Cocktails and Containers Organizing Podcast

What Clutter Costs You & Wine Spritzers

Clutter can cost you more than just dollars and cents…

Laurie Palau author of Hot Mess A Practical Guide to Getting OrganizedIn this week’s Cocktails & Containers, I am talking with special guest, author & professional organizer Laurie Palau, about other ways your clutter can cost you. Like your time, your health, and your relationships. And we make Laurie’s go-to summer drink: the Wine Spritzer.

During this episode, Laurie talks about her FAST acronym, from her book “Hot Mess: A Practical Guide for Getting Organized”, to help you see what else your clutter is costing you.

F — Frustration

A — Anxiety

S — Stress

T — Time

 

Laurie’s book is a super easy read and her writing is as mater-of-fact as her advice on the episode. And the book is just what the title says…a practical guide to getting organized. To get your copy, click on the picture above or HERE. (Full disclosure: link is Amazon affiliate link).

Laurie also discusses a technique for how she deals with what she calls “calendar clutter” (which this mama is super guilty of!) She suggests ways we can use priorities and build in margins so we aren’t always behind and never getting ahead.

And, of course, she shares the recipe for her refreshing, go-to summer cocktail: the Wine Spritzer.

Wine Spritzer a la Laurie PalauWine Spritzer

Serves 1

  • Sauvignon Blanc (or white wine of your choice)
  • San Pellegrino
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Ice

Fill glass with ice. Pour in wine and water half and half (or your preferred ratio). Squeeze in fresh lemon. Enjoy!

If you loved what you heard from Laurie today, be sure to subscribe to her weekly podcast “This Organized Life” which is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Finally, if you are looking for help in combating the clutter in your home, Laurie has created a Simply b Organized Partner Program to help link you to a professional organizer in your area. To find an SBO partner near you, click HERE.

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