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Take a glimpse into my organized, but not-so-perfect world as a mom, author of the book HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized, and founder of Simply B Organized.

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Take a glimpse into my organized, but not-so-perfect world as a mom, author of the book HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized, and founder of Simply B Organized.

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    Leap of Faith | Ep 377

    Leap of Faith | Ep 377

    Hi Friend!

    Since leap year only comes around every 4 years, I thought it would be fun to focus today’s episode on leaping into the unknown.

    Regardless of whether you're going through a major life transition or thinking about a career change, stepping out of your comfort zone is never easy.It requires courage, resilience, and a willingness to pivot, but I want to assure you that you are not alone.In the episode we focus on the 3 major areas where change impacts us most:
    FinanciallyLogisticallyRelationallyIf you are in a period of change, either personally or professionally this episode is for you!

    Here’s my special invitation for you:
    Whether you’re tired of the stress that comes from having clutter in your home, or you’re ready to start that professional organizing business you’ve been dreaming of, I’d love for you to book a strategy session so we can work through it together.

    Hop on My Calendar! https://simplyborganized.as.me/StrategySession

    The first step is always the hardest, but it’s easier when you’ve got someone in your corner.

    • 24 min
    Tip of the Week-Decluttering Toys and Games

    Tip of the Week-Decluttering Toys and Games

    Hi Friends!

    We’ve made it to the end of February, which if you’re a parent, likely means that you’re sick and tired of looking at toys everywhere and ready to take a big trash bag and dump everything inside it.

    But before you do…you’re going to want to listen to today's mini episode where I talk about:.

    Why the winter is a good time to tackle kids toysMaking some executive decisions as a parentThe importance of setting boundaries and getting your kids involved in the process.
    Remember that kids struggle with decision fatigue and overwhelm too! If they can’t find their toys or are overstimulated with too much stuff, it can lead to unnecessary stress, anxiety, and a desire to avoid their play area entirely.
    If it stresses you out, there’s a chance it stresses them out-they might just not have the language to articulate it.

    Happy Organizing!
    Laurie

    🧐 Curious about your relationship with clutter?Dive into our brand-new Enneagram & Clutter workbook! It's the perfect tool to bridge the gap between understanding the Enneagram and applying it in your daily life. → Grab it here: https://simplyborganized.podia.com/enneagram-workbook

    • 11 min
    Tip of the Week-Decluttering Toys and Games

    Tip of the Week-Decluttering Toys and Games

    Hi Friends!

    We’ve made it to the end of February, which if you’re a parent, likely means that you’re sick and tired of looking at toys everywhere and ready to take a big trash bag and dump everything inside it.

    But before you do…you’re going to want to listen to today's mini episode where I talk about:.

    Why the winter is a good time to tackle kids toys
    Making some executive decisions as a parent
    The importance of setting boundaries and getting your kids involved in the process.


    Remember that kids struggle with decision fatigue and overwhelm too! If they can’t find their toys or are overstimulated with too much stuff, it can lead to unnecessary stress, anxiety, and a desire to avoid their play area entirely.

    If it stresses you out, there’s a chance it stresses them out-they might just not have the language to articulate it.


    Happy Organizing!

    Laurie

    🧐 Curious about your relationship with clutter?
    Dive into our brand-new Enneagram & Clutter workbook! It's the perfect tool to bridge the gap between understanding the Enneagram and applying it in your daily life. → Grab it here: https://simplyborganized.podia.com/enneagram-workbook

    Organizing Tax Documents with Samantha Besnoff | Ep 376

    Organizing Tax Documents with Samantha Besnoff | Ep 376

    Hi Friend!

    Today we’re talking about how to organize all the 1099’s, w-2’s and other documents needed to prepare your taxes.

    If you’re like me, this is less than exciting stuff to talk about, but thankfully my guest today is here to help!

    Joining me is Samanta Besnoff who has been a CPA for 22 years and recently named one of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs Women to Watch.

    She hosts a podcast called Your Financial Maven and her speciality is helping individuals and small businesses with all of their tax needs. I invited Samantha on the show because not only is she super knowledgeable, but she simplifies what can be a complicated and overwhelming process.
    During our conversation we talked about:
    How long we really need to keep old documentsHow to best organize all of the necessary tax documents in prep for April 15thWhen she recommends beginning the process of gathering your tax infoHow to avoid missing important documentsSome do’s and don'ts when filing your taxes
    Whether you work with a tax professional or file your taxes on your own, this is a great conversation filled with information that we all need to know.

    Although Samantha is a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania, some information shared may vary from state to state.

    We advise all listeners to please consult your Accountant taking any advice given in this episode.

    Happy Organizing!

    Laurie


    🧐 Curious about your relationship with clutter?Dive into our brand-new Enneagram & Clutter workbook! It's the perfect tool to bridge the gap between understanding the Enneagram and applying it in your daily life. → Grab it here: https://simplyborganized.podia.com/enneagram-workbook

    Links Mentioned in this Episode:
    www.yourfinancialmaven.com
    IRS.GOV
    Samantha’s Book Recommendation: The 4 Agreements: https://amzn.to/3wjgdcF

    • 41 min
    Tip of the Week-Mastering Mindful Consumption

    Tip of the Week-Mastering Mindful Consumption

    Hi Friends!

    On today’s Tip of the Week we’re talking about Mindful Consumption.

    Mindful consumption helps you avoid impulse buying and focus on acquiring things that truly enhance your well-being.

    In other words, before making a purchase, ask yourself if you really need the item.

    The timing of this episode aligns with something going on in my personal life. I decided that for lent this year I was going to give up all “non-essential shopping.”

    What does that look like?
    No more candles from Home Goods, Lip Gloss from CVS or late night amazon purchases.

    I’m documenting my experience over the next 40 days so I can report back to you in a follow up episode.

    Pro Tip: Whether you want to join me on my shopping sabbatical, or practice being more intentional about what you’re bringing into your home, tell a friend! Having some external accountability makes it easier to stay on track when you feel the urge to slip up!

    Happy Organizing!
    Laurie

    🧐 Curious about your relationship with clutter?Dive into our brand-new Enneagram & Clutter workbook! It's the perfect tool to bridge the gap between understanding the Enneagram and applying it in your daily life. → Grab it here: https://simplyborganized.podia.com/enneagram-workbook
    EXEXPERTS: http://www.exexperts.com/newsletter

    • 6 min
    Photo Organizing with Darla DeMorrow | Ep 375

    Photo Organizing with Darla DeMorrow | Ep 375

    Hi Friend!
    Regardless of how organized you might be with your closet, kitchen or garage, the one area that most folks find hard to keep up with are photos.

    If you’ve been around me for a minute you know that I always talk about “the ease of retrieval” when it comes to organizing, and photos are a prime example of where people waste hours of time looking for those precious memories!

    Between boxes and bins of “old school” photos that you’ve collected over the decades, VHS tapes and CDs with who-knows what on it, to the tens of thousands of digital photos on our phones, computers and social media-it can seem next to impossible to create a system to keep it all organized.

    My guest today is Darla DeMorrow, a certified photo organizer, author, and owner of HeartWorkOrganizing where she helps her clients gather, preserve, organize and maintain a system to easily find and enjoy the important moments in their lives.

    During our conversation we talked about:
    The 2 universes of photo storage3 places not to store photosHer favorite tool for separating photos (hint: you can get it at the dollar store!)

    Listen to the entire episode for more of Darla’s tips and strategies!

    Happy Organizing!
    Laurie

    P.S. Have you checked out our NEW Enneagram & Clutter Workbook? Grab it here: https://simplyborganized.podia.com/enneagram-workbook/buy

    LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
    Connect with Darla:HeartWorkorg.com
    Darla’s Book Recommendations:
    The E-Myth Revisited:https://amzn.to/3UqCsHw
    All the Light We Cannot See: https://amzn.to/3wbhTET
    Going through a Divorce? Connect up with my friends at the exExperts: http://www.exexperts.com/newsletter

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

Beth from Virginia ,

Classroom clutter

I’ve been trying to come up with a better way to manage paper in my elementary classroom, and this podcast is inspiring me to get the piles under control! Thank you for the great tips!

Lori Oberbroeckling ,

Getting Organized in Alllll The Ways!

I love that not only do I get home organization tips but ways to organize my digital files, photos, MIND, all of it!

swyatt71 ,

It’s the little things

I love getting my weekly dose of Laurie, she feels like a friend. My youngest of four is getting ready to start her junior year in college. I have had over 30 years of accumulating items. I’m a perfectionist (enneagram 1) and super sentimental, great combination, haha. Laurie gives practical advice, cheers you on and has a variety of guests from all walks of life. I have been listening for almost a year and always look forward my weekly inspiration.

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