

  25. Beth says:

    I am a little late in joining but have already completed reorganizing my linen closet. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
    My husband thanks you too! 😉

  26. Erika says:

    Just found your blog via Small Fry & Co. I wish I’d found your challenge sooner! But I have three days off in a row coming up and I’m going to try to catch up! I need some motivation to get organized!


  27. Amy says:

    I’m late, but totally doing this! But I will be posting from my facebook page!/profile.php?id=1232448559

  28. I am so glad I found this…although I am a bit late. I am joining the challenge and will catch up. I am on a real organizing roll with my studio/craft room especially. I have organized and redecorated it in Shabby Chic. I have created a few treasury lists of organization items that are unique and beautiful from shops on Maybe you will all find them helpful:

  29. Trish says:

    A friend of mine introduced me to this blog. I love it! In my never ending search for simplicity, I really think that this blog will help kickstart my journey.
    I am late to enter the race but will do my best to catch up. I will attempt two tasks a day, even on Sundays!

  30. thefab4m's says:

    I saw this back in December and wanted to do it, but life happened and well, i am going to start tomorrow with the junk drawer challenge and move along from there…what’s that saying….”better late than never”… 🙂

  31. The Bruces says:

    I just heard about this from a friend and I know its February 15th now but I am still going to do this! She has made great progress and I want the same thing

  32. mrs_djf says:

    I just found your blog today and even though its well past Jan… I am new blogger and SAHM with a toddler and 4 month old and I am looking for some ways to be better organized!! So I am taking up your 21 day challenge as way of doing some “spring cleaning” 😀

  33. Mone says:

    Hi Toni, just found this on Pinterest and I´m taking the challenge… even, ifit´s in the middle of the month and Halloween plans are upcomming 🙂
    You cann follow my progress here:

  34. Hi! I’ve just begun a new blog and am excited about your challenge! Thanks for the opportunity! Anita at

  35. Thanks Toni! You have so many good ideas. I featured this series on my blog, I hope that’s okay! 🙂

  36. Julie says:

    Hi:) I just found your blog through pinterest. LOVE IT!!! I love this 21 day challenge. I am going to start tomorrow:)

  37. TSConover says:

    I was inspired by your list and created my own to better reflect the chores I need to keep track of. Some that others may wish to consider are your:
    Car (you sort of live there too)
    Purse (can’t live without it)
    Computer(back that thing up!)

  38. Opalescence says:

    I am planning on starting the 21 day challenge. ^_^ Going to have to do my own pace, but I will be seeing this thing through to the end, and I am quite excited.

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