Wed, 30 August 2017
Every year I tweak my morning & evening routines when summer ends and the kids go back to school.
Here are 5 steps to create your own morning & evening routines.
Fri, 25 August 2017
In this week’s podcast, I take a look at the cost of clutter and disorganization in our lives.
I think we all know that there is a cost benefit to leading a more organized life, but did you know that it’s not just a financial benefit?
A disorganized and chaotic life can bear many costs… let's look at the different costs that disorganization causes in our lives and the steps that you can take to make a difference.
1. Financial Cost
Buying twice, losing things, items getting ruined, misplacing coupons that eventually expire… I don’t think anyone would argue that there is a not a financial cost benefit to being more organized.
2. Mental Cost
It can be mentally draining trying to remember all of the things that we are responsible for… getting the laundry started, doing the dishes, getting the kids ready for various activities, etc.
We are constantly trying to remember and stay on top of things. The Sunday Basket™ is a HUGE help here. Personally, I like to make notes and jot down ideas all through the week and then go through them all together on a Sunday. I find 50% of the items in my SundayBasket™ are notes to myself.
3. Time Cost
When disorganization creeps into your life, you lose time. You lose time looking for things. You lose time doing things on a whim. You lose time just trying to escape from your cluttered and disorganized situation by watching TV and playing on your phone.
The funny thing is that while you know you are losing time, you don’t have time to figure out where you’re losing it. There is NO TIME! If you had the time, you could do a time study and really get to the bottom of how you can save time, but again… who has time for that?!
I have done a time study twice and it was very depressing seeing the true reality of how much time I spent driving in my car and watching TV.
We have a lot of demands on our time and, if you’re not proactive in how you manage your time, you end up doing things on a whim and putting out fires.
4. Emotional Cost
There was a study that concluded a direct link between families who have more clutter, disorganization, and unfinished projects in their homes with mood and cortisol levels.
Basically, the conclusion is that there are health benefits to being more organized in the household, and the risks of not doing so include depression and a less satisfied marriage.Here is a link to the study.
It’s important to note that there’s no right or wrong when it comes to home organization. Just like there is no perfect weight for a woman, or no perfect way to feed a baby, everyone has a different level of home organization that is right for them and makes them happy.
Irronically, the more progress you make in some areas of organization, the more frustrated you get in other areas. This is completely normal and it just signifies a new level of organization that you expect. You have raised the bar and you now need to stay above that bar for your own peice of mind.
So how do we make the change we want to see? YOU need to take action!
It’s really important to understand that you are in the driver’s seat and the change that you require will not just happen to you, but rather by you. You need to make it happen .
Don’t wait for someone to come rescue you because, believe me (I’ve been there), that will not happen!
There are two things that you need to do to help bring about the change that you want:
1. Change your mindset – Bring about the mental transformation to live a clutter-free, organized life. You are already doing this right now by reading this newsletter and listening to my podcast.
2. Physical change – For this, I have an exercise for you to do!
To do the exercise, you need to listen to the podcast episode and hear me talk you through it.
Trust me. All I will say is listen to the podcast episode when you are at home and have a piece of chalk handy!
P.S. Registration is now open for my 100 Day Home Organization Program where I am with you every step of the journey to help you get your home and your life organized.
Every week, I am there to encourage and motivate you, share stories, and help you reach your goals. You will make fast and lasting progress because of the way the program has been organized.
You will also be with a group of like-minded ladies who are all on the same journey as you, taking action at the same time as one another in the same living spaces.
Let me teach you how to expand your mind. I will show you how to be more productive,more proactive, and how to plan.
You will take back your home and have time to live the life that you are supposed to live.
The 100 Day Home Organization Program is an investment, but it’s an investment in yourself. It will make home organization your new priority. You will start to see a reduction in all of the other costs associated with disorganization and clutter.
Register now! Registration ends on August 28th for the next session starting September 4th.
And for those of you already registered... Congratulations! Please pass this on to ONE person you would love to do the 100 Day Home Organization Program with you!
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Fri, 18 August 2017
This week, I thought it would be a great idea to introduce you to one of the 100 Day Home Organization Program members.
Wait until you meet Dawn! We had so much fun recording the episode and giggling like school girls.
Dawn first noticed me in 2015 when she was searching online for help with keeping her house clean. I would LOVE for you to tell me how YOU met me!
Dawn has been using a Sunday Basket™ for about a year, having participated in the Sunday Basket™ virtual workshops, and she joined the 100 Day Home Organization Program in January, 2017.
With 4 school-age kids with ages ranging from 6 to 15, Dawn is definitely in the survival phase of life. :)
I was embarrassed to admit on air that I thought THAT was enough responsibility - the kids & house - and was SHOCKED when I found out she owned an electrical contracting business which she has been running with her husband for 14 years!!
Dawn is responsible for the business bookkeeping and office staff, but her focus, productivity, and ability to even get to the office was derailed when she had her fourth child and couldn't keep up.
Similar to myself, Dawn spends A LOT of time in her car. During the school year, she spends 3.5 hours per day in her car doing the school run for her 4 kids who are at 4 different schools.
Dawn got my attention in the 100 Day Home Organization Program Facebook group for two reasons.
First, her regular use of smiley face emojis.
Second, she has goats. Lots of goats. I initially thought maybe one or two. Little did I know,she has over 35 goats?!?!
With all this going on in Dawn’s life, is there any wonder she looked for some help with getting her home organized?
Dawn started the 100 Day Home Organization Program in January, 2017.
First time around, Dawn admits she got distracted and didn’t follow along. When she posted about this in the Facebook group, I swiftly moved her to the front of the class and helped her out. For anyone considering joining, know that the 100 Day Home Organization Program is not passive and I WILL make sure you do the work!
Under my guidance and watch, Dawn organized her whole kitchen within 3 days. It went from a disorganized mess to super-organized. She went on to do her master bedroom, making a huge improvement to her house.
The 100 Day Home Organization Program is something that you have access to for life and it is not designed to be done once. No one, myself included, could get through the whole program in one go at it. That is why it’s a lifetime membership.
When Dawn started the 100 day program for the second time, she signed up for the virtual organization package.
In her first call with me, we decided to turn her dining room into her office... and she has never looked back.
Dawn also shares how we worked together to fix her messy breakfast situation in the kitchen and how we sorted out her garage.
If you sign up for the virtual organization package for the upcoming 100 Day Home Organization Program, you will get to work with Monique, Holly, or Emily, who I introduced you to last week.
If you would like to sign up for the 100 Day Home Organization Program, registration for the September 2017 session opened TODAY! Click here.
Check out my Facebook LIVE Friday afternoon to see my new garage shipping station I put together this week to mail out planners to those of you who register!
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