Hey mamma, want to get organized without sacrificing sleep, family time or TV?
Imagine opening your front door and taking a big sigh of relief to be back in your calm, relaxing home.
Imagine preparing dinner without having to move stacks of clutter to get to the dishes and pans you’re actually looking for.
Imagine spending a guilt-free evening with Netflix and Nutella because you dominated your to-do list Christian Gray-style, (cable ties and all).
Sounds good but…you’ve got no energy, no time, no baby-sitter, and definitely no organizing mojo, right?
No problem, mamma!
You just need the right systems. The right organizing systems make getting organized seem like a guilty pleasure (even if all the odds are stacked against you).
A home organizing system means that you’re basically putting your home on autopilot. And until someone invents robot personal assistants or a self-organizing home of the future, systems are a frazzled mamma’s secret weapon.
I'm Lois. I write for intentional stay at home moms who want to get organized so they can get on with the important things.
And yes, I'm a tiny bit obsessed when it comes to organizing systems. But I wasn't always like this.
If you're easily shocked, please look away now because I have a toe-curlingly embarrassing confession to make.
Here it comes...
I am, by nature, disorganized, forgetful and very messy.
You remember those girls at school who had color-coded planners, pretty pencil cases and always-on-time homework?
That wasn't me.
If there is an organizing gene, I wasn't born with it.
But if you're not born organized, you can learn to be organized.
And I learnt from the best.
After watching GI Jane one too many times, and falling in love with Richard Gere in 'An Officer and a Gentleman', I joined the military.
Clearly, I had no clue what I was getting myself into.
But it was the best decision I ever made.
Mostly because that's where I met my wonderful husband. (Spoiler Alert: I did not meet Richard Gere.)
I also learnt the secret to getting (and staying) organized: it's all about setting up the right organizing system for you.
Cherry Blossom Avenue
Yes, I’m now head over heels in love with organizing but here’s the thing…my organizing systems won’t work for you.
Because you don’t live in my house. And you're not me.
So mamma, you won’t see me posting high-res photos of my pantry or get a peek at my planner. Mainly because my pantry is diabetes-inducingly full of Nutella and my planner looks like the scrawlings of a crazy person. But my organizing systems work perfectly for me.
And you need organizing systems that work for you, your family and your home.
Luckily, helping you create your very own home-organizing system is my specialty, my secret sauce, my superhero super power.
I know how to take #reallife, add a pinch of Pinterest organizing porn and blend it up into a cocktail called ‘Oh, That Actually Makes Life Easier’.
Get ready to fall in love with your home again.
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Take a look at the latest post on the blog and get ready to make your life easier. Pour some tea, grab a cookie. You deserve it, darling.
If you've got an organizing conundrum that you're struggling with, fill in the form and I'll do my best to help. For FREE. No catch, No tricks. Just help when you need it most.
(Hang In There, Mamma)
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(Hang In There, Mamma)