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.... Show More

Episodes

A special thanks to our good friends at CURIO PRESS for sponsoring this episode of This ORGANIZED Life!

They have an incredible line of personalized stationery, lists & notepads.

Visit CURIO-PRESS.COM and enter the code ORGANIZED at checkout to receive 15% your entire order

*Please shop local when you can, small businesses have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and appreciate your support.

For sponsorship inquiries and col...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played
March 24, 2020 39 min

A special thanks to our good friends at CURIO-PRESS for sponsoring this episode of This ORGANIZED Life!

They have an incredible line of personalized stationery, lists & notepads.

Visit CURIO-PRESS.COM and enter the code ORGANIZED at checkout to receive 15% your entire order

*Please shop local when you can, small businesses have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and appreciate your support.

For sponsorship inquiries and col...








Read more
Share
Mark as Played

Hi Friends! Everyone is on high alert, and with good reason.  From quarantines, to bare shelves, and indefinite school closures, everyone’s schedules have turned upside side.

Working Parents are now finding themselves without childcare, and parents of school aged kids have been thrust into the world of online/homeschooling.

Let’s not forget to take into account all local and small businesses who rely on clients and customers t...

Read more
Share
Mark as Played

A special thanks to our good friends at CURIO-PRESS for sponsoring this episode of This ORGANIZED Life! Check out the AMAZING discount at the bottom of the show notes, exclusive to the TOL community! 

 For sponsorship inquiries and collaborations  click here

Hi Friends! Today I am joined by new friend, Alexis Austin. Alexis is the founder and CEO/Mom-Boss behind Curio Press— a family owned stationery company based in St. L...

  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    A special thanks to our good friends at CURIO-PRESS for sponsoring this episode of This ORGANIZED Life! Check out the AMAZING discount at the bottom of the show notes, exclusive to the TOL community! 

    For sponsorship inquiries and collaborations  click here

    Hi Friends! Today we are talking all about removing the stress from tax prep. Full disclosure, I find the entire process completely overwhelming so I was glad to call i...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played
    February 26, 2020 44 min

    Hi Friends! I’m always trying to come up with ideas to help make the process of purging and organizing more fun. Because let’s face it, I realize that most people don’t consider purging a pantry on their top list of “fun” activities!

    I do however, think that doing boring or mundane tasks with a friend makes it more palatable (ever hear the phrase misery loves company?) And if you’re like me, you never have enough time to spend...





  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Hi Friends! Today I am joined by Karen Purze, author of Life In Motion: A Guide for Gathering Life’s Vital Details, a workbook to help people get their affairs in order. She blogs about end-of-life and emergency planning at lifeinmotionguide.com.

    Whether you want to be better prepared for medical emergencies, learn estate planning basics, give your children the gift of clarity when you pass, or help your aging parents plan fo...

  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played
    February 11, 2020 52 min

    Hi Friends! For today’s episode we turned to YOU, our listeners, readers, and followers to answer the questions that you want to know. I am always impressed with the questions you have; some are funny, some are more serious, and others relate to running a business.

    I even learned a thing or two about Erika along the way!

    We received lots of emails and DM’s, and narrowed the list to 15 questions, so if your question wasn’t answ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played
    February 4, 2020 39 min

    Hi Friends! Today we are joined by my IRL friend, Gail who graciously shares her story of losing her mother, then watching her active father’s health decline soon after. She talks about the emotional toll it took on her and her sisters, each of their families, and what it was like switching roles from daughter to caregiver.

    Gail shares will all of us the information she wished she had known in order to be better prepared: ever...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played
    January 28, 2020 38 min

    Hi Friends! Today Erika & I take a different approach to getting things done. Instead of sharing our thoughts on how to structure a To-Do list, we are talking today about creating a TO-DON’T LIST.

    Yep, you heard me correctly!  I was so sick and tired of thinking about all the things that I had to do, I decided to create a list of things that I have control over that I could eliminate from my day.

    I set some ground rules:

    1...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    A special thanks to our good friends at Organized Living for sponsoring this episode of This ORGANIZED Life! For sponsorship inquiries and collaborations  click here

    Hi Friends!

    If you have ever stood in your closet and thought “I have nothing to wear,” THIS is the episode for you.

    Today I am joined by color specialist, Jeannie Stith-Mahwinney, founder of yourcolorguru.com, a company she started to help women shop smarter.  

    Jeanni...

  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played
    January 15, 2020 43 min

    A special thanks to our good friends at Organized Living for sponsoring this episode of This ORGANIZED Life!
    For sponsorship inquiries and collaborations 
    click here.

    Hi Friends! As the New Year gets underway, I am always looking for ways to stay motivated. Sometimes that means learning something new, but other times it means pulling out some tried and true strategies.

    On today’s episode, Erika and I talk about several simple d...

  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    A special thanks to our good friends at Organized Living for sponsoring this episode of This ORGANIZED Life! For sponsorship inquiries click here.

    Hi Friends! Today we are joined by my friend, Rose Lounsbury. Some of you may remember Rose from episode 92 where she shared her journey to Minimalism. Since then, a lot has happened…Rose has become a bestselling author, a TEDx Speaker and has been featured all over print and tv in...

  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Hi Friends! Happy 2020!  I can’t think of a better way to kick off the New Year (and decade) than to invite my friend Theresa Finnigan to share some organizing tips with all of you.

    Theresa is the director of marketing for Organized Living, and no stranger to This ORGANIZED Life. She was a guest on episode 38 and 102.   Today we focus on 2 specific areas: Pantries & Closets.

    Theresa’s practical and on-trend solutions have ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Hi Friends! Today we are wrapping up part 3 of my conversation with Enneagram teacher, and fellow 8, Joey Schewee.

    If you haven’t already listened to parts 1 & 2 of our conversation, I encourage you to hit the pause button and go check them out. 

    In our earlier conversations Joey walked us through the characteristics of each of the 9 numbers in the enneagram, including where each struggles and shines.

    Today we begin to...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Hi Friends! Today we are back with part 2 of my conversation with Enneagram teacher, and fellow 8, Joey Schewee. If you haven’t already listened to last week’s episode, I encourage you to hit the pause button and go check it out.

    Joey Schewee has been a student of the Enneagram for more than twenty years, studying under her mother, Suzanne Stabile, otherwise known as the Godmother of the Enneagram– author of The Road Back to Y...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Hi Friends! This is the moment you have all been waiting for…well, maybe it’s the moment that I’ve been waiting to share with you;  my 3-part conversation with Enneagram teacher,  and fellow 8, Joey Schewee.

    Joey Schewee has been a student of the Enneagram for more than twenty years, studying under her mother, Suzanne Stabile, otherwise known as the Godmother of the Enneagram– author of The Road Back to You and The Path Betwee...


  • Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Hi Friends! Today I am joined by SBO Partner, Martha-Carol Stewart, founder of Chaos Organizing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  You might remember Martha Carol from episode 91, where she talked all about Back to School Organizing Strategies (it’s a great episode if you want to go back and check it out!)

    Today we are talking about holiday decorating and storage ideas. Martha shares her simple strategies of what she calls “ZONE DECO...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played
    November 26, 2019 49 min

    Hi Friends! Today you are in for a treat, it our annual Thanksgiving Episode, where Erika and I share who and what we are grateful for. This year I decided to put a spin on things by asking our podcast community what they are grateful for this holiday season. 

    In the second half of the episode I interviewed 100 5th graders and their answers were introspective & thoughtful with a touch of humor. You’re going to have to list...


    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played
    November 19, 2019 48 min

    Hi Friends! Each year around the holidays, Erika and I highlight companies who have a product or service that give back. As much as we preach about experiences over gifts, there is something to be said about unwrapping a surprise treat, or better yet, giving one!

    We have compiled a list of 10 different companies with one thing in common:

    SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED.

    Our diverse list include companies who help bring people out of ...

    Read more
    Share
    Mark as Played

    Chat About This Organized Life

    Popular Podcasts

    Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald
    Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach and Donald
    You know what's long, tedious and boring? Surgery. You know what isn't? This new podcast! Join Scrubs co-stars and real-life best friends Zach Braff and Donald Faison for a weekly comedy podcast where they relive the hit TV show, one episode at a time. Each week, these BFFs will discuss an episode of Scrubs, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and reminiscing on some of their favorite memories from filming. They’ll also connect with Scrubs super fans and feature beloved show cast members for exclusive interviews.
    The Daily
    The Daily
    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
    Stuff You Should Know
    Stuff You Should Know
    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.