Can I Have A More Organized Home in 4 Weeks? Day 11

 So, I’m back to following along with the Money Saving Mom’s series 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home (Simplified).  We took the week of Thanksgiving off from the series and while I had great intentions of following along on my own without any handholding, it didn’t work out that way.  I did great that Monday and I do think the getting dressed part has become mostly habit.  I even made a list of goals for that week.  And that’s all folks!   No, I did make pies for Thanksgiving so it counts as a successful week, right?  

A slice of leftover apple pie!

I’m linking up my (minimal and incomplete) progress from day 11 here.  Yesterday (and perhaps today as well…) was at risk of sounding like my 11-year-old son, an “epic fail”!

I started off well enough on the assignments:

Get dressed in something that makes you feel great

Then again, maybe when I spilled coffee on my sweater after I had it on for maybe 5 minutes, I should have taken that as a hint and went right back to bed!  I changed clothes and went on about my day though.

Sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and make a list of 5-10 weekly goals for this week

Monday = coffee day!

I made a list of 12 goals.  Don’t worry I’m not an overachiever or anything like that.  I just can’t count!  A few of them relate to things that simply have to be done this week like buying birthday presents so nothing super elaborate.  I did make a goal to organize this blog and then found myself laughing hysterically at the thought.

Set a timer for 15 minutes and quickly pick up your house and put things back in order after the weekend

It would probably be wrong to say “no comment” in a blog where I love to get comments (hint, hint) so I’ll just say this was a bit more than a 15 minute job and I managed to tackle the living room.  ONLY.  I’m not sure you could tell I even did it tonight.


Clean out your silverware drawer

THIS was a problem.  There was no time limit given.  Probably because cleaning out your silverware drawer isn’t meant to be a big deal.  However, our silverware drawer doubles as a junk drawer!  

If only this drawer only held silverware!

This was all lurking below the silverware tray!

 I also foolishly decided to do this while I was cooking dinner.  Frying chicken strips (no it wasn’t on the menubut I didn’t realize we were out of bacon until too late) and cleaning out a silverware/junk drawer at the same time is not something I’d suggest you try. 

Chicken strips frying!

I did manage to empty the drawer eventually.

 I’d love to say it is DONE.  It is not.  The silverware is mostly back in the drawer (minus what we’ve used and what is sitting in the dishwasher) but I still have a pile of items on the kitchen table which is now surrounded by groceries that I need to put away. 

What am I going to do with all this?

Let’s not even talk about today’s challenge that I see will have to carry on into tomorrow.  My simple re-start has somehow become complicated.  How has your restart gone if you are following along?

Updating this before I publish my post to say I did put away my groceries and return most although not all of my stuff to the drawer except in a better order! 

Looking better. I washed my silverware holder and returned the utensils.

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4 thoughts on “Can I Have A More Organized Home in 4 Weeks? Day 11

  1. Kristy

    I felt the same way during Thanksgiving break, that the getting dressed part had pretty much become a habit. That’s exciting! That slice of apple pie looks amazing.

    Good work on the silverware drawer. You’ll get that pile taken care of. 🙂
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    1. Jean Post author

      I did manage to get the pile put away. In regards to the getting dressed, I think if that is a habit, then laundry will have to be one as well. I’m hoping anyway 🙂


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