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Monthly Project Challenge

At the beginning of every month, we post a challenge for ourselves and you! At the end of the month, in theory, we’ll post our completed projects (Jake and I are both doing one) and will have a link-up for you to share yours! The projects can be interpreted in any way you want. Interpret our challenge to do a project in crafts, photography, creative writing, home decor, technical gadgetry, cooking, or whatever you can come up with.

This month’s challenge is to do some Spring Cleaning! Even if you live in the Southern Hemisphere, the spirit of Spring can still capture you. Everything’s new and shiny outside here in Kansas City and we’re inspired to bring that force of nature inside too!

Cleaning might not sound like too exciting of a project challenge, but you’d be surprised what a little reorganizing and purging can do. Cleaning can unearth forgotten supplies and project ideas, can spur all sorts of side home decor projects as you try to figure out how to reorganize, and can clear a space for you to create awesome new projects!

Remember–you can interpret this challenge however you want. You don’t have to spring clean a physical space: try “cleaning” up your computer files, “cleaning” out your thoughts by organizing them in a journal, or even “cleaning” up your act by changing a behavior!

April's Challenge

Don’t judge: we’re about to show you a peak into our huge mess.

April Project Challenge: Spring Cleaning

This challenge is just what we need to get in gear. We’ve been doing a lot of room switching the past few months, and we’re left with two 10×10 rooms in our finished attic that are a total disaster. One room used to be the craft/Etsy storage room, but we’ve now moved about half of the stuff in that room to our office and moved a lot of the other contents of the room (which we talk about in this post). The other room was Eliza’s when Jake’s brother Nick lived with us, but she’s moved into Nick’s old room now. That room has Etsy products and some of Eliza’s stuff strewn about.

April Project Challenge: Spring Cleaning

We’re going to work hard on these spaces this month; there’s going to be a lot of purging and organizing! The old craft room is going to be completely cleared out for my sister Taylor, who’s moving in this May. She’s going to live with us while she’s in college so we can help her be a rock star. What better way to ace school that to live in the Nerd Nest? We bought this house with our end goal of 5 kids in mind, so we might as well use the extra space for siblings meanwhile. We like a full house.

April Project Challenge: Spring Cleaning

Eliza’s old room is going to be transformed into lesser used art/craft supply storage and Etsy product storage. We’re hoping to get a ton of stock built up for craft fairs this fall and the holiday season.

April Project Challenge: Spring Cleaning

Jake’s also hoping to get to work on our basement, which is too embarrassing to even take before photos of. Seriously. That bad. Empty boxes and packing supplies are everywhere. It will be nice to get to actually see floor in these rooms again!

How will you interpret this challenge?

Check out our other monthly challenges and results here. They’re meant to inspire, so you can do them any time–not just in the month we post them!

P.S. I was super sick over the weekend, so we haven’t finished tallying the March Project Challenge results yet. They’ll be up this week!