I find myself thinking about ways to get more organized in my home and life and how when I do organize and declutter I feel better and lighter. So, I reviewed my large collection of home organizing challenges and picked these five that my visitors loved and am sharing them with you.
Keep in mind: you do not have to use all of them. Just pick one or two and see how it goes. Each challenge has its own instructions and has printable images that you can use and share.
15 Days of Purging Challenge
The first organizing challenge is the 15 Days of Purging Challenge. This challenge is all about getting rid of stuff. Each day you get rid of small things or large things, and by the end of the 15 days, you will have gotten rid of 120 items in your home. WOW, right?
The second organizing challenge is the 31 Days 15 Minute Organizing List.
This 31 Days 15 Minute Organizing List challenge is all about getting rid of stuff in 15 minutes or less. I list a variety of areas you need to visit to purge and organize in your home. Within one month, you will have completed 31 different areas.
The third organizing challenge is 31 Days to An Organized Life.
This organizing challenge will tell you where to organize each day. It lists a variety of areas that you can declutter in just 15 minutes. You can do this any time and every day throughout the week. We all have 15 minutes we can spare, right?
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The fourth organizing challenge is 15 Organizing Tasks That Take 15 Minutes.
This post is another organizing task list that was most popular for years. And, can still help if you want to organize and declutter other areas in a short amount of time. Each task on this list only takes less than 15 minutes to do and is reasonably easy to get done.
And, lastly, the fifth organizing challenge is an A to Z Organizing Challenge.
This challenge is a fun one. It helps you organize areas in alphabetical order. For example, arrange the Art supplies for A day, and organize the outside shed on O day.
I hope these challenges help you get rid of unwanted and unused items and get your home organized. And as a result, it helps you enjoy your life, family, friends, and yourself more.
Get others involved too! Feel free to share these challenges with others. Doing challenges together will keep you focused and motivated to complete the challenge.
Visit our other 40+ Home Organizing Challenges for even more inspiration.
Feel free to visit these posts to see why you should declutter for a better life.
The Benefits of Minimalism: 7 Reasons to Declutter Your Life
Mental Health Benefits of Decluttering
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Something here for everyone. Pick one and go!
Another vote for the short and sweet 15 minute challenge here, Sabrina! Having a time limit makes it all so much more doable 🙂
I love how a challenge gives structure to the whole process. For me, the second challenge, handling one particular area in just 15 minutes, going all month, would be ideal, because most of my spaces just need little tune-ups. You've got something for everyone!
What fun ways to tackle decluttering! There is something for everyone. I like your take on the A to Z decluttering challenge. "X" is clever. So many of us have medical documents and papers that aren't needed. I'm imagining a BIG pile of shredding!!!! Happy day!
These all look fun. I'd probably adopt a couple of them to fit my life. Find the things that I constantly need to organize around my house and then repeat as a challenge.
I love the month of 15 minute organizing tasks! I'm going to print this one and try it. Thanks for taking the time to round these up for us to try.
That is great, Melanie! I'm glad you found one to do. =)
Sometimes a challenge is just what is needed to help someone stop being overwhelmed by the process and to just jump in! These all seem very approachable, and once you start clearing space, it's hard to stop when you see the improvements.
I totally agree, Phaedra! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Thanks for sharing your challenges. I can see from your experience that 15 minutes seems to be the key to help get people started with decluttering and organizing. As they enjoy the benefits of an organized they will move onto larger projects or perhaps divide the larger project into 15 minutes of work until the job is done.
I love when tasks are broken up into time-slots. So, your challenge, 15 tasks to be done in 15 minutes is my favorite. It’s very concrete and we know what we’re getting into.
It’s also motivating when you have only a 5, 10 or 15 minute task. It’s quick and easy to fit into any schedule.
I love challenges like these. I typically run one each January, when many people are "in the mood" to get started. Will be pinning!
Thank you, Seana!
These are all great ways to take a job that's difficult for many and make it fun!