So how are you doing with the laundry? The pile may begin in the spare room or on the futon in the office, but it will continues to grow! We may want to take a portion of the pile into our bedroom, fold them and put them away. It takes about 10 min., for real…
I’d venture to guess that laundry may not be your most favorite thing to do… am I right? I would also suspect that since we’re spending more time at home and we’re wearing more casual clothes (not even considering the childrens’ clothes)…
There’s so Much Laundry!
I’d like to suggest to you a system for doing your laundry. First, let me say that in my experience, the laundry process stalls at the “fold and put away” stage. For some, once we take the clothes out of the washing machine, they go into a pile somewhere and we pull from the pile when needed. Sound familiar? Well, here is a system that you make want to consider…
- Sort your clothes into smaller loads (but not too small) and by category, i.e.
- Underwear, socks, sleepware, etc.
- Tops and bottoms (separated by color)
- Wash, dry and then fold right out of the machine. If possible, use your washer and dryer as your folding table. Then put clothes away.
- While you’re folding one load, you can be washing the next load.
Hopefully that was not too elementary, but my point is… if you invest the time upfront to fold and put away, your laundry will not continue to pile up and become out of control. Many times the smallest changes can make the biggest different. Now you have one less thing to stress about.
Let’s Make it a Happy Laundry Day(s)!
Some of us are transitioning into another phase of Living. Some are considering retirement and others have already retired. All the children grown, we are empty nesters, and possibly the family home has just become much too big? Maybe a smaller place with make more sense… No stairs, no lawn to mow, not as many rooms to clean!
In many cases, it’s been 25+ years in one house and we have accumulated a lifetime of stuff. So now it is time for us to decide what we really want to keep and it may no longer be an issue of what “stuff” the children want. Many of us are discovering that our children are not emotionally attached to the things that we hold dear. So where do we begin? A professional organizer, like me, may be just the answer!
Well, something to think about???
“Tackling Our Closet”, our How-to course, was first introduced on YouTube back in January. We have sorted & purged the clothes in our closets and NOW it’s Time to Organize…the Very BEST PART! We are going to put our clothes in ORDER!!
Remember, we want this course to be interactive, so don’t forget to take a picture of your closet BEFORE you begin each step and I would love for you to send it to us. Just in case you get stuck along the way, I may be able to provide virtual support.
It’s a journey…. taking one step and a time!
NOTE: For Class Assignments, pictures & videos should be EMAILED (not uploaded) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Virtual Sessions available upon request.
It’s time to begin to tackle our closet, using the organizing process. Step 1 is Sorting. Don’t forget to take a picture of your closet BEFORE you begin and I would love for you to send it to me. Just in case you get stuck along the way, I may be able to provide virtual support. Our journey has OFFICIALLY begun…..
NOTE: For Class Assignments, pictures & videos should be emailed to email@example.com. Virtual Sessions available upon request.
“Tackling Our Closet” – Step 1 – Sorting will be available on YouTube on Monday, January 29th. We will be asking you to EMAIL (not upload) pics to us as our project progresses. We will also be offering virtual sessions upon request (more details to follow). We hope that you will join us!
Instructor: Candy Speight
Today, we are going to talk a little about your collection of old calendars! In most, if not all cases, we have kept our old calendars for the pictures. So today, I’d like to suggest that instead of stashing them away in the desk drawers, in a box in the closet or in the plastic bin (amongst many others) in the basement….
Why not re-purpose them??
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This is the perfect opportunity to use all of our wonderful, sentimental or even unusual pictures that are now tucked away from view!
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It truly seems like forever since I published a blog post. I am sure that many of you thought that I had taken my brand new Ford Edge and rode off into the sunset…. But No, I’m still here, four (4) whole months later, with close to 10,000 miles on my not-so-new vehicle and I am still not sure what to write. With July right around the corner, the last six (6) months are a blur….
At this point, I must say that God has been good. No Complaints! I have obviously covered a lot of ground, with 10,000 miles in four months. However, there have been no relaxing vacations or long, leisurely trips. But family is healthly, a little wealthier and a little wiser.
There is one thing that I would like to share. Recently, I read, “The Circle Maker”: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson. I couldn’t begin to tell you how much of an impact the book has had over me, but as a result of reading it, I have made my BIG dream even BIGGER. I’ve circled with prayer, “Speight Enterprises”, a multi-million dollar ministry/business. Speight Enterprises is a conglomerate of Order Your Steps, Inked Designs, Speight Security and Lara Sean’s (aka Myiesha’s) bookstore & cafe. Our multi-million dollar building is an old warehouse that will be converted to also house; penthouse apartments, an art gallery, a fitness center, etc. etc. etc. Our building is out there and we are already looking for it, so that we can circle it, like the city of Jericho.
The secret of a really BIG dream is that it is birthed by our God-given desire. Our sole purpose in life, is to bless others by all that we do and make sure that all the Glory belongs to God. Some of us have seen our vision very vividly, but for some, the vision is still a little blurry.
Well, I guess that I had something to say after all. I can’t promise that I will post more often, but let me leave you with this… DREAM REALLY BIG and DON’T DOUBT … and don’t allow anyone to doubt you or your ability to accomplish your dream.
It was really nice chatting with you again and I do promise to keep in touch!
Until next time…
First, I must say that it’s amazing to look at your life through the eyes of God’s Grace… for the last 3 years or more, I have entered a new year with much anticipation and I have looked at the year that I have left behind, with a sense of calm & peace. Now don’t misunderstand, the previous 20+ years had been “Thank God I don’t have to do that again!” But for the past few years, my only real challenges have been my son … and my finances (from my skewed perspective!). See the Lord has always provided for us financially. There’s always been a ram in the bush! Our needs have been graciously met; we have always had shelter and food on the table … BUT, I would prefer not to live from paycheck to paycheck. So I have asked God for an over-abundance (and not just financially) and He has asked me to wait until it’s my season! I know that God wants me to trust Him with my whole heart. Money, or the lack thereof, seems to always keep me a little unsettled, thus it continues to be my area of opportunity. As far as my son goes, I have finally, finally turned him over to the Lord and now I am truly letting God handle it. I am patiently waiting from my son’s deliverance and I refuse to interfere.
Now on to 2014… With each new year, I want to grow spiritually, walk in my purpose and always seek to get better and better at what I do. 2014 is no exception! Order Your Steps continues to grow as more and more doors are opened. Many of those doors have been opened via ShelfGenie and for that, I am truly grateful. However, there are four (4) major objectives that I would like to accomplish this year:
- Write an eBook entitled “It’s more about Order, than Organizing”. I even have the dedication written. I want to do a compilation of my best posts and put them into book form. I would love to be able to offer some type of product(s) with my other professional organizing services.
- I would like to do more speaking engagements. I have three (3) different “Order Out of Chaos” presentations prepared and I can customize them to suit the group that I am speaking to. This may require a new marketing strategy, more networking, etc.
- I want to further my education by taking the certified professional organizing courses, which I wasn’t going to do initially. However, now that I am going into my 3rd year of business, I believe that it would be an added benefit.
- Research the qualifications to become a certified Life Coach and begin to map out a path to add this skill to my business portfolio.
So I practice what I preach… I have identified and documented my 3-4 BIG objectives. I believe that they all are realistic and achievable. Now I must outline the specific actions needed, time-frames and deadlines to reach my goals.
As we journey toward our dreams, I have promised to keep an eye on you and I will keep you posted on my progress as well.
I am so excited!!
How about you?