Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt like a hot mess. Okay, we’re not going to out you like that. But just know, we’ve all been there. It can be hard to get organized – and stay organized! Luckily, there’s help available to you… starting with this here podcast! We spoke with organization expert Laurie Palau of Simply B Organized about how to overcome those roadblocks to keeping tidy.
Do you want to finally to feel the peace of mind that comes with being organized? Listen to our podcast with Laurie Palau below:
Laurie has always been an organized woman, and it naturally led to a career where she can help others. But not all clients are the same: We all have different types of clutter and reasons for the never-ending messes.
To get to the root cause, Laurie looks at clients through an Enneagram perspective. Similar to the personality-revealing powers of the Meyers-Briggs test or even astrology, the Enneagram can be helpful in understanding what’s motivating us or holding us back.
Growing from this, we can see people as having three main types of clutter: physical, emotional, or calendar. You may even have some combination thereof. Take the clutter quiz here to find out what type of mess stress you’re facing!
Laurie uses this information to come up with an organization plan that will work best for you and address your particular hang-ups. She also works with people who face clutter issues due to an event – anything from throwing a party to overcoming the loss of a loved one.
Our interview ends with a few more special tips Laurie has about keeping things clean. Time limits and turning cleaning into a fun experience are just some of her tricks.
Be sure to listen to the full podcast above. It’s full of insight and a few laughs, and you’ll be inspired to finally tackle those messes and get organized!
Learn more about Laurie Palau at her website, Simply B Organized. She’s also the host of the terrific podcast, This Organized Life, and has a book called Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized.
You can take her Clutter Quiz here, learn about her coaching here, and find a wealth of resources here.
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