I’m bringing the organizing challenge back!

I’m so excited to tell you that the monthly organizing challenge is coming back to I’m an Organizing Junkie!  Many of you asked for it and I’m happy to say that this one will take place during the month of February.   There will be two categories again…small space and whole room…and participants are more than welcome to enter in one or both. You’ll have the whole month to complete your organizing project and at the end of February you’ll come on back and link up your success story.  I know you can do this!

I’m currently finalizing the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners which are going to be just awesome.  I’ll also have some guest judges helping me out and I’ll let you know all those details on February 1st.  Just wanted to give you the heads up that this will be coming soon and I hope you’ll consider participating.   And no worries if you want to get a head start, just don’t forget to take before and after pictures to include in your post.

I’m also happy to share this fabulous button created for me by Jackie of Memories By Design.  I just love how it turned out!

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!  So what do you say, will you join me?

Filed under: Organizational Challenge


76 Responses to I’m bringing the organizing challenge back!

  1. 1
    Blogaroni and Dees says

    i’m in…again! i started last year and never finished. my project? our bedroom-turned-paperwork-dumping-ground! i have to get a handle on the paper clutter. it’s completely robbed us of the joy of having a beautiful refuge to rest in each night! the best part is i’ve already gotten a head start as of last week…i took the time to unearth my desk, so i’ve already taken care of a small portion of the big picture!

  2. 2
    Nat says

    I’m yet to be involved in an organising challenge so I am very excited and I can’t wait!

    Now to start thinking about what to do….

  3. 3
    Kim says

    I’m so excited. I always loved the challenges. It’s such good incentive. You are fabulous and keep up the good work!

  4. 4
    Chele says

    I love this and will definitely take part! Thank you!

  5. 5
    Chele says

    BTW, your button is not working on my page for this challenge. I tried different things and it just is not working!

  6. 6
    Shawn says

    I’m in! I need to clean out/organize my craft room anyway, this is the perfect motivation that I need.

  7. 8
    Nicole says

    Yay! I am super excited! I only did two last year and then there were no more so I am ready to go! Thanks for doing them!

  8. 9
    paige says

    I’m in. We are looking at selling our house soon, relocating due to hubby’s job so I NEED to be in!!! lol

  9. 10
    Rebecca says

    YAY!!! I have LOTS of purging and organizing and possibly creative space making to do before this baby comes and/or we move.

  10. 11
    valerie says

    I love challenges! I look forward to seeing how this all works.

  11. 12
    Laura says

    Thanks for letting me know about the button Chele. I’m working on getting that fixed. Sorry about that!

  12. 13
    Rebecca says

    I am in! I have a guest room that needs to be totally made into a guest room. Right now it has more clothes than anything and I have been using it as a dressing room/catch all room. I want it to be a restful, relaxing guest room where I am proud to leave the door open.

  13. 14
    Melissa says

    This will be my first time, but I’m in! 🙂

  14. 15
    alexis says

    I am in…but I am nervous! Will I really end up with a clean and organized spot in my house? I just don’t know what I am going to do with that…hehehe!

  15. 16
    Jennifer says

    Just discovered you site, and I’m hooked! This is just what I need…… I’m in!!!

  16. 17
    Christa says

    Of course I’m in! 🙂 I do it every time.

  17. 18
    Christy says

    I absolutely need to sign up for this one…and I know just the room that’s gonna get organized! :o)

  18. 19
    Amy says

    I’m in. It will be my first time but my garage needs serious help.

  19. 20
    Jessica says

    I actually really want to be involved. I have some rooms that I just can’t ever seem to get organized … but having something like this might help motivate me – which I really need with baby #1 on the way I gotta things organized while I still have time!

  20. 21
    sumana says

    I want to be in.. it will be great for my house.

  21. 22
    Teri says

    I’m totally in!

  22. 23
    Lisa says

    Perfect! I’ve been hoping for this–it motivates me to tackle stuff. Count me in for the hall closet and the master bedroom!

  23. 24
    Amanda says

    Awesome idea! I just re-organized my daughter’s toys & books and I felt SO great when it was done. I’m looking forward to tackling more spaces around the house.

  24. 25
    Ally's Corner says

    Dang!!! I just cleaned and organized my office/scraproom and didn’t take before pictures!!!
    Guess I need to find another area.

  25. 26
    mona says

    I am new with you..but I am IN. I have a home office that I have been walking past for the past (embarrased to say) couple of months. Just getting organized (with three kids is that possible)…is on my major hitlist.

  26. 27
    Tasha says

    I might just have to participate! Sounds like the kind of push I need to get some of this chaotic mess under control! 🙂

  27. 28
    Tiffany says

    I can’t wait! !!

  28. 29
    Terry says

    Glad it’s back

  29. 31
    Teresa says

    I think I’m in on this….is there somewhere to go to read details about what we need to do?

  30. 32
    Laura says

    Stay tuned for more details Teresa. I’ll announce it all on Feb 1st. Basically it just means taking the month to organize a small space or a whole room in your home.

  31. 33
    Sarah says

    I’m in! I have to decide what room and/or small space to use. I tried to decide so I could take before pictures, but wound up photographing the whole house. We’ll see what I can manage to do before the end of February. 🙂

  32. 34
    Crista says

    I am totally in! Does it have to be a particular room or area?

  33. 35
    Laura says

    Christa, no you can pick whichever room or space you’d like.

  34. 36
    Tobey says

    Oh, I am so in for this! Even know what space to do which of course is great procrastination to not do anything with it yet til the challenge starts! 😉

  35. 37
    Deana says

    I have a large family with 5 children. I’m IN. Maybe I can finally begin to get rid of stuff that’s been around from my 21 year old.

  36. 38
    Debbie says

    This will be fun…except the housecleaning part! Buwahahaha…I’m kidding…I’m totally in the mood for organizing my whole house….
    A little bit every day will make a big change! I’m already seeing the difference!
    Organizing Again in 2010!

  37. 39
    Martha says

    I am on it! My son leaves for the Air Force Feb. 8. I don’t drink, so I will clean! Yippee for the challenge!

  38. 40
    [email protected] says

    I’m in. The last challenge I participated in was very motivating.

  39. 41
    Jo says

    I’m in…was planning on doing some decluttering and organising this year…so could do with the incentive

  40. 42
    Carolyn says

    I have baby girl #3 on the way. She will be here March 3rd so I have been organizing like crazy with help from my mom and sister. It has been so refreshing so thank you for all of your ideas and support!

  41. 43
    A Thrifty Mrs says

    Great idea.
    My husband and I are hoping we will be moving into our new house at the start of Feb. I really need to take all of our junk, sort through it, re-organise it at this end and then organise it in the new house. If you see what I mean?
    So I shall hopefully take part and let you know how I get on sometime in Feb.
    Good luck to everyone else.

  42. 44
    Alyson says

    I need to join in on the February fun! I posted today about your challenge on my blog.

    Alyzabeth’s Mommy for 16 Months

  43. 45
    katrina says

    Yes I have to join in with this, I need some incentive and motivation

  44. 46
    Sandra says

    I think I need to be in on this! We are drowning in our clutter, unhappy, grumpy … I want to step up to the challenge! Now .. to decide which space/room to free! LOL

  45. 47
    Lindsey says

    I just found your blog and I WANT IN!!!
    I was already on a mission to declutter (hence the reason I found your blog) but this challenge is just going to add icing to my cake!
    I’m glad I found you 🙂

  46. 48
    Tara says

    I can’t wait to participate. I have an area in mind that needs a total “de-clutter”!!

  47. 49
    Peggy says

    I just found your blog and am loving it! I am so in on this challenge. It will be even more interesting as I won’t really be decluttering but unpacking. You see we are moving from Alaska to Indiana (as in the packers are putting the last of the stuff in the moving truck right now.) Our new house will be much smaller so if I ever needed an organizational challenge… LOL The biggest part of the challenge will be seeing how long it takes our stuff to get down there (2-6 weeks delivery time!)

  48. 50
    Melinda says

    I need to organize and declutter! We are expecting our third child this summer and my house is not getting any bigger. Space is becoming a premium in my home. I have never participated before but I have never needed to as much as I do now.

  49. 51
    The Domestic Contessa says

    Count me in! Looking forward to (hopefully) being able to find things a little easier around here!

  50. 52
    Geri says

    I’m in! I really want my bedroom to be a haven for my husband and I. Right now it is out of control. If I don’t know where to put something it goes in my room. That needs to stop.

  51. 53
    Rana says

    This could be just the incentive I need to tackle our basement play area. I’m in. I could use the support.

  52. 54
    The Classy Woman says

    What a great challenge! I’ve been meaning to tackle our large laundry room which also acts as storage since we have a carport and not a garage. It is also filled with bins of ‘garage-sale’ items we want to get rid of soon. I would love to participate, thanks for the heads up!

    BTW-I love your blog header (the pic is cute) and I love storage bins! I’ll have to put your button on my blog. 🙂

    Also, for you and your readers I have a $50 DECOR GIVEAWAY taking place on my blog, so you can visit here to enter to win:


  53. 55
    Stacey says

    I should so do this in my teeny tiny house I just moved into!! I’ll go for it!
    Mahalo from Oahu!
    Stacey R.

  54. 56
    Becky L says

    I’ve already decided what I’m gonna do this year. I’ve already taken b4 photos. I will start a bit this weekend cuz I’m tired of the mess.

    I have shipped the quilt to NY as of Monday and brother-in-law emailed me Wednesday that they got it. Believe it or not, it goes well with Kathy’s recliner he got her for Christmas!! What a coincidence!!! I feel so relieved it’s gone. My daughter-in-law wanted to know when I was going to make one for little Melody? I’m not sure if I’m gonna tackle a project like that again. I have some thoughts for fabric that I bought for her….a pillowcase made out of flannel? Will see. Will post soon of the project that’s COMPLETE!!! :0) Thanks for your inspiration!

  55. 57
    Lucy says

    I’m in! I used to be a very organized person and then I had a baby this summer and my organizational skills went out the window! So excited about this!

  56. 58
    Kimberly says

    I am definitely in! We just moved into a new house and I’d love to get it organized!

  57. 59
    Kim says

    I so need to be a part of this!! 🙂

  58. 60
    Jenna says

    I am so, so glad you are bringing this back! I can’t wait to get in on it!

  59. 61
    Alexandria says

    I’m in! I want to get our furnace room organized and turn it into a pantry, which is much needed! I’ve already posted before pictures on my blog and can’t wait to get started! I can’t wait to see what the prizes are!

  60. 62
    Beth S. says

    Just what I need to get motivated!! Our “guest” bedroom is playing host to piles of out-of-season clothes, wrapping paper, hodgepodge furniture and whatever else we don’t have a place for. I would love to have a space for family and friends stay. Thanks for providing the inspiration and resources needed to accomplish my task! 🙂

  61. 63
    Jennifer in MamaLand says

    I’m SCARED… but okay, I’m in! Can I borrow your button for my blog so friends can cheer me on???

  62. 64
    Robin F says

    We moved into our house in 2008 and my sewing room/office has been the dumping ground for many of items. This is the motivation I need! Thanks for giving us the challenge!

  63. 65
    Darlene says

    This is perfect because we just moved and I have not had the motivation to deal with it. Can’t wait and thanks for the motivation!

  64. 66
    Aimee says

    How fun! I love to tackle projects with the support of others who are doing the same. Can’t wait for it to start! 🙂

  65. 67
    PJ says

    Count me in……Hubby will hopefully get to retire in a few more years, and then we are REALLY going to downsize. I’d like to get started now!

  66. 68
    Jessica says

    I’m so in! I need to tackle my craft closet and well lets face it & the rest of my bedroom!

  67. 69
    Kim Rempel says

    Oooh. Can’t wait to hear more! … I’ll put my organizing on hold, and wait for the challenge! 🙂

  68. 70
    Jenn Wells says

    I love it. This is just what I need. I have one room we really need to finish, from walls to then organizing. What a perfect challenge. Thank you!

  69. 71
    Sandra says

    What a great challenge! I just updated my blog and resolved to one and only one thing this new year . . . organizing EVERYTHING in my life. I can’t think of a better way to start off my organization journey than your challenge. See you all back here in a week!

  70. 72
    Bettina says

    What a challange. I’m definetly going to join. Just don’t know in what space of my house, have it all messed up still after the moving. By the way, I live in Brasil, can I participate and recieve the prize? Thank you for some great tips! Starting the Menu Planner in my life. Hugz

  71. 73
    Jesse says

    this is exactly the type of challenge i’ve been looking for. i’ve been wanting to clean out & organize our office since we painted it back in august. i’m excited to make february my month of action thanks to your challenge! yay!

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    tia says

    I am cleaning my garage. This is the extra motivation I needed. Too bad I didn’t get a picture a week ago, when I started hauling out junk.

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    Joy says

    Is it too late to get in on this?? Just moved to a smaller place and determined to be organized in here! 🙂


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