30-Day Organize-athon | Questions

Organizing Questions

Are you doing the ★ 30-Day Organize-athon ★ with me?

If you have questions about any of the tasks, or the program in general, please ask your question here.

I’ll put together a Q&A post for you. 🙂

See you soon for Day 20!

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Michele | Get Organized Gal

Michele is into writing, books, simplicity, love, TV, productivity, and staying thin in a world of chocolate.

20 thoughts on “30-Day Organize-athon | Questions

  1. Dianne says:

    @Denise… I did not receive many of the emails either?
    @Michelle only Day #25 was in my spam folder.
    I’ve never had a problem receiving daily/weekly emails?

  2. Michele Connolly says:

    @Denise: Can you please check your spam folder for the missing days? They are all generated automatically to the same address. You can also find all the tasks in your interactive workbook. Hope that helps! M 🙂

  3. DENISE says:

    Hi, I really want to thank you. I’m a widow raising two grandchildren, and working nights. I need to organize my time better. Both children are in sports. It seems like I don’t have any time. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! And can you please send me days 5,6,7,8,10,12,14,15,20,and23. Thank you for your time. Denise

  4. bee says:

    the accountability means a lot & is a great motivator.
    I wonder how to make these 5+ min efforts a habit. (Will you do the e-mails again?)
    If I’m just telling myself i ought to tackle one of the 30 areas, I’ll give up, overwhelmed. Not sure how to overcome that tendency

  5. Cecilia L. says:

    Hi, Michelle (my hero…and I’ve been looking for a looong time) –

    Wondering which of your products would best match this 30 x 5 concept – with the daily emailed task, and the ability to comment (and read other’s comments). I am already dreading the end of this organize-athon because I’ve made so much progress, and from such a seemingly simple plan. It is not overwhelming, at all –

    Thank you!

  6. Jennifer R. says:

    @Ronnie – 5 min per day definitely isn’t enough to get everything tidy in one month. Michelle did such a nice job of inspiring small actions every day that I plan to keep recycling through her 30 tasks every month until there’s nothing left to do – probably in 30 years or so…. 🙂

  7. Susan Saunders says:

    I love setting aside time each day to work on organizing my spacce and my life. All the tasks take longer than 5 minutes, but I’m okay with that. Lots of work to do, but I’m getting there.

  8. M.E. says:

    great idea and loving the ideas. Unfortunately, happened to fall on a three week span when I haven’t had much time to do the extras that I normally would have plenty of time to do. Even so, the 5 minute prompts are getting lots of results. Any chance of rerunning the challenge in 6 months?

  9. Michele Connolly says:

    @Ronnie: Thanks so much for your questions (how to keep things neat; how to get family to buy in) – I’ll cover them in my Q&A post. I’ll also have some suggestions about the ‘having it perfect’ idea. 🙂

    I’m really glad you’re enjoying it so far!

    PS I should clarify that we’re not going to organize your whole house in the 30 days of 5-minute tasks. As I outlined at the start, each assignment is a simple, step-by-step task to organize a small aspect of your home, time or life. We do 30 of them, every day in April – and as a result, we get better organized, and we start a habit of doing something every day to enjoy a less cluttered, more organized life.

  10. Raleigh says:

    I would like to have the finer details on how my ‘filing’ should be done. When we were first maried I filed everything! Telephone bill, electricity bill, my car expenses, his car expenses, my tax, his tax, legal i.d., and waranties etc all in a concertina file. Thing is that nothing has been filed properly for years. Do I just go back to using the same type of system (and gradually catch up on past filing) or is there a much better system that I should use?

    I would also like to know how long I am suppose to hang on to stuff legally. I have a business from my past that I have stored the paper work for ages because I don’t know when it can be distroyed. Same with tax business and private? I’m an Australian that lives in Australia. Any help greatly appreciated. Just point me in the right direction to find the answers myself if you can.

  11. Michele Connolly says:

    @Chelle: It is hard to fit it all in – and it sounds like you’re doing a fabulous job from what I’ve seen on your blog. Thanks for being such a wonderful and active participant! 🙂

  12. Michele Connolly says:

    @Linda: How funny you should mention this – it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about. It’s actually on my list of new projects for the second half of the year. BTW, thank you for the lovely compliment on my business! 🙂

  13. Ronnie says:

    I really like this organize-athon. Wish I could get to everything in my house and have it perfect. For some reason I don’t believe we will get done with it all in 30 days. It will definitely take more than 2.5 hours to get my house done. I would like ideas on how to keep it neat and getting the family to buy into this, not just me. I feel like I am fighting a losing battle on this one. I.e. tonight I watched my husband come in from work, drop his stuff on the table and go change clothes. The items are still there. Asked what he wanted done with them and he said to just leave it. AAACCCHHH!!!!

  14. Getting Sorted says:

    I am loving what you have created Michele – I am just trying to fit all the tasks in with school holidays, work and life… This can be tricky.
    But this is a GREAT thing you have created. I hope you have check out my blog on the work so far..?
    Cheers Chelle

  15. Linda Young says:

    Michele, have you ever thought of writing a step by step program of how you have made such an amazing business/website/community? You’ve done such a fantastic job and it would be amazing if you could pass on your knowledge and experience to those of us who would like to own successful internet businesses, such as your own.

    Thank you 🙂

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