STEP 1: GETTING ORGANIZED

Do you struggle to stay organized? Today, let’s look at step 1 in getting organized.How do you really declutter your home? Do you feel like clutter overwhelms you and steals your peace of mind? If so, you are in the right place.

Hi, I’m Dee, and I relate. I especially relate after having 3 kids. I used to keep a very clean home and had a place for everything, but life has a way of happening and somehow our systems fail as we try to keep everything in balance.

STEP 1: GETTING ORGANIZED

STEP 1: GETTING ORGANIZED

As you struggle to stay organized, a daily planner will keep your sanity in check. You will establish a way to keep up with your “to do” list as well as schedule those important dates and appointments you can’t afford to miss.

If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.

This is your first and most essential step to getting yourself organized. Whether you keep a written calendar or a digital version does not matter. What matters is that you actually look at it and refer to it daily.

So, get started with the calendar first. Then, let’s go a few steps further into getting organized. You can subscribe below for daily tips.

Bonus Tip: Watch this great video below to see how she uses her planner to get organized:

 I am going to walk you step by step into a system of organization that will restore your peace of mind. It will take effort, and it won’t happen overnight, but you can do this! If you can devote thirty minutes a day, five days a week, you can create peace from the chaos.

We are going to start with a daily planner to help you accomplish step 1. Step 1 in getting organized is having a system in place to mark your daily schedule and To-Do list. This is an essential first place to start in getting organized.

Without a daily calendar or written/digital schedule, you can’t expect to get organized. We don’t need to rely on our memory to get things done and be wherever we need to be. I have been using a daily written calendar since I was 17, and I still use one (I’m 42 now.)

My kid’s schools even start issuing the kids calendars in junior high. These written calendars give the kids a place to write down their daily assignments and their due dates. This is essential to their success in school, as it is essential to getting organized.

STEP 1: GETTING ORGANIZED

So, for now, on your quest to get organized, let this be your first step. Get your daily calendar in place and start writing in your appointments and “to do”list today.

Need to deep clean? I have lists for you to guide you along.

My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

Also, to keep up the general housework, you may need to create a daily housekeeping schedule that suits your specific needs. To do so, I have created a helpful series you can read here.

Need to Declutter Every room? How do you really declutter your home? I have declutter checklists for every room and every space in your home to guide you along below.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can sign up here.

Struggling with the daily housekeeping chores? Check out my ebook on this topic, entitled Make Over Your Homemaking. Use this link to get it at a discounted price.

How to Declutter the Guest Room or Your Kid’s Room checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Laundry Room and Patio checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Coat Closet/Hall Closet/Linen Closet checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Home Office checklist can be found here.

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How to Declutter Your Attic checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Garage checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Living Room checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Kitchen Checklist can be found here.

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How to Declutter Your Entry/Foyer/Mudroom checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Clothing checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Bedroom checklist can be found here.

How to Declutter Your Bathroom checklist can be found here.

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Happy Decluttering!

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Happy Decluttering!


We declutter 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. The Year Long Thorough Declutter Series is designed to help you declutter every room and every closet in your home. You can sign up here. How do you really declutter? When you subscribe you’ll receive a daily task in the room or area we are currently working on decluttering. To Subscribe, leave a comment below.

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Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home. You can sign up here.

Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.

Step 3: Sign up for the Declutter Series and get your entire home decluttered in just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Step 4: Use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered. 

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