Life Made Simple with CarlaRae

Life Made Simple with CarlaRae

Inspiration and motivation to help simplify every aspect of your life... your home, time, to-dos, health, relationships, and emotional well-being. Since 2001, CarlaRae has been a Professional Home Organizer and Life/Wellness Coach helping families and individuals clear the chaos and clutter from their lives. After years of one-on-one consulting, she launched this podcast to help bring the freedom of simplicity to even more people. Each episode gives you practical tips and resources that you can implement in your everyday life to find balance while becoming happier and healthier. With no judgment and with complete understanding, CarlaRae will inspire you to let go of everything holding you back while focusing on what really matters to you. She offers plenty of free worksheets, guides, and other amazing resources to help you along the way. The Life Made Simple Podcast offers life-changing tips in home organizing, time management, personal development, priorities, productivity, motivati... Show More

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A few weeks ago, I asked you an important question: “What do you surround yourself with?”

On today’s, episode I encourage you to simplify your relationships by becoming more aware of WHO you surround yourself with.

 

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November 26, 2019 15 min

The idea of gratitude seems fairly simple. Right?

“Be thankful for what you have.”

We should all feel grateful. Well, at least that's what we want to feel.

Unfortunately, gratitude can sometimes be very complicated. And the feeling of thankfulness doesn’t always come naturally to everyone.

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During this time of year, the trees naturally know that it’s time to drop their leaves to make room for new ones in the spring.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we did the same thing? If we naturally knew how to let go of the old to make room for the new? On today’s episode of Life Made Simple, I give you my thoughts on how to do just that.

 

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November 14, 2019 18 min

What do you surround yourself with?

Throughout your everyday life you are surrounded by things, people, and ideas. You see things and you hear things. And when you see and experience those things, they have some sort of an effect on you, whether you know it or not. Your brain is constantly absorbing the positive and negative energies that those things represent to you, which may be different for different people.

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We're right in the middle of the back to school season. If you're a parent of a school aged child like me, your home is probably already getting flooded with drawings, paintings, hand prints, coloring pages and worksheets.

On our last episode of Life Made Simple I gave you a handful of organizing tips and routines to help the school year go more smoothly for you and your family. And for today's episode, we tak... Read more

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Back to school season is in full swing! If you're a parent who is drowning in the back to school chaos and craziness, then this show is for you.

On this special Encore Episode, I share with you some of the organizing tips and routines that we've implemented in our own family that can help get the school year off to a good start for you and your family.

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We all face different roadblocks and challenges when trying to organize and simplify our home. And sometimes it's hard to face those challenges alone.

For today's episode of Life Made Simple, I share with you how I've rallied some of my closest friends to start a mini clutter challenge group. It can be so amazing to have accountability, support, and encouragement when trying to reach certain goals in life.

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As humans, our minds are complicated. Our brains and all the complex thoughts that come in and out of them are very complicated.

As I try to simplify my home, my schedule and all other areas of my life, I want to also figure out how to simplify my crazy complicated mind.

On this episode of Life Made Simple I share with you some fascinating information about our brains that I recently found in an amazing article. Read more

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When I was a new mom, I was convinced that my child was going to eat anything I put in front of him. I was determined that he would never be a picky eater and would love eating vegetables. I loved healthy foods when I was a kid, so why wouldn't he?

Well, unfortunately, Levi has an aversion to most anything green. And he would easily eat cake and ice cream for every meal if I let him! So I've definitely had to lear... Read more

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After trying an extreme diet for many months, I learned there is sooooo much psychology behind food choices and nutrition.

While making those major changes, I also had to become more aware of my relationship with food... which can be pretty complicated at times. Can you relate?

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Does food ever get lost in your fridge? It gets pushed to the back, overlooked, or maybe it just gets forgotten about?

There have been too many times when I've bought fresh food from the grocery store, went days without eating it, then regretfully had to toss it in the trash.

On today's episode I share with you some very simple tips and tricks to help you rescue and save some of your fading fridge food befo... Read more

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With big life changes and transitions, come big life lessons.

For the last six months, my family and I made some MAJOR changes in our diet. During this episode, I tell you all about that journey and all the random lessons I learned from it. It was actually very interesting how many of those lessons run parallel with other topics I often talk about on the show concerning organizing and simplifying your home and life.

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I'm on a journey to simplify my life, but sometimes it's hard letting go of things that I feel attached to.

On today's episode I explain how there is one category in my life that I need to downsize. I also tell you how I recently had a consultation with myself as my own personal professional home organizer and came up with a great solution to my problem.

 

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Last week, we decided to start our summer adventures a little early. We pulled our son out of school for a whirlwind road trip from Seattle, Washington to Austin, Texas. We drove 32 hours straight there with very few stops!

I know it may sound crazy (especially considering we even took our dog) but it was fun. And we survived. And in this episode I tell you all about it.

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When you get up in the morning to start your day, do you have a good game plan?

I'm sure you have your day planned out and you know where you need to be and when you need to be there. But when it comes to your to-do's, do you know EXACTLY what needs to be done? And if you do, do those things actually get done?

If you feel like your mile long to-do list is paralyzing and you're totally overwhelmed with t... Read more

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I honestly can't believe we haven't done a single show on how to organize your car!

On today's episode, not only do I give you all my thoughts, tips, and tricks on how to organize your car, but I also talk about how to KEEP it organized.

And since I toss a lot at you, I created a new freebie checklist for you to download.

 

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Shopping and acquiring new things can be fun and VERY therapeutic.

But having too much stuff that you have to organize, manage, and store is NOT always fun.

What if we can somehow tap into the therapeutic aspects of letting go of things? What if we could get equal enjoyment from purging things as we do from buying them? Wouldn't that make simplifying and organizing a lot easier?

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Over the years, I've learned that simplifying your home isn't just about where you put things or what nifty little storage bins you should buy to put things in. There is actually soooo much more to it than that.

Organizing your home and simplifying your life has a lot to do with your mindsets, not just storage tips. Which is why, I always say that I specialize in the psychology behind home organizing.

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Ever get to the very end of a huge organizing project and then all of a sudden you feel STUCK? You have a bunch of little piles and things that need to be put away, but you feel overwhelmed?

Today, I chat about one of the hardest, most challenging issues that many of my clients face when organizing their homes. And it's actually something I even struggle with on occasion.

 

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After listening to our last couple episodes about whether or not you should finish what you start, are you finally ready to tackle a few of your unfinished projects cluttering up your house?

Get ready to take notes! On today's episode I give you a 6 step action plan to help you finally finish those good intentions.

 

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