2018 was an amazing year and I would love to wrap it up by sharing some of my favorite tips from recent podcasts.
First, let me say thank you for all the support you’ve given me as I launch and develop this podcast. It has been so much fun to put these episodes together based on feedback I’ve received in my Cocktails and Containers Facebook group and through various social media sites. I look forward to more sharing and problem solving in 2019 so be on the look out for your opportunity!
What Clutter Costs You
First up, I have a clip from my chat with professional organizer and author of Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized, Laurie Palau. Laurie and I discussed what your clutter is costing you outside the monetary investment such as time, mental health and relationships. You can hear my full interview with Laurie in my What Clutter Costs You and Wine Spritzers episode.
And you can pick up a copy of Laurie’s awesome book here…https://amzn.to/2Sricm8
Helping Kids Organize
Next, I addressed a question from my Facebook group about how to talk with kids about organizing. I was asked for some specific phrases or words that could be used to help kids understand the importance of organizing or start learning organizing skills. And to make it easier to apply, I have created a worksheet called Questions to Help You Help Your Kids with Organizing that you can pick up by clicking the link above. Click below to listen to the full episode of Helping Kids Organize and Bellinis.
Another question from the Facebook group is how to deal with all the stuff. And specifically, I had a couple questions about heirlooms and hand-me-downs. So I put together an episode to help you define what is actually an heirloom and what is just stuff, how to talk to to your family about “heirlooms” and then how to assess a value of items. You can check out my entire Heirlooms and Old Fashioneds episode by clicking the link.
Organizing Kids’ Rooms
When my friend Jessica came to me with the struggles she was having with her 8 year old daugther’s room, I figured there were probably other moms just like her struggling with similar issues. Jessica and I discussed what was working, what we needed to tweek and some tips for using the space she had better. You can hear the whole episode of Organizing Kids’ Rooms and Palomas by clicking the link.
One of my personal favorite time investments to make my mom life easier is to cook ahead and freeze dishes. By taking time to cook and freeze ahead, all I have to do is thaw and prepare to get breakfast, lunch or dinner on the table in a flash. I was super stoked when the founder and CEO of my favorite freezer cooking site Once a Month Meals, Tricia Callahan, agreed to chat with me about the benefits of freezer cooking and how her site works. To hear how you can save time and money by freezer cooking, check out the full episode of Freezer Cooking and Cranberry Lemon Martinis by clicking the link.
Finishing a Project
And finally, with 2019 upon us, I am sure some of you are tackling some goals and resolutions. And some (including myself) will run out of speed while trying to complete these goals. When my friend and client Katie came to me with her struggle to finish her office, we talked about ways she can motivate herself to push through to finish the project. Listen to my conversation with Katie and tips for staying motivated and pushing through by clicking on the link for How to Finish a Project & Pumpkin Spice White Russians.
Thank you again for all your support and remember, I want to help you! Leave a comment below if you have an issue or topic you would like to address. I look forward to our chats in 2019!
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