My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

Pre-order Simple Organizing today on Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

Spring is on its way (right?)! I’m thrilled that my brand new book, Simple Organizing, will be available on April 3rd, just in time to give you the inspiration and motivation to tidy up every corner of your house.

YOU, my blog friends, are invited to apply for a very special organizing challenge group and book launch team.

*Update* Thank you very much for all your applications! We have received so many (you are all the sweetest!). At this time we have more than enough for our challenge group so I am closing the applications, but if you would like to assist with the launch in other ways please email me at theinspiredroom@gmail.com with the subject line “Simple Organizing Launch” and I will let you know ASAP about other opportunities to help. Thanks so much for your support!

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

JOIN THE LAUNCH TEAM AND ORGANIZING CHALLENGE GROUP!

This exclusive launch team will receive an early copy of Simple Organizing and will be participating in a “Get Organized Challenge” hosted by me in an exclusive Facebook group between March 5 and March 30.

Members of the group will receive four simple challenges for organizing their homes and will share their progress and the book on social media with the hashtag #SimpleOrganizingChallenge.

There will be really great prize giveaways each week, too, so we’re going have a lot of fun together. :)

WHO MIGHT WANT TO BE ON THE SIMPLE ORGANIZING LAUNCH TEAM?

  • Are you excited about Simple Organizing and are you willing to tell your friends about it?
  • Are you comfortable using Facebook and/or Instagram?
  • Are you an active blogger or are you a community leader in a group or ministry such as MOPS, a church or women’s organization? (Please note that having a blog is NOT a requirement!)
  • Do you have another way you could help us spread the word?

Apply for the launch team

If this organizing challenge and launch team sounds like something you’d enjoy, I’d love to have you apply.

*Update* Thank you very much for all your applications! We have received so many (you are all the sweetest!). At this time we have more than enough for our challenge group so I am closing the applications, but if you would like to assist with the launch in other ways please email me at theinspiredroom@gmail.com with the subject line “Simple Organizing Launch” and I will let you know ASAP about other opportunities to help. Thanks so much for your support!

Find the details and questions to apply for the launch team here. There are limited spots available and participants will be selected this week, so be sure to apply ASAP! You’ll be contacted if your application is selected.

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

SIMPLE ORGANIZING

Simple Organizing is a super cute book, packed with photos and tips to inspire and motivate us all to do some spring organizing. I’ll be sharing more about this book in the coming weeks!

Even if you’re not able to join the launch team and challenge group, I would be so grateful for any support in spreading the news about this new book.

I would be so honored if you would pin or copy and share the book cover on your own social media to help spread the word!

MUAH!!! xoxo

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the kindness and support you’ve offered me as I have pursued so many new adventures and projects over the years. I’m always so touched and inspired to be surrounded by such sweet and encouraging women.

You can pre-order Simple Organizing now on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. (Preordering is a HUGE help to authors, so thank you so much for your support!)

My New Book: Join the Simple Organizing Launch Team

Thank you again, friends!

How to Clean Your House When You’re Too Busy

How to Clean Your House When You're Too Busy

One question that has come up around here a lot over the years is this:

How do you get a house clean when you’re just too busy (or worn out!) to clean it?

I feel your pain on that one.

Even if you have a free day, who wants to spend that day cleaning?

I thought since we’ll be talking about housekeeping here and there over the next few months, I’d share my number one strategy for cleaning even when you’re crazy busy.

Ready?

Commit to keeping up with the stuff that piles up.

Yep, don’t hate me for saying it, but this means I clean every day. I just don’t clean everything when I’m busy. I let other things go. But I don’t give up on the house and do nothing at all. I just stick to the stuff that piles up every day.

How to Clean Your House When You're Too Busy

I know, cleaning every day seems awful when you’re tired or busy. You might think it sounds impossible if it isn’t something you do right now. And it can feel counterintuitive. If you’re busy, you really believe you don’t have any time to clean. So you don’t. By the weekend, the house is a pit and you’re not in the mood to spend the weekend cleaning. Four weeks later, it’s become embarrassing. A few months later, it’s depressing.

Even when we’re tired and in a super busy season around our house, we’re still committed to keep up with the stuff that piles up. That means the dishes have to get washed after dinner. We will wipe out the sinks every day and the toilet, too, as needed. We will do a load of laundry daily or at least several times a week. I’ll clear the junk off the main clutter hotspots so there are some moments of sanity.

Trust me, when I first tried cleaning this way I thought I hated this plan. I remember thinking OH MY WORD, I’m cleaning all day long now! That was an exaggeration, but in my mind it really felt like it was way too much.

But guess what?

The reason I felt like I couldn’t possibly clean this way was simply because it wasn’t yet a habit.

How to Clean Your House When You're Too Busy

Until daily cleaning was ingrained in my daily routine, I thought all the time about how hard it was! Once I got the hang of keeping up with what I didn’t want to pile up, I stopped giving any of it a second thought. The result became so worth it, the effort seemed to pale by comparison.

That doesn’t mean we don’t drag our feet when we realize we still have to do the dishes before we can head to bed. But we almost always do it anyway. Once in awhile we decide to skip it, but when we do it’s no big deal now because tidiness has become a routine we won’t forget or need to relearn.

So our main rule about daily housekeeping is…we just do it. It doesn’t take much time to clean up the kitchen when you do it regularly. Putting away that pile of clutter on your entry table, or tossing the piles of shoes in a basket will really only take a couple minutes each day. A load of laundry isn’t that big of a deal, you can even fold while you watch TV!

Keeping up with the dailies saves so much time and stress later on that it’s not even a question for us any more! We just do it because it’s worth it.

How to Clean Your House When You're Too Busy

If you’re feeling behind on everything, I still recommend you start the clean as you go plan! Of course everything won’t get done every day, but you’ll feel more in control with what you do accomplish. Plus keeping up on a few things feels more hopeful and inspiring.

If it helps, you could set a time limit you can handle every day, such as I will clean up the stuff that piles up every evening for 15 minutes. It’s not too hard to clean for 15 minutes a day, so a simple goal like this will empower you for success.

PS. Come back here later today for details and an invite to join my Simple Organizing Challenge Group and Launch Team for my new book!

My housekeeping books:

My latest book available for preorder now- Simple Organizing. Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Love the Home You Have (NY Times Bestseller). Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Make Room for What You Love. Amazon or Barnes & Noble

How to Clean Your House When You're Too Busy
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