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Getting Organized! Home Organization Plan March Calendar

Another month is basically done and over! Wow, tomorrow starts March, but today is the day to publish a new calendar. Time really does not stop for anyone, it just keeps on marching forward and hence tomorrow we are starting the third month of the year. Spring is going to be here before we know it!

So how is my (and your) home re-organization going? Mine is going OK. I have not gotten to as much as I planned (again for the second month in a row), but I have made some great steps forward. This month the front closet is now looking great after a huge purge and re-org. The floor of the front closet is now empty! That looks and feels great. The linen closet was also purged and organized, and the kids’ bathroom is looking good again! Yea!

Bathroom organizationBut before we get to the color coding of my kids’ bathroom, let’s re-cap the month. It has been busy!

First the fun stuff ~

  • A trip to Aspen, Co to visit my daughter and ski/board
  • Time spent with my brother and his family in Aspen
  • Hosted an apres ski party (more on that Thursday)
  • Snowshoed to Ashcroft in Castle Creek Valley
  • A grand tour of Rock Bottom Ranch 
  • A visit to Sacramento to have lunch and hang with my son, Robert.
  • Being able to Skype with Olivia who is studying in the Philippines.

And the OMG moments ~

  • Lucy (our golden doodle) had to have surgery and wear the cone of shame for two weeks.
  • Dom spent a couple of days touring prospective colleges for next year. Yikes!

As usual, life is always busy!

With six kids, I color coded their bathroom a while back. But like with every room in our home – it can get a bit messy and disorganized. So I started with taking everything out of the room! Every cabinet and drawer was emptied and scrubbed. And then a lot got tossed. It is amazing how many empty containers there were taking up space and creating clutter. When I had everyone choose a color towel, I worried about how to tie it all together. Then I found this shower curtain and voila – it all worked. The shower actually has a shower door – but the room needed something to make all the splashes of color tie all together.

bathroom color

bathroom organization collage

This room is also home to a favorite picture of mine that was a gift from my sister to me decades ago. Since four sisters share this bathroom – I thought it was the perfect room to hang this. Chance made us sisters. Hearts made us friends.

And now it is time to think about March and what to purge and organize.  I am going to tackle my books (there are a lot of them!) and the cabinets in my laundry room – plus a few more items.  I did not get to a kids’ bedroom last month – so maybe that will get squished in somewhere. But it is going to be a busy month.

Getting Organized! Home Organization Plan March Calendar

Getting Organized! Home Organization Plan March CalendarAnd here is the printable copy: March Home Organization Plan

And if you are just joining in now, here are the last two calendars: February Home Organization Plan and January 2016 Organization Calendar. Come along an join the fun!

So how is the organization going for you? I’d love to hear!

(59) Comments

  1. This is great for unorganized folks! Definitely helpful!

    1. Stacey says:

      Lol – I do it to help me get organized!

  2. I love how you color coded your kids’ items. And the shower curtain you found works perfectly with your colors. You’ve had such a busy month, and yet you still tackled this task. Good job! 🙂

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks, it was a wonderful kind of busy! That shower curtain was a real find. 🙂

  3. I’ll be working on organizing things after my trip. I love that you color coded the bathroom for your kids! What a great idea!

    1. Stacey says:

      Have a wonderful trip!

  4. I need to hire a fairy who’d organize everything with her magic stick! You are fantastic

    1. Stacey says:

      I wish I could hire a magic fairy!

  5. Our reorganization is actually going well! We moved most of the stuff out of the nursery and will be preparing it for baby girl this month!

    1. Stacey says:

      Oh, that is wonderful! Congratulations. That is the best reason to be organizing.

  6. Wow..you have your hands full but I must say you are a good organizer! Love the idea of color code. Awesome post!

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks! The calendar keeps me on track.

  7. Koninika says:

    Such a beautiful and colorful way of organizing everything. I’m a big fan or organizing and a clean freak but never get enough time in the day to do it. So thanks for the tips! They are great and motivational.

    1. Stacey says:

      Thank you! The kids are loving it as well!

  8. I need to improve my skills or hire a fairy who’d use her magic stick and everything would get organized!

    1. Stacey says:

      I love the sound of the magic fairy! Wish I had one 🙂

  9. CourtneyLynne says:

    These are some great organization tips!!! I’m loving the color coordinating idea. Might just have to apply that to my house

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks! the color coordinating really helps.

  10. I also haven’t gotten nearly as much done as I had hoped. My kids are giving me a run for my money! I started working on the master bedroom closet today, and successfully moved 6 memory boxes out of the closet…and into our bedroom 🙂 Eventually they will get to the attic – baby steps!

    1. Stacey says:

      Heather, it is all about baby steps and sticking with it. Remember to celebrate each step by looking around and congratulating yourself. It is hard work with kids and all that life throws at us.

  11. Looks like a great organizing schedule! Also how is it March? so crazy!

  12. I really need a plan for purging my entire house. This is a great calendar of what you can get done if you set your mind to it.

    1. Stacey says:

      It does take persistence! Committing to doing a bit each day. But in the long haul, it will be done.

  13. What a great idea! It’s so helpful to tackle small tasks each day!

    1. Stacey says:

      It’s the only way I can do it!

  14. wow, look how neat and tidy that is. You’ve done a great job. Is it hard to keep it that way with the kids and all?

    1. Stacey says:

      It stays looking good for awhile. Having a bin for everyone helps them. But then it will be time to redo it again.

  15. Color coding is a great idea with so many kids. I only have two but that would still come in handy at times.

    1. Stacey says:

      It does make it easier to sort belongings at times.

  16. Thank you for the printable, Stacey! I need to reorganize our linen closet and the laundry room. This will definitely come in handy.

    Good luck to Dom with his college choice! Sorry to hear about your Golden Doodle. No one likes to feel constrained, but it’s for a good cause. 🙂

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks, Fatima! It is another busy month! Lucy, our golden doodle, is doing great. Good luck with your re-org!

  17. With six kids, you would have to stay totally organized. I need to sit down and make a couple charts myself.

    1. Stacey says:

      I try! Simply because being organized makes everything run smoother. It’s what I need.

  18. You had a wonderful month! Aspen is a wonderful place, isn’t it? I’m a fan of your organizational calendar. It is so helpful to make me feel a bit more in control.

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, Love Aspen! The mountains are so beautiful!

  19. I enjoy organizing. It relaxes me. Thank you for the great printable.

    1. Stacey says:

      Lol! I love the outcome and a bit of the process – but sometimes being in the thick of the middle overwhelms me!

  20. I love your organization ideas! It sounds like you had a really fun month too!

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, it was a wonderful month! Any time I get to spend with my grown children and out of state family is a great day!

  21. I can’t believe it’s March already. I need to get serious about getting things done this month. I need more organization to make things easier.

    1. Stacey says:

      I know − the year is flying by!

  22. This is awesome! I have been organizing my house and I’m down to only one room left which isn’t the hardest one. I’m glad I did the hardest one first!

    1. Stacey says:

      Oh, you are brave! I haven’t gotten to my hardest rooms yet! I’m going backwards.

  23. here’s to organization now and always! There is always something to organize around the house! hope the color coding system works out!

    1. Stacey says:

      You are right about that – always something to organize!

  24. I like the idea of colour coding I do a similar thing with my own stuff so I know where everything is which is great. Your re-organization did your home wonders!

    1. Stacey says:


  25. I color code my kid’s dishes/cups and it helps tremendously. No more of everyone just shrugging at me when cups are left around, now I know exactly who they belong to!!!

    1. Stacey says:

      Love that!

  26. Ok, I LOVE the color coding! What a great idea for multiple kids! I can see how it would cause problems if they used each others stuff, so voila! Problem solved!

    1. Stacey says:

      That really is one of the main reasons I started it. The youngest had no problem helping herself to her older sisters’ toiletries, make-up, hair accessories etc. They didn’t see it the same way! The color coding bins have helped a lot!

  27. I love the idea of color coding for the kids. I only had one, so that wan’t an issues in my home. I can see where this really helps. I love the calendar – great way to keep me on track.

    1. Stacey says:

      The calendar is keeping me on track! I don’t need to think about what to do next – I just check the calendar.

  28. OOoh – thats a great idea to code a bathroom for the kids. With 6, I bet that really helps you all stay organized! I like color coding my own items – so easy to manage getting it all done!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

    1. Stacey says:

      The color coding has really helped!

  29. I have been working the past couple of weeks on decluttering our space. There is only so much stuff we need and honestly, some of it just doesn’t fit the family like it used too.
    I love how you used the colorful crates. We need some of those here for the kids stuff.

    1. Stacey says:

      Lifestyles do change as the kids grow, but I still have a hard time getting rid of some things. It is important for me to realize that itmes have served their purpose, and for that I am grateful. Then release it. 🙂

  30. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    We are having some out of town guests come stay with us in two weeks, so I am in a mini panic over here because my house is a disaster!

    1. Stacey says:

      That’s always an impetus for mad dash cleaning! I have learned to keep a set of matching guest towels that the kids are not allowed to touch 🙂

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