Last Updated on April 26, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt
I created this Get Organized Checklist series to help busy moms make daily life more manageable. We all know that when we are organized, life runs more smoothly. The problem is finding the time and energy to GET organized.
I can only tackle intimidating projects by breaking them down into small, manageable pieces. So, rather than trying to organize my entire life over a weekend, I’m tackling one area at a time.
Each week I choose a new area, break it down into simple steps, and create a checklist to mark off my progress. If you want to tackle this task with me, bookmark this page and check back every week for a new checklist.
Not ready to take on a detailed overhaul of your whole home? Get the essentials in order with this annual get organized checklist.
Week 1 – Command Center
The command center is the hub of my home so it’s the first space I tackled when I decided to get organized.
Week 2 – Taxes
The best time to set up your system for tracking tax documents is at the beginning of a new year, not the day before you start preparing your tax statement. This checklist will help you set up a system that will make tax season a breeze.
Week 3 – Linen Closet
Following the holiday season, my linen closet was a disaster area so it was the next area I focused on.
Week 4 – Laundry Room
Folding and organizing all those linens from the previous week, drew my attention to the laundry room. Ours got an overhaul with this checklist.
Week 5 – Bathroom
A few simple tweaks to how you organize your bathroom can make a big difference in how clean it stays. Grab the checklist and find all my tips here.
Week 6 – Family Room
Week 7 – Bedroom Closet
Week 8 – Bedroom
Week 9 – Pantry
Week 10 – Kitchen
Week 11 – Guest Room
Week 12 – Junk Drawers
Week 13 – Family Car
Remember to check back each week for a new checklist. Or, sign up to receive my weekly newsletter filled with other tips and tricks to help make home life easier and more fun. I’ll never share your e-mail with anyone else (spam is a pet peeve of mine).
Want to organize MORE than your home? Check out these posts:
19 Ways to Organize Your Life to Organize Your Mind from Kori at Home
Organize My Life Planning Kit from Outside the Box Mom
5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life (no cleaning supplies needed!)
6 thoughts on “Get Organized Checklist Series”
Thank you so much for these forms and all your help! I am a mother of 6 youngest in first grade and oldest enlisted in the Army so I am learning to be a military mom as well as keeping my life sane…I am artistic by nature and able to organize things for the visual part but have a hard time keeping it up…Thanks again and I do want your weekly emails but have to opt out of other stuff that has my inbox sooooo crammed…specially with juniors and senior colleges never stop emailing.
Hi Cristina! Thanks so much for your comments. Thank your oldest child for serving! Sounds like you definitely have your hands full. Do you use filters for your email? It’s the only way I’m able to manage all those details! If you need help setting some up, let me know. I’ll be happy to send you an email with details.
I would like to sign up for your weekly get organized emails. I couldnot find a place to do this.
Hi Joell, sorry about that. A good reminder for me to make sure I add opt-in boxes for e-mail on every page. I’m adding you manually to my newsletter (it comes once per week). You should receive a confirmation e-mail so if that wasn’t what you intended, just ignore the e-mail and you won’t be added. 🙂
I am so grateful for your blog/site. Being a mom of twin 8 year Olds, a 6 year old and a 19 year old I tend to get lost in life. Things become chaotic because I have never been am organized person. Your articles and tips, detailed charts have given me tremendous hope in settling down our home lives.. thank you so very much for the time you take to share this with other moms like me. What a true blessing and calling you have! Keep it coming please!
I can’t possibly convey how much your comment means to me. I write for busy moms who, like you, barely have enough time to keep their lives together, let alone leave comments on blog posts. I always HOPE I’m helping my readers but rarely do I know if what I put out there is doing any good. After all, I’m just an ordinary mom struggling to get it all done too. I just happen to share my story on the internet. 🙂 I am humbled by your kind words and so very grateful for the time you took out of your busy day to share them!