Organise and Clean your Home Challenge!

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I am so excited to share with you that the ’20 Days to Organise and Clean your Home’ Challenge is back! Once you have participated in the Challenge, you will have tidied and cleaned most of your home, learnt strategies and routines to help stay in control and keep your home clean and organised and free yourself up to do the things you most want in life.

The challenge will:

  • Help you to create routines within your home
  • Reclaim your space with effective organising solutions
  • Help you know where to start
  • Allow you to take control of your home
  • Stop you nagging your partners and kids
  • Allow you to make the changes you have always wanted but didn’t know how

Then this challenge is for you.  Take back control and make a home you feel relaxed in.

20 Days to Organise and Clean your Home

Why I started the 20 Days to Organise and Clean your home challenge

In June 2012 my life was turned upside down with the unexpected loss of my mum. There were weeks where I struggled to get out of bed, I had a constant headache and just felt lost. Cleaning and organising the home was the last thing on my mind. However after a few weeks I soon realised that the mess, filthy floors and corners with clutter wasn’t helping my state of mind.  I needed to get my house back into shape to help lift my mood and help me find my happy self again.  I managed to get my house back into order by following the steps through this challenge.  I always feel calmer and less stressed with the house tidy, clean and organised.

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Challenge starts on 5th October 2015

Perfect timing after school holidays, use the school holidays to spend time with the kids, then once they return back to school start cleaning and organising the house, then you will be able to maintain it over November and be beautifully tidy for December holidays!

This challenge will:

  • Help you organise your day so it’s working for you, not against you
  • Show you strategies to keep in control of household tasks
  • Share mindful parenting techniques that will stop you nagging the kids
  • and so much more

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“Joining the ’20 Day Challenge’ was the BEST DECISION I made for my family and our home. I was feeling overwhelmed by all the clutter in our home and routines were lost in translation. My biggest problem areas were the Master Bedroom (aka dumping ground) and the mountain of sentimental items I had hidden away in the wardrobes.

During the challenge, I got a lot of support from the 20 Day Challenge Facebook group. They inspired and encouraged me every step of the way.

In just 20 days, my home was clean, de-cluttered and organised. It looked great and felt amazing. It inspired me to cull a lot of my sentimental items and everything had a place in my home. We put our house on the market 3 months later and sold it within a month. 

We have since moved into our new home, and I am using the same system/routines to ensure our home stays clean, clutter-free and organised, all thanks to The Organised Housewife and the 20 Day Challenge team. If you are thinking of joining us – DO IT! I promise you, you won’t regret it!”

Charlene Morunga | Teacher by Trade


Why an eCourse?

This challenge will be run as an online training course.  You will be given access each day to the new tasks via the ’20 Days to Organise and Clean your Home’ website.  

  • Easy to use and navigate
  • For simplicity
  • To make it manageable
  • Prevent you from feeling overwhelmed
  • A daily step by step guide for each task
  • Life time access so you can participate for FREE when run in the future
  • And you will have my support and help every step of the way

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“The motivation supplied by the Challenge combined with some perspiration (supplied by you) equals total satisfaction and a much improved living environment. Like having a personal trainer for your home: Pre-challenge tasks – a sensible warmup; checklists/routines etc – your “trainer” to keep you on task and headed in the right direction, getting you there at your own pace. I followed the task sheets at my own pace and am very pleased I participated. Has made a very noticeable difference to my home. I am encouraged to maintain my results and finding implementing my own cleaning/tidying routines, spread over the working week, has been easy with much less time required.”

Gemma | NSW


What is included

  1. Access to the ’20 Days to Organise and Clean your Home’ members online website
  2. 5 pre-challenge tasks, to help set you up for success through the challenge
  3. An email each weekday for 4 weeks which will include a link to the new task
  4. A daily to-do list printable, complete with each task
  5. Photos and ideas from my own home and experiences
  6. Checklists a plenty – to help you clean each room of the home, create routines and more
  7. Interactive checklist on the site so you can give each task a big tick when complete
  8. Exclusive access to the private Facebook group for premium and deluxe packages
  9. My support – my assistant Kate or I will answer all your emails and be there with you every step of the way

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We will clean and organise most rooms in the home, chat about the benefits of planning and even make sure your first aid kit is stocked properly!

the secret to getting ahead is getting started

When does it start?

The 5 pre challenge tasks will be available to you instantly after you have purchased the eCourse.  I did this just in case you are going away over the school holidays you can be prepared and have everything ready to go for Day 1 on the 5th October 2015.  The challenge will be completed on Friday 30th October.

What if I don’t have time?

I understand that everybody has different aged or number of children, schedules or work commitments so please adapt these tasks around your time and family.  If you are not able to complete one of them that is perfectly OK, it can be finished at a different time as you have lifetime access to the content and the facebook group.  This allows you to revisit any of the tasks at any time.

Lifetime Membership

You will have access to the ’20 Days to Organise and Clean your Home Challenge’ any time it is offered.  This means you only pay once but you can participate each time this challenge is run.  You will get access to any new printables and information added in the future.

Create the home you have always wanted

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Early Bird Special – Save $20 ends midnight 27 September 2015

Registration will close 5pm Sunday 4th October.


What past participants had to say


“I didn’t know where to start, this program had clear plans for each day, with checklists and step by step processes, it took all of the thinking out of it. Lots of tips on decluttering and letting go of old things, for me it was clothing and food magazines. I’m loving having more room in my cupboards, and new routines. Great program Katrina

Fiona | NSW

“I really can’t thank you enough for doing this and I can’t think of anything you could have done to make it better – you’ll never know the difference you’ve made in my life. I was very skeptical about the idea of a ‘routine’ for the mornings, it sounded so regimented and I’ve tried it before without any success but now I feel quite anxious if I haven’t done my morning things and it really only takes me about 10 minutes.  I’ve also found to my amazement that the cleaner and tidier the house is in general, the easier and quicker it is to attack those other tasks that only need doing now and then but make such a difference. Everything is getting cleaner and looking better, even the things that once wouldn’t have even been on my radar. There’s time to notice and there’s time to do. It actually feels as though I’m doing less but achieving more.”


You can have a clean home – and children too!

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Lydia September 14, 2015 - 7:08 AM

count me in, I need all the help I can get. I struggle to know where to start.

Kate - Kat's Assistant September 15, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Fantastic, Lydia! Looking forward to having you join the challenge.:)

Cassie September 14, 2015 - 7:12 AM

i joined this challenge in the 1st round, I can express enough how it helped me with the simplest things around the house. I have 2 kids and found it hard to work out how all these other mums found time to even do the dishes. Kat shares all in very easy step by step detail., and I love the checkboxes she implemented during the last round I can tick in the screen as I have completed tasks. Thank you Kat you’ve made a dramatic change in my household, honestly a simple thank you doesn’t seem enough though.

Kate - Kat's Assistant September 15, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Ooh thank you, Cassie. That is so lovely of you and i am so very pleased to hear the challenge worked so well for you.:)

MoniqueM September 14, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Hi Kat & Kate…
I’ve done this challenge before and would like to do it again this time. I have 3 questions though :
1) I can’t find a tab to click on for previous participants
2) As I have lifelong access am I a basic or premium etc. participant? If I’m just basic can I upgrade and how much extra will that cost? Id like to join the Facebook group this time and receive any new printables.
3) Are the printables the same as before as i have them still in a binder and will I automatically get the 2016 calendar when it’s ready or do I need to purchase that separately?
Thanks in advance for answering my queries. I’m just a little confused at the moment.
Cheers! Monique

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 15, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Hi Monique. I’d love for you to join in again. You will find the existing members login on the homepage: You signed up in Round 1 which included access to the facebook group, I’ve just checked and you are already in the group, I’ll email you the link along with details on how to upgrade to receive the printable bundle. 🙂

Nicole September 14, 2015 - 4:28 PM

I want to participate but I’m not completely sure if it’ll benefit me. I don’t have a printer. And only need to establish a routine, got the rest under control (but an extra sweep and clean would be nice).

Colette September 14, 2015 - 7:51 PM

Hi. I was wondering if this would be suitable for a working full time single mum or it more for homes with a full time “housewife” ?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 15, 2015 - 1:36 PM

HI Colette, it may be too much for you to complete all the tasks in each day, however the beauty of the ecourse is that you can go back whenever you have a few spare minutes. Either use the daily printable and tick the paper once you have comleted each task, or use the virtual checklists and tick ont the screen so you can keep track of where you are. You have lifetime access, so even if you do take a few days to get through one of the tasks, that’s fine.

Amber Colour Decor September 14, 2015 - 11:05 PM

What a brilliant idea! I really need to do this as my life feels so cluttered and chaotic!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 15, 2015 - 1:37 PM

It will help you Amber to create some routines to help take that chaotic away 🙂

Bendigo Cleaning September 16, 2015 - 8:14 PM

It seems very interesting. I always wanted my house clean and organized, but don’t know from where i should start and even if i do start from somewhere i don’t get time for next day.
I would really like to join this challenge and see if that can help me in achieving what i wanted or not.
Really exited for it.

Kate - Kat's Assistant September 17, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Fantastic! You will get so much out of the challenge, excited to have you join in.:)

Colleen September 19, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Really love reading your posts
I am retired now and have grandchildren
But you have motivated me to decluttered
And lots of great tips
Thank you

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 19, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Hi Colleen, so pleased this has helped motivate you, biggest tip with getting through your clutter, if you are struggling to part with something take a photo and write with it the memories it holds. Sometimes we don’t need the ‘item’ it’s the memories that we truly treasure.

Marianne September 19, 2015 - 11:32 PM

I am interested in joining this 20 day challenge. I do not have the “organizer” gene at all and I desire it. I pray for help all of the time. My question is will the printables have specific tasks? I ask because, I work best when someone tells me exactly what to do and not for me to fill in whatever I think should be done since that is my problem to start with! I have always wanted to get inside the mind of an organized person and figure out how they think. I really, really hope this program will be like that, with you telling me what you do everyday to make your house clean and run smoothly. Thank you.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 20, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Hi Marianne, this program sounds exactly like what you are looking for. The ecourse shares how I do things, I share with you my routines and step by step checklists, you can use mine or I have provided blank lists for you to create your own if you don’t want to follow mine. It will certainly help you make a positive difference in your home.

Merilyn October 27, 2015 - 9:58 PM

Hi Kat. Great website. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. Is it possible to join the 20 day challenge now? I would love to get organised before Christmas! Thanks.


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