I'm feeling so much more mental clarity since starting The Sunday Basket around 3 months ago.
My husband and kids have all noticed the change in me, and I know I feel much happier. My husband is now on board and starting to get his own paper organised (in his own way), since he can see how much it has helped me. Our 2 teenagers have magically started caring more about their rooms (especially the unorganised one), which was a bit of a shock. It was then I realised how much weight had been lifted off my shoulders and out of my brain since doing the initial brain dump, and how much calmer I had become as a result.
I have always struggled with organising my time and I was forever running late. I no longer run around in circles as I race to get out the door, trying to find that elusive piece of paper for an appointment. I now calmly walk over to the Sunday Basket and grab what I need. Planning my week out in advance has really helped too, and I am even turning up to appointments with time to spare (that hasn't happened since BC - before children).
The change from being reactive to proactive has definitely made a huge difference for our whole family.
Lisa, I can't thank you enough for sharing your journey and your learnings with us (on the Organize365 podcast)! I was feeling a bit lost and was pondering my purpose in life, and I know it was the combination of the Podcast and The Sunday Basket that really helped me change my mindset and start doing something, instead of wallowing in self pity and watching others' achieve their goals.
I’m so excited about the future and what it holds, and I can’t wait to lean in to my true calling, now I have the time to pursue my biggest dreams.
Thank you Lisa and the Organize365 team for all that you do.
While I'm still establishing my Sunday Basket routine, I can already see a difference in my habits and ability to track all the moving parts of my life. Dedicating a weekly time to review the past week and preview the upcoming week allows me to be intentional about goals. Time is too precious to not plan how we're spending it.
Thank you for sharing Rose!
In our old house my old system worked, but it just didn’t carryover when we moved and things were in different spots, getting covered up, and misplaced. This drove me nuts. I happened upon Lisa’s book The Paper Solution and took the leap to the Sunday Basket. Now I have a central drop spot for home and my small business items and paperwork. So far 6 weeks in and not so much as a button has been misplaced.
I love my Sunday basket system. The basket is great, but it's all about Lisa's training and the Organize 365 support team as well as the community. It's a mindset, and changing the way I think and organize is already freeing up time and brain space to worry about the things that matter instead of stressing that I'm going to forget something. I trust that my basket system will not let me forget things!
Thank you Melissa!
Lisa isn’t kidding when she says the Sunday Basket becomes your brain. I love having a place to hold everything and a process for sorting and taking action on it. I no longer need to stress about remembering things or writing them on a list somewhere. This system WORKS - it is actually so simple and straightforward, which is why is works and why it is a brilliant product/process. My favorite thing — once I placed the Sunday Basket on my kitchen counter and explained how it would work, my husband has even gotten onboard with it. When he gets the mail, he throws away the obvious junk and puts the rest into the Sunday Basket! He’ll even jot down notes and put them in there. It’s fantastic! Now we don’t have paper floating around everywhere and we aren’t losing things. Thank you, Lisa!
Thank you Kellie!
I’ve spent my first 6 Live Sunday Basked sessions sorting recent (i.e. past year or two) pile of “important” papers that needed to be dealt with. The reality is…most got tossed. There’s now light at the end of that tunnel!
Having a specified time to gather with others sorting and planning provides structure to get “caught up” with recent incoming paperwork. An important follow-up dr appointment has now been scheduled.
I’ve worked at developing the habit of tossing what’s clearly “junk mail” as soon as I retrieve it from the mailbox. That minimizes what comes into my home. It’s amazing what putting a trash can in the garage can do to serve as a reminder!
I’m not 100% sure I have the hang of the slash pockets and the other folders yet. My to-dos are scheduled on my electronic calendar. That works best for me since I only need to schedule myself. I print very little since historically papers would get lost. My electronic Mail is my filing cabinet.
Getting pertinent documents in the Binders will prove invaluable! Time savings that accrue to me will definitely be during Tax Season…should I choose to downsize…and estate settlement tasks for my children when that time comes.
I’m delighted I found Organize 365! The support and structure for wherever we are in the process is amazing!
Thank you Judy!
Life changing. Highly recommend purchasing the system and sticking with it for the first 6 weeks, then it will be feel more natural.
I purchased and received my complete Sunday Basket in March. I follow several organizers online, each with different types of guidance (meals, family scheduling, finances, etc.). I had liked Lisa's book "How ADHD Affects Home Organization". I started listening to her podcasts, and her energy and professionalism drew me in more! I had been aware of her Sunday Basket system, but I decided I was now really ready to use it in my life. Things I especially love about it: the ease-of-use features, and (no lie!) all the colors of the slash pockets and the box/"basket" itself! The slash pockets are really great - you can slide things into them while they are stored in the basket, you can take individual pockets with you as needed (ie. on errands), and you label them as needed for your personal use (with suggested guidance). The basket is open-top, and you and your family just drop things into the wide, open space within the basket to fully address later (on Sundays, or as regularly as possible). The shipping cost of the complete system is included :) as is the Sunday Basket Club (the Facebook group with live weekly support). I've received excellent responses from the Organize 365 Team each time I've had a question. If you want to get a grasp on paper overwhelm, the Sunday Basket system is a good one, with lots of support!
Thanks so much for leaving a review! We are so glad you love your Sunday Basket!
I love Lisa and have listened to her podcasts for quite some time now. I LOVE her book The Paper Solution. I am frugal so I made my own Sunday Basket, but it didn't really work for me. I didn't consistently keep up with it weekly.
I bit the bullet and bought the Complete Sunday Basket System, and it was the best decision I made in 2020!! I find the Facebook live every week is the key for me. I have it scheduled on my weekly schedule (though I can watch a replay if I miss the 5:00 pm FB Live).
I make Sunday evening my productivity time. The Sunday Basket has revolutionized my life, my schedule, and my paper! My husband knows to put everything directly into the Sunday Basket on my desk and HE knows that I'll take care of everything each week. This helps our home workflow and organization, and nothing gets missed or forgotten anymore.
THANK YOU, LISA!! I am thrilled with this purchase, and I know I more than earned back $97 worth of time and sanity within the first month. Do not hesitate to purchase the basket. Use the FB group and the FB live as your accountability partner.
I love my Sunday Basket System. I have a "home" Sunday Basket and two portable Sunday Baskets. I wear many hats in my family and take care of my dad's home, health and finances as well as for me and my husband (plus 3 dogs).
I am not completely organized yet... but I have made great improvements from where I started!
This is so great to hear! Thanks for the review!
At work I had a bank of file cabinets, maybe 10 or 12. I had file cabinets at home too. But paper was never under control, even with a wonderful assistant at work. I paid good money to learn and implement the best. It all helped---but I didn't want "better." I just wanted an organized brain that produced an orderly, functioning world where paper and schedules supported me, not "shouted" at me. I was chronically ill and raising little ones. I just lacked energy, not drive. i just couldn't keep on top. Then came a brain tumor and brain surgery, divorce and cancer. Can I say that all the years before this, working on paper organizing, the a few years since surgery, NOTHING remotely comes close to this system! Lisa has thought of everything we need to make a success. Just invest in this and keep chipping away as you can. The effort you invest will not be wasted, this time! You have found help, for real. The Sunday Basket does not waste your energy, money or hope budget!
Elaine-Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and how the Sunday Basket® System is working for you.
I have been listening to Lisa's podcasts for a few years now. After spending more than the price of this system to try and recreate the Sunday Basket product, I finally sprang for the purchase. I realized the value wasn't just in the physical product itself, but the access to the thought process, the videos, and most importantly the community that shares such great ideas. My recommendation is instead of wasting money trying to recreate this product, go ahead and purchase it and then spend the time more wisely in training and making the tweaks to make Lisa's system your own. Happy Organizing!
The Sunday Basket has cleared my head of unnecessary stress through the week. I know what needs to be done, I get it done and I have a system to keep it going week after week. I completed all but one task this past week.
Karen, this is amazing to hear! Thank you so much for leaving a review :)
You can never start too soon in getting your life/household organized. (It's never too late either.) The Sunday Basket is the perfect way to get started. It's hard to believe this simple system can do so much for a person's brain. The basket provides a physical place to put papers/items you don't have time to deal with now, but that you'll need to get to later. The more I use my basket, the more I understand the depth of what it does for me. Example: Instead of making a pile of papers that come into the house that seems to just stare at me all week, I just place them out-of-sight in my basket, knowing I have committed to going through all of it on Sunday. This creates fewer interruptions throughout the week so I can focus on what I had already planned. If it can wait until Sunday, it goes in the basket. DONE!
I can't recommend the Sunday Basket enough. Every household needs one of these. It would make the perfect graduation gift, wedding gift, 16th birthday gift, house-warming gift, etc. The staff at Organize 365 is wonderful too. They are always available to answer questions and offer plenty of tips & encouragement. Their staff, and support from their loyal members alone, are worth the cost of the investment into the Sunday Basket System. I wish I would have had this 43 years ago when I got my first apartment!
Melinda- Wow! What an awesome testimony. Thank you so much! We are so happy to have you as part of the Organize 365 community.
I have tried to make my own Sunday Basket as I have listened to Lisa's podcasts for at least a couple years but was having trouble fully understanding the process. For Christmas this year, I used money my parents gave me and bought the Complete Sunday Basket System. I am still working on consistently going through it each week but it is helping (especially with that panicky "I'm forgetting something" feeling) and I know where things are. The Sunday Basket Club meetings each week that you can join with your purchase are so helpful to hear others questions and also to ask your own. Still have a lot of old papers to sort through but so excited with the direction I am headed. Thank you Lisa and the Organize 365 Team!
We are so happy to hear you are finding success with your Sunday Basket! Thanks for the sweet review! :)
I ordered the Sunday Basket and the 100 Day Program at the same time. I enjoy cleaning, but organizing (especially paper organizing)...not so much! The Sunday Basket is helping me get into a much improved routine and I love how I'm feeling more together!
Hi Michelle~ Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that the Sunday Basket® is helping with your paper and making you feel more together!