Organize 365 Podcast: Home organization |Paper management | Productivity | Professional Organizer Lisa Woodruff | Sunday Basket

 

I know I am crazy... but my FAVORITE room to organize is the storage room! It's like a historical dig and a gigantic puzzle combined! Today, I will share how to sort and tackle your storage room.

 

This week, your challenge is to spend at last 20 minutes going through boxes in your storage room.

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No, I don't think you will get this ALL done in ONE week. :) But you CAN make a PLAN and get everything together in ONE location! 

This week, your challenge is to plan how you want to preserve your photos, VHS tapes, kids’ school work and other memorabilia.

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How many sheets and towels do you need? Yep, we are tackling the linen closet, and along the way I will share with you my teenage linen closet solution.

This week, your challenge is to clean out and organize the linen closet.

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There are SO many fun ways to organize spices. My favorite is a spice carousel.  How many cookbooks do you have? How do you keep all your loose recipes organized? Those questions and more will be answered today. 

This week, your challenge is to organize your spices & recipes.

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I will share with you my 5 step process for organizing ANY drawer in your kitchen AND why you might want to BUY more kitchen items.

This week, your challenge is to clean out and organize all your kitchen drawers.

 

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It's time to organize your kitchen cabinets. Today, we will talk about organizing dishes, glasses, mugs, snacks and those BIG awkward corner cabinets.  

 

This week, your challenge is to clean out and organize all your kitchen cabinets.

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This week, we are talking all about organizing your leftovers, refrigerator and pantry. Anything food related. :) 

On the podcast, I talk about “Refrigerator Review,” using lazy susans in your refrigerator, why I don’t put fruits & vegetables in refrigerator drawers and all the different pantries I have organized.

I also talk about plastic containers and why I think you should start over and buy all new ones!

This week, your challenge is to clean out your refrigerator and pantry.

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It's time to take a hard look at what is on your kitchen counters. In week 10 of the 40 Weeks 1 Whole House challenge, we are going to take EVERYTHING off of our kitchen counters and give them a deep cleaning. But WAIT... before you put everything back, really think about IF you need those items on your kitchen counter every day.

This week, your challenge is to take EVERYTHING off of your kitchen counters and give them a deep cleaning and decide what items to return there.

 

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This week, we are going to look at the front hall closet organization. Now is the time to assess your kids’ winter coat situation and prepare for holiday winter coats in your closet.

Now, when you are thinking about your front hall closet, I want you to really DREAM. What would you LOVE to have in a front hall closet?

I LOVE to take a closet and create a unique space. On the podcast, I talk about a mini coat closet, an art closet and the best ways to store hats & gloves.

This week, your challenge is to clean out your front hall or coat closet.

Visit   http://organize365.com/front-hall-closet-organization for the full blog post.

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From paperwork to tax deductions and pills to therapy. Professional organizer, Lisa Woodruff, shows you how to organize your kid's medical needs.
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Do you LOVE your wardrobe? This podcast will help you make those tough purging decisions in your master closet…like when I finally realized that even if I DO ever need panty hose, I won’t fit in the ones I have!

 

This week, your challenge is to EMPTY the WHOLE closet OUT, try it ALL on and put away what you love.

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Organizing kids’ clothes can be a challenge. So much of that challenge is for our own thoughts on clothing. What kind of clothing do your kids NEED? What do you LIKE? How often do you do laundry? All these answers will help you develop a clothing system that will work… for you AND your kids.

 

Visit http://organize365.com/organizing-kids-clothes  for the full blog post.

 

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Making the transition to motherhood is a process. Babies and Toddlers require a LOT of organization! Professional Organizer Lisa Woodruff talks about the organizational step she took to bring order into the chaotic baby years.
 
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Before we tackle cleaning and organizing the kid’s bathroom, let’s see what we can eliminate. In our house, you only GO to the bathroom or shower in there.

 

All of my daughter’s make up, hair accessories and other girly items are now in a vanity in her bedroom. When organizing kids, less is more!

 

This week, your challenge is to clean and organize the kid’s bathroom.

 

Visit  http://organize365.com/kids-bathroom-makeover  for the full blog post.

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Week 5: Laundry Room Organization

 

I LOVE my laundry room. And I do SO much in there: store light bulbs, batteries, cleaners, snacks, art supplies, electronics and donations, wrap gifts, house items to be fixed and, of course, do laundry.

 

The first thing I did in my laundry room was to add more cabinets and a counter top. Take a look at your laundry area and see what you can do to maximize that mighty space.

 

This week, your challenge is to deep clean and organize your laundry room.

 

Visit  http://organize365.com/deep-cleaning-the-laundry-room  for the full blog post.

 

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Before we start organizing the WHOLE house, we need to decide what you will do with the items you no longer want. Will you sell them, donate them or recycle them?

 

This podcast will give you reasons to do all three and solutions for where to hold your items while you are getting them to their new homes.

 

This week, your challenge is to create a donation station.

 

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Lisa shares how she came up with the idea for a new podcast series called Organizing Life's Stages and Unexpected Events.
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Once you know where your bills are and where you need to be and when, the last thing that will stop your organizing progress is hunger. If you are hungry or the kids want a snack, everything comes to a grinding halt.

 

In this podcast, you will learn how I pack lunches for both myself and my kids, how we organize those items and why I no longer give my daughter any choices at meal times.

 

This week, your challenge is to stock and pack your lunches.

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Using a calendar and planner effectively is a huge time saver! It took me 6 full months to make the transition to an online calendar from a paper planner.

 

In this podcast, I share how I made the transition and how I realized I had a part time job of just driving! Hear how I learned that my calendar is like a budget for my time.

 

This week, your challenge is to get all of the important dates in your pile of papers onto your calendar and start picking 3 tasks to do each day.

 

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No matter how quickly we shred or recycle papers, there are always more coming in. Step 1 in getting organized is taking charge of our papers and tell them where to go!

 

Bills, coupons, invitations, mail, receipts, recipes, kids’ school papers, projects and more are all papers I was dealing with when I invented the Sunday Basket. Listen to how I turned a chaotic situation into a weekly paper maintenance system. And you can, too!

 

learn more at sundaybasket.com 

 

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