The number 1 reason people can't stay organized is all mental. No matter how good your tools and systems are, they will all fall apart if you have not addressed the mental side of your organizing.
So if you're ready to finally achieve lasting organization, keep reading!
These are the three parts that you need to build a lasting organization:
To change your mindset and get organized faster, you must first understand the mentality behind clutter and disorganization.
So don't wait any longer! Address these essential mindsets if you want to achieve lasting organization.
When it comes to getting organized, changing your thoughts is critical. No matter how good your systems are, your organizing will eventually fall apart if you're still holding on to negative thoughts.
That's why the first step is to replace negative thoughts with positive...
Are you concerned about who to trust online?
You're not alone. With the prevalence of online scams, it can be difficult to know who to trust in the online world. This blog post will discuss how to identify trustworthy online businesses. With the right knowledge and information, you can feel confident about who to buy from and who to trust online.
Before buying anything online, you should look into their authority and credentials. Check to see if they have certifications or qualifications related to their industry. Look into their experience in the field and see how long they have been in business. The longer they have been in the industry, the more likely it is that they are reliable and trustworthy.
Communication is another key to finding out who to trust online. When looking into who to trust, it's important to gauge how they communicate with you and others. Do they communicate clearly and promptly? Do they make themselves available to answer...
You walk into your home, and you see 7 unfinished organizing projects. It feels like you spend a lot of time organizing but things still feel chaotic. If it feels like everything is just a little too perfect, you might be over-organizing.
Believe it or not, there is such a thing as creating systems that are too perfect, and when it comes to our homes, it can lead to some serious clutter.
Is there such a thing as too organized? YES! One of the most common problems I saw when working as a Professional Organizer was over-organizing. This is what it is - and how to prevent it.
Read on for all the details!
Over-organizing would be when you’re trying to make things too perfect to the point where it is no longer efficient or you are making your system too complicated, or there are too many steps within that system that are not necessarily needed. Over-organizing is also when you are getting too detailed, too many options, going way too...
Do you think you might be a hoarder?
I get this question a lot. It’s a scary thought…. “Am I a hoarder?”
The good news - if you are a hoarder - there is help!
Let’s talk about this.
Hoarding issues, as you know, are very difficult. Though often we may think it’s hoarding, it’s actually severe or chronic disorganization. How you proceed will depend on if it’s clinical hoarding or severe disorganization.
The first step I would recommend is to research whether you truly have a hoarding issue, which is a clinical diagnosis and is a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD.) Check out https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hoarding-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20356056 Mayo Clinic’s information about Hoarding.
If you’re dealing with chronic or severe disorganization:
Such severe connection to items and disorganization can be debilitating, traumatic, and emotionally stressful. While this may...
(This is a Love Letter by Suzanna Kaye. Love Letters are more personal monthly emails from Suzanna shared exclusively with the subscribers on our email list. To get more Love Letters in your inbox click here.)
Did I ever tell you about my wedding day?
Many years ago on July 18 in Orlando, Florida two people (yep, me and my Moose Pie - Geoff) were all set to get married in an adorable little park. There were gorgeous flowers in bloom, a shade of dense twisting trees, little wooden bridges over a tiny trickling stream, 20 decorated folding chairs, a sound system and meticulously placed decorations around the stage.
BUT…… Mother Nature wanted to celebrate, too. About 30 minutes before start time, as I was driving to the park with my Dad and future Stepdaughter Kayla in tow (not easy with a massive dress shoved under the steering...
Learn how you can gather all your paperwork, track what you need, and keep it all organized so you can do your taxes with less stress!
Taxes. Yikes! They’re never fun to complete, right?
You can find yourself persevering throughout the process—until you realize that you don’t have some of the paperwork ready. (Those moments make us feel even worse!)
You see, how you gather and track all your paperwork can either make your process go smoothly OR fall apart!
So how do you keep track of all your paperwork during tax season without stressing yourself out too much?
By knowing the 3 Steps of Tax Season Organization! If you want to know more, keep reading.
Who knows? Once you start applying these steps, it might also give you a breath of fresh air (Like it did to me!)
There are 3 FOUNDATIONS in making tax time easy:
Are you one of the people vowing to organize and make a fresh start this year?
I hear this all the time…..
“This year, I will finally get organized!”
That’s a HUGE goal - and it can be overwhelming unless we break it down into smaller steps. Let’s start with 3 CRUCIAL AREAS that you need to focus on FIRST to create that massive change (mentally and in your home) this year.
You ready? Read on!!
1. Expired Items
What better way to start a new chapter in your life than by clearing out the clutter in your home? Whether it’s food, medications or even your makeup—expired items in your house take up too much space AND energy.
Because hey, it happens - no matter how organized and “together” you have it, things expire. When they do, that emotional weight you feel when you open that medicine drawer or pantry drains your energy and leaves you with guilt and a ton of “shoulds.”
When you lessen the unnecessary stuff hiding in...
Right now we're in the middle of STAYING HOME. It's been game changing for many and we received an email from our friends at RedFin asking if we'd seen their tips for a home office.
Working from home has become pretty common, however, more people are working remotely than ever before because of COVID-19 (myself included). Over these last few weeks I’ve realized how important having the right home office set up is for staying productive -- it’s been so much easier to focus with a clean and tidy space.
That’s why I highlight using a cleaning or organizing service in my new article, “5 Essential Home Office Design Tips for Working Remotely.”
You can see the full post here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/
Their tips are good: 1. Use Feng Shui, 2. Add life with plants, 3.Use Natural Light, 4. Choose good furniture, 5. Maintain your space.
I'd like to add some Spark! Organizing bonus tips that work...
It was a bright and sunny day in Orlando Florida. You're hanging out at the local Publix and it's Just another day in paradise when you hear - "Organize Your Pets" from the girl next to you.
You mull this over. Organize my pets huh? So my dog could learn to like, clean up? Remembering that you saw a dog on YouTube vacuuming. "Yeah, I could totally go for that." You start nodding your head emphatically. So you ask her, "I can organize my pets?"
"You totally can." Says the delightful redhead from Spark! Organizing LLC.
"So is it like that other YouTube video where the dogs help bring in the groceries? Line up to go to dinner?" You ask, thinking quickly on your feet. You could really get excited about this.
"No", Suzanna replies with a grin, ready to explain.
"Cause I'm an organizer not dog trainers?!" Suzanna quips. "Although if you know a trainer that is teaching that, I've got a Solo and a Elby ready to learn"...
Goals and values
Most of us are confident we could be amazing if we could just finish..... whatever it was that was so super important. However, just as many of us struggle with prioritizing what needs to be done and when. Ending up with nothing done because we never got started or we simply never finished.
Often times we start with what we believe is going to be doable instead of the thing that ultimately matters the most to our goals. I can't tell you how many times I've started the laundry but managed to completely forget that I needed to stay on top of that task. Clothes that were very important to a good next day were, as I'm sure you can imagine, neglected. Yet, I couldn't quite stay focused on that goal.
It's a simple example that proves even when we understand the need we don't always do what needs to be done most.
Yet, we do understand that we need to set priorities. Otherwise, we'd probably all find ways to Netflix and Chill more.
In order to...
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