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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.

This Organized Life simply B organized — Laurie Palau

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    • 4.6 • 172 Ratings

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.

    ep 227: Overcoming Adversity with Amy Downs

    ep 227: Overcoming Adversity with Amy Downs

    One of the many things I love about podcasting is meeting incredible people with inspiring stories.  Today’s guest is no exception; joining me is Amy Downs, author, advocate, TEDx speaker and CEO of the Allegiance Credit Union.
    Amy is one of the surviving victims from the Oklahoma City bombing, which took place on April 19,1995 and is marked the deadliest domestic attack in our nation’s history. 
    Over the past 2 decades, Amy’s message has shifted from centering around the survival of the bombing to her radical life transformation, including her 200 lb weight loss and completing a Triathlon and an Ironman!
    During our conversation, Amy walks us through her experience the day of the attack, and what followed.
    We discussed what led her on a path to wellness, what prompted her to go back to school to get her MBA, and what it’s like being the CEO of the company that will forever be in history books. 
    I asked Amy about her book, Hope is a Verb, (which I literally read in 2 days-it was so good!)  
    Amy’s story gives a new perspective to the word Hope and the importance of perseverance regardless of what life throws at you.
    I encourage you to check out the links below to grab a copy of her book, Hope is a Verb, watch her TedX Talk or connect with Amy.
    One more thing, If you haven’t already heard, The Enneagram & Clutter Course is available now! It’s a self-paced digital course connecting the dots between Enneagram Types and the different types of Clutter. The feedback has been great, and I’d love for you to check it out.
    For a limited time, I am offering a special promo for all of my TOL listeners:
    To learn more, please visit: https://simplyborganized.com/enneagram-clutter-course/
    Enter promo code TOL30 at checkout to receive 30% off the course price. 
    Amy’s Book Recommendations
    HOPE RISING | TINY HABITS

    Connect with Amy
    WEBSITE | LINKEDIN | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK
    BUY HOPE IS A VERB BOOK | LISTEN TO AMY’S TEDX TALK

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    Stop feeling like a Hot Mess!
    Now is the time to reclaim time, find freedom, and feel empowered from the “stuff” that is holding you back.
    Available on amazon, barnes & noble or wherever books are sold.

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    • 41 min
    ep 226: Simple Living with Danielle Gannon

    ep 226: Simple Living with Danielle Gannon

    Joining me today is fellow Bucks County native, Danielle Gannon. Danielle is mom to three adorable kiddos Abigail (9), Gabriel (7), and Sebastian (4).  Like many of us, Danielle wears many hats–including, mom, local entrepreneur and business owner, but her most recent accomplishment is as co-creator of The Red Barn Homeschool.
    Last year when the pandemic shut things down, Danielle put her business on the backburner, and joined forces with a few of her friends to create a non-conventional learning experience for their children. 
    Collectively, the three families have kids ranging from 4 years old to 5th grade. During our conversation she walks us through how they converted a barn on one of the properties  into a one-room schoolhouse where they have been teaching the kids for the past year.
    In addition to traditional learning, each day includes incorporating nature, music and community into the curriculum (by the end of the episode I want to go there!)
    Later in the show, Danielle and I switch gears and talk about what organization looks like in her house. What “jobs” each of her kids have, and how she navigates time for herself amidst her busy schedule.
    After listening to the episode, I encourage you to check out all the links in the show notes- and be sure to follow @redbarnhomeschool on Instagram to see what the kiddos are up to! 
    One more thing, If you haven’t already heard, The Enneagram & Clutter Course is available now! It’s a self-paced digital course connecting the dots between Enneagram Types and the different types of Clutter. The feedback has been great, and I’d love for you to check it out.
    For a limited time, I am offering a special promo for all of my TOL listeners:
    To learn more, please visit: https://simplyborganized.com/enneagram-clutter-course/
    Enter promo code TOL30 at checkout to receive 30% off the course price. 
    Danielle’s Recommendations
    CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE: WAYNE DYER
    YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE: LOUISE HAY
    THINK & GROW RICH; NAPOLEON HILL
    MASTIN KIPP PODCAST
    Connect with Danielle on Instagram
    @localspotlightwithdanielle
    @redbarnhomeschool
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    Struggling with Clutter?
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    Stop feeling like a Hot Mess!
    Now is the time to reclaim time, find freedom, and feel empowered from the “stuff” that is holding you back.
    Available on amazon, barnes & noble or wherever books are sold.
    Connect with Me
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    • 52 min
    ep 225: Financial Wellness with Benny Nachman

    ep 225: Financial Wellness with Benny Nachman

    Hi Friends! I am really excited for this episode because it’s about financial wellness for our kids. Joining me today is Benny Nachman- founder of Jassby, a free iOS app that allows parents to share money with their kids while teaching them about financial literacy. Think of it as a chores and allowance app.
    So much of what we talk about on this show has to do with ownership, responsibility and discipline.  So when I learned about Jassby, I knew that I wanted to have their  founder on to tell us the backstory behind the app. 
    During our conversation we talk about:

    How using digital tools resonates with kids and teens as a teaching tool for money
    Their 3 money principles (save, do-good, spend)
    Teaching age appropriate money knowledge

    Benny walks us through how, when and where to use Jassby. As a parent, I always say the best thing we can do is to teach our kids life skills– like organizing, cooking, cleaning and financial responsibility. The method we convey information changes from generation to generation even if the message stays the same.  
    To reference any of the things we talked about during the show, check out the links below.
    Have you ever considered the link between personality and clutter?  In my new Enneagram & Clutter Course  I take a closer look at what motivates some people to avoid clutter like the plague, and others to ignore it as though they are “clutter-blind.”
    To learn more, please visit: https://simplyborganized.com/enneagram-clutter-course/
    Enter promo code TOL30 at checkout to receive 30% off the course price. 
    Happy Organizing!

    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | LINKEDIN
    Benny’s Book Recommendations
    EMPIRE FALLS
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    Stop feeling like a Hot Mess!
    HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized is my witty little survival guide that helps you get to the root of your clutter. Learn about the 3 types of clutter, Physical, Emotional, and Calendar, along with how to avoid the 5 Clutter Pitfalls. 
    Now is the time to reclaim time, find freedom, and feel empowered from the “stuff” that is holding you back.
    Available on amazon, barnes & noble or wherever books are sold.
    Connect with Me
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    • 51 min
    ep 224: Clean Eating with Hollan Hamid

    ep 224: Clean Eating with Hollan Hamid

    Hi Friends! Joining me today is Vegan chef, author and mom of 3 Hollan Hamid. Hollan lives in Hawaii (ok, I might be a tad jealous!)
    Although Hollan loves spending time by the ocean, her passion is creating new plant-based recipes for a happier, healthier and greener life. 
    I invited her to join me on TOL to talk about her new book, Good Food Gratitude, which is filled with simple, mouth-watering vegan recipes.  (I highly recommend her vegan french toast-it’s delicious!) 

    We talked about her journey from pastry chef to becoming a vegan
    How to navigate the vegan lifestyle at home when your kids are not plant-based
    How to organize shopping and meal prep

    I loved my conversation with Hollan and I hope you do too!  Make sure to check out the links below for everything mentioned in the show.  I highly recommend Hollan’s book-not only does it have great, simple recipes, but it’s beautifully designed and makes for a great gift.
    One more thing, If you haven’t already heard, The Enneagram & Clutter Course is available now! It’s a self-paced digital course connecting the dots between Enneagram Types and the different types of Clutter. The feedback has been great, and I’d love for you to check it out.
    For a limited time, I am offering a special promo for all of my TOL listeners:
    Enter promo code TOL30 at checkout to receive 30% off the course price. 
    To learn more, please visit: https://simplyborganized.com/enneagram-clutter-course/
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: 1Thrive who are committed to making organizing simple, fun and stylish through their collection of command centers. 
    Visit 1Thrive.com to find the system that works best for you. 
    Make sure to use code SB10 to receive 10% off your entire order!
    Connect with Hollan
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    BOOK | 5- DAY RESET | 22-DAY RESET
    Hollan’s Book Recommendations
    SKINNY BITCH | BREAKING THE HABIT
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    Struggling with Clutter?
    Click HERE to take our FREE clutter quiz!
    Stop feeling like a Hot Mess!
    Now is the time to reclaim time, find freedom, and feel empowered from the “stuff” that is holding you back.
    Available on amazon, barnes & noble or wherever books are sold.
    Connect with Me
    WEBSITE | FB | IG | PINTEREST

    • 59 min
    ep 223: Brave Enough with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

    ep 223: Brave Enough with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

    Joining me today is renowned cardiac anesthesiologist, gender-equity expert, and TedX Speaker Dr. Sasha Shillcutt. As if that’s not enough of a resume, Sasha is also the CEO of Brave Enough, where she leads over 20,000 women on living connected and courageous lives. Sasha spent 2020 coaching women through the unwanted but very real emotions of the global pandemic. Whether talking with physicians and teachers on the front line to executives and furloughed employees faced with losing their careers she has found the same common threads. During our conversation we talked about everything from motherhood to careers, and the fear of failure. Sasha opens up about one of the biggest failures of her life, and how it’s helped to shape who she is today. We also talk about her new book, Between Grit & Grace, and her podcast called Brave Enough.
    One more thing, If you haven’t already heard, The Enneagram & Clutter Course is available now. It’s a self-paced digital course connecting the dots between Enneagram Types and the different types of Clutter. For a limited time, I am offering a special promo for all of my TOL listeners: Enter promo code TOL30 at checkout to receive 30% off the course price. 
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: 1Thrive who are committed to making organizing simple, fun and stylish through their collection of command centers. 
    Visit 1Thrive.com to find the system that works best for you. 
    Make sure to use code SB10 to receive 10% off your entire order! 

    xo - Laurie 
    Connect with Sasha
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    BOOK: BETWEEN GRIT & GRACE | TEDX TALK
    Please support us!
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    REVIEW. Social influence is the most impactful way to help others find our show!
    Struggling with Clutter?
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    Stop feeling like a Hot Mess!



    Now is the time to reclaim time, find freedom, and feel empowered from the “stuff” that is holding you back.
    Available on amazon, barnes & noble or wherever books are sold.
    Connect with Me
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    • 36 min
    ep 222: A Purpose Driven Mom with Cara Harvey

    ep 222: A Purpose Driven Mom with Cara Harvey

    Hi Friends! I am super excited to share todays guest with you.  Joining me is Cara Harvey, host of the popular podcast A Purpose Driven Mom, and successful business owner where she helps women in the areas of finances, schedules, health, and most of all themselves! Cara has built an incredible community with thousands of women who come from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, who learn from and support one another. 
    But it wasn’t always this way. I invited Cara to join me today to share her personal story which includes being on food stamps as she and her husband struggled to make ends meet, while both working multiple jobs and raising 3 small children. 
    Cara talks about how she navigated life during that rough season, how she started her business and why she believes that we all have purpose, even if we have lost our way.
    During our conversation, we talk about

    the most common struggle she hears from women
    The power of permission
    Goal Chasing
    The importance of a time inventory and “thought catchers”

    Whether you are feeling overwhelmed or lost in your life, career or marriage, or looking for some extra encouragement to take a leap of faith, this episode is for you!
    Bonus Alert: Cara is hosting an upcoming {virtual} summit at the end of March which is filled with amazing speakers and covering a wide range of topics (yours truly is one of the speakers!)  Click HERE to register for free with my affiliate link.
    P.S. It’s finally here–drumroll please! The Enneagram & Clutter Course is available now!
    For a limited time, I am offering a special promo for all of my TOL listeners:
    Enter promo code TOL30 at checkout to receive 30% off the course price. (offer not to be combined with other promotions) 
    VISIT: https://simplyborganized.com/enneagram-clutter-course/
    Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode: 1Thrive who are committed to making organizing simple, fun and stylish through their collection of command centers. 
    Visit 1Thrive.com to find the system that works best for you. 
    Make sure to use code SB10 to receive 10% off your entire order!
    Connect with Cara
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    FREE TRELLO CHECKLIST
    Cara’s Book Recommendations
    THE COMPOUND EFFECT
    Please support us!
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    Would you like to see this Podcast on video?
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    Struggling with Clutter?
    Click HERE to take our FREE clutter quiz!
    Stop feeling like a Hot Mess!


    Now is the time to reclaim time, find freedom, and feel empowered from the “stuff” that is holding you back.
    Available on amazon, barnes & noble or wherever books are sold.
    Connect with Me
    WEBSITE | FB | IG | PINTEREST

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Esherman68 ,

I love this!

Lauries approach is so doable & I've learned so much from listening to just a few episodes. Can’t wait to implement some if these ideas.

Crazy spasm I'm ,

Fantastic!!!

As a working mother of 3 active kids my life is crazy! This podcast was an enormous help! Laurie is honest, and funny and puts clutter in terms you can all relate too! This podcast gave me a different perspective and great tips to get my crazy life in order!!! Her topics go beyond physical clutter. There is so much more to being organized and Laurie addresses the tough topics.

Kpotg ,

Love this podcast!!

Laurie’s podcast is awesome. She asks great questions and I always learn so much from her and her amazing guests!

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