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30 Day Reset Checklist

Your home should work for YOU. Creating a home that functions saves time and energy, but what it really saves is YOU.⁠ Our environment affects the way we live, this is the time to let go of anything that is not adding to your life in a positive way. Creating a home that is easy to maintain, functions for your busy life (because, let’s face it... we’re all busy), and creates a space you can relax and enjoy in instead of adding to your stress load IS possible. ⁠It doesn’t happen overnight, but with the right mindset and knowledge, I know you can get there.

Here’s what the 30 Day Reset Checklist includes:
  • What area to focus on.

  • Helpful organizing tips (on this blog).

  • Links to some products and helpful Instagram posts (on this blog).

30 Day Reset Checklist Reset Your Nest Professional Home Organizer

But there's more to the 30 Day Reset than just a checklist... I created a comprehensive guide to help you organize your entire home for only $200!⁠ When you purchase the 30 Day Reset Program, you will begin receiving one email per day for 30 days that guide you through all the common problem areas and help you create a home that functions for you. The tasks are designed to take an hour or less. It will move fast, but keep you on track to create systems that will last for your family.⁠

The 30 Day Reset Program includes:⁠
  • What area to focus on⁠.

  • Professional secrets for each space.

  • How to edit⁠.

  • How to sort and create zones⁠.

  • How to shop for the perfect product, and customize the space to your home, family, and budget⁠.

  • Link to ALL of my tried and true favorite organizing products in each email.

  • Join an exclusive Instagram group that provides even more advice and resources from me!⁠


Or, if you just want us to do it all for you, we do that too! It all starts with scheduling your free consultation call with us.⁠ You can see what regions we are currently in on our homepage. 

30 Day Reset Checklist Professional Home Organizer Tips

30 Day Reset Checklist & Tips

Day 1: Prepare

With all of these spaces that we are planning on organizing, preparation is key to your success. I always want to jump right in and start, but when tackling a project, planning makes all the difference. Visualize your ideal home. Does it have clutter? What’s your style? What’s the intention of each space? What systems help your family stay on track? How do you want to feel when you’re in the space? Ask yourself these questions in preparation and while organizing to stay on track with your end goals.⁠


Check out my blog post on how to prepare before you organize. Be sure to schedule a certain amount of time each day to declutter and create systems, it will save you from getting overwhelmed. 


Day 2: Bathroom

Start in the bathroom... trust me!⁠ Kitchens are like a huge puzzle.⁠ Pantries can feel like a never ending cycle of organizing and reorganizing.⁠ Garages are huge.⁠ Closets and storage rooms have sentimental items in them.⁠ Linen closets require some folding know-how.⁠ Toy rooms and craft rooms are very detail oriented.⁠ On the other hand, bathrooms are pretty basic. Most consist of drawers and under the sink cabinets. They're not filled with clothes that used to fit, presents we got from a loved one, or other items that are harder to part with.⁠


Our 30 Day Reset Program dives into all the details, but here are my top tips:⁠

  • Be realistic about the space you have.

  • Identify the products you actually use (think daily and nightly routines)⁠.

  • Clear off that counter at all costs (unless intentionally using a beautiful tray to corral some special items).⁠


Day 3: Remaining bathrooms and supply cabinet/closet

After you’ve organized your bathroom, go ahead and organize any others in your home.⁠ Remember, only keep what you actually need and use in the space where you use it. If you have backstock bathroom items, keep them somewhere separate so you can replenish when necessary but they won’t add clutter.⁠ No more filling your most used drawer with 6 deodorants! Whether you're storing backstock in a bottom drawer, under the sink, a cabinet, or a separate closet, find the place that works best for you.⁠


Day 4: Medicine

Medicine is a doable project and one you can absolutely tackle today. Check out the tips I shared on Instagram about organizing your medicine cabinet. Or check out my blog post on how to organize your medicine cabinet.


Day 5: Cleaning supplies

There are no rules as to where to keep cleaning supplies and backstock or how to organize them, but being intentional is key.⁠ Look at your cleaners, make sure they are actually getting used, and get rid of the rest.⁠ Check out my blog post on the two cleaning products I can’t live without.


Day 6: Laundry room

My number one piece of advice for creating a laundry room that you love is: Be intentional.⁠ Does it store anything in addition to items related to laundering? That's great! Just make sure that it fits your intentions and hopes for your space.⁠ For example, I keep a zipper pouch with special socks for our local trampoline park so they can always be together and not in my kids’ rooms.⁠


Check out my blog post on the revolutionary new way of doing laundry. Or, for more organizing inspiration, check out my blog post on Studio McGee’s laundry room transformation.


Day 7: Linen closet

Do you keep extra linens? I keep one backup set of sheets for each bed and then 2 towels for each person. ⁠Donate any linens that haven’t been used in 6 months or more or that have been replaced by something new. It’s amazing how much space there is when you simply let go of anything that isn’t getting used.⁠ Check out my blog post for more tips on how to organize a linen closet.


Day 8: Bedside

What do you keep at your bedside?⁠ We all might have different rituals and routines... but my number one tip is to only keep things you actually use when going to bed or just waking up near your bed.⁠ I promise it will make such a difference.⁠ I have a tendency to let books I very much intend to read pile up in and around my nightstand throughout the year. I had to get really honest with myself and moved the entire stack to my office and only kept one book by my bed. It is so freeing to let go of the clutter, you can read more on my blog post PSA: your nightstand is not a junk drawer.


Day 9: Hanging clothes

What if every time you went to your closet you could immediately grab the exact item you wanted? It is totally possible and one of the easiest ways to get organized. ⁠Edit your clothes and then sort by type and color. I promise it does more than make the space look beautiful.⁠


Check out my blog post on what to hang versus what to fold.⁠ And for more organizing inspiration, check out my blog post on how we organized Lindsay Arnold’s closet or our YouTube video on Lindsay Arnold’s closet transformation.


Day 10: Folded clothes

Do you file fold, stack, roll, or shove?⁠ Today is part 2 to decluttering and managing the clothes in your closet. It’s time to tackle clothes that hang out on shelves, in bins, and in drawers.⁠ Check out my Instagram post for folding inspiration and my Instagram highlight bubble for folding tips


Day 11: Jewelry and accessories

Whether you have a lot or a little, mostly necklaces, mostly earrings, buy the good stuff, or buy the budget-friendly stuff, take a minute and declutter what you have. Do you love and regularly wear it? If not, let it go... someone else will surely enjoy it and it will be less for you to manage. Check out my blog post on must-have tips for organizing jewelry and other accessories.


Day 12: Entry area, mudroom, and coat closet

How does your entryway welcome others into your home and still offer functionality to your family?⁠ Here are my top takeaways from my simple entryway:⁠

  • Any space CAN be beautiful and functional⁠.

  • Create a space that makes YOU happy, even if it is unconventional⁠.

  • Think outside box. This is your home, your life.⁠

  • Less is more. ⁠

You can check out my small but mighty entryway on Instagram and the simple things we did to make our coat closet function as both a coat closet and a mudroom for some time. Also, check out my blog post on mudroom and entryway organization tips


Day 13: Family room

Let’s reset your family room! ⁠⁠The nice thing about family rooms is they typically don’t need a lot of organization... but designing a space that can be lived in comfortably is so important.⁠ ⁠A few things about our family room that just make sense:⁠

  • Blanket basket (because we are always wrapped in a blanket from October to March).

  • Basket for my kids’ piano books that stays right by the piano⁠.

  • A few games stored in a cabinet for easy access⁠.

  • Decorative box that holds (and hides) our remote to our frame TV⁠.

You can shop my favorite living room organizing products on Like To Know It. 


Day 14: Books, media, and entertainment area

Video games? DVDs? Kid toys? Whatever it is you are storing where you consume your entertainment... here are my top tips:⁠

  • Minimize! Only store what you use right there⁠.

  • Edit what you never use (old gaming systems, VHS or DVDs... when was the last time you pulled one out?)⁠.

  • Hide the cords⁠.

  • Make your systems kid friendly.

  • Label⁠ everything!

If you're needing some inspiration, I shared on Instagram how my family keeps our entertainment area organized


Day 15: Kids’ bedrooms

Here is what I’ve learned being a mom of 4 and teaching organization:⁠

  • Organizing with kids DOES get easier. Kids are not perfect, but they learn.⁠

  • Set up systems with your kids⁠. They'll be more invested if they're creating systems with you.

  • Design rooms for them that they love and feel invested to keep nice⁠.

  • Help them learn the power of decluttering. Seeing my kids evolve in their ability to decide what items are meaningful enough to take up space in their lives has been so cool as a mom. Life skills!⁠

  • Be consistent. Monthly resets, quarterly decluttering, seasonal clothing edit, etc. Do it with them and create a positive experience.⁠

For more, check out my Instagram post with 7 tips for making organizing with kids fun. You can also read more on my blog post about helping your kids to help themselves or check out another blog post on how we made one of my girls' room unique to her!


Day 16: Playroom

My number 1 tip is to edit!⁠ ⁠(And I would recommend having your kid(s) there for the decluttering). I promise, this is not meant to shame anyone who has tons and tons of toys, but look at what your children actually play with. ⁠Here are a few questions to ask as you start your edit and begin to create spaces and systems that your kids will love playing in:

  • Does it foster creativity? ⁠

  • Is it easy for them to access and clean up? ⁠

  • Can it be played with through the years by different ages? ⁠

  • Does it teach skills whether imaginary play, fine motor, gross motor, or critical thinking? ⁠

  • Do you spend more time cleaning up than watching your kids play?⁠


Day 17: Games and puzzles

I have learned that game organization happens to be a controversial topic, but here are my top tips for organizing games:⁠

  • Donate any games you are no longer playing. Fewer options makes deciding what to play easier. And let's face it, if your kids are older than 8, your Candy Land days are probably over (hallelujah).⁠

  • Create a system that works for you. I love zipper pouches, photo boxes, and 12x12 scrapbook containers when decanting. ⁠

  • If keeping the original boxes, try storing vertically like books on a bookshelf. Make it easier to not be in a stack⁠

  • Organize by type of game: card games, kid games, party games, etc. Or if you are keeping the original boxes, organizing by color can be helpful and look nice.⁠

Whether you’re looking to decant your board games or just organizing and displaying the games in their original boxes, you can organize board games in a way that’s both beautiful and functional. Check out my blog post on how to organize your games


Day 18: Command center

Do you have a junk drawer? A pile of papers? Instead of allowing these spaces to get unruly, be intentional with your space. Every home needs a command center! Here's what we keep in ours:

  1. Action basket.

  2. Files for each kid, receipts, tax info, household information.

  3. Basic office supplies.

  4. Charging station.

  5. Family tools (we use our Time Timer and Echo Show every day).

You can see what my family command center looks like on Instagram, and shop the products I use on Like To Know It. Or check out my blog post to learn how to create a family command center so nothing gets missed ever again!


Day 19: Crafts and gift supplies

If you have an area where you keep your crafting and gifting supplies, you know how quickly it can get out of control! Here are some helpful tips: ⁠

For more inspiration, you can watch how we organized a crafting and gifting cabinet on Instagram and shop the products we used on Like To Know It. 


Day 20: Office, electronics, and filing system

Creating a home office space that makes me happy has been the best! Here are my top tips to resetting, refreshing, or creating (like I did) a home office space.⁠

  • Only let things come into the space that help you to do your job better⁠.

  • Clear visual clutter and surround yourself with a few items that inspire.

  • Make your space comfortable and inviting⁠.

  • You can make any space work⁠.

For more inspiration, you can see what my work from home office space looks like on Instagram. Plus, you can find and shop what I use in my home office space on Like To Know It. 


Day 21: Spices

Spice organization looks different in every kitchen. Here are a few tips:⁠

  • Use a lazy susan in an upper kitchen cabinet for oils and vinegars⁠.

  • Use a tiered shelf for storing spices in an upper cabinet.

  • Use acrylic bins for specialty spices and seasoning packets. These bins act as drawers and keep items separated by category.⁠

Check out my post on Instagram for spice jar labeling tips


Day 22: Junk drawers

Junk drawer no more! We believe in reframing the 'junk drawer' mentality at Reset Your Nest. When everything has a home and has been placed with intention, your old junk drawer turns into your new utility drawer.⁠ Check out some of my favorite utility drawers on Instagram!


Day 23: Under the kitchen sink

Take a look under your sink and ask yourself: what really needs to be there? Or what is getting used in your kitchen? Once you simplify, it is amazing how a place that felt overwhelming can makes perfect sense.⁠ If you're needing inspiration, check out an under the sink space I've shared on Instagram and shop products on LTK


Day 24: Pantry

I promise that pantry perfection is possible (no matter the size). Check expiration dates, create a zone of your most used food items, or get rid of bulky packaging. Even little touch ups make a big difference. Follow me on Instagram where I love sharing pantry organization tips (and check out my highlight bubbles for lots of past projects).


Day 25: Appliances, cooking supplies, and food serving items

Tackling your cooking utensils drawer is a super easy way to clear some clutter and make space for the kitchen items you use the most. The perfect number of cooking tools is the number you actually use! ⁠I use tongs the most, and I use them for everything: roasting vegetables, turning meat, tossing salads, serving pasta, etc. So I don't feel bad about owning three of them!⁠ Check out how I organize my drawer of cooking tools on Instagram.


If you have a small kitchen, these 5 kitchen hacks are perfect for you:⁠

  1. Designate a drawer for Tupperware/food storage containers. 

  2. Have an accessible kids' drawer⁠.

  3. Keeping dishwasher packets in an easily accessible container (but out of kids' reach).

  4. Use hooks everywhere!⁠

  5. Get a folding stepstool.

⁠For more tips on organizing a small kitchen, check out my blog for 5 no-fail kitchen organization tips.


Day 26: Food storage, paper goods, and kitchen linens

Do you have a place for food storage? No matter how big or small your space, here are a few tips that anyone can do:⁠

  • Focus on ‘food storage items’ that you can rotate. (For example: don’t stock up on stuff you will never eat and throw out once it is expired.⁠)

  • Be realistic about what you can easily fit in your pantry, then keep backstock items somewhere else. This means you CAN shop at Costco, just shop from your food storage first⁠.

  • Use labels and containers to create a space for each zone⁠.

  • Train your family where to go when the pantry runs low and where to put things away when you stock up again so you are not the only one maintaining the system⁠.


Day 27: ⁠Additional rooms and closets

You might have other rooms to organize, including: 

  • Dining room

  • Guest room

  • Media room

  • Exercise room

  • Utility closet

  • Bonus coat closet

  • Basement linen closet


Day 28: Storage room

Storage rooms don’t have to be dark, overwhelming, filled to the brim, chaotic, or the last place you want to go looking for anything. Storage rooms can be organized with categories and systems too! You can either use clear totes so you can see what's inside or opaque totes to hide the visual clutter. 


Day 29: Garage

Today marks the last day of our 30 day reset. How did you do? ⁠⁠There is so much to do in order to truly reset your home in a way that creates systems and a life that WORKS for you (so you don't have to spend all of your time working). It's a process and one I will continue to help you with.⁠


Think about how you use your garage. Do you need bike storage space? Do you have sports equipment to organize? Where do you keep your skis and snowboarding gear? You can organize all of this and still have space to park cars! Check out my Instagram post for garage organization inspiration!


Day 30: Bonus systems: cars, purse, and phone

Check out my blog post on how organizing your car can change your life. And check out some tips I shared on Instagram about organizing your purse. You may also want to take some time to go through your phone to delete apps you aren’t using and edit photos (it’s easy to accumulate 50 of the same photo, trying to get the angle just right). 

XO Jen Martin

Jen is the founder of Reset Your Nest, a Professional Home Organizing Business in Utah (servicing Salt Lake City, Park City, Ogden, Alpine, Highland, Mapleton, and St. George). She loves creating order and systems out of chaos and is known for bringing a beautiful aesthetic as well as easy to maintain function to any space. She shares her tips and tricks on Instagram @reset_your_nest.

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