30 Days to an Organized Life


30 simple steps to organize all aspects of your life! This is a great one -- PIN now, and start at the beginning of the month!

Here is the Printable PDF Version of this Chart.


In my household shortcut planning guide, Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life,  and in my Clean Less, Play More book 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 (here is a download to help you plan out your family meeting)

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

Meal Planning

Chore Charts

Vision Board


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


Learn the Exact Strategy I Use to Keep my House and my Family Running Smoothly

(without going off the deep end! 😉  Here are my top tips in an easy download cheat sheet. Enjoy!)


Want more? Be sure to watch my free training on the 10 Things You can Do RIGHT NOW to have a Happier, Calmer, more Peaceful Life.




  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!

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

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