Outer Order Inner Calm 30-Day Challenge


You’re just 30 days away from finding your outer order and inner calm.

How It Works

Based on Gretchen Rubin’s book Outer Order, Inner Calm, the 30-Day SMS Challenge will help you find your inner calm by giving you a simple way to physically bring order to your life each day. In between tidying your desk to cleaning out your bag, you’ll find a sense of calm in other parts of your life.


Commit to finding your inner calm by signing up for the 30-day Outer Order Challenge today.


I’ll text you an audio message each day that gives you your task. Just text me when you’re done!


As you complete each task, notice how you feel in other parts of your life. More ordered, more calm.

What People Are Saying…

It was amazing after a few days, I could actually feel a difference in how I felt. I would look at a certain space that was worked on and smile!

I loved this!! It’s simplicity and small daily prompts helped me feel successful in tackling bigger projects. I loved everything about it!

The 9 Promises of Outer Order

With Gretchen’s four courses you can learn to build a happy life only on the foundation of our own nature, our own interests, and our own values.

Outer order saves time, money, space, energy, and patience.

Outer order fosters peace within relationships.

Outer order creates a feeling of sanctuary.

Outer order reduces guilt.

Outer order allows you to project a more positive identity.

Outer order relieves the fear of people’s judgement.

Outer order reflects what’s happening now in your life.

Outer order creates a sense of possibility.

Outer order sharpens your sense of purpose.

Help Someone Find Peace

Does someone you care about always seem a little frazzled? Put them on a path to serenity by gifting them this 30 day challenge. Sent directly to their phone, the daily messages will guide them through simple tasks designed to help them be more organized and less overwhelmed.

Frequent Questions

How does it work?

After you sign up, you will receive a welcome text message. If you register today, your first challenge will start tomorrow morning at 9 am your local time. Your receipt will come via email.

Every morning for 30 days, I’ll send you a short audio message by text message to your mobile phone explaining your decluttering challenge for that day. When you’ve completed the task, you’ll text me back so I can congratulate you.

This challenge is flexible- if you’re going away or need to pause, you can stop and start at any time. All you need to do is reply STOP to stop or pause receiving new messages and then reply START to begin again.

After I purchase the challenge, when will it start?

If you register today, you will immediately receive a welcome text message and your first challenge will arrive tomorrow morning at 9 am your local time.

What happens when the challenge is over?

When the challenge is over you will feel so proud of yourself for all you have accomplished to create more order and peacefulness in your home! By taking small steps everyday for 30 days, you can get a lot accomplished. Plus, I’ll send you a fun “certificate” acknowledging that you’ve completed the program.

What happens if I miss a day?

If you’re unable to complete the challenge for one day, you will still have access to the audio message on your smartphone, so you can listen or relisten to the audio message anytime and send the reply word when you’ve finished. However, one of the reasons I love this new program and hope you will too, is the accountability aspect. By responding to the SMS message each day, you’ll hold yourself accountable for accomplishing each task and stay on track all 30 days.

As a reminder, if you would like to stop or pause these messages, just reply STOP at any time. Reply START to begin again.

I have already read your book, is this still for me?

Even if you’ve read my book, Outer Order, Inner Calm, this simple tool will help you implement all the ideas and tips, plus it offers accountability that a book simply can’t. These daily challenges offer a combination of practical support, outer accountability, and fun to help you follow-through on creating outer order.

What countries does this work for?

The 30-day challenge is available in the US and Canada via SMS, or in any other country through WhatsApp.

What People Are Saying…

This is by far the most useful/productive challenge of any type I’ve ever done. I was actually looking forward to getting the texts each day and loved the accountability without feeling hounded. I would love for the challenge to last longer – it was a great experience!

I really wanted to get organized but it felt so overwhelming. This broke it down into easy, manageable steps. I looked forward to my “task of the day.” I also felt that texting back when I finished a task kept me accountable.

About Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She is also the co-host of the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast along with her sister Elizabeth.

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