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From the Desk of Clearissa’s Command Center/Divinely Organized

We’ve made it through the first week. That is an accomplishment. It’s Sunday and day six of the 21-Day Home Organization Challenge. This is day six. If you missed any of the earlier challenges, you can find them all here.

The concept is that I will suggest a 10 minute assignment daily for the next 21 days. You read that right I am only asking for 10 minutes out of your day to spend on each area/project. I guarantee you will see a difference when the challenge is over. The challenge begins on January 6, 2015 and ends January 27, 2015.

Because it’s Sunday and the whole family is at home, I thought today’s challenge, like yesterday’s could be a family affair.  Only today we are not working. Instead, we are talking and planning and journaling. Today is day 6 of the challenge:

1. take 10 minutes and have 10 minute family planning session.

2. remember to set your timer or alarm on your cell phone so that you do not get involved and spend more than the allotted 10 minutes (that would be a disaster). Just kidding, I realize sometimes organizing can become addictive.

3. first step, while you and your family are spending relaxed Sunday time together, engage them in conversation about their thoughts about the 10 minutes challenge. Find out what they like or dislike. Listen carefully because what they tell you will help you plan how to get them all excited about living an uncluttered life. It’s never too early to instill good habits.

Day 6 - Family Time 1

4.  be sure to ask them if they can think of any areas that need a 10 minute challenge. Any special place they would like to see changed for the better.

5. explain to them (especially the children) how living a more organized life will help you become a better wife and mother. And will also help their lives as well.

6. also very important is to explain how important it is for everyone to participate in maintaining an organized living space. After all, the space does belong to all of you.

7. while you are having this relaxed planning session, be sure to include all of the family suggestions and feeling about the process in your organization journal. You can use these as a reminder of what areas are important to each family member. And some time in the future, you can, with their help, tackle those issues as well.

8. if you live alone, use this time to jot down a plan of how you are going to organize other areas of your home and any supplies you may need. Again this is for future projects and referral.  You’ll be surprised how many things you can come up with when you focus on improving how you live.

There you have it…your 10 minute Sunday home organization challenge. Record the thoughts and suggestions of the rest of the family. Make everyone a part of the process and accountable for certain areas.  A no stress no fuss challenge today.

Note:  I am going to spend a little time with hubby discussing the areas he feels need purging or organizing. Or any other projects he may think we need to tackle during the winter months.

On another note:  as I go through this 10-minute per day challenge, I am also keeping a journal. Today’s note for instance, I will record any suggestions hubby shares during our 10 minute challenge today. I hope he has some winter projects to share as well. J Hey it’s cold outside, may as well be productive inside…right?

Enjoy your 10 minutes of organizing and remember…A place for everything and everything in its place.

Visit my site tomorrow for your next 10-minute challenge. See you there!

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