My Home Organization Story
From 2008 - 2011 I felt like a hamster on a wheel that wouldn't quit spinning faster and faster and then... it happened.
Life was moving SO FAST I got run over.
I thought it was just me, but I now know it wasn't. We can all expect to find ourselves feeling like roadkill on the side of the road of life at least once in our lives.
I was so overwhelmed I actually quit my full-time teaching job just to get our home under control and reclaim my family.
I mean who QUITS their job to get organized?!
It really wasn't even a choice. I was already failing as a homeowner and sliding deeper into debt.
My marriage was strained and our kids were well... I wasn't being the best mom I wanted to be. They along with everything else was put after my job.
On my way home from work - late again - I had this thought, "If you fail your kids, no one else will step in as their mom, but if you leave teaching, someone else can be the teacher."
I was a GOOD teacher! We NEEDED the money...
But I couldn't stop thinking about what my future self would feel in 10 years if I chose to stay on my current path.
It wasn't easy.
We went further into debt.
January 2012 was the HARDEST month of my life. I had no plan and no income.
I purposefully decided to STOP...
- living in reaction to the economy
- worrying about other's expectations of myself and my family
- blaming my situation on anyone other than ME
I had NO idea how, but I was determined to become a positive person in control of my household, my income and my desiny.
I was done reacting.
I thought getting organized would be easy.
You see I'm a "born organized person", but I couldn't get organized again no matter what I tried.
I was about to tune 40 and felt like I was drowning in my own house. Everywhere I looked there was SO MUCH STUFF!
I took my teaching skills and created a lesson plan for my decluttering and organization. After 18 months I was able to transform my home and my life.
The journey I took to get my home organized has been refined and distilled into the current100 Day Home Organization Program.
The 100 Day Home Organization Program works, even when other programs have let you down.
With sequential organizational tasks, that can be done in just 15 minutes a day, you too can take back your home and your life!
Lifetime membership allows you to work through your entire home three times each year, going deeper and refining your methods with each new round.
We start right where you are with no judgments - just grace.
I started Organize 365 to save myself. Through Organizing my home I found my true calling.
I believe that every woman has a unique gift they were created to share with the world. But, our homes have been holding us back. I fully support mothering and homemaking, but I want each woman to choose how she spends her life. When you take back your home from the clutter and chaos, your whole life will be transformed.
The 100 Day Home Organization Program is built on the exact foundation I used to take control of my home and turn my life around. I knew I wanted to share the skills and mindset that I used to organize my home and transform my life.I want you to have these same results in your home and your life. In this program, I teach you to progress through the three stages of organizing: decluttering, organizing, and increasing productivity.
I will lead you step by step through an empowering, transformational journey. I look forward to helping you get organized!
I’m ready to organize my whole home today!
CHECK OUT THIS SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S INSIDE THE PROGRAM!
I joined Lisa Woodruff's 100 Day Program in order to access Lisa's clear, concise organizational plan through her written schedules, videos, & podcasts.
100 Days has enabled me to organize many areas of my house, which I know I would not have been motivated to accomplish on my own.
Additionally, I love the community and accountability the private Facebook group provides.
I am beyond thrilled I signed up for Lisa's Get Organized in 100 Days program and absolutely, unequivocally recommend the program!
Angie Beattie, empty nester
the 100 Day Home Organization Program Includes
100 - 15 MINUTE A DAY TASKS
100 DAILY 1-2 MIUNTE VIDEOS
ACTIONABLE TASKS TO COMPLETE IN AS LITTLE AS 15 MINUTES
CURATED DAILY BLOG POSTS TO EXPAND ON DAILY ASSIGNMENTS
In as little as 15 minutes a day, you can start to make meaningful, functional, home organization progress!
There IS a correct order to organize your home and the 100 Day Home Organization Program will guide you step by step through those days.
120 DAY PLANNER
GOAL SETTING PLANNING SHEETS
HOUR LONG LIVE PLANNER TRAINING
WEEKLY PRINTABLES TO TAKE YOUR HOME ORGANIZATION DEEPER
Through observation I have found that I am not unique in planning and setting goals 3x a year. I plan/ reorganize in the Fall (Sept - Dec), New Year (Jan - May) and Summer (Jun - Aug).
As a group we start the 100 Day Home Organization Program over and use a new planner on Labor Day, the first week of January and the Monday before Memorial Day.
PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
TWICE MONTHLY FACEBOOK LIVE Q&A WITH LISA
Lisa answers presubmitted questions in a Facebook LIVE twice each month. Allowing you to ask the questions and share pictures of your home to get professional feedback.
But the REAL power is in the group community support, and encouragement. The 100 Day Home Organization Facebook Group is positive and will give you great suggestions and grace.
I’m ready to organize my whole home today!
MEET LISA WOODRUFF
Lisa Woodruff is a productivity specialist, home organization expert and founder and CEO of Organize 365. Lisa provides physical and motivational resources teaching busy women to take back control of their lives with functional systems that work.
She’s the host of the top-rated Organize 365 Podcast, which was featured as the Woman’s Day podcast of the month, where she shares strategies for reducing overwhelm, clearing mental clutter and living a productive and organized life.
Lisa has authored several Amazon bestselling books and is a sought-after trainer and speaker, often quoted as saying “Done is better than perfect” and “Progress over perfection”. Her sensible and doable organizing tasks appeal to multiple generations and her candor and relatable style make you feel as though she is right there beside you, helping you get organized as you laugh and cry together.
As a recognized thought-leader Lisa’s work has been featured in many national publications such as, Fast Company, US News and World Report, Women’s World, Ladies Home Journal, Getting Organized and Woman’s Day magazines. She’s been interviewed on over thirty podcasts, more than fifty local TV segments, countless online summits and is a regular HuffPost and ADDitude magazine contributor.
Lisa is also a generational expert and specializes in unpacking common everyday scenarios with grace, reshaping your understanding of the role, we play in the home today. Believing that organization is not a skill you’re born with, but rather is developed over time and which changes with each season of life, she made it her mission to redefine what it means to be a woman in the home.
I started listening to Organize365 podcasts last August. I remember telling my mom and sister-in-law that finding Organize365 was “life changing!”
I set up a Sunday Basket and a system to manage my daughter’s school papers, organized our paper files, the laundry room and kitchen before I lost steam.
I needed more accountability, so after the new year, I signed up for the 100 Day Program. Since then, I’ve gone through my kitchen (again), master closet and am now working in the home office.
Lisa’s process isn’t simply about making a space look pretty and organized… it’s about looking at your home, understanding how your family uses it, and putting systems in place to make life easier.
With a daughter in Kindergarten, this is exactly what I needed! Since joining the 100 Day Challenge, I’ve sold nearly $500 worth of items we no longer need; our house feels much less cluttered and our spaces are better utilized.
Finding Lisa truly has been life changing for me.