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This Organized Life

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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Ep 147: Products We Love

Hi Friends! People are always asking us to feature our favorite products, so today we are doing an episode on products we love! However, instead of focusing on big brands, I wanted to focus in on smaller companies who are making a big impact. Although you may not know our guests by name, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their items in The Container Store, on PopSugar, Buzzfeed, or this little list called “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” My guests today are the founders of Three By Three Seattle, Anita Nadelson and Gwen Weinberg. Anita and Gwen are no strangers to the organizing product world. They started Three by Three Seattle 25 years ago-and like any partnership, their business and lives have evolved together over the years. As women and moms, I love how they reference their personal lives when designing new products. With a simple, yet powerful mission of making busy lives beautifully efficient, they repeatedly deliver on that promise with well crafted, functional, and stylish products designed to solving organizational problems. On a personal note, I’ve been using their products for years and love them! I even have their magnetic skinny strip on my refrigerator and jot block on my desk, and LOVE THEM! We talk about things like:      ● How they met      ● The evolution of the organizing industry over the past 2 ½ decades      ● What differentiates them in a marketplace that has become saturated with organizing products and         solutions Gwen and Anita share their personal favorite products and why, and of course I share mine too! I ask them for a sneak peek of what’s on the horizon for Three by Three, and you know I can’t keep that info to myself, so be sure to listen to the entire episode I loved my conversation with these amazing women, and I know you will too. If you haven’t tried out their products, there’s no time like the present! Gwen & Anita have an exclusive gift for all TOL listeners: Use the Promo Code: SIMPLYB for a 25% discount sitewide at threebythree.com Offer valid through Nov 16 and is one use per customer. Happy Organizing! xoxo Laurie Please support us!  SUBSCRIBE to TOL to have new episodes downloaded each week! REVIEW.  Social influence is the most impactful way to help others find our show! Struggling with Clutter?  Click HERE to take our FREE clutter quiz! 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. Links Mentioned in this Episode Uprise Monitor | Skinny Strip | Silicone Weekly Planner |Sort It Out Wall Caddy Connect with Three by Three WEBSITE | PINTEREST |  FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM Connect with Me WEBSITE | FB | IG | PINTEREST

46mins

2 Oct 2019

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EP 111: 5 Design Tips to Keep You Organized

Hey Friends! On todays' episode of TOL we are joined by my real life friend, Danielle Datz, founder of Danielle Datz Designs. We chat about some simple strategies to consider when planing a room renovation.  Whether you are working with an interior designer or going DIY, these 5 tips are key components to help you maximize your budget and minimize your stress! Click below to listen to our conversation: If you know someone who would enjoy this episode, will you please share it with a friend?! Connect with Danielle on Instagram A special thanks to our sponsor for this episode, 2BOrganized.com.  If you have ever thought about starting your own Professional Organizing business, but weren’t sure where to begin,  2B Organized may be just what you are looking for! 2B Organized has franchise opportunities available throughout the country with locations currently in Missouri, California, Texas and Ohio.  The process of starting your own business can be completely turn-key with this franchise business model.  No stressing about building a website, becoming a legal entity, social media strategies, tag lines, logos or starting from the ground up. Hit the ground running BUILDING your clientele. To learn more, visit 2b-organized.com/connect Your Opinion Matters!   I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by SUBSCRIBING and listening each week.  We would be so grateful if you would click the  5-star button & leave a short REVIEW on apple podcast (aka Itunes).  This makes it easier for other people to find us when they are searching up new podcasts. If you're not sure how to do it, just shoot me a DM or email and we can help! Stop feeling like a Hot Mess! Pick up your copy of my book, HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized today!  Think of it as a roadmap helping 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. Let’s Connect!  We love hearing from you! Head on over to facebook and join our group, This ORGANIZED Life where you can post topic ideas, guest suggestions, questions, comments and photos. Of course you also connect with us on the IG or follow us on PINTEREST for some added inspiration.

20mins

24 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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Ep 003 - Avoiding the 5 Clutter Pitfalls

Welcome to This Organized Life…with Organizing Expert Laurie Palau - This weekly podcast is designed to give you a glimpse into my organized, but not-so-perfect world as a mom, professional organizer and founder of (http://www.simplyborganized.com/) - Today we are talking about Avoiding the 5 Clutter Pitfalls: Procrastination, Indecision, Guilt, Overwhelm, and Time - How do your emotions affect your ability to get organized? - Listen to the full episode here or Check out our Blog to read more: ( http://www.simplyborganized.com/2016/12/13/avoiding-the-5-clutter-pitfalls/)

21mins

7 Jan 2017

Rank #3

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Ep 099: Project 333 with special guest, Courtney Carver (part 2)

Today we continue our conversation with  Courtney Carver: Author, Speaker and founder of the minimalist fashion Project 333 & the popular blog, Be More With Less.com. If you haven't listened to last weeks episode, I encourage you to do so prior to listening to today's episode. Last week, Courtney shared with us her personal journey, and today she is focused on helping all of you....(well, actually she kind of has a therapy session with me). She walks us through, how to approach her ever-popular Project333 which stands for 3 months, 33 items (with a few exclusions!)  Honestly, after our conversation, it seemed way more do-able than I first thought.  I'd love to know your thoughts. You can listen to part 2 of my conversation with Courtney Carver right here: LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: COURTNEY'S BOOK: SOULFUL SIMPLICITY  PROJECT 333 CONNECT WITH COURTNEY!  INSTAGRAM  |  WEBSITE  |  COURSE ***Our sponsor for today's episode is our good friends at Organized Living!  I've been using their adjustable Freedom Rail closet system in my clients' homes for years. It's super easy to design, order, and install. I absolutely love the versatility of their products!  Learn more about Organized Living and freedomRail at www.OrganizedLiving.com.  If you liked this episode will you take a moment to share it (we have a nifty little share button at the bottom of this post!) I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by subscribing and listening each week. If you are feeling generous, would you mind giving us a 5 star rating and leaving a short review (it’s super easy I promise!). Reviews & downloads make it easier for other people to find us when they are searching up new podcasts, so your opinion matters! Want more TOL?  Head on over to facebook and join our group, This ORGANIZED Life where you can post your questions, comments and photos-we love hearing from you! CONNECT WITH US! FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM

22mins

1 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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EP 116: 20 Things You Can Get Rid of Today, with Special Guest, Michaela Santen

Hey Friends! On todays' episode of TOL we are joined by one of our SBO Partners, Michaela Santen, founder of Simple-Sweep in Portland, OR. Michaela started Simple Sweep six years ago after a career as a television news producer. Michaela specializes in helping people live better with less stuff. She is a regular contributor on the NBC affiliate station KGW where she shares her tips for living an organized life. But she is also a real life human, with 3 kids, a dog, 2 cats and a husband so she knows how chaotic life can get. With all of our hectic schedules we don't always have large chunks of time to dedicate to decluttering, am I right?  I asked Michaela to come on TOL to share 20 THINGS YOU CAN GET RID OF TODAY WITH NO REGRET. Listen to our conversation below: If you know someone who would enjoy this episode, will you please share it with a friend?! CONNECT WITH MICHAELA WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK  20 THINGS LIST Your Opinion Matters!   I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by SUBSCRIBING and listening each week.  We would be so grateful if you would click the  5-star button & leave a short REVIEW on apple podcast (aka Itunes).   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. Let’s Connect!  We love hearing from you! Head on over to facebook and join our group, This ORGANIZED Life where you can post topic ideas, guest suggestions, questions, comments and photos. Of course you also connect with us on the IG or follow us on PINTEREST for some added inspiration.

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28 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Ep 075: Take a Breath, with Special Guest, Lili Pettit

Today on This ORGANIZED Life, we are joined by one of our SBO Partners, Lili Pettit, founder of Clutter Healing© in Los Angeles, CA. Lili shares how she uses breath work in her own life, and with her clients. She talks about the mind-body connection of clutter and anxiety. Listen to the episode to learn more about her process!   LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST CLUTTER HEALING  |  FOLLOW LILI ON INSTAGRAM  | LEARN MORE ABOUT BREATH WORK     If you liked this episode will you take a moment to share it with a friend?  The more reviews & downloads we receive, the easier it is for other people to find us.   If you want more TOL, please join our facebook group, This ORGANIZED Life and post your questions or comments-we love hearing from you! I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by subscribing and leaving a review. DON'T FORGET TO CONNECT WITH US! FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM  

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17 May 2018

Rank #6

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Ep 068 - What is Your Clutter Costing You

Today Erika and I chat about the age old question…”What is your clutter costing you?”   In chapter 1 of my book, HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized, I breakdown not just the monetary implications of clutter, but how it impacts things like stress, anxiety, frustration, and time.   I share how clutter = chaos, and once you begin to remove the clutter from your life, you reduce the amount of chaos that surrounds you.    I’d love to know your thoughts and experiences. Please share your stories in our closed facebook group called This ORGANIZED Life.   You can always connect with me:  Website  |  Facebook | Twitter  |  Instagram | Email   DID YOU KNOW?  The more reviews & downloads I get, the easier it is for other people to find us-crazy, right!   I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by subscribing and leaving a review.    If you loved this episode as much as I did, please share it with your peeps!    P.S. Make sure to pick up a copy of Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized (available in paperback or digital-wherever books are sold.) It’s a great survival guide filled with lots of tips, stories and useful strategies-trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

19mins

29 Mar 2018

Rank #7

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Ep 040 - Simplifying Evening Routines

Welcome to This Organized Life! * I’m your host, Laurie Palau * Today’s episode of This ORGANIZED Life is sponsored by our good friends at Organized Living (https://organizedliving.com/), the preferred closet solution of simply B organized * If you’re in the market for a new closet, visit organizedliving.com (https://organizedliving.com/) and use promo code “THISORGANIZEDLIFE20” to receive 20% off your entire order for the month of September! * We kick off the morning with a question from our audience-check it out! * On today’s episode, Erika and I discuss the evening madness and solutions on how to simplify what I like to call “the witching hour" * Check out the entire episode here (https://soundcloud.com/simplyborganized) * This ORGANIZED Life is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-organized-life/id1193014252?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4), Soundcloud ( https://soundcloud.com/simplyborganized) & GooglePlay (https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijivcp24jevjbzg724xajolnyk4?t%3DThis_Organized_Life%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16) * Please take a moment to subscribe and leave us a review-we read them all! * Visit simplyBorganized.com (http://simplyborganized.com/) for links to all our episodes. * New episodes air every Thursday * Join our discussion group on facebook called This ORGANIZED Life: Real Moms, Real Struggles, Real Solutions (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1840271626300032/)and your questions may be featured in an upcoming episode!

20mins

20 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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Ep 098: Creating a Capsule Wardrobe with special guest, Courtney Carver (part 1)

Today we are joined by Courtney Carver: Author, Speaker and founder of the fashion Project 333 & the popular blog, Be More With Less.com.  Courtney changed her life by simplifying it after a devastating diagnosis in 2006.  I read Courtney's book Soulful Simplicity this past summer and was completely inspired to rethink what lives inside my closet. I reached out to see if she would share her story with all of you.  In part one of our conversation, Courtney talks candidly about how she was living the "American Dream," or so she thought, until a life threatening health scare began her journey to finding freedom with less. Check out part one of our conversation below: LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: COURTNEY'S BOOK: SOULFUL SIMPLICITY  PROJECT 333 CONNECT WITH COURTNEY!  INSTAGRAM  |  WEBSITE  |  COURSE ***Our sponsor for today's episode is our good friends at Organized Living!  I've been using their adjustable Freedom Rail closet system in my clients' homes for years. It's super easy to design, order, and install. I absolutely love the versatility of their products!  Learn more about Organized Living and freedomRail at www.OrganizedLiving.com.  If you liked this episode will you take a moment to share it (we have a nifty little share button at the bottom of this post!) I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by subscribing and listening each week. If you are feeling generous, would you mind giving us a 5 star rating and leaving a short review (it’s super easy I promise!). Reviews & downloads make it easier for other people to find us when they are searching up new podcasts, so your opinion matters! Want more TOL?  Head on over to facebook and join our group, This ORGANIZED Life where you can post your questions, comments and photos-we love hearing from you! CONNECT WITH US! FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM

24mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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EP 153: Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding with Kim Diamond

Hi Friends! On today’s episode we are joined by SBO Partner, Kim Diamond. Kim is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD®). She has her Trained Professional Organizer certificate, and her Level 2 certificate of study in Chronic Disorganization, and Hoarding- so she definitely knows a thing or two about people who struggle with Chronic Disorganization!We talk about the differences between a “hoarder” from someone who struggles with chronic disorganization, how she tailors her approach to each, and how she found herself working in this niche.It’s a truly fascinating conversation, and one that we have never done before on TOL. I encourage you to listen to the episode and let us know what you think!If you, or someone you know suffers from either Chronic Disorganization or Hoarding Disorder, feel free to contact Kim and she would be happy to connect you with someone who can help.   xo- Laurie   Please support us! SUBSCRIBE to TOL to have new episodes downloaded each week! REVIEW.  Social influence is the most impactful way to help others find our show! Struggling with Clutter?  Click HERE to take our FREE clutter quiz! 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. Links Mentioned in this Episode INSTITUTE FOR CHALLENGING DISORGANIZATION Connect with Kim WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | LINKEDIN Connect with Me WEBSITE | FB | IG | PINTEREST

34mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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EP 120: Outer Order, Inner Calm with special guest, Gretchen Rubin

Welcome to part 2 of my interview with New York Times best selling author, Gretchen Rubin.  In addition to several blockbuster books, Gretchen is also the host of the award winning podcast, "Happier with Gretchen Rubin," which she co-hosts with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Quick Side Note: If this is your time tuning in, make sure to go back and check out last week's episode where we talked about her book, The Four Tendencies, and what life is like as upholders! Today, in part 2 of our interview, Gretchen and I talk about her new book Outer Order, Inner Calm, and how removing physical clutter has a direct correlation to feelings of empowerment, accomplishment, and you guessed it, calm!  I loved chatting with Gretchen, and I invite you to check out part two of our conversation here: If you know someone who would enjoy this episode, will you please share it with a friend?! CONNECT WITH GRETCHEN WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK OUTER ORDER, INNER CALM Your Opinion Matters!   I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by SUBSCRIBING and listening each week.  We would be so grateful if you would click the  5-star button & leave a short REVIEW on apple podcast (aka Itunes).   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. Let’s Connect!  We love hearing from you! Head on over to facebook and join our group, This ORGANIZED Life where you can post topic ideas, guest suggestions, questions, comments and photos. Of course you also connect with us on the IG or follow us on PINTEREST for some added inspiration.

26mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #11

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Ep 162 - Decluttering Hacks for 2020

A special thanks to our good friends at Organized Living for sponsoring this episode of This ORGANIZED Life! For sponsorship inquiries and collaborations click here.Hi Friends! As the New Year gets underway, I am always looking for ways to stay motivated. Sometimes that means learning something new, but other times it means pulling out some tried and true strategies.On today’s episode, Erika and I talk about several simple decluttering tips; some you may have heard of, and others might be brand new to you. The one thing they have in common is that they work! Perhaps not all of them for you, but there is enough variety on this list you are sure to find something that gets you motivated.You’ll want to listen to the full episode to hear our take on each of these, but for all my readers, here you go! Give yourself 5 solid minutes to declutter something everyday. It can be as simple as cleaning a drawer, putting away laundry or purging old papers. Give away one item each day. Fill one trash bag per day (or per week) depending on your level of clutter. Try the Closet Hanger Experiment. Turn all of your hangers backwards, and each time you wear something you turn the hanger the correct way. At the end of the season you can see what clothes you actually wore, and hopefully donate the rest! Take the 12-12-12 Challenge. Each week pick 12 items that need to be thrown away, 12 items that can be donated, and 12 items that need to be returned to their proper home. Experiment with Project 333. (Check out my conversation with Courntey Carver to learn more!) Put a load in your car for charity. Create a 30-day list. Use caddys or trays to corral things like remotes, perfumes, face creams,etc. Don’t buy something just because it’s cheap or on sale. Purge anything you can easily get on the internet such as user manuals, take out menus, credit card statements, etc. Save instead of Spend. Every time you get the urge to spend, put that money in a jar or separate account and at the end of the month see how much you have saved. Start with the easy stuff first. Getting some small wins under your belt helps with motivation and tracking process. Believe it’s possible. The first step in any change is believing it’s possible Finally, Asking yourself these two questions while decluttering can be very helpful. 1. Where would I look for this item?2. Would I know if I already have one?If you liked this list, or looking for a deeper dive into decluttering, My book, HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized is filled with strategies and a complete room by room decluttering guide.There are lots of great resources available, from books, to podcasts, to online courses. The key is to find the combination that works for you.  Several people have shared that they listen to our podcast while they declutter helps to keep them engaged and motivated!Whatever method is working for you, feel free to let us know in our facebook group This ORGANIZED Life Podcast, or tag us on IG @simplyborganized so we can cheer you on! xo - Laurie Please support us! SUBSCRIBE to TOL to have new episodes downloaded each week! REVIEW.  Social influence is the most impactful way to help others find our show! Struggling with Clutter?  Click HERE to take our FREE clutter quiz! 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 WEBSITE | FB | IG | PINTEREST Articles Mentioned in this Podcast 7 FUN WAYS TO START DECLUTTERING | 99 CLUTTER HACKS FOR YOUR HOME A Word from our Sponsor: Organized Living are giving 20% off all freedom rail systems during the entire month of January.  No promo necessary! Use the Organized Living online Design Tool to create your dream freedomRail storage solution before the sale ends. Visit shop.organizedliving.com to purchase freedomRail Closet Kits or Over The Door solutions. It’s the perfect time to purchase additional accessories for your freedomRail closet like shoe racks, hampers, valet rods and more to receive 20% off.

43mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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EP 119: The Four Tendencies, with special guest Gretchen Rubin

On today's episode of TOL we are joined by New York Times best selling author, Gretchen Rubin.  She has written several blockbuster books including Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and the newly released Outer Order, Inner Calm. Gretchen  is also the host of the award winning podcast, "Happier with Gretchen Rubin," which she co-hosts with her sister Elizabeth Craft. In part one of our 2-part interview, Gretchen and I do a deep-dive into her book The Four Tendencies (which was a HUGE game-changer for me, and I hope for each of you!). Each tendency focuses on the value each of us place on both outer and inner expectations. What does this have to do with organizing?  I guess you'll have to listen to find out :) Whether you are looking for ways to improve communication, understand motivation, or perhaps you are a personality geek like me, you will LOVE this episode!  I invite you to check out part one of our conversation here: If you know someone who would enjoy this episode, will you please share it with a friend?! CONNECT WITH GRETCHEN WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK 4 TENDENCIES QUIZ Your Opinion Matters!   I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by SUBSCRIBING and listening each week.  We would be so grateful if you would click the  5-star button & leave a short REVIEW on apple podcast (aka Itunes).   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. Let’s Connect!  We love hearing from you! Head on over to facebook and join our group, This ORGANIZED Life where you can post topic ideas, guest suggestions, questions, comments and photos. Of course you also connect with us on the IG or follow us on PINTEREST for some added inspiration.

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21 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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EP 115: Bullet Journaling with Special Guest, Beth Wilson

Hey Friends! On todays' episode of TOL we are joined by one of our long time SBO Partners, Beth Wilson from Wilson Home Organizing in Tacoma, WA where she lives with her chef husband and 2 adorable pugs! This is also Beth’s second appearance on TOL, she was a guest on episode 059, if you want to go back and check it out. Beth talks about BULLET JOURNALING.  What it is, How it works, and Why she prefers pen & paper to a digital option. I learned so much from our conversation, and can't wait to do some additional research,  because as we all know, there is no one-size-fits all approach to reducing stress and increasing productivity. You can listen to our entire conversation right here: If you know someone who would enjoy this episode, will you please share it with a friend?! LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE BULLET JOURNAL | CONNECT WITH BETH ON IG | CONNECT WITH BETH ON FB READ MORE ABOUT BETH'S JOURNEY WITH BULLET JOURNALING  Your Opinion Matters!   I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by SUBSCRIBING and listening each week.  We would be so grateful if you would click the  5-star button & leave a short REVIEW on apple podcast (aka Itunes).   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. Let’s Connect!  We love hearing from you! Head on over to facebook and join our group, This ORGANIZED Life where you can post topic ideas, guest suggestions, questions, comments and photos. Of course you also connect with us on the IG or follow us on PINTEREST for some added inspiration.

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21 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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Ep 074: Design Inspiration with Special Guest, Bill Eastburn

Today we are joined by my good friend and talented furniture designer, Bill Eastburn.  Bill has been creating functional and stylish storage solutions for over two decades, and shares his story of working in a 700 square foot room, to how became a lead designer for Crate & Barrel and Land of Nod (now Crate & Kids).  Check out my conversation with Bill:   LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST INSTAGRAM  |  CRATE & BARREL DESIGNS  |  CRATE & KIDS DESIGNS   If you liked this episode will you take a moment to share it with a friend?  The more reviews & downloads we receive, the easier it is for other people to find us.   If you want more TOL, please join our facebook group, This ORGANIZED Life and post your questions or comments-we love hearing from you! I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by subscribing and leaving a review.         DON'T FORGET TO CONNECT WITH US! FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM  

22mins

10 May 2018

Rank #15

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Ep 157 : Joey Schewee - Clutter and the Enneagram part 1

Hi Friends! This is the moment you have all been waiting for…well, maybe it’s the moment that I’ve been waiting to share with you;  my 3-part conversation with Enneagram teacher,  and fellow 8, Joey Schewee.Joey Schewee has been a student of the Enneagram for more than twenty years, studying under her mother, Suzanne Stabile, otherwise known as the Godmother of the Enneagram– author of The Road Back to You and The Path Between Us.As Joey shares on the show “I have known the enneagram longer than I haven’t.” This perspective and insight flows through all aspects of life including dating, marriage, motherhood, managing employees and navigating the corporate and educational realms.If you are not familiar with the enneagram, this is a great introduction to understanding things like What is the enneagram? What do each of the 9 numbers represent? How do find out my number? If already know your number, Joey dives deeper into Triads, Stances, and Orientation to Time.There’s so much rich content that we couldn’t cover all of it in one episode!  I hope you enjoy part 1 of my conversation with Joey as much as I did.xo-  LauriePlease support us! SUBSCRIBE to TOL to have new episodes downloaded each week! REVIEW.  Social influence is the most impactful way to help others find our show!Struggling with Clutter? Click HERE to take our FREE clutter quiz!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.Links Mentioned in this Episode THE ROAD BACK TO YOU  |  THE PATH BETWEEN USConnect with JoeyWEBSITE  | INSTAGRAM  |  EMAILConnect with MeWEBSITE | FB | IG | PINTEREST

34mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Ep 084: Tips from a PRO, with Special Guest, Jen Obermeier

Today we are joined by my friend and PRO Organizer colleague, Jen Obermeier. Jen is the founder of Pro Organizer Studio, a business and design resource specifically created for the Professional Organizer Industry. I was connected with Jen several months ago and we became fast friends!  She shares how she got started, her thoughts on the industry, and how she works to help other Professional Organizers build their brands.  Check out the entire episode here: LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: PRO ORGANIZER STUDIO | THE INSPIRED ORGANIZER | JENOBERMEIER.COM If you liked this episode will you take a moment to share it with a friend?  The more reviews & downloads we receive, the easier it is for other people to find us.   If you want more TOL, please join our facebook group, This ORGANIZED Life and post your questions or comments-we love hearing from you! I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by subscribing and leaving a review. CONNECT WITH US! FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM

22mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #17

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Ep 066 - Spring Organizing Tips with Christina Morton

Today I am joined by Christina Morton, founder of The Organizing Co, in Colorado. Christina and I talk about some simple tips to help you as you come out of winter hibernation.  She shares about her business, and how she has built her team. Christina  is also a proud member of our SBO Partner Program and we are happy to have her!   Make sure you check out Christina’s website where she has a bunch of helpful videos, and she not only lets you into her home, but inside her drawers!    Connect with Christina: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter   If you loved this episode as much as I did, please share it with your peeps!    DID YOU KNOW?  The more reviews & downloads I get, the easier it is for other people to find us-crazy, right!   I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by subscribing and leaving a review.    Want More #TOL?Join our discussion group on facebook called This ORGANIZED Life it’s a great place to ask questions and share your stories.   You can always connect with me:  Website  |  Facebook | Twitter  |  Instagram | Email   P.S. Make sure to pick up a copy of Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized (available in paperback or digital-wherever books are sold.) It’s a great survival guide filled with lots of tips, stories and useful strategies-trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

19mins

15 Mar 2018

Rank #18

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Ep 037 - What's for Dinner?

Welcome to This Organized Life! * I’m your host, Laurie Palau * Today we are wrapping up our series on Summer Simplification. * The topic is What’s for Dinner? * How many nights a week do you cook? * How many do you eat out? * How do you fit meal planning into your hectic schedule? * I’ll share some of my favorite recipe apps * Check out the entire episode here (https://soundcloud.com/simplyborganized) * This ORGANIZED Life is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-organized-life/id1193014252?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4), Soundcloud ( https://soundcloud.com/simplyborganized) & GooglePlay (https://goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijivcp24jevjbzg724xajolnyk4?t%3DThis_Organized_Life%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16) * Please take a moment to subscribe and leave us a review! * Visit simplyBorganized.com (http://simplyborganized.com/) for links to all our episodes. * Tune in next week for another episode of This ORGANIZED Life * Don’t forget to join our discussion group on facebook called This ORGANIZED Life: Real Moms, Real Struggles, Real Solutions (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1840271626300032/)

21mins

31 Aug 2017

Rank #19

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Ep 067 - Organize with Style with Special Guest, Alicia Bias

Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Alicia Bias, founder of Lux Simplicity in Salt Lake City, UT. Alicia s the mom to 3 adorable kids, and shares about how organizing plays into parenting her son with autism.  She also opens up about her struggle with depression, suicide and how organizing her home allowed her to reclaim control of her life.    I love her honesty and practical tips for people who want to have a dream space on a modest budget.  Alicia is also a proud member of our SBO Partner Program and we are happy to have her!   Connect with Alicia: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest   If you loved this episode as much as I did, please share it with your peeps!    DID YOU KNOW?  The more reviews & downloads I get, the easier it is for other people to find us-crazy, right!   I am so appreciative of anyone who takes a moment to help the growth of our show by subscribing and leaving a review.    Want More #TOL?Join our discussion group on facebook called This ORGANIZED Life it’s a great place to ask questions and share your stories.   You can always connect with me:  Website  |  Facebook | Twitter  |  Instagram | Email   P.S. Make sure to pick up a copy of Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized (available in paperback or digital-wherever books are sold.) It’s a great survival guide filled with lots of tips, stories and useful strategies-trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

21mins

22 Mar 2018

Rank #20