The Perfect Organization Challenge for Your Small Home
The 2018 Whole House Organization Challenge officially ended the first week in April.
While I managed to get through it, I have to admit this year's challenge was a pretty tough one for me. I totally underestimated the amount of energy I would need to dash around from one home to the next organizing spaces and then coming home to blog about it. Yikes!
Then there were also moments of unexpected doubt when working with clients on their projects. I knew I was qualified for the task of organizing their spaces. But when the time arrived for execution, my mind was flooded with doubt. Does that ever happen to you
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Fortunately, I've become skilled at suppressing my inner pessimist. It's an ability that I work very hard to master. I can't say that I always win. But in the case of this challenge, such dogged perseverance helped me push through a couple of projects that, in the end, resonated with people who had never even knew I existed. It was a pleasant and happy surprise.
Whole House Organization's Most Popular Small Space Projects
One such project was the garage reorganization project. Can you believe that this lawn mower bar has been repined on Pinterest more than 100 times? Yeesh! It was the most pinned post from the entire series. I was totally not expecting that.
And this next news nearly caused me to do a backflip! People obviously needed help organizing their garages. But sometimes its the things we don't need - or don't think we need - that seizes our attention. The infamous tea bar in a closet project was visited by a nearly 1,000 of you! A huge virtual hug from me to you!
To longtime bloggers, that number may not really represent much. However, I didn't start this blog or the Whole House Organization Challenge to become famous, or to outdo anyone else for that matter. I launched it to help fulfill a need.
You dear readers should know that I value every comment left and every visit paid to this little blog of mine.
WHO Challenge Recap List (Just in Case You Missed It)
If you've missed any of the posts in this Challenge, I've linked them all below for your convenience. This list highlights the areas covered in each post during this 14 week challenge. The actual post title will be different.
- Introduction Week
- Laundry Room Retreat
- Garage Organization Part 1
- Garage Organization Part 2
- Linen Closet Organization
- Kitchen Junk Drawer(s)
- Kitchen Pantry
- Tea Bar in a Pantry Closet (bonus organization project)
- Dining Room Organization
- Family Room
- Kid Room Organization + Organization a Life Skill for Teens
- Adult Bedroom Organization
- Closet Order
- Organizing a Multi-Purpose Room
- Curb Appeal
So in spite of all the doubts and stress, I am really proud of the way I was able to use this challenge to help real people. I've learned some valuable lessons about how I can better plan next year's challenge. God-willing, I'll see you back here next year so that I can share them with you.
But for now, please share with me YOUR thoughts on this year's Whole House Organization Challenge.