We did it!  We completed the Organize Back To School Challenge!  After 30 days of organizing, we have gotten (hopefully) everything in your home organized!  By completing a little every day, we got thing organized so you can spend more time playing and less time searching.  Today is the day we focus on how much we have accomplished and donate all of our piles of unused/unwanted materials.

This list complied of 101 places to donate your stuff created by Miss Minimalist is amazing!  She suggests to donating to a local option to keep your goods in the community.  I really enjoy that approach and have found some local donation drop-offs near us that will take our stuff.  It makes me happy knowing that I am able to help others with things our family doesn’t use any more.  I also try to make one big trip to the donation center, instead of many small trips.  And, don’t forget to take pictures of everything you donate.  My CPA father always asks for the documentation, including pictures, to justify what you claim for tax purposes.  Create a folder in your photo stream called “donations”, and move every picture directly into that folder.  Then you don’t have to worry about where your pictures are come tax season!

Just to review all that we have accomplished for the Organize Back To School Challenge Recap, I have rounded-up every post to share with you in case you missed anything.

Back To School Challenge - What To Do With Kids Shoes

Back To School Challenge – What To Do With Kids Shoes

Shoe Organization

Mud Room

Closets

Back To School Challenge - How To Organize Kids Drawers

Back To School Challenge – How To Organize Kids Drawers

Drawers

Kids Bedrooms

Master Bedroom

Back To School Challenge - School Supplies

Back To School Challenge – School Supplies

Purchasing School Supplies

Labeling School Supplies

Back To School Challenge - Schedules And Routines

Back To School Challenge – Schedules And Routines

Schedules And Routines

Implementing Your Routine

Tupperware and Bag Organization

Fridge

Freezer

Rethinking A Pantry

Back To School Challenge - Organizing The Kitchen

Back To School Challenge – Organizing The Kitchen

Kitchen And Lunch Prep

Meal Planning

Organizing Books For Toddlers

Back To School Challenge - Organizing Toys Around House

Back To School Challenge – Organizing Toys Around House

Organizing Toys Around The House

Organizing And Labeling Kids Toys

Back To School Challenge - Keeping The Kids Bathroms Organized

Back To School Challenge – Keeping The Kids Bathroms Organized

Kids Bathroom

Bathroom Storage Round-Up

Linen Closet

Back To School Challenge - Getting Car Ready

Back To School Challenge – Getting Car Ready

Getting The Car Ready For Fall

Garage Organization

Back To School Challenge - Desk

Back To School Challenge – Desk

Helpful Office Organization

Basement Organization

Back To School Challenge - Paper Drawer

Back To School Challenge – Paper Drawer

Creating An Art Area

Laundry Room Tour

My Laundry Routine

Back To School Challenge - Laundry Round Up

Back To School Challenge – Laundry Round Up

Laundry Round-Up

Thank you so much to all who participated in the challenge!  I hope you got your home organized so you can spend more time playing, and less time searching.

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I am a mom to two kiddos + a fur baby. I am wife to Ben. I enjoy coffee, gluten-free desserts, and sleeping in. And I am The Organized Mama. 

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