31 Day Organizational Challenge Questions


We are on the final push now! Can you believe it’s already the end of the month? Are you ready? In preparation for the challenge end I wanted to pass along the questions I ask all participants to answer within the body of their final post.  This just helps me as I’m going through all the entries to learn a little bit more about how you got from point A to point B.

On Sunday (Mar 31st) at 4:00 pm PST I will put up the final challenge post with a linky list attached to it. If you have done multiple spaces (umm, wow!) then please prepare different posts for each and link up each individual post separately. I’ve decided to leave the linky open a little longer, due to the Easter holidays, to Tuesday, April 2nd at 3:00 pm PST.  This will be your final deadline for linking up.

Your final post must contain BOTH your before and after pictures so I don’t have to jump back and forth between posts. Try to make it as easy as possible for me to see your organizing efforts and what you have accomplished. For best results it’s always nice when the “before” shot matches the “after” shot in terms of area/room view and camera angle. Please note video isn’t preferred as it is much harder for me to compare before and afters.

Please visit this page for all the official rules.


In order to ease the judging process even more and to help me narrow down the much deserving winners I ask that participants complete a challenge summary by answering the following seven questions:

1. What space did you decide to organize and why?

2. What steps did you take to ensure you completed the space within the 31 day timeline?

3. What was the hardest part of the challenge for you and how did you overcome it?

4. What did you do with the “stuff” you were able to purge out of your newly organized space?

5. Tell me one of your proudest moments during this challenge?

6. Explain any organizing “tools” you used to help you create additional space and to establish some limits and boundaries?

7. What is ONE piece of organizing advice you’ve learned on this journey that you could encourage someone else with?

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to see your finished spaces and celebrate your achievement along with you!!

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions 🙂

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10 Responses to 31 Day Organizational Challenge Questions

  1. 2
    Beth @ Whole New Leaf says

    Just to clarify… do we need to have the questions listed or just make sure that they are answered in our post somewhere?

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      Listed would be great, thanks!

  2. 3
    hsmominmo says

    I am sad and just a little dis-heartened that I have not finished this challenge – yet. You got me started, and we will finish! But not by the deadline. I applaud all you who worked so hard this month and accomplished your goal – WaHoo!! for you!! Thank, Laura, for hosting this – it made me tackle an area I had been avoiding. Can’t wait to see all the Big Reveals!

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      Sorry to hear that, but I’m glad you aren’t giving up!!

  3. 4
    Kimberley says

    Yay! I am so pumped about this……I still have a little bit to do on my room but I CAN’T believe I am actually on track to get it done!!

    Thanks for such a great challenge!

  4. 5
    Shirlene Davenport says

    1. I decided to do the boy’s game area, Haley’s bed area, scrapbooking area,book shelves and desk. This is all one big room that I have convert over to make room for three kids. the reason why is because it looked like a dump.
    2.Tried to do a little every few days. Hope I finish by deadline. LOL
    3.Not enought room for what I needed to keep. I took a deep breath and just dug in.
    4.Blessed someone else with some, threw some away and moved some to other palces. I had to purge.
    5.I was proud when it started coming together and not look so cluttered.
    6.Moved valances off windows to bar area which will hold my scrapbooking stuff.Used area rugs .to define kids area. Wall mount for TV and used piano to seperate boys from girl.
    7.You can organize without a big budget. Just use what you have at home. Boxes covered and take things from other areas of the house.

  5. 6
    Mayo Gardipee says

    I just downloaded your app today, hope I can still do the 52 week organization with what is listed. This had got me motivated!


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