Lisa’s relatable story will have you laughing out loud and emotionally releasing the clutter that you have in your life and in your home.
On her way home from a long day of teaching, Lisa realized she was failing in every aspect of her life. With her 40th birthday looming in the distance, she wondered when she would feel like a success. Her days started at 5 am: waking to get the kids ready for school, working as a teacher all day herself, and then arriving home around 5pm just in time to start the housework. Dinner, dishes, laundry, kid’s homework, her lesson plans… passing out at midnight just to do it all again tomorrow.
“You’re not a good teacher.” Those words were on a replay loop in Lisa’s mind as she drove home. Lisa added to that list: I’m not a good wife, mother, housekeeper, or friend. The list was endless. Lisa found herself at her personal rock bottom. She was not sure if, or how, she could reclaim her once organized, purposeful, and productive life, but she couldn’t go on living this way.
In her memoir, Organization is a Learnable Skill, Lisa Woodruff, author and founder and Organize 365, shares her raw and unfiltered thoughts as she takes you along on her transformational journey as she transitioned from a reactive person who moved with the ebbs and flows of life to the proactive person she is today. Lisa walks through the mindsets and emotional challenges that she experienced during the year that she reclaimed her home and life.
By the end of 2012, Lisa had transformed her home and started the company Organize 365 geared toward helping others reclaim their homes. Over the past decade, thousands of people have used the Organize 365 systems to learn the skill of organizing in an easy-to-follow, learnable way. She lives in West Chester, Ohio, with her family.
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, Woman's Day and Your Teen 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 and 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.