2018 Home Organization Challenge: Week 12 Toys or Hobbies

March 24, 2018


It’s week 12 of the 2018 Home Organization Challenge. This week, we are conquering toy/hobby clutter. If you don’t have kids, concentrate on hobbies (scrapbooking, sewing, planners, 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 new to the challenge, 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.


Free Challenge Kit


For the perfect companion guide to our challenge, purchase The Complete Book to Home Organization. It includes all 14 weekly challenges as well as a ton of inspiration and tips about the spaces we will be organizing. No need to log onto the computer for ideas, this manual has it all!



If you need more guidance on cleaning your house, be sure to pick up The Complete Book of Clean.  It has tons of tips and checklists that will teach you how to get your homes sparkling clean.




Gather 4 bins, one for each of the following.
  • Keep
  • Donate
  • Trash/Recycle
  • 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 shelves
  • Clean inside & outside of bins
  • Clean toys & hobby items
  • 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!


4 comments on “2018 Home Organization Challenge: Week 12 Toys or Hobbies

  1. Brenda Botbyl-Velez says:

    Could you share with us where the white cubbie shelf is from ? Ikea??

  2. Loved all these tips and those containers! I will be stopping by my Container Store to pick some up. Thank you for the great article!

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