2022 Goals Series: Home Organization

January 2, 2022

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!

how my box looks right now

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!


  • Reply CBS January 2, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    I’m so curious to hear more about how you get on with this. I feel like we don’t have loads of stuff but could have better storage and systems. We basically have one ream of paperwork so I don’t worry about it too much – just throw everything in a folder by year, I can typically remember when something happened if we need to dig it out. We moved last December and are slowly figuring out our space, doing some wallpaper removal and painting this month. We normally don’t do it ourselves but are going to give it a go in our small dining room, to see how we get on.

  • Reply Helena Murphy January 2, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    Loving the goals posts!
    You’ll probably enjoy this article in the spirit of the current series: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jan/01/new-year-same-old-you-the-secret-to-self-improvement-is-embracing-your-messy-imperfect-life?utm_source=pocket_mylist

  • Reply Kristie January 2, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I joined this program a year ago and have found it incredibly helpful. We moved this past summer, and although I hadn’t completed every day in the 100 days, the parts I did made a huge difference. This round I am motivated to complete all 100. I also use a Sunday basket, and it has saved me many times! Just today I needed to find a birthday card for a teacher that my child made and had all her classmates sign before break, and there it was in the Room Parent slash pocket, ready to go! I am also doing the binders, and the financial one has more than just budget, investments, etc — it would be what you would want the executor or your will to have someday, with all of the information for insurance policies, account numbers, etc. I find it really helpful now and comforting to know it’s all together just in case. I know you’ve mentioned estate planning, and this is a really helpful adjunct to that. Thank you for sharing your goals. I take a lot of inspiration from your posts!

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns January 4, 2022 at 10:26 am

    I would maybe do this down the road when I’m feeling less ‘in the weeds’ of parenting. Ha. I am starting the “January Cure” that Apartment Therapy puts on every January. I took the last 2 years off from doing it but feel now is a good time to take it on. It’s free and a good way to tackle some projects in the house but obv not nearly as extensive as this program! This is a good time for you to do Lisa’s program with you moving into a new house, though!

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