This episode of the podcast is unlike anything I’ve ever done before.
These stories are so inspiring, I just couldn’t keep them to myself. So today, I’m sharing them with you!
I separated all these testimonials into a few categories:
The Sunday Basket
So simple, yet so effective, The Sunday Basket remains my most impactful product of all time.
If you’re new around here (hi!), The Sunday Basket is exactly what it sounds like: a basket where all of your active, actionable household paper lives. This includes your bills, to do lists, ideas, and anything else in transition in or out of your home.
After years of using a regular household basket, I designed my own with special features like a mesh pocket and a stand-up divider, along with color-coded slash pockets that match my system.
Read more about The Sunday Basket here.
The 100 Day Home Organization Program purposefully doesn’t include kids spaces, but that doesn’t mean that kids haven’t gotten organized with me!
These stories warm my heart. Organization is a skill that anyone can learn, no matter the age! It’s awesome to see you passing what you’ve learned onto your children.
I always tell you that organization starts and ends with you, and that you can’t (and shouldn’t) make your spouse participate.
But when they get it, they sure do get it!
I loved hearing about how your spouses get to know me through my podcast, and even start to implement the systems after they see them working.
Motivation & Mindset
If I had to name the number one roadblock to getting organized, motivation would be it.
It’s difficult to get started, especially when you have so many other things pressing on you and demanding your attention.
But once you change your mindset, and believe you are capable, that motivation propels you forward.
Organizing Slower and Faster
When you are struggling with a chronic illness, just getting out of bed is a major accomplishment. Getting your house organized? Out of the question, unless you can employ some of these tactics.
On the flip side of that, maybe you have the energy and the motivation, but lack the time. If you are in a time-crunched stage of life (like young parenthood), or just like to get things done quickly, you might benefit from organizing faster.
Your Future Self
No matter at what speed you organization, any progress is still progress. Even if you only do the first week of the 100 Day Home Organization Program, that’s one more week that you would have done otherwise.
Home organization is just an exercise in productivity, and your future self will always thank you.
One of my very favorite trends from the past year is the #sundaybasketcocktail, a trend from our Facebook Group that you have to check out.
Each week, many of you show off the beverage you’re enjoying while you go through your Sunday Basket. From water to vodka, sweet tea to red wine, all types of drinks are welcome here!
When I was professionally organizing homes, I loved to tell my clients to go grab their favorite drink before we got started. Sometimes we had 4pm coffee, other times we had 10am hard cider. No judgment here!
Treating yourself to a simple pleasure like a favorite drink makes a chore like paperwork feel celebratory.
If you’ve been on social media for a minute, you may have seen “unboxing” videos of fun products. One of you, dear Paige, did one for All Access!
(And if you’re not, what are you waiting for?!)
When you are organized and productive, you have the time and mental energy to go out and do the things you’ve always wanted to do.
For many of you, that means you are able to help other people.
For others, it means you can tell others how to help you! Our Household Operations Binder is one of those products we heard about a lot.
We hear so much about time management these days. How to multitask, how to get more done, how to manage our time better.
I think time is an extremely valuable commodity, and something we should protect.
Executive Function + ADHD
Brain science fascinates me!
There is an amazing amount of scientific proof that our brain affects our habits and patterns, and changing them is the only thing that will change our homes.
I loved hearing these stories about how you helped your brain work with you!
Painful & Stressful Times
In 2018, natural disasters rocked several parts of the country. From the wildfires in California to the peppering of hurricanes on the East Coast, so many of you were affected by these devastating events.
When I read these notes about how your important paperwork and most beloved memories were saved because you used The Sunday Basket or one of our binders, it completely humbles me.
When you are struggling with a painful time, that’s when your organization efforts pay off.
Reading these out loud was such an exercise in humility and gratitude for me.
2018 was an incredible year for me and Organize 365. Thank you so much for being a part of it, and I look forward to serving you in 2019!
If you tried any of my suggestions, I’d love to see them! Follow me on Instagram and join the Facebook group for more great organizing tips, then share your photos with me by tagging me @organize365 or using #organize365!