The 2017 Home Organization Challenge

December 30, 2016

The highly anticipated 2017 Home Organization Challenge will begin on Saturday, January 7th.  Get prepared 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.  Drowning in clutter and chaos? No problem. 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 7th.  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.

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.

  • Week 1 (1/7/17) – Kitchen
  • Week 2 (1/14/17) – Pantry
  • Week 3 (1/21/17) – Dining Room
  • Week 4 (1/28/17) – Launch Pad
  • Week 5 (2/4/17) – Living Room
  • Week 6 (2/11/17) – Master Bedroom
  • Week 7 (2/18/17) – Master Closet
  • Week 8 (2/25/17) – Kids Closets
  • Week 9 (3/4/17) – Linen Closet
  • Week 10 (3/11/17) Bathrooms
  • Week 11 (3/18/17) – Office
  • Week 12 (3/25/17) – Playroom/Toys
  • Week 13 (4/1/17) – Laundry Room
  • Week 14 (4/8/17) – Car

13 comments on “The 2017 Home Organization Challenge

  1. Mary Powell says:

    I will be taking your challenge I look forward to hearing new ideas

  2. Erica says:

    Just printed the challenge kit and will share with my local homeschool group.

  3. Erica says:

    Meant to add Thank You! I love the simplicity but thoroughness of the checklists!

  4. Ms ROBBIE Brown says:

    I am hot mess and I am so ready to get organized.

  5. Reina says:

    I didn’t this last year and it was life changing… can’t wait to tweak it this year!

  6. Jillian says:

    Yes 2017 goals! Love your page

  7. Maria says:

    joining your challenge for the first time. Love your blog ✿(◕ ‿ ◕)✿

  8. Carla says:

    I’m in! I did this last year so I’m hoping this year will be a lot easier on me! lol

  9. judi says:

    Im excited to get this started..

  10. Adrienne says:

    This is a truly awesome concept. I’m sorry I didn’t find you before you started, but I’m definitely printing out your guide and am going to attempt the challenge on my own with my mom who lives 5 doors down from me. I definitely need to be held accountable, so that is my #1 focus for this challenge. I’ve also already added your book to my amazon wishlist!

  11. Karen says:

    Is it too late to join? I just came across your challenge and I am SO READY to do this!! I’m gonna start now and double time it! LOL!!

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