Tuesday, January 27, 2015

30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge: Day 1 - Jewelry

Welcome to the first day of the 30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge!  If you are new to this challenge then you can read about it here and print out your list!  Also, don't forget to enter your email address at the top of this page to get the daily challenges strait to your mailbox!

Today's focus is your Jewelry!  In this challenge you will:

-Gather all your jewelry together.

-Take out any jewelry you don't like or use anymore.

-Untangle any necklaces that are tangled.

-Clean those that need cleaning (They sell special cloths and jewelry cleaner almost everywhere.  Check your local supermarket next time you are in there).

-Find a designated space for all your jewelry.  It can be in a drawer, on your dresser and you can even use other items like a teacup, other dishes, vases or a chocolate box to help store them in a pretty organized way.  

If you have plenty of time then you can also make this DIY Necklace Organizer to keep them from tangling.  Another option would be to hang them on the wall with command hooks or thumb tacks.

-If you already have a designated space for all your jewelry (like a jewelry box) then I would take this time to clean it inside and out.  Vacuum it, wipe it down or dust it.   

When you are done you should have a Neat & Tidy Jewelry space!  Give yourself a pat on the back and head to your list to scratch this task off!

How did you like this first task?  I'd love for you to leave your feedback in the comments!  

Don't forget to load your pictures on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag me!  Or you can use the tag #TeamNeatAndTidy and let others see your progress too!  

I'll be back tomorrow with another challenge!

Want more of this challenge?  Join the Facebook group here and see what everyone else is up to!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Introducing the Team Neat & Tidy Facebook Group!

The countdown has begun!  The 30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge will start on Wednesday and I am so excited!  I really want this challenge to bring others together so we can all support and encourage each other to get organized.  That's why I decided to make the Team Neat & Tidy Facebook group just for this challenge.  To join the group, just click here and send your request.  Once you are added, feel free to add your friends and family who you think would benefit from this challenge too.  

I know one of the reasons I've been able to accomplish most of my organization goals is because of this little blog!  Scheduling projects and setting deadlines to share with you all has pushed me to organize even more than I probably normally would.  This is the same concept I would like to use for the group. Think of it as your way to share all your accomplishments in this challenge with others who share your passion of getting organized too!  

I also wanted to address a few concerns that I've heard already.  This challenge is made to be flexible.  I tried to include simple tasks mixed with a few harder tasks so we can organize those spaces that usually need it!  I split it up in 30 weekdays with weekends off, but you don't have to stress about staying on track.  If I'm on day 5 and you have barely found this challenge, you can start from day one.  Or if I'm on day 2 but you still haven't finished day 1, then you can use day 2 to finish up the first task and then move on to the next day once the project is complete.  It's not a race of who can finish their spaces the fastest.  Instead it's about you working on zones and finishing them 100% to make them work for you.  

I hope I could clear up any confusion and relieve any stress you might have already. 

So who's excited for Wednesday?!  

Click here to read more about the 30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

30 Day Neat & Tidy Challenge

I have had this blog for about 2 1/2 years now and it's about time I have an Organizing Challenge!  That is what this whole blog is about, right?  I feel I have come a long way from that girl who had no idea what she was doing but wanted to get her life organized!  I have really learned a lot along the way, and I'm still learning more and more each and every day, and it's time I pass the learning on to you. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Out of the Office...

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to pop in and let you know there will be no posts this week.  I am working on a big project for you that will start next week and last till March!  I am so excited about this project and I know you all will love it too!  I promise I will have more details for you very soon!  

I hope you have a great week and weekend!  See you next week!