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30 Days to an Organized Life

December 29, 2013 by  


30 simple steps to organize all aspects of your life!

30 simple steps to organize all aspects of your life!

Here is the Printable PDF Version of this Chart.


In my household shortcut planning guide, Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life, I’ve tried to break down all of the daily, weekly, and monthly THINGS that float around in our heads into one day-planner/book:  Call your mother. Schedule a hair cut. Get the house painted. Vacuum under the couch cushions. Drink more water. Perform a self-breast exam.

But sometimes you need a 30-day jumpstart in order to feel like you are really being productive, and sometimes the thought of adhering to something for a full year is absolutely daunting.

I know. I get it.

and it’s okay.

So here you go!! This is a 30-day jump start checklist to get your home and family life in order —-  not everything is listed, but enough things are here that you can go from disarray to company-clean in only 30 days. You don’t need to do all 30 days in order if you don’t want to, and you don’t need to do all 30 days all within a month. If it takes you 45 or 60 days to get through this checklist, whatever.

No big deal.

This is YOUR house and YOUR family. Do what works for you.

I’ve tried to hyperlink the above graphic with posts explaining what the different tasks are. It didn’t work. So here are all the past articles that have been underlined above.

The Daily 7

Punch List

Family Meeting

P.R.O.M (purge, remove, organize, maintain)

Meal Planning

Chore Charts

Vision Board

Here are some organizational guides for help and inspiration.

You can do this! Please let me know how I can help in any way.


Want even more? Buy the book! Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life is available now. This handy-dandy weekly planner will hold your hand throughout the year and will give you all the reminders and helpful prods you need to have the Very Best Year, ever. No need to wait for the New Year to start your organization mission, you can start at any time. Enjoy!



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9 Responses to “30 Days to an Organized Life”

  1. Dominique on December 30th, 2013 8:08 am

    This is great! I will use it. I always falter in using your planner though I try to stick to it. It did get me through the holidays which were a huge success thanks to being organized with your book.
    My “resolution” is to never go to bed with dishes in the sink. This is rough because there’s no dishwasher in my house, but it must be done!
    Thanks Steph you are amazing

    • Stephanie on December 30th, 2013 8:18 am

      I’m so glad that the holidays weren’t as stressful as they have been! Thanks for letting me know; I appreciate it.
      We moved Nov 14th, and our new house doesn’t have a dishwasher, either. I like your resolution ~~~~ it’s a good one, and something I’ve been really struggling with. happy 2014!

  2. Krista on January 3rd, 2014 8:02 am

    My friend and I challenged each other to complete the 30 days to a more organized life. I made my punch list, but there doesn’t seem to be a plan in the 30 days for how to tackle said chart?

    • Stephanie on January 14th, 2014 10:03 am

      that’s a good point! I don’t have a good answer, though. Hmm. Maybe in the next 30 days? or when the mood strikes? Once the list is made, I bet you find that a few things can be taken care of quickly once you’ve got them all written down. It sort of reminds me of the vision board thing — your subconscious is working on it even if you don’t have a concrete action plan.

  3. Kelly on July 1st, 2014 2:00 am

    Love this!! Your planner is great, and this new list is much appreciated as well for when I fall behind (like recently, ha ha!). Basic question, but did you try saving out your original file here as a pdf instead of a jpg? Pdf’s can carry links, but jpg’s can’t. OK, I’m going to get started on my 30 days… thanks so much!!

    • Stephanie O'Dea on July 1st, 2014 9:09 am

      Hi Kelly, thank you for this input! I figured it out, and now it’s a PDF. thanks so much!!

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