I love podcasts – that’s actually an understatement when you consider I can listen to over 8 hours of podcasts on any given day.  I have favorites about beekeeping, random news, and other self help topics and I have found a new one that has me completely hooked. Organize365 is an awesome podcast about organizing your home and increasing your productivity hosted by Lisa Woodruff a organization and productivity specialist from Ohio.  This lady is so insightful, honest, and fun to listen to but most importantly she has solutions that make sense.  If you have a little free time in the car or while working out or  maybe even cleaning house I would highly recommend giving a listen.  You can find her on Apple Itunes, Stitcher or check out her website here to see the most listened to podcasts .

So with all of the listening I have been doing, she has 303 episodes available and yes I am slowly working on listening to them all, I have been motivated to get moving on some of my “hot messes”.  Case in point – my office.  The closet in this room was so crammed full of stuff I was honestly too embarrassed to even take pictures but this is about where I was starting from once I got it emptied.  It is such an easy dumping ground in our house and any new hobby I have seems to land here first.508d3f9d-bb43-4161-b632-acd7525b5323-1

When the closet doors were shut and the current projects were put away this room actually looked pretty good but it wasn’t functioning like I know it can. So I am working through getting things decluttered, determining what the room will be used for, organizing the items that will be kept here, and prettifying things.

So far I have moved out some furniture to make a little room, painted the closet, installed flexible shelving, purchased an expandable table to crafting, and moved my embroidery machine and supplies into the closet.

Still working on moving around items to be more efficient but this is progress. Looking forward to sharing more and more progress as I am working through the house to bring a little more order and finish up many projects.

Check out the awesome podcast that helped inspire and motivate me to get moving.

Happy Listening,