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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 • 168 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 221: Donating Ettiquette with Mary Davis

    ep 221: Donating Ettiquette with Mary Davis

    Hi Friends! Today I am joined by Mary Davis, founder of In Good Order, and our SBO Partner in Richmond, Virginia (if you’re in the Richmond area and looking for a professional organizer, give her a call!)
    On a personal level, Mary is married to her husband and together they have two boys ages 9 &12. During our conversation Mary shares her own organizing journey as a self-described “reformed packrat” whose organizing career started to form when her Dad died unexpectedly and she was left to navigate over 5000 square feet of STUFF.
    I invited Mary to join me on This ORGANIZED Life to talk about Donation Etiquette…WHAT to donate, What NOT to donate, and WHEN to donate.
    We break it down into several categories including:

    Clothing
    Small Household Appliances
    Furniture
    Linens/Towels/Bedding
    Books
    Building Supplies
    Electronics

    This episode was filled with so much useful information and resources on what and where to donate.  Make sure to check out the links below to access Mary’s donation guide and other information discussed in the show.
    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!

    XOXO- Laurie
    P.S. It’s finally here–drumroll please! The Enneagram & Clutter Course is available for pre-sale! Click HERE to learn more.
    Connect with Mary
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    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    DONATION RESOURCE GUIDE | GIVE BACK BOX | ZAPPOS FOR GOOD
    Mary’s Book Recommendations
    YOU ARE A BADASS | THE ART OF TIDYING UP
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    • 38 min
    ep 220: Finding Balance with Cherylanne Skolnicki

    ep 220: Finding Balance with Cherylanne Skolnicki

    Hi Friends! Joining me today is Cherylanne Skolnicki, host of the top-rated Brilliant Balance podcast, speaker and coach. Cherylanne’s advice has been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Women’s Day. She appears on TV news shows as an expert on work life balance, productivity, and purpose. On a personal note, Cherylanne lives in Cincinnati with her husband John and their three children. 
    I invited Cherylanne to come on our show to talk about the notion of “Balance.”  Is it a unicorn? Or something truly attainable? 
    During our conversation we talk about:

    How Health & Wellness, Career, Relationships and Organization are the most common areas of stress, especially among women. 
    Why it’s important to “press pause” and reset when things are feeling out of control.
    How creating systems has helped Cherylanne in both her personal and professional life. 

    We also talk about the Enneagram (of course!) and how her Enneagram type has played a role in her relationship with clutter and organization.
    This was a super fun conversation filled with nuggets of wisdom and practical advice.
    Make sure to check out the links in the show notes for everything mentioned during the episode or to connect with Cherylanne.
    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!
    XOXO-
    Laurie

    Connect with Cherylanne
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PODCAST
    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    THE RHYTHM OF LIFE | ESSENTIALISM | GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION | PLAYING BIG
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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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    • 49 min
    ep 219: Best Mom Ideas with Autumn McKay

    ep 219: Best Mom Ideas with Autumn McKay

    Hi Friends! Joining me today is Autumn McKay, created of the Best Mom Ideas Blog -an online community for moms (or dads!) that provides support, encouragement, and practical resources for parents with littles. 
    During our conversation we talk about real-life struggles parents are facing during the pandemic. From virtual learning to limiting screen time and knowing when everyone needs a time-out (including you!)
    As a former educator, and mom of 3, Autumn speaks candidly about her own parenting struggles and how she navigated through it. 

    Autumn shares why boredom is good for our kids
    How she encourages kids to read
    What organization looks like in her house (and what responsibilities her kids have)

    Make sure you listen until the end of the show where Autumn shares a special free gift for all TOL listeners! 
    I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, hats off to anyone parenting little ones during a pandemic. I thank Jesus every day that He spared my kids from having to be educated by me for even a minute.  You guys are all rock stars!
    xo-
    Laurie
    Connect with Autumn
    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    YEAR OF YES  |  ULTIMATE MOM-SAVER ACTIVITY BUNDLE
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    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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    • 37 min
    ep 218: Finding Courage with Franziska Iseli

    ep 218: Finding Courage with Franziska Iseli

    Hi Friends! I was introduced to today’s guest, Franziska Iseli, after reading her book, The Courage Map. The book chronicles her personal journal of traveling from Switzerland to Kazakhstan on a motorbike with nothing but a backpack and a notebook.
    Franziska is one of the most interesting guests I have had on the show. She is an adventure-seeking Swiss-Aussie who has authored 3 Best Selling books, in addition to being a social entrepreneur who is passionate  about ocean conservation.
    She has been featured across major media platforms including  INC, Forbes, Business Insider, Marie-Claire, and Cosmopolitan, but  I invited her to join me on TOL to talk about the experiences  and lessons learned from writing The Courage Map.
    During our conversation we talked about

    What prompted her to set off on a multi-country bike adventure
    Lessons that she learned on her trip including: truth, intentions, trust, and love
    Why it’s easy for her to let go of material things (you have to listen to her story about giving her jacket to a complete stranger!)

    Courage is a big word that conjures up lots of images. 
    At one point or another, we all seek to find courage, whether in our personal or professional lives. This episode challenged me to think differently about coming out of my comfort zone, and reinforced my belief that living simply and working smart can open your world up to the most incredible possibilities.
    Make sure to check out the links below to reference all things we talked about during our conversation.
    XOXO-
    Laurie

    Connect with Franziska
    FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | LINKEDIN | YOUTUBE
    FranziskaIseli.com | BasicBananas.com | Oceanlovers.com | TheBusinessHood.com
    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    The Courage Map | The Alchemist |  The Little Prince | Losing my Virginity
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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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    • 44 min
    ep 217: Weight Loss Journey with Elizabeth Sherman

    ep 217: Weight Loss Journey with Elizabeth Sherman

    Hi friends! I am so excited to share today’s guest with you. Joining me is health and wellness coach, Elizabeth Sherman. Elizabeth works with folks to design the right health program for their body and lifestyle.  Her core demographic are women in their forties who may be struggling keeping weight off, and changing habits that no longer work like they may have in their 20’s & 30’s.  
    Yes, she may as well have been speaking to me directly!  
    Elizabeth has been through her own weight loss journey which she shares on the show. During our conversation we talk about:

    The pivotal moment that was her “wake up call” that something had to change
    Where to begin? Elizabeth shares her first step into creating new habits
    What to do when you have a setback along the way 
    What habits and routines she has adopted to support her new and improved lifestyle 
    Common obstacles that her clients face and how to overcome them

    I loved her simple, honest and down to earth approach and suspect you will too! She is also offering our listeners a free mini-session with her, so make sure to check out the link in our show notes.
    Fun Fact: Elizabelth and her husband are Chicago natives who now live and work in Mexico. Their move was featured in an episode of House Hunters International, and I’ve posted the link below if you want to check it out!
    XOXO-
    Laurie
    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 Elizabeth
    SCHEDULE A FREE MINI-COACHING SESSION!
    WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | PODCAST | LINKEDIN
    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    HOUSE HUNTERS INTL | THE UNTETHERED SOUL | THE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION | THE LIFE COACH SCHOOL PODCAST
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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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    • 45 min
    ep 216: Command Centers with 1 Thrive

    ep 216: Command Centers with 1 Thrive

    Hi Friends! I know how much you love products, so you are in for a treat!  Joining me today are 2 of the founders of 1Thrive, Brett Stern and Mayra Kavan.  You may have seen their stylish command centers around facebook, Pinterest or the IG because they are taking the organizing & lifestyle space by storm!
    It’s no surprise why everyone is loving them considering that they were designed by a team of moms-(can I get an amen!)
    I invited Brett and Mayra on TOL to talk about:

    How 1Thrive began & why they felt compelled to create a niche product line
    How visual learners are benefitting from the 1Thrive system
    How the entire family can use the same system in their own unique way

    Make sure to stick around until the end of the episode where Brett shares a special promo code exclusive for our TOL community!
    As we wrap up January, let’s continue on the path of organization together.  I always say, a great product won’t make you organized, but it can help to inspire you and make it fun along the way!
    XOXO - Laurie
    P.S. Don’t forget to check out 1Thrive.com who is committed to make organizing simple, fun and stylish. Enter code SB10 to receive 10% off your entire order!
    Connect with 1THRIVE
    WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST
    Links Mentioned in this Episode
    OUTLIERS BY MALCOLM GLADWELL
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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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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
168 Ratings

168 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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