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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Dec 11 2018 :  12:22:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sometimes you just need a little support and encouragement from your farm girl sisters to get the ball rolling in the right direction so you can plow through those boring jobs.

I've been trying to organize and clean my 1500 square foot home myself and it just is taking me forever to get motivated and keep going.
I hired a young woman to help me keep up with the regular things I can't do on my own but that is getting to be too expensive.

So, I thought about it and came up with a great idea for how I can do it. One of my friends keeps asking me to help her do the same thing. She says she needs encouragement and support.

If you are in the same boat and would like to join me for my "Monthly Organizing Challenge" for 2019 I'd love to have your support. I will be there cheering you on every step of the way too.

I wrote a blog post for the challenge here:

https://www.marketsofsunshine.com/2018/12/organizing-challenge-for-2019.html#gpluscomments

You can sign-up for my worksheet here: Hero Adventures, to receive free worksheets that help you set your goals and keep track of your progress each month.

https://www.marketsofsunshine.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

I'm also going to give out prizes every quarter to those who participate and don't throw in the towel along the way.

Read all the details on my blog. I hope you'll join me.

Post below and let me know what you struggle with the most to keep your house tidy.

Mine is time. I just can't seem to devote enough time every day to cleaning. I do the dishes. Make my meals. Vacuum the floors and after that I'm all done in. I'm trying to see if I can spend at least 15 minutes a day on organizing. I'm going to set a timer when I start a project and see how I do for the rest of this month.

I'll report back to you here and in my newsletter each month.

*******Please Note: I need your permission to send you the pdf printable worksheets. Contact me via email Subject: 2019 Organizing Challenge
Request the printables and I'll send them to you as soon as I get them made.




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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6585 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6585 Posts

Posted - Dec 11 2018 :  4:51:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll join in. It is an accountability thing for me. I always feel like since we rarely have company it isn't a big deal if it doesn't get done. But honestly when I do have company it is like a race to the finish and hide what I don't know what to do with. I'd really like to get beyond that. It seems I get one area decluttered only to have another become messy because everything does not have a home.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3143 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3143 Posts

Posted - Dec 12 2018 :  1:09:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in to start in January. Having 3 little kids is what makes it the hardest for me to get around to my decluttering. We have been talking lately about buying a new house this coming summer and it would be wonderful to go through everything before hand and declutter so I won't have as much to move. I could really use the support and motivation to keep me on track for that! This will be fun.

Krista

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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Dec 12 2018 :  3:16:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wahoo! Welcome to the Organizing challenge Denise and Krista. I am so happy to have you join me in this worthy adventure.
You can follow my video tips on any of my social media channels.

Denise I don't get much company either. Since, I run a business out of my home online I have inventory spilling out in my living room. I need to get it all moved to the garage storage area. But, first the garage storage area has to be organized. My daughter's wedding things are still out there needing a new home. It's so hard to let go of these kinds of emotional things.
I've tried posting things in garage sale groups on FB and craigslist but have only been able to get rid of a few things. I still have 3 bikes that no one uses up for sale. A small refrigerator. Vintage dishes and such. I'm about to the point of just taking these to the local hospice thrift store.

Krista - I can imagine what life is like with 3 little ones. When Kayla was little she was a whirlwind of adventure for me to keep up with. LOL I hope you find my tips and support valuable for you to declutter before your move. Support and encouragement is a necessary part of this challenge.

Facebook - www.facebook.com/marketsofsunshine
Twitter - @marketssunshine
IG - @marketsofsunshine_jw

My blog- www.marketsofsunshine.com

Newsletter sign-up form - for free printables to track your progress
https://www.marketsofsunshine.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

Farmgirl sister #308
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http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

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www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2018 :  12:32:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the first printable worksheet ready for you now.

You can get one by sending me a message and I'll email it to you.

marsha@marketsofsunshine.com

Thanks!

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
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HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

606 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
606 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2018 :  4:54:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would join but it would have to be a several years long organizing for me. LOL. Rock on girls and you are on the right track. I will have to plow along all by my lonesome. Will keep track of your progress and I know it will inspire me.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3054 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3054 Posts

Posted - Dec 14 2018 :  4:44:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am joining. My biggest challenge is motivation. I just don't see the point because I never have guests and Lowell (DH) usually doesn't notice any kind of cleaning I do. I have been told to declutter the storage space which we pay for. I have to make a special trip there to do it by public transit. Still, I could start right here in this one-bedroom apartment. Thank you for this challenge.


Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Dec 15 2018 :  3:06:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Barbara keep on plowing through a little each day and you'll get it done before you know it. Even if it takes a few years. I've been working on mine for years too. I finally got a system in place that will get it done sooner. Join in any time along the way.

Marie I got your email sign-up and sent you the pdf file worksheet. Thanks so much for joining in.

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  3:14:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How are you all doing with this fun challenge? I've gotten started and have my living room looking better than it has in years. You can see my progress on my blog and in my weekly fun mail:
Hero Adventures. If you want to check it out it's easy to join.

come on over to my blog here:
https://www.marketsofsunshine.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html
www.marketsofsunshine.com

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018

Edited by - marjean on Jan 09 2019 09:08:53 AM
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3078 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3078 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  3:22:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I would like to join this challenge too, please!

~ Shannon, Sister # 5349
Farmgirl of the Month - January 2016
http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3054 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3054 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2019 :  8:27:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have decided that the first room with be the bedroom. It is where I store all the stuff I wish to donate. It has one closet, two dressers and an old trunk full of fabric. The trunk is piled high with blankets and rugs which can go elsewhere. I believe this is a good choice.

I'll download pictures later. This laptop refuses to do it and so many other things.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2019 :  1:18:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is getting so much attention. I am getting one new request a day to join the challenge.

To get your worksheet sign-up here:

https://www.marketsofsunshine.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

I will then send you the pdf file.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2019 :  1:20:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is awesome news Marie. Be sure to send me your before pictures each month so you get in the giveaway drawing.

Shannon I just sent you the link to get the worksheet. As soon as I get your request I will send it to you ASAP!

Welcome!

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3054 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3054 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2019 :  4:36:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are the pictures I promised:



Note the pile of blankets piled up beyond the dresser. Those are all sitting on a sea chest full of fabric.



This is my side of the room. The manikin with the nightgown on it has been waiting 4 or 5 years for a make-over.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Noreen
True Blue Farmgirl

110 Posts

Noreen
Essex Junction Vermont
USA
110 Posts

Posted - Jan 06 2019 :  4:53:34 PM  Show Profile  Send Noreen an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Can I join , too? Is it too late?
Thanks

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6585 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6585 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2019 :  08:10:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Messaged you Marsha.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2019 :  09:04:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing your before pics with us Marie. I have you in the drawing. Can't wait to see the after pics too.
Post by February 3rd to get in the drawing for January.

Wahoo!

Noreen sure you can join in. I think you already signed up on my email list. You should be getting my emails. Check your inbox.

Got your message Denise. Welcome to the Organizing Challenge!

The more the merrier!!

Be sure to sign-up for my weekly fun mail to get in the drawing and to get your worksheet and reward checklist.

https://www.marketsofsunshine.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018

Edited by - marjean on Jan 09 2019 09:10:02 AM
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2019 :  09:06:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are my before and after pics. The shelves are coming down Friday. Then the wallpaper by the end of the month. Wahoo!
My DH was more than happy to join in and help me accomplish this challenge.

I'm making great progress in my living room makeover.





Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018

Edited by - marjean on Jan 07 2019 09:09:31 AM
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2019 :  09:11:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can join in anytime. Sign-up for my weekly fun mail to get the worksheet and reward checklist. You'll also be entered in the drawing each month when you complete your room for the month by sending me or posting your before and after pics here.

Happy Organizing!!

Sign-up here:
https://www.marketsofsunshine.com/p/newsletter-sign-up.html

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018

Edited by - marjean on Jan 09 2019 09:10:42 AM
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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

556 Posts

Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
556 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2019 :  06:24:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I'll join in too! :) I'm always up for more organizing!!!

I've actually been working on just that in our bedroom this month and really appreciate living without the clutter in that room!!! Setting a timer is a GREAT way to tackle the big jobs that just sit there staring at you.

I also try to use down time - waiting rooms, lines, etc. to just think about the spaces in question. Am I using it efficiently? What do I do in that space? Would it be easier to clean if I stored certain items in that room or closer by? Could I move where certain things live to a different area? Visualizing what I want to do makes it easier for me to jump in.

If I had a really big job to tackle I would have bags, boxes with me - 1 for trash, 1 for donations, 1 for things that belong elsewhere.

I've found that assigning everything a "home" can be the biggest challenge. If it doesn't have a home, it's going to be clutter. In my experience anyway! lol
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 08 2019 :  06:30:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome to the 2019 Organizing Challenge Jaime.

Those are really good ways to motivate yourself to declutter. I like those questions you posted that help you. I'm sure everyone appreciates your help.

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 09 2019 :  09:11:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you catching my videos? You can watch my progress on any of my social media sites:

www.facebook.com/marketsofsunshine

www.twitter.com/marketssunshine

www.instagram.com/marketsofsunshine_jw

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2019 :  07:03:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm almost finished in my living room. The wallpaper is coming down next weekend. Paint goes up and then it's done! Yippie!

We have over 15 joining in the challenge.

Have you joined yet? Be sure to sign-up to get your free printable to track your progress.

Post your photos to get in the contest.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha

Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3143 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3143 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2019 :  1:08:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh man January has been crazy. Fingers crossed that I will be on track and ready to go next month. I have a few more things to catch up on first. I hope everyone is doing fantastic and getting their rooms completed.

Krista
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3054 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3054 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2019 :  4:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Three boxes going to the St Vincent DePaul's Thrift Store.



This is all stuff from the two dressers, my closet and a few other things I thought I was going to fix.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3782 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3782 Posts

Posted - Jan 21 2019 :  6:37:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista that sounds like a great idea. Just take your time and join in when you are ready.



Marie that is fantastic! Thanks for posting your photos. It's amazing how much we don't use once we go through and sort things out. Great job!


Farmgirl sister #308
Wallets & Travel Accessories, Tea Wallets, and Hankie Envelopes
http://www.marketsofsunshine.online

Card Making Circle of Friends
www.marshajaramillo.stampinup.net
Tea Lover's
www.tealightfultea.net/sweetretreats
FGOM 5/2018
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