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If you're struggling with clutter, or looking for simple tips to simplify your life, you're in the right place.
Our podcast is where everyday folks and professional organizers go for inspiration on what it takes to live an organized life. New episodes released every Monday & Thursday!

If you're interested in working with us visit: https://simplyborganized.com/

This Organized Life: Organizing Tips for Busy Moms to Declutter, Boost Productivity, & Simplify Life This Organized Life+

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If you're struggling with clutter, or looking for simple tips to simplify your life, you're in the right place.
Our podcast is where everyday folks and professional organizers go for inspiration on what it takes to live an organized life. New episodes released every Monday & Thursday!

If you're interested in working with us visit: https://simplyborganized.com/

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    Outdoor Organizing Tips for Your Home | Ep 389

    Outdoor Organizing Tips for Your Home | Ep 389

    Hi Friends,

    Spring weather in PA is finally here! And with that, comes a whole other category of organizing-outdoor stuff!  Today we’re talking about:
    How to keep your gardening tools and supplies organized and easily accessible. Using labels to group supplies and make it easy to store and find what you needContaining Chemicals like ant and wasp spray, weed killers, so they are accessible, but out of reach from the kiddosBlocking time to clean up and work on the outdoor parts of your home that bring you joy (in my case, this is my garden and outdoor porch)Scheduling and delegating the task you don’t want to (or have time) to do.Organizing the outside of your home is equally as important as the inside-don’t be afraid to ask for help!
    Xoxo-Laurie
    If you have specific questions or need additional help, visit us at https://simplyborganized.com/

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    • 13 min
    Tip of the Week- Organizing Your Medicine Cabinet

    Tip of the Week- Organizing Your Medicine Cabinet

    Hey Friends,

    Today’s tip came to me after Logan was rummaging through the medicine cabinet looking for allergy meds (geez, the pollen is bad this year!)
    May is a great time to go through your supplies to refresh and replenish things like:
    Allergy medsBug sprayAntihistaminesIbuprofenSunscreenFirst Aid Supplies
    It’s always better to be proactive and have your staple supplies on hand rather than needing something and having to run out.

    Happy Organizing!
    Laurie

    P.S. If you have an organizing question, we’d love for you to be part of our show!  Check out our new Ask An Expert Series! https://simplyborganized.as.me/askanexpert

    • 6 min
    5 Tips for an Organized Party | Ep 388

    5 Tips for an Organized Party | Ep 388

    Hey Friends,
    Today we’re talking about 5 Tips for an Organized Party.  

    Monday’s tip of the week was all about my favorite party planning tool- Pinterest!  If you haven’t already listened, here’s a link to the episode. https://simplyborganized.com/2024/05/13/tip-of-the-week-organize-your-party-planning-with-this-simple-tool/

    Whether you’re having a backyard bbq, or a full on bash-the strategy surrounding planning an event remains the same.  In this episode I unpack 5 areas that are key to streamlining the party planning process: 

    BUDGET- Determining your overall budget is essential to making sure that you don’t overextend yourself financially.  Once you have your overall budget, you can then allocate funds to the different areas: food, decorations, etc.

    THEME-Clarifying what type of party you’re having “casual, sit down, adults-only, family friendly” are all important pieces of the party puzzle. Once you nail this down, it removes a lot of the overwhelm and decision fatigue.

    ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES-Establish who is only your team and what their job is. Are you outsourcing food or is someone in charge of the grill?  Who is doing the centerpieces? Do we need to order party favors? These are just a few questions that you’ll want to ask.

    TIMELINE-Every organized event, large or small, has a timeline that you’re working from. When do things need to be ordered? When do invitations need to go out? How long do we need to set up? You may not have all the answers off the bat, but it’s important to ask the questions early on so you are prepared.

    COMMUNICATE-One of the most important aspects to an organized event is clear communication with everyone involved. From vendors, to your team, and of course your guests!  

    Happy Organizing!
    Laurie

    P.S.  For more organizing tips, free checklists, or personalized support visit https://simplyborganized.com/

    • 12 min
    Tip of the Week-Organize your Party Planning with this Simple Tool

    Tip of the Week-Organize your Party Planning with this Simple Tool

    Hey there, party planners! Whether you're prepping for a cozy gathering or a grand celebration, one thing's for sure: organizing a party can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. But fear not, because I've got a secret weapon up my sleeve to share with you today: Pinterest!

    If you haven't jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon yet, now's the perfect time. This visual discovery platform isn't just for finding mouth-watering recipes and DIY crafts (although it's great for those too). It's my favorite tool for streamlining the party planning process. 
    INSPIRATION. Pinterest is a treasure trove of creative ideas for themes, decorations, and more. Just type your ideas into the search bar like “beach themed graduation” or “Barbie Birthday Party for a 6 year old” and let pinterest do the heavy lifting.
    BOARDS. Create a dedicated board for your event and start pinning away! From decor ideas and color schemes to menu plans and party favors, you can keep all your inspiration and plans neatly organized in one place.
    INFORMATION.  Pinterest isn't just about pretty pictures—it's also a goldmine of practical tips and tricks. Need help figuring out how much food to order? There's a pin for that. Looking for easy DIY decor hacks? Pinterest has you covered. 
    COLLABORATION. Planning a party with friends or family? Pinterest makes it easy to share your ideas and collaborate in real-time. Simply invite your fellow party planners to join your board, and you can brainstorm ideas, make suggestions, and keep everyone on the same page.
    ORGANIZED. Say goodbye to toggling between texts, emails and the internet.With Pinterest, everything you need is right there at your fingertips, saving you time and sanity in the process. 
    So whether you're throwing a birthday bash, a bridal shower, or a backyard BBQ, let Pinterest be your go-to party planning sidekick. With its endless inspiration, practical tips, and effortless organization.
    While you’re there, check out our page which is filled with all sorts of organizing inspiration. https://www.pinterest.com/simplyborganized

    Happy Organizing!
    Laurie

    P.S. If you have an organizing question, we’d love for you to be part of our show!  Check out our new Ask An Expert Series! https://simplyborganized.as.me/askanexpert

    • 10 min
    Planning an Organized Vacation with Angela Gillmeister

    Planning an Organized Vacation with Angela Gillmeister

    Hi Friends,

    If you’ve ever planned a vacation you know how much work goes into making it memorable. From picking the destination, to figuring out where to stay, where to eat, what sights to see and excursions to do-the options can easily become overwhelming.

    Joining me today is Angela Gillmeister-a custom vacation designer and the founder of Wild Hair Travels,  and host of the podcast, Happy Women Travel More where she brings a breath of fresh air to vacation planning by offering high-touch and highly personalized services designed especially for busy professional women.

    As we embark on spring/summer here in the US, people are busy trying to plan travel-from day trips to long adventures and Angela is here to help share some of her best tips on how to avoid decision fatigue throughout what should be a fun process.

    During our conversation we talked about:
    Connecting your vacation to a purpose-do you want to relax, reenergize, seek adventureEstablishing your Budget-how and where do we want to spend our moneyAngela’s favorite travel tips that you can use today!
    Whether you’re planning your next big adventure, or daydreaming about relaxing on a secluded beach you’re going to want to listen to this episode.

    Make sure to check out our show notes for links to everything we discussed in today’s episode.
    XOXO-

    Laurie
    P.S. Got a burning organizing question? Join us on our show and let's tackle it together! Dive into our new Ask An Expert Series now:https://simplyborganized.as.me/askanexpert
    Links Mentioned in this Episode:Happy Women Travel More Podcasthttps://wildhairtravels.comhttps://instagram.com/wildhairtravelshttps://facebook.com/groups/happywomentravelmoreAngela’s Book Recommendation:  Last Child in the Woods https://amzn.to/4a76Rim

    • 39 min
    Tip of the Week- Packing Tips for an Organized Vacation

    Tip of the Week- Packing Tips for an Organized Vacation

    I love going away, but packing…not so much.  I am always on the hunt for a way to simplify and streamline the process to make it less overwhelming.

    If I am being honest, making sure that my bag or suitcase has room to spare is always in the back of my mind since there’s a strong likelihood that I’m picking up some sort of souvenir or gift during my travels.

    Below are 3 of my favorite packing tips:
    My favorite packing tip is what I call NESTING. Essentially you’re taking a bunch of smaller items and “nesting” them inside a larger item.  Shoes, Boots, and Sweatshirts are great to hold anything from undergarments to toiletries. You will be amazed at how many socks you can fit inside a boot shaft!If you’re doing any sort of air travel, I recommend keeping any MUST HAVE items with you at all times. This includes medicines and any other items that would truly impact you if they were lost.  If you’re a chronic overpacker, try the 3 to 1 model.  For every 1 bottom, pick three tops that go with it. This allows you to mix and match without having to pack 3 separate outfits.
    If you have an organizing question, we’d love for you to be part of our show!  Check out our new Ask An Expert Series! https://simplyborganized.as.me/askanexpert

    Xoxo-
    Laurie

    P.S. Use Code MOTHER and receive 20% off a 1 hour strategy session! Valid through May 9th! https://simplyborganized.com/clutter-coaching

    • 7 min

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