no. 22 – The Getting Organized Episode

Drowining in your own stuff? Find out what one organizational experts recommends for getting organized!

A digital society with no mail and no clutter may be the stuff millennials dream of. But the reality for many unmillennials is we’re still drowning in a sea of our own stuff. Having spent years accumulating the day-to-day goods that make up a 40- to 50-something life, GenXers now find themselves at a crossroads of wanting more order while living an otherwise unordered life.

Today’s podcast features a leading expert on all things organizational, Lisa Woodruff. Lisa is a home organization expert, productivity specialist, and author of The Mindset of Organization, Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time, and How ADHD Affects Home Organization. She believes organization is not a skill you are born with, but rather is something that is developed over time and changes with each season of life. Lisa has helped thousands of women reclaim their homes and finally get organized with her practical tips, encouragement, and humor through her blog and podcast at Organize365.com. On the show we discuss: 

  • The phases of getting organized and how the calendar plays into getting started
  • What makes unmillennials unique in their challenges to get organized
  • How a simple box can be a game changer in managing mail and papers in your life
  • Why organizing rooms by function is the key to staying organized
  • How Lisa’s 100 Day Home Organization Program (<- affiliate link) helps enrollees go day-by-day throughout their home to finally get organized

To close out the show, I’m sharing a detailed recap of how I managed to avoid jetlag and get a good night’s sleep on the plane overnight on a recent work-related trip to Europe. And I wrap up the show with a fun little voice mail message from Pamela, a fan of the show.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by HealthyAperture.com — the web’s first and only dietitian-curated recipe discovery site.

Musical support provided by Ben Williams at Kudzu Studio. Website support provided by Katy Widrick at MakeMediaOver.com. Additional support provided by Robin Plotkin of RobinsBite.com.

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