Finding time to do more of the things that you desire comes from calming the chaos at home by organizing and setting up intentional routines to simplify everything.
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What really happens when you spend time organizing the items, the belongings in your home, and setting up systems that simplify absolutely everything. Doing these things makes space and it gives you the time for more of what you actually want to be doing. More time to spend with your family, more time to work out or implement a new exercise program. More downtime, more time to relax, more self-care time, more time for making memories and things along those lines. More time to spend doing what you want to be doing, because being organized calms the chaos. Hey, moms, welcome to the Intentional Edit podcast. Do you wanna stop feeling overwhelmed and finally get your home organized? Do you find yourself up late at night worrying about how you are going to get everything done and not drop the ball? You are wondering where to start and what to do.
There is never enough time in the day the piles of laundry are building up, and it’s already time for after school activities, homework, snacks, and carpool. Again, I’m Lauren. I too want an organized clean home where my family can make long-lasting memories and be present in the moment. Feeling like there’s never enough time to complete all the daily tasks is exhausting. So simplicity all around a healthy meal on the table at dinnertime and a family that contributes to the chores really is attainable. Stop telling yourself that you have to do it all or it will never get done, or that picky eaters will never allow for a complete free dinner. In this podcast, you will learn exactly how to declutter, implement systems and maximize routines that remove the overwhelming, unorganized parts of life, bringing simplicity to your life and home. Come on, it’s time to create a life you love.
Finding time to do more of the things that you desire comes from calming the chaos in your home, and you do that by organizing and setting up intentional routines to simplify everything. Really gonna get into this in the episode today, but first, I wanted to ask you for a huge favor. If you find value in any of the Intentional Edit podcast episodes, please leave a five star reading and review. For me. If you’re listening on Apple Podcast, it is super easy. Just scroll down to wherever you’re listening to this, click on the five stars and then leave a review. It can be a sentence or two, just something that has helped you, any little thing that you think would be helpful to someone else. Reviews are a great way, really the only way for the podcast platforms to help push the content out to other people.
And the more people that hear the Intentional Edit podcast, the more people can get organized and get all the help they need with the decluttering and bringing the simplicity to your lives into your homes. So I would really, really appreciate it if you could take just a minute or two to scroll down and click on that five star rating and review and leave a rating and review for the Intentional Edit podcast. Thank you so much for taking the time to do that. It’s really quick, but it means a lot and it goes a long way in letting other people discover the podcast and listen and be able to learn the awesome things that we are sharing over here. Now let’s get into it. If you feel like you are stressed out and things are out of sorts at home, then you know that bringing in organized systems and being organized in general is a good thing.
Getting rid of the clutter of course is a great thing, but how do you do it? Let’s start by talking about some of the benefits of organizing and benefits of setting up these good quality intentional systems in your home. You’ve heard me talk about this before if you are a loyal listener, but let me spend a minute or two going over this and let’s let these things sink in. So organization reduces the number of decisions that we have to make in a day. As an adult, a working person, a parent, just a busy person in general, we make thousands of decisions every single day. Most of these are not things that we are really aware of. We are still making the decisions. When you are organized, those decisions are reduced and that helps to reduce the stress in anxiety that you feel, that overwhelm feel.
In a world where we are constantly inundated with all kinds of information and really overstimulated, anything we can do to reduce the stress and reduce those anxious feelings or prevent those anxious feelings from creeping in is extremely beneficial. The another huge benefit of being organized is being able to find something when you need it, knowing where everything is and going along with that, your productivity increases, the things that you actually have to do take less time. You increase the productivity in your life and you are more efficient with the things that you have to do. Another big one is that when we are organized and we have these systems in our home to keep the organization going so that everything has a home within our home. We know where things are, we know what we have, we know what we’ve already purchased, a lot of less wasteful spending happens.
So you are wasting le less money because you are not purchasing things that you can’t find or thinking that you didn’t already have something. You have the systems down, you know what you have. You know what needs to be restocked, and you can always find what you are looking for when you need it. And the big, big one that always sticks out to me is being organized saves you a significant amount of time, and it’s really little bits of time here and there and seconds add up to minutes, minutes, add up to hours, and in the big grand scheme of things, those hours add up to days that you get back to your life. I am taking a course, uh, a business course right now, and one of the things that came up from the teacher, she mentioned that one minute of planning saves 10 minutes in execution, and it’s the same idea, the same concept that can happen in your home.
When you spend the time on the front end, getting things organized and orderly and setting up systems, you save so, so much time. I can’t even put a value on what that will give to you. And time is the one resource that we cannot make more of. So we know the benefits. Those are some of the big benefits of why we want to organize, why we want to set up systems. Think about what would you do with more time if you had more time, more money, less stress if you felt better, what would you do with your life? How would you spend your days if you had the energy to do more things or to do more of what you actually like doing? What would you really do? What would you fill your minutes and your days with? And organized home means that these systems are set up so when you have an organized home with the systems set up to clearly maintain the organization and you have that simplicity piece going for you, the simplicity lets you have time to do more of what you want.
You have struggled with things in the past w in your home and in your life where good organization would make it possible for you to do some of these things. And one common thing that a lot of people say once they get organized, they’re able to do A, B, C, D, E, all of these other things now, and they didn’t realize how living in a cluttered home was really holding them back. So this example comes to mind because I hear it a lot. If you have struggled with getting into a good workout routine or you have tried to do something like have like a lunch or a social time with your friends once every month or twice every month or something like that and you aren’t doing it, the lack of organization in your home is a huge reason why those things are not happening.
And so many people say once their homes get organized, it’s so much easier for them to stick to the workout routine that they were already trying to do. Or all of a sudden their home is organized, they have good systems in place, and they all of a sudden have found the margin in their day where they can meet a friend for lunch, they can schedule a a play date across town with someone who is meaningful to them, but there was always an excuse or always a reason, or always a frantic, overwhelmed feeling that was not letting you schedule those things in. And those are the things that are really important, the things that you actually want to be doing. If you are a person that you feel like your anxiety is through the roof and you’re stressed out all the time and you are in a place where you feel totally maxed out and pulled in every single direction, if you think, I never can relax, I don’t ever feel like I have the ability to unwind, and especially like you feel that heaviness in your home, the clutter and the chaos are part of that.
The lack of routine, the lack of the systems is adding to that stress. I know you want to feel better and you want, you don’t wanna be run down like you want to be less run down. You wanna have more energy. You wanna have time to have maybe like a mindful meditation PR practice or time for that workout I just mentioned. Let’s start with removing the clutter and you can organize your space so that you can have space to breathe. You can actually take a deep breath in your home and have that place that is a secure, safe place where you feel like you can actually unwind. You can actually have that downtime when you desire more, more of the good stuff. You have to start with intentionally removing the clutter and organizing everything, and I truly mean everything. You have to get the clutter out of there and then do the organizing.
Give yourself permission to get rid of the things that you no longer need user want and spend the time organizing every single thing that you have decided that you value enough to let take up space in your home. These are the things that you have decided that they are worthy of staying, and you are going to keep them in your home. Get them organized so that you can truly calm the chaos, reduce your stress, and enjoy more in life. Thank you for listening to the Intentional Edit Podcast. If you found today’s episode valuable, tell your friends about it by taking a screenshot, sharing it on social, and tagging me at intentional edit. I’ll be back soon with another episode. In the meantime, find firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to follow intentional edit on social platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. To ensure you catch future episodes, click the subscribe or follow button. Now. I am grateful for a five star rating and review from you. Be sure to let me know what you liked about this episode and what you want me to cover in the future.
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Lauren is the founder of Intentional Edit, a home organization and lifestyle company focused on consciously editing to create efficient and organized spaces. Lauren believes that a functional home that looks and feels good has a positive influence on all aspects of life. Creating systems that allow for the home to function more efficiently, therefore, eliminating most of the clutter and chaos is her priority. While trends come and go organization is always in style!
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