January is Organization Month: Natalie’s Cleaning Routine

January is Organization Month. I have so many areas of our home to organize that it is shameful! Storage room, master bedroom, office, boys room and sewing closet – it’s a cedar closet that the owner made for his wife who loved to sew – are all areas out of control here at our house. Thankfully the girls, at least my oldest, is at the age where she regularly cleans and organizes the two rooms they occupy – their bedroom and their “nook” where they do their school work and go on the computer.

Natalie is a Professional Organizer at OrganizedHabits.com and a few months ago I came across her cleaning routine chart that I thought would be very helpful in light of Organization Month.

Natalie suggests spending 15-20 minutes a day cleaning an area of your home. I like that idea!

This chart was a part of Natalie’s Holiday Blog Series. She gave her permission to share it here but when I copied and pasted it the coding would not transfer correctly. :( So be sure to check it out at the link I provided.

We plan to implement the 15-20 minute “rule”. With nine of us capable of cleaning that much time each day means a total of 2-1/4 hours of cleaning will be accomplished. Surely that will help us keep the house basically clean, right?

So how about you? Do you have any organization goals for the new year? How do you plan on tackling them?

Here’s the link again to Natalie’s Cleaning Routine: http://www.organizedhabits.com/holiday-blog-series-cleaning-the-house

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  1. I’m working to get organized now. Long overdue as well.

  2. Magen says:

    I would love to get organized…unfortunately I do not think it will ever happen. Our house is relatively organized…except for my office…I tend to pile things up… I need to declutter but then how will I ever find anything! LOL!

  3. I’m the same way Magen, much to Robert’s dismay, because I can always find things in my piles but no one else ever can!

  4. And I forgot to include the link to Natalie’s cleaning chart! Ugh! Off to do that now….

  5. Sheri says:

    I don’t even know where to start to get organized.

  6. I’ll be doing som massive cleaning as well this year!

  7. Sheri, if you start with a small closet it doesn’t seem so overwhelming and little bits every day can go a long way over several weeks.

  8. I REALLY need to get my home organized!

  9. Toni says:

    I am working on getting my home more organized this year.

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