Org Junkie’s Monthly Organizing Round-Up #2

Okay you gals have convinced me to keep the round-up going for another year.  Thank you for your encouragement and support and especially a big thank you to all of you who participated in 2008!

As many of you suggested, this year we are going to concentrate on smaller projects rather than entire rooms.  For example in May we will be concentrating on surfaces in our home and you’ll be able to choose any surface in your home you’d like.  It could be your dining room table, a kitchen counter top or even your bedside table.  It’ll be up to you whether you do one surface or many.  I’m hoping that the accomplishment of getting one project done will be the motivation you need to keep going.

Here’s the specifics:

What: Org Junkie’s Monthly Round- Up

Who: Anyone who wants to participate, everyone is invited.  You can do one month or all, just jump in when you want to.

When: Every month in 2009

Why: To conquer various tasks in your home, to be motivated to continue and to be inspired by other participants.

How: At the end of every month I’ll put up a Mr. Linky for you to link up to your before and after pictures of the project you tackled as per the monthly theme.  Please feel free to use the banner above or button over there in the sidebar if you like.

Prizes: I’m definitely hoping to continue to offer prizes.  Again it will depend on sponsorship (if you are interested please let me know!) and as the prizes become available I’ll update this post.


January ~ Filing Cabinet (those pesky paper piles!) – random winner will receive the Scanalog software

February ~ Recipes – random winner to receive a copy of BH&G Early Spring 2009 Storage magazine

March ~  Memorabilia/Pictures – random winner to receive the Dovetail Organizer software

April ~ Closet/Cupboard – random winner to receive  Growing Up Organized: A Mom-to-Mom Guide

May~ Surface/Shelf – FIVE random winners will receive a copy of Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life

June ~ Vehicle – random winner will receive a copy of the book When Organizing Isn’t Enough by Julie Morgenstern

July ~ Hair supplies/makeup – random winner will receive a copy of Jennifer Ford Berry’s book Organize Now!: A Week By Week Guide To Simplify Your Space And Your Life

August ~ Command Central – random winner will win two prizes, a Fridge File and a Week over Week Calendar

September ~ Purse/Bag – random winner to receive two organizing magazines

October~ Drawer – select winner will receive The Ultimate To-Do List Pack

November ~ cancelled

December ~ cancelled

I’m so very excited about this as many of these areas I need to accomplish in my own home and will be tackling them along with you.  I also hope to offer encouragement and practical solutions throughout the month related to the different areas.

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Let’s have fun and get stuff done!  Yeehaw!!

Filed under: Monthly Round-up


158 Responses to Org Junkie’s Monthly Organizing Round-Up #2

  1. 1
    Janet says

    I am in!

    • 1.1
      Ted Manner says

      I hope this continues this year. I’d be excited to see what organization tricks people use.

  2. 2
    Phoebe says

    I’m in! I didn’t do it last year, but I’m a woman on a mission this year!

    Thank you so much!


  3. 3
    Gina says

    Yeah!! One little area is so much less intimidating than a whole room!

  4. 4
    andrea says

    Count me in anything that helps keep me on task and find my glasses is perfect

  5. 5
    BecauseImTheMommy says

    Laura you have picked areas that I need help in badly! Yea! I’m in!

  6. 6
    Alicia @ Experiencing Each Moment says

    I’m so happy you’re doing it again! And the prizes are great, but the accomplishment of the task is highly rewarding in and of itself. Thank you Org Junkie!

  7. 8
    Jena (O.M.) says

    What a great idea. I really need to do this!!

  8. 9
    Lady Ozma says

    I’m in! Though i am hopefully going to be doing some room work this year. I only just discovered you at the tail end of the year… which is good since that’s when I moved into my new house. Lots of projects to do and hopefully your encouragement and inspiration ideas will help!

  9. 10
    Nikki says

    I’m in, too! Thanks for doing it again this year!

  10. 11
    Laura says

    Lady Ozma you can also follow along with last year’s room schedule if you like. I’ve linked to it above.

  11. 13
    christi says

    What a great plan…surely I can carve out enough time each month to tackle these challenges! Although some of these areas are MAJOR issues at my house…like photos…oh my!!!

  12. 14
    Meshellyn says

    Love the new twist! I’ve been working at purging through my paper piles and will very soon be doing some neccessary filing. Good timing!

  13. 15
    Fiona @ Feebeez says

    I’m so glad you are doing the filing cabinet … that was already high on my agenda and I’m sure that your Roundup will help me along.

  14. 16
    keeline says

    Woo hoo! I wanted to start on my file cabinet first anyway! The paper is taking over the house!!!

  15. 17
    Andrea says

    i found your blog a few weeks ago and love all your information i have found! ill be getting my own place soon, so i am going to use all your tips to make it amazing organized! I cant wait!

  16. 18
    Amy Scott says

    This is a great idea and timely for me too as my file cabinet is a mess!

  17. 19
    Carey says

    I’m SO excited about February’s recipe organization! That was one of my short-term goals. I have recipes all over the place. My filing cabinet is organized (really!), so I think I’ll work on recipes for January and February. It may take that long! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. 21
    Everything Mom says

    This is a great idea! I’m ready…. thanks for the push I needed 🙂

  19. 22
    Mary Cluley says

    Good Tuesday morning to all!

    For the month of March when you get to photo organization, I have the BEST EVER tool…it is called the Creative Memories Power Sort Box. It organizes up to 2400 photos. I have three…one for each of my children. No one can convince me there is anything BETTER on the market!
    Go to to view.

  20. 23
    Assertagirl says

    I’m planning to participate this year. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s projects!

  21. 24
    Angi says

    I think filing cabinets need at least 2 months! LOL At least mine do 😉

  22. 25
    Tiffany says

    I found you late in the year last year so I was only able to participate in one or two of these. I can’t wait to join in more!!!

  23. 26
    Forgetfulone says

    Great! I’m in for as often as I can participate.

  24. 27
    Lori says

    I am in! This is much less intimidating than last year! LoL! 🙂

  25. 28
    MidwestTwinGirl says

    I’m excited to get started! I’ve wanted to participate everymonth last year, but never seemed to find (make) the time to get a whole room done. I’m all about the small, yet important, projects!

  26. 29
    Jessica says

    I am definitely in this year!

  27. 30
    Amber @ Classic Housewife says

    Oh my gosh! Have you been poking around in MY home?? You’ve nailed me. To a T. Especially those first 3. Things I’ve been needing to get around to, since, since… well, since the very first org challenge I’m sure!!

    Can’t wait to get it all taken care of!:)

  28. 31
    Mom Of Faith says

    I am so IN! My house desperately needs this!!

  29. 33
    Courtney B. says

    I’m in! I need some real organizing done in my home!

  30. 34
    Dot says

    I’m really excited about this new year….last year I was so distracted with life changes, but this year is looking up!

  31. 35
    toney says

    I discovered you within the last few days and I’m hooked! Looking forward to the challenges. The first thing I have to do is pull the filing cabinet out of the garage, where it’s been for the last 3 years (since we moved). Eeek!

  32. 36
    Jes-ka says

    I am so excited! I love all of the projects for this year. I am definitely in. =D

  33. 37
    Bri says

    I am totally in. I love that each area on the list has room for improvement!!!

  34. 38
    Elaine H says

    I really need to do this so I think that I’ll join in this year, I only learned about your round up a few months ago when I was first introduced to your blog.

    I think that I will attempt to blog about this each week and hopefully even have pictures of how I’m doing. Any help I get will be good and I know that my hubby will thank you for motivating me 😀

  35. 39
    Melissa says

    I love this Challenge, I may jump in and do last years room thing in addition. I’m at a loss for ideas that have to do with the filing cabinet. Do you have any ideas or suggestions.

  36. 40
    Monica says

    I think you must have seen my house when you picked each month’s area. I am so excited to do these! You are awesome!!

  37. 41
    Paula says

    Hi I have recently found you and I want to participate this year…what do I do?

  38. 43
    susieshomemade says

    Sounds like a great challenge. I hope to participate at times this year:-)

  39. 44
    Lara T. says

    Wow! I can’t wait to get started. My life has become much busier lately, so I’m excited to see some smaller projects this year.

  40. 45
    Jennifer says

    I am so excited to follow along this year! I will probably go ahead and follow last years schedule too, since I want to get my home fixed up and organized! Thanks so much for doing this again!

  41. 46
    Kari says

    I love this idea! I’ll definitely be back to participate.

  42. 47
    Diane Eblin says

    OK, I’ve printed the list and I’m ready to go. My goal this year is to actually get rid of 20-30% of the stuff in my house. So far this year we’ve sent out 12 large leaf bags full of stuff. Who can organize when there’s too much stuff. I’m excited to join in the fun!

  43. 48
    Nicole says

    Brilliant! Projects sound so doable! Thanks for the inspiration!

  44. 49
    Susie says

    I am really looking forward to each month. Goodluck to everyone!

  45. 50
    Kris says

    I’m in. The January project is perfect for me…. the papers need to go in the filing cabinet… they are waiting :D. But that is why the mancave door stays shut. 😀

  46. 51
    Cathy | Strawberries says

    Oh! I absolutely LOVE areas you’ve chosen this time! I’m IN this year as I can actually get around to those in under a day(probably). 🙂


  47. 52
    Sarah says

    My files look like they have a stomach virus – like it’s vomiting paper! So count me in! One question – how do I sign up?

  48. 53
    Jerri says

    Great themes. I’ll try to get in on some of these!

  49. 54
    Robin says

    Thank you so much for continuing this!! I never got a chance to participate last year, but I loved to see what people were able to do. I am really looking forward to being a participant this year.

    Thanks 🙂

  50. 55
    Coco says

    I am very excited about this~
    Thanks for doing it again

  51. 56
    Christy says

    I LOVE this idea! I can’t wait to read!!!

  52. 57
    Bobbi Jo Nichols says

    I am so in! I need this in my life right now. Great timing! You are the best. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  53. 59
    Stephanie says

    Oh yay, I’m glad you’re continuing! I didn’t always do the challenges, but I did a few of them and they definitely inspired me to consider those areas of my house!

  54. 60
    Stacy says

    I’m in! I just found you tho, so I may lag a bit…lol

  55. 61
    spaghetti0625 says

    I’m in! We’re in the midst of selling our condo, so a lot of stuff ‘was’ clean a few months ago. I haven’t filed since! I have piles on the computer desk, the recliner, the couch in the living room, my bag, etc. I will have to remember to take the before pics. Tomorrow, DH and I are taking down the tree, so I’ll let him do that and try to shove the tree into the bag while I organize and get ready to file!

  56. 62
    Ashley Robinson says

    I’m in for may. My computer desk is a disaster area! It’s one of those areas that everything unwanted (but nobody wants to throw away) migrates to.It’s time i took on the challenge!

  57. 63
    Becca says

    I’m so excited you’re doing this again! Thanks for the hard work and dedication! 😀

  58. 64
    Beverly says

    I am looking forward to this. I need some help to regain my organization around here.

  59. 66
    Kris says

    I am going to join in… so excited!

  60. 67
    Tiffany says

    What an awesome idea! This is a great way to get people (*cough*like me) motivated into organizing the junk that’s piled up. lol

  61. 68
    mom_of2boys says

    Count me in!! My filing system is awful…wait, it’s almost non-existent.

  62. 69
    Vicki says

    This sounds like fun. Count me in!!!

  63. 70
    [email protected] Mom says

    I am so in!!! Maybe this will get me to actually organize my file cabinet (don’t hold your breath on that one!!)

  64. 71
    Jessica says

    I love it! I’ve just found this site and I’m excited to participate since I’m always looking for ways to be more organized. And some of those topics are much needed areas of focus in my house! Thanks! I’m excited!

  65. 72
    Leanne says

    I’m in. Seeing your filing before and after pics totally inspired me! It now is on my list of things to do in January!

  66. 74
    Kathy says

    I’m in too. My filing cabinet could use a makeover.

  67. 75
    Kim says

    I am so glad I found this on a friends web site. I am going to join and get organized!

  68. 76
    Linda says

    I just discovered your site and had my stuff already but your challenge got me started and it took no time to go through the stuff I really needed to keep now I’m going to shred the old stuff and get rid of it. Thanks for the roundup Ideas!!!

  69. 77
    Jenn Hissink says

    okay… I am soooo in, but I am a little confused how to link between the two blogs. I have been posting a few recipes on my blog, so I am promoting your “challenge”. I would like to tell people about it, but I am not sure I have done it right! Hopefully I will get the hang of this soon!


  70. 78
    Betty says

    I won’t be able to send before and after pictures of my progress but do we report on our progress and how often? Not sure if I understand the rules of this challenge. I’ve got so much stuff to weed through, I don’t know where to start!

  71. 79
    Rhonda says

    I just found this site – LOVE IT! I am in! I do just what you do! We have a daughter with multiple food allergies and I know I have killed many trees trying to find recipes that taste good 🙁 . And my favorite recipes are all smudged and smeared and stained. This is going to be a big challenge for me!

  72. 81
    Marie says

    I’m in as well. This should be interesting!

  73. 82
    anteekgal says

    I love all your ideas. How do you organize your spouse? I get very weary picking up after the spouse and trying to organize them which they don’t do. Therefore I get behind on my things too and it looks like I am the slob.

  74. 83
    Shari says

    I’m in!!! I have soooo many recipes, that my box is too full to pull anything out or add anything to it. I have cookbooks, a family binder, and photocopies of recipes galore!

  75. 84
    Shari says

    Oh, I know it’s mid-February, but I just learned about this website from a friend’s blog – yea for me, ’cause I need it! I’ll attempt to catch up with January’s challenge as well.

  76. 85
    Crumbs on my Floor says

    Goodness…this site is great! I’ll be playing along in March. I want to get my scrapbooks up to date. I’m only 4 years behind, it can happen..right?

    Take care,

  77. 86
    fuzzywuz6 says

    Sign me up! I just found you after a friend linked you. Great stuff you’re doing!

  78. 87
    Amy K says

    This is awesome! I just found you through a link for meal planning, but I am SO in on this adventure with y’all. Sign me up! LOL

  79. 88
    Denise says

    oooo now this sounds like it will be fun and a good place for me to start. Thanks for giving me a good place to start. Merci!!

  80. 89
    Rebecca Clawson says

    I just found this site, and I am in for as long as I can.

  81. 90
    Lisa says

    Awesome stuff as usual

  82. 91
    Hope Cantrall says

    Darn…forgot to take before pictures of DD’s closet! It looks beautiful now! I definitely need to tackle MY closet! Ugh! Will do before & after pics for sure! It’s ALL my stuff too…none of it is DH’s!!!

  83. 92
    Kim says

    I can’t wait to get started. Chuck it, throw it, toss it! YEAH!

  84. 93
    Jayne says

    Great idea, I like the break down, I almost want to do them all over one weekend!

  85. 94
    Missy Leed says

    Is it too late for me to jump in? I just recently found this website and LOVE it! Thank you!

  86. 95
    [email protected] Beautiful Call says

    You know I have been completely overwhelmed by my desk – trying to tackle it and never having time. It is our command central. I am glad I am off the hook for now and have time to gear up to tackle it for August 🙂

  87. 96
    laura says

    wow, i just found this page. so joining in now!! thanks

  88. 98
    Lynne says

    I am in!

  89. 100
    Ginger says

    I am in!! My husband says that my car is a wreck and he is right.

  90. 101
    Declutter Blog says

    I’m joining in this month. My car needs it sooo badly.

  91. 102
    Shalyse says

    I am glad about the post about vehicle organization. It motivated me to clean our car totally today. It looks awesome now! Thanks for the reminders!

  92. 103
    Barb says

    Too bad, it’s June – I’m in for the ret of the year!

  93. 104
    Alexiajoy says

    I’m in too!

  94. 105
    Lisa Lynch says

    I just found your website tonight and I try to stay organized as much as possible but as you know it can get away from you before you know it……..I’m jumping in in July and will make my hair and make-up Supplies my chore for tomorrow.

  95. 106
    theresa says

    I’m in.

  96. 107
    Lori says

    This is a great site. Can’t wait to get home and get started on my kitchen junk drawer.

  97. 108
    Kim Decker says

    Is this how I enter for the monthly prize? Would love this book!

  98. 109
    Gina says

    I’m in! Where do I put my pictures?

  99. 110
    carrie says

    i’m in i just found your site today and commented earlier, now to get going with my junk!! i really need help and hope by sharing the mission with tons of other people will help. thanks for having sites like this!

  100. 111
    Kelly says

    I’m in at a very late date of the year, but better late than never

  101. 112
    Bobbie says

    I was interested in the purse organizder and the Grommet website came up with a video on Eating Green. A search by ‘purse organizer’ found nothing.

  102. 113
    Katie says

    Too bad I’m just now finding this in Oct., but I’m IN!

  103. 114
    Monica says

    PLEASE HELP ME. I just started working full time again, on a Labor and Delivery floor- I am a nurse, and I am almost 7 months pregnant, and I have 23 month old twin boys at home. I need all the help with organization I can get!!! I wish I saw this website earlier!!! THanks!

  104. 115
    Cherise says

    What happened to November and December?? I just got started in October. I guess I’m on my own for the next 2 months. Looking forward to next years round ups!


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