4 Weeks to a More Organized Home…Simplified {Day 2}

How did you do on day one? Did you get your purse cleaned out? For Day 2 Crystal had assigned to get dressed, make a to do list (5-7 items that will help you reach your goals from your goal list). For the cleaning, she suggested to spend 10 minutes cleaning in the kitchen and 10 minutes cleaning the refrigerator.

I made up my to do list last night. I knew there would be a lot to do today so I made it ahead of time to help keep me focused.

We had breakfast and the dishes got deposited into the sink but not loaded into the dishwasher. I really should get the kids to put their dishes into the dishwasher and not just leave them for me to do.

So then we started in with our homeschool lessons for the day. While the kids were working on their own, I decided to load the dishes in the dishwasher and cleaned the sink. I also was trying to determine what else should be done in the kitchen too.


After looking around I noticed my counters looked a little messy so I decided to clean the counters. I had left out my crock pot after cooking dinner last night and I had a little other clutter on the counters to clean off. So as I cleaned, I also put the items cluttering up my counter away. I love it when I have the counters newly cleaned, they are always so shiny. Having the clutter put away also make the kitchen look so much better.

With that task done I we finished up our homeschool for the day. After all of the homeschool items were put away, the refrigerator was next on my list to do. Last time I followed along in the original 4 Weeks series I missed the cleaning of the refrigerator day. Since I usually clean up any spills in the refrigerator as I see them the refrigerator wasn’t too bad.

There was quite a few items that needed to be removed, little bits of leftover food that had been in there too long to eat. I also located a leaking container of miso paste stuffed in the back. So that just had to go, in fact I didn’t even remember it was back there. So after I cleared out anything that was questionable the refrigerator was so much easier to clean.

Now it looks like I need to go shopping. I can’t believe how much better my kitchen looks with just 20 minutes of cleaning. 🙂

What in your kitchen needs your attention today? Do you have anything lurking in the refrigerator that needs to go?


See other posts in this series here

Sharing is caring!

4 thoughts on “4 Weeks to a More Organized Home…Simplified {Day 2}”

  1. Great job! A cleaned out refrigerator always looks so nice! Sometimes I wonder why I put it off so long when it’s usually a very simple job. 🙂

    1. I had some extra waffles I forgot to freeze so those went out to the birds. They seems to like them quite well. Then there was just some odds and ends I forgot to serve at lunch. So now our refrigerator seems so bare. Can’t wait to see your post on your day 2 cleaning.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


20 Simple, Frugal, & Healthy

Snack Ideas

When You Join the Frugal Family Home email list

You'll get regular email updates 

with frugal living tips and delicious meal ideas

to feed your family for less plus the snack guide. 

Just add your email below and it will be sent right out to you!

Thanks for Subscribing!

Check your inbox for an email with your frugal 

snack ideas. If you don't see it, be sure to check your spam folder!

The Elf on the Shelf Printable Pack 

Sign up below to join the Frugal Family Home Community and we'll send you money savng ideas, kitchen tips and recipes right to your inbox. Plus, you'll get the Elf on the Shelf Printable Pack too. 


Don't Worry We Won't Spam You, We Hate Spam as Much as You Do!

Sign Up!

Thanks for Signing Up!

Soon you'll be getting an email with your Elf on the Shelf Printable Pack.


If you don't see it in a few minutes, be sure to check your spam or promotions folder. Sometimes they will hide in there. 

Sign Up for the Email List

and get the Calendar Pack for Free

Enter your name and email address below and you'll be signed up to recieve money saving tips, new recipes, and more. And we'll get the calendar pack out to you right away!

 We Won't Spam You, We Hate Spam Too

Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

When You Sign Up...

You'll not only get the Holiday Planner, but you'll also get our 10 day take control of your holidays e-course. It will help you plan your holidays. Sign up below to get started...


Don't Worry We Won't Spam You, We Hate Spam Too!

Privacy Policy