This Organized Life

This Organized Life

Take a glimpse into my organized, but not-so-perfect world as a mom, author of the book HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized, and founder of Simply B Organized.

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August 11, 2022 36 min

Hi Friends,

This episode was originally scheduled to release last week, as a follow up to our Enneagram and Clutter series (side note: If you haven’t had a chance to listen, I highly recommend you do!)

Over the past 9 weeks I had the opportunity to sit down with some incredible guests, each one representing a different type on the Enneagram (a personality typology that looks at motivation rather than behavior). In other words, “the...

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Joining me today is Emmy-winning filmmaker and photographer, Kate Schermerhorn. Kate recently completed her third feature length documentary, 'Do I Need This?' about consumerism, excess, and the stuff from which happiness is truly made. The documentary is already getting critical acclaim. In the documentary, Kate turns the camera on her own family and chronicles how her parents, brother and kids each navigate th...

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Hi Friends!

Today we are wrapping up our Enneagram & Clutter summer series with my good friend, Gail Waterman. Gail is no stranger to TOL, you may remember her talking about her experience caring for aging parents, and most recently on episode 231, during our “behind the scenes” series. Today Gail graciously agreed to open up about her life as an Enneagram 9, otherwise known as the Peacemaker.

During our conversation, we talke...

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For the lashttps://www.instagram.com/themrshermann/t 2 episodes in this series we are bringing the guests in-house with 2 of my team members. Joining me today is Enneagram 8, Kimberly Hermann. Kimberly is a wife, mom of 3 girls and the backbone of all things related to SBO.

As an Enneagram 8 myself, I love talking with other eights to see the similarities in how we deal with people, situations, and of course, clutter.

During our co...

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Join me next Wednesday for a FREE webinar! 5 Ways to Make Money as a Professional Organizer. This webinar is for anyone who is interested in starting or scaling a business in the professional organizing world. You can register here: https://simplyborganized.com/julywebinar/

Today I am talking with Jackie Brewster. Jackie is a certified Enneagram coach and author who has been married for over 20 years and has 4 beautiful children. S...

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Have you ever thought to yourself “What if I need this someday?”What if your initial response to most things were rooted in fear? I’m talking about the worst-case scenario thinkers. You know, the folks who are mentally preparing for the apocalypse.

If that’s you, then you are in the right place.

My guest today is Enneagram 6, Angee Robertson. I invited Angee on the show to shed some light into the world of the Enneagr...

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Joining me today is Enneagram 5, Kellyn Swift. Kellyn is the founder of unabridged freedom, and facilitates the popular IG page: @5ish_andiknowit.

Known as the Investigator, fives have a desire to acquire knowledge to appear capable and competent. I often describe them as questioners, gathering as much information as possible. Knowing this, It makes sense that our analytical Fives are the first type in the head triad.

During ou...

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We are continuing with our Summer of Enneagram series and I have to admit that I was definitely fan- girling over today’s guest.

Joining me today is Enneagram four Leeann Dearing who you may know from her viral videos on the Enneagram with her partner in crime, Michelle. Together they run the YouTube & Instagram Top Knot Comedy.

Leeann graciously opened up about her journey into the Enneagram and specifically how she views clut...

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We are back with part 2 of my conversation with the dynamic duo from Pro Organizer Studio-Jen Kilbourne and Melissa Klug. If you haven’t listened/watched last week's episode, I suggest you hit the pause button and go check it out.

Today Melissa & Jen dig deeper into each of their types. Melissa talks about the importance of protecting your time as a Two, and Jen opens up about the value of physical organization for the ment...

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Today we are continuing with our summer series on Clutter & The Enneagram and boy you are in for a treat! Joining me today are my good friends Melissa Klug (Enneagram 2)  & Jen Kilbourne (Enneagram 3), aka: the dynamic duo from Pro Organizer Studio. During our conversation we talk about: the struggle to say “no,”setting healthy boundaries, and how clutter makes them feel (and what to do about it)

CONNECT WITH MELISSA & ...

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Today we are kicking off our summer series on Clutter & The Enneagram!  Each week for the next 9 weeks, I chat with different guests who each have a different Enneagram type and talk about the role that clutter plays in their lives.

Does clutter stress them out?  Are they clutter-blind? What strategies have they used to help keep them organized and clutter free?

To start our series, I am joined by Enneagram 1, Andrew Lang. ​​An...

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We are back with another Partner Spotlight Episode, and today I’m joined by my good friend, Kelly Beutler. Kelly is the Owner of The Joyful Sort in Columbus, OH.  Kelly is a boy mom, lover of donuts, and passionate about helping people sort through their clutter to get to the good stuff in life. During our conversation we talked about juggling motherhood and growing a business, what she loves about organizing and her 4 step process...

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Joining me today is the creator of the community Raising Simple, and author of the book Minimalism for Families, Zoë Kim. During our conversation we talked about how she defines minimalism, the importance of writing down your “why”,  and the tactical and emotional process she went through in her own journey.

I love how she compares simplifying your life to peeling back layers of an onion

As you get closer to the center it’s ok to ...

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Hi Friends!

Joining me today is Kait Hilton, founder of Harmonie Organizing in the DC/ MD area.  Kait is also one of our SBO Partners, and I invited her on the show today to talk about her newest venture, My Token Chart-a family communication tool that she created to help empower your kids through positive parenting.

As a single mom of 2 kids, Kait knows first hand how challenging it can be to run a business, a household and the ma...

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Hi Friends,

Today I’m talking with Cara Harvey about her new book, The 15 Minute Formula.  Some of you might recall my conversation with Cara on episode 222, when we spoke about why she started her podcast, A Purpose Driven Mom. and how she helps thousands of women each week through her online community.

  • During this conversation, Cara shares her 3 step method: LEARN, PLAN, DO and how you can apply it in both personal and profession...
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    Hi Friends!

    Joining me today is Mary Cornetta. Mary and I met several years ago when I was starting the SBO Partner Program. At that time, she was launching her company, Sort and Sweet Inc, a professional organizing service based on Long Island, NY as a one-woman-show. Since then, Mary has grown her business to include a team of talented and skilled organizers who are all passionate about helping folks declutter and get organized....

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    Hi Friends!

    Today’s topic is one that is widely discussed as a source of tension in relationships: Clutter & Stress between Couples. It typically results when one person carries the majority of physical and mental load and is left feeling resentful, frustrated, and depleted both physically and emotionally.

    Joining me today to discuss this topic is one of the leading and most trusted relationship teachers, Elizabeth Earshaw.  Li...

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    Hi Friends!  Joining me today is Kim Worrell, founder of KBW Coaching.  Kim is a lifelong athlete and has been a competitive rower for over 15 years.  She has spent almost 2 decades coaching middle and high school student-athletes and is a mom of “bigs” like me!

    Kim’s passion is mentoring teen girls, and has taken her experience as an athletic coach, and combined that with her expertise in coaching teen girls on some of life’s comp...

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    April 7, 2022 41 min

    Happy April everyone!

    Technically, Spring is here (although in the North East it doesn’t quite feel like it) and you know what that means….time for some Spring Cleaning Tips.

    On today’s episode I walk you through my Spring Organizing Checklist for both inside and outside the house. Some of these you may want to outsource to a professional, others you can tackle alone or with the help of your family. Do a little at a time or block ...

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    Hi Friends!

    We’re back today with another Partner Spotlight Episode! We started this series back in January, and I hope you’re loving it as much as I am. Each month I sit down with a different professional organizer to get a “behind the scenes” look at their lives. From growing up, to learning about what they did prior to starting their professional organizing journey, we’re giving you a glimpse into their worlds and learning a fe...

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