Yes. 2022 is going to be the year I actually complete this program – ideally three rounds! I am extra motivated since we are moving and I really want our new home to be a functionally organized and relatively decluttered space (to the extent possible with the ages of my kids).
I’ve had many ask me about Organize 365. Full disclosure: Organize 365 is a podcast sponsor and I did receive access to the 100 day home organization program (no longer sold on its own) for free.
However, I have also found the content worthwhile enough to invest my own money since then – I paid to upgrade to All Access (now called The Productive Home Solution), purchased a Workbox (which I actually now use as a modified Sunday Basket), and have paid to attend Planning Day. I have zero regrets about any of these!
I think Lisa’s content is excellent, and the step by step approach to organizing your home is really helpful for me. The 100 day program basically gives you one task or area to organize each day, with the end result being an organized home (round 1 = declutter; round 2 = organize; round 3 = support productivity). Of course, you could design your own 100 days of organization — but I find the structure and support so valuable. There is also an inspirational element that is hard to cultivate on one’s own — at least for me.
The 100 day program does not include storage areas (ie our garage) but she has a separate mini course for that which I think we NEED to complete prior to our move. (Garage = dumping ground. No basements in FL, so garages are kind of the equivalent).
Lisa’s style of organizing resonates with me — organizing so that things are easy and functional, not necessarily glamorous or beautiful (ie Home Edit – so much fun to watch but the systems look SO hard to maintain!). She emphasizes the end goal of having your space support functional routines so that you can do more of . . . well, whatever you want! Organizing is not an end in and of itself, it’s a means to do other things. I love that.
So, I am planning on cycling through her 100 day program three times this calendar year — starting in our old (current) house and transitioning to the new one post-move. I plan on doing most of the tasks after dinner when our kids are usually somewhat occupied.
The “binders” on my goal above are the 4 binders that come with the Productive Home Solution – one is for medical info, one for financial (I’m not as sure we need that one – our finances are fairly organized digitally, but we will see), one for home operations and one for home reference. The last one will be particularly important as we get to know our new home.
So there you go – core goal #5/8! We will finish this series sometime in 2022. I hope!