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podcast show notes | episode 030 | organize like a boss

This blog post serves as SHOW NOTES for our podcast — Cultivate a Good Life. This is not a comprehensive outline of everything discussed in this specific episode. The notes, links, and tips below are just some of what was mentioned. Everything we’re highlighting here will certainly make so much more sense when you’ve listened to this episode. If you haven’t already listened, you definitely should. And you should also just go ahead and subscribe to the podcast. It’s good stuff.

episode description

Let’s think about organization in a different way! What does organization mean to you? What does being organized look like in your life? Why do you even clean and organize? Are you organized mentally? We share our thoughts on these questions and many others related to this topic. Also listen in for solid tips for what you can do to be more organized starting today!

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show notes

Pictures we promised from the podcast:

The two sides of BP’s bedroom…

Randi Garrett in her beautiful home…

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. –Barbara Johnson

The purpose of the task is to strengthen the relationship.

Mental organization

Clutter makes us unfocused and sends messages to our brains that our work is never done. Additionally, it hinders us from creativity and productivity by invading the open spaces that allow most people to think, brain storm, and problem solve. –Dr. Bourg Carter

Physical organization

S.P.A.C.E. (Julie Morgenstern)

Sort (see BH’s sorting below)


check out The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Assign (where do you want to keep these items?)

Containerize (find containers to fit the assigned space)

Equalize (stay on top of the organization so it doesn’t get out of hand)


Decluttering is almost more important than organizing.

Be intentional with your family’s schedule.

You run your schedule. Don’t let your schedule run you.

Take advantage of the Contacts section on your phone–especially the “notes” feature. Add names, dates, favorites, etc. to help you remember things.

Licorice BH mentioned – find it HERE

Have matching hangers in your closet. Take it to another level and organize your clothes by ROY G. BIV (rainbow order).

Get a label maker!

Store socks in your bathroom–one that is convenient to quickly grab them. (Just an idea that the Higgins LOVE!).

Store extra deodorant in your car’s console. Here’s one you can even store in your car in the summer.

Make lists! “Brain dump” so you don’t have to remember everything! Write it down. Here’s a video showing BH’s system of list making. For more on her list making, listen to episode 005.

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One Response

  1. Julie S. says:

    I rage clean all of the time but I am usually just yelling at myself since I try not to push my crazy onto others. I work a full time job from home and I turned my office into a playroom for my daughter so being organized and tidy is important so I can be productive at work. I have been wanting to minimize for years and that is why I rage clean – everything gets thrown away / donated. I have never done the whole house so I never feel complete in this task. I am going to take my house down to half the stuff – it’s just stuff and I love my family, famiky experiences, and memories more – and then eliminate the rage cleaning 😄😄. Pantry here so come!!!!