THE “Fresh Start February” Challenge: Day 8-14

Well, we officially made it through the first week of mini-projects! Y’all are killing it out there! Keep tagging us in your projects along the way…we love seeing your progress!

And if you’re just now joining us, it’s never too late to get organized. Just click here and we’ll see you at the finish line!

Day 8: Designate a Dropspot

If you enter and exit your home on a regular basis, you need a drop spot. It’s exactly what the name suggests…a spot where you can drop things. Your keys, your bag, your shoes, your mail, your kid’s school paperwork you need to sign. It can be as simple as a tray on an entryway table with some hooks on the wall.

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Day 9: Rethink Under a Sink

The space under your sink can be tricky if you have bulky piping, but it doesn’t have to be! Add a turntable or set of canisters in between stackable drawers to create functional storage in this underutilized but valuable space.

Day 10: Clean Out Your Camera Roll

The best part about these digital projects is that you can accomplish them from literally anywhere. You don’t even need WiFi for this one! The process for organizing digitally is the same as organizing a physical space. Start by deleting anything you don’t need. For us, that usually means screenshots and the thousands of blurry selfies our kids take when they *borrow* our phones. Then sort the remaining photos in categorized folders on your phone so you can access them easily.

Day 11: ROYGBIV Your Books

Feeling bored with your space? Display your books in rainbow order. It’s one of the easiest ways to add a fun pop of color, considering you’re just working with what you already have! For bindings with multiple colors, go with the shade that stands out the most.

Day 12: Declutter Your Documents

If you don’t create a system for paper, small stacks turn into mountains that people tend to ignore…for a very long time. The easiest solution? Separate your papers into three categories: Recycle, To-Do, and File. Categorize and use document boxes or acrylic file boxes for storing your files. For the To-Do papers, trays will keep them easily accessible.

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Day 13: Create a Trunk Kit

Organizing your trunk is as simple as getting a collapsible case and packing it with items you tend to need the most often. Consider what you might need to have available for your kids or pets, and what activities require you to have supplies on hand.

Some possible car contenders include paper towels, hand towels, an extra pair of shoes, travel umbrella, bottles of water, pen/notebook, kids car games, dog leash, extra phone charger, sunscreen, snacks that won’t melt, hairbrush, jacket…YOU KNOW, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

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Day 14: Celebrate Your Win

How amazing does it feel to have all these mini-projects under your belt? CONSIDER THIS YOUR GOLD STAR DAY. Carve out time for yourself to celebrate your hard work. Champagne, candy, binge-watching an entire season of a show…the choice is yours!

Stay tuned for next week’s round of mini-projects. Happy organizing!

xo, clea + joanna

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  1. These ideas are great, and they add some color and organization to what could be a bleak month. Anything we can do to help keep everything neat and tidy during the winter gives us more time to enjoy the beautiful spring once it arrives!

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