Task 11 – Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

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The Organised Housewife Declutter 52 Things in 52 Weeks Challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here).

Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52

View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here

My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit

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Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks - Task 11

Your memory, write all your upcoming events into your calendar

Before I had kids I had a fantastic memory.  I used to work in the accounts department for a tourism company in my early 20s and I could easily remember numbers, know the names of over 100 employees, but these days it’s just not the same.  After I had kids I called it baby brain, but now my youngest is 9 that’s no excuse, my memory is jut not the same.  It’s important for me to write down events as soon as I learn about them, otherwise there is a big likely hood I will forget about it.

Todays task is to:

Write down all upcoming events, birthdays, anniversaries and due dates in your calendar.  Don’t forget Easter is approaching, include any gatherings you may have around this time.

How good is your memory?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52

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Miss Tween wanted to put this calendar in her room.  Last year we punched two holes in top of the printable, threaded through some ribbon and hung it onto her wall, but in time the paper drooped on each corner and didn’t’ sit flush.  This year are trying something a little different.

I removed the cover and spine from a 3D Ring Binder (from OfficeWorks).  I chose a 3 ring binder to keep the corners of the paper from drooping.

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Used a hole punch I had in my scrapbooking cupboard

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I attached 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips to the back of the folder

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Then placed the folder onto the wall

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This looks really neat and will be easy for her to flip through the months

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view all challenge tasks here

 Please join the Declutter Challenge, I truly hope that together we can make a difference in your home

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19 comments

Leesa Watt March 11, 2014 - 6:42 AM

clever!

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 12, 2014 - 1:31 PM

She’s happy with her pretty, DIY calendar!

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enza March 11, 2014 - 7:53 AM

I have stuck to your declutter program religiously and haven’t missed a week. I can not beleive how much I have sold on ebay, donated to lifeline, thrown out and given away. I have always been tidy but i can’t beleive how much “stuff” I have accumulated over the years. When I wrote my goals I gave myself a time frame of 1 year and I really think I will need all 12 months to get this done. You are amazing and thanks so much!

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 12, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Aw, you’re so welcome, Enza! I’m glad you’re making it work so well 🙂

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Helen March 11, 2014 - 8:01 AM

I the 52 week challenge and the daily tasks are making an amazing difference to my house, I finally feel like I am getting somewhere. I have a long way to go to finish this very disorganisedtamd cluttered house but your tips keep me motivated. Thankyou so much!!

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 12, 2014 - 1:31 PM

That’s so great to hear! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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Katherine March 11, 2014 - 8:57 PM

I love this idea!! Brilliant, I love reading your posts. I am an organising addict and your blog never lets me down. Keep it up please. Also I love the product posts ,I love getting recommendations on great products and hearing about them from other mummy’s who have tried them are always the best recommendations. I don’t have time to scour the web trying to find new things to make life easier you take so much hard work out of that. Thanks again 🙂

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 12, 2014 - 1:31 PM

You are very welcome, Katherine!! I’m so glad to hear you’re making it work 🙂

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BethJ March 12, 2014 - 1:55 AM

Another great idea! Thank you for sharing the calendar print-outs, and a great way to put them to use.

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 12, 2014 - 1:31 PM

My pleasure 🙂

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BethJ March 12, 2014 - 3:49 AM

The 3M links don’t work…

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Krystle March 12, 2014 - 1:01 PM

love the binder idea… very clever indeed. 🙂

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 12, 2014 - 1:32 PM

She’s happy with her pretty, DIY calendar!

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Lynn F. March 15, 2014 - 1:49 PM

What program do you use to print the calendar?

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Leah Ramsey March 15, 2014 - 8:37 PM

Oh I just LOVE this challenge! This is exactly what I need. I actually printed a monthly planner this week but this one is so much prettier. Thanks!

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Jodie Gore March 16, 2014 - 7:47 AM

what a great Idea with the folder. so simple yet I would not have thought of it

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Katherine March 21, 2014 - 4:01 PM

Just bought the 3M Command Damage Free Hanging Strips on your recommendation- I love them!! Going to buy a heap more so I can hang all the things I have been waiting for hubby to put hooks in the wall for. Thank-you!

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ileana April 11, 2014 - 7:36 AM

this is just an amazing idea!

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