As a mother of two boys, my life is CHAOTIC! No matter how hard I try to contain the chaos that surrounds those two, I have come to terms with the fact that there are some things in life that cannot be controlled.
A week ago Tuesday night, while my dear husband was away on business, I had some super chaos thrown my way.
My boys were 5 ft. from me as I was putting away the dishes. They were showing off their “untrained” ninja moves to each other. My youngest proceeded to show his older brother an amazing kick that had so much momentum it swept him off his own two feet and sent him falling backwards. As anyone would do, he put his arm behind him to catch his fall. The results were 5 hours in the ER, a big fat co-pay, and this:
So, while I cannot control my boys’ crazy antics, what I can control is the chaos that exists in my home in closets, in drawers, and even under the kitchen sink!
I took the organizing 101 workshop back in the spring, and it was a great exercise in motivation and follow through for me. Over the course of 7 weeks, I learned how to tackle small projects first. I learned what tools to use while organizing, what my road blocks are and many more useful tips.
Here is just a sampling of the organizational projects I’ve completed since taking the workshop:
and our Family Command Center
Having a more organized home has allowed me to have a more organized life. Which in turn gives me more patience and time to deal with little surprises, like this:
What about you? Do you want less CHAOS in your home and life? Well, meet your teachers:
Our goal is to teach you skills and techniques to get more organized, as well as to provide you with the products and tools that will make getting the job done more fun and efficient. We’ll help you become a more productive, more energized and happier version of yourself. You’ll have more time and more energy to do the things you love (plus, you’ll be able to find everything you use to do those things you love!)
They help people take control of their homes which transfers to better control of their lives. By organizing your home, you can save countless hours a year. By simplifying and organizing your home, you will also save money. Best of all, having a neat and organized home will help you reduce CHAOS!
Aby & Jay are so passionate about spreading their knowledge of organizing and simplifying that they are offering one free spot in the Organizing101 workshop – a $75 dollar value, starting this upcoming week.
What better way to start the school year? Get control, get organized, and simplify your life. Banish the chaos that you CAN control!
Rules for entering the giveaway (up to four chances to win):
- Leave a comment on this post telling me you want to win the workshop.
- Head over to Facebook and “like” simplify 101. Come back and leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Mention this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter, then leave a comment letting me know you did.
- Sign up to receive the free Mini Guide for creating a command central binder, then leave a comment letting me know you did.
A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, Sept. 25th at midnight EST.
Bonus: simplify 101 is offering the readers of Pretty Handy Girl 15% off enrollment of any of their current workshops. In Organizing 101, you’ll learn a simple approach for de-cluttering your home. Plus, you’ll find out how to organize and store all the things you keep, so they’re easy to use (and put away when you’re finished!) Simplify Your Life with Habits + Routines will take the mystery out of creating new habits and routines, so you can lead the life you want to live. When you have good habits and simple routines in place, your day flows smoothly, because you don’t have to constantly remind yourself to get things done. Get Organized for the Holidays is the ultimate holiday planning workshop. Get simple tips and ideas so you stay energized and joyful all season long! To take advantage of this offer, enter SAVE15PHG during checkout. This offer is good from 9/21/11 through 9/29/11 and can’t be combined with any other offer. (Get Organized for the Holidays is on early bird discount – 20% off – through Sep. 22!)
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored giveaway post paid for by simplify101. However, in all honesty, I can’t say enough good things about simplify101. I will end by telling you that I thoroughly enjoyed the workshops I have taken so far (Organizing 101 and Organizing with your Kids).
My 7 year old son and I worked together to take his room from this:
And the best part was that he enjoyed doing it and asked every night if we could work together on organizing his room. We worked in 15 minute segments over several days. You would not believe the things that were stuffed underneath his bed! I can’t even tell you because it was that bad. But, on the bright side, my oldest is learning to live in a less chaotic room.