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Leaving the kitchen, we are moving on to the mudroom of your house, otherwise called the entryway. This is a high-traffic area where everyone comes in and out every single day. It is also the place where clutter tends to pile up. Make this part of your home the prime real estate asset it should be by clearing out unnecessary things and creating space for what is really needed. Jennifer guides us through it all as she shares some tips and tricks to make the most out of your mudroom without losing your personality in it as well as what to do during “seasonal swap.”
We are back again to continue on the Organize Now Challenge. We’ve been hitting all those areas in our kitchen that needed to be decluttered and organized. We’ve covered everything from the countertops to the drawers to the cabinets to the refrigerator, the pantry. To everybody that’s been participating in this challenge, I hope that your kitchen is looking super clean, tidy and organized. I hope you have given away or sold all those things that you no longer love or use. I have thoroughly enjoyed doing this challenge with all of you in our private Organize Now Challenge! Facebook group. If you’re not part of that group, please feel free to send me a request to join. It’s on Facebook and it’s called The Organize Now Challenge! Everybody on there has been amazing so far. For those of you that have been taking this challenge seriously, I know it’s making a huge impact on your life. I thank you for sharing your photos and your stories and your highs and your lows. Your before and after pictures are so inspirational to me.
Please make sure that you let me know what else we could add to the challenge to help you during this and as we go along, what questions you may have, things that you’re still needing. I am blown away by the kindness and encouragement that you all are showing one another. If you joined the group and you haven’t done any organizing yet, we want you to join in the fun. Let me know if you’re stuck. Obviously, if you join the group, it’s something you want to do and you need more organization in your life. I always say it’s not going to happen overnight. That’s why these challenges are designed to do one area of your home per week. We focus on that from beginning to end. It may take you less than a week. It may take you more than a week, that’s fine, but you can always go back and start from where you left off.
The point of the challenge is not to beat yourself up. If you only have 30 minutes a day to get organized and follow along with a challenge, go ahead and set a timer and when the timer goes off, be okay with that. Don’t self-sabotage and look around the rest of your house and say, “That’s great that I organized two things but I still have all these other rooms to tackle.” You will be defeated before you even begin. I want to encourage you to keep pushing along. If you joined and you haven’t started, please shoot me an email. Message me in my inbox and let me know what’s stopping you, what’s holding you up because we want to be an encouraging group for you.
I want all of you to get to a point in your home that you walk in and you feel less overwhelmed and more at peace, more joyful, more happy, more proud of your home. I want you to be so proud of your home that you’re opening up that door and being hospitable to everybody in need and everybody that you love. People will know that they can stop by for a cup of coffee if they’re having a rough day. You’re going to be that homeowner. You’re going to be that person that is like, “I’m not embarrassed by my home. My door’s always open.” Keep up the good work. If this challenge has been positive in your life and you’ve been clearing the clutter and getting organized, I want to say please share it with your friends. Post it to your Facebook wall, tell your friends in person or shoot them a text and tell them how they can find us because we want to use these challenges to reach a larger audience.
I can only help so many people one-on-one. It’s physically impossible to help as many people as I’d like to help. That’s why these challenges and this podcast is such a big deal to me because I want to reach as many people as I possibly can and help them realize that life is not about the things, it’s about the memories and the moments. Just keep that in mind when you’re taking this challenge and keep pushing through. Without further ado, we are leaving the kitchen and we are moving on to the mudroom or you may call it your entryway. It’s so funny because when I posted this question on the Facebook group, I was cracking up at all of your guesses and I was like, “How long should I make them wait?” You all had good guesses. The thing is that we are focusing on one section of our home.
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Normally, a mudroom or an entryway is probably a very close adjoining space to the kitchen, even if it’s not touching, it’s probably not too far off. What I want you to focus on is the door in the space that your family, the people that live in your home, enter and exit every single day. You may have a front door that’s more formal with a beautiful table, with a vase of flowers that you never go by because you’re always using the door to the garage for example, but that’s not what we’re focusing on. We’re focusing on this space in your home that your family comes in and out of every single day. This entrance to your home is crucial to organize.
It’s important because this is the space that you are coming in and leaving every single day. It’s the area where the shoes pile up and your kids toss their school supplies. Lots of clutter could be dropped off in and out in this area. If your guests use this area, they can often see all that clutter when they visit. It’s important to keep things tidy. When choosing storage for your entryway, you want to try to find pieces that close and that are efficient so that sometimes when you need it to look clean and organized, you can close a door. There also may be a coat closet in the area or near it. Sometimes I’ve seen in homes where this area where it’s supposed to be intended for coats is a dumping ground for lots of other goodies.
Let’s talk about what we’re going to find in this area and let’s tackle it like we always say, “Push it down to the bare minimum.” This is a high-traffic area. This is something where there’s a lot of action going on every single day, so we want to keep it simple. If it’s not simple, it’s going to become cluttered quickly because there’s so much activity going on. We also want to keep it simple so it’s more efficient. Every single thing has a home. As we always say, “In order to be organized, every single thing needs a home.” The floor is not a home for your coats. The floor is not a home for your backpacks. We’re going to give you a space for everything and the floor is going to be for walking.
The first thing I want you to do is to think about what should be in this area. I’m going to give you a hint. The things that belong in the mudroom or the entryway are things that you use every single week, if not every single day. If we’re not using it every single week, it shouldn’t be here. The things that don’t fall into that category, you want to remove first. You’re not going to get distracted and put everything away where it belongs. You’re just focusing on getting your mudroom or your entryway organized. Focus on removing it. That might mean you have a little pile of things that need to go on a bin that you’ll deal with later. It might be a pile of things you set in the basement. Things that I’ve seen in this area that shouldn’t be there can even be folding chairs, card tables, things that you can put in the basement. I’m pretty sure you’re not using those every single week or every single day, so those types of things, pull them out. I also want you to pull out anything that doesn’t pertain to the season. Everything that you are using daily or weekly in the season can stay. After you’ve done that, you’ve moved everything, I want you to start with the coats and go through the coats.
Here’s the thing about the mudroom/entryway area. Many families have lots of coats and lots of shoes and those are obviously going to be things that we need to make a home for. However, I’ve seen many times where things pile up and years go by and you don’t even realize what coats or shoes are still in a closet. I want you to physically handle every single coat or any clothing item in this space. I want you to pull out things that no longer fit you or your family. I want you to remove those coats that you haven’t worn in a year or more. If you haven’t worn a coat in a year or more, chances are you don’t like it or you don’t feel good in it. I also want you to think about those coats that maybe you only wear on special occasions because if you possibly have room in another closet, specifically a bedroom closet in another part of the house, consider taking out the coats that are for special occasions. Maybe you have a long coat you only wear for weddings. Maybe your kids have a coat that they only wear when they get all dressed up. Those types of coats should not be in this area unless you have a big coat closet and you have tons of extra room. If you don’t, consider moving those coats into another space. Anything that no longer fits, any coat you haven’t worn in a year or more needs to be moved from the space.
The next thing I want you to look at is shoes. Shoes are one of those categories of things that we have an abundance of it seems like and more than we need. Truly, the shoes might be the hardest part to go through. Especially if you have multiple family members, lots of kitties, all those little shoes that take up more room away than we can even imagine, there are lots of them. I noticed a lot that families will get in the habit of keeping all their shoes. Every pair of shoes from the house ends up in the mudroom. That’s not what you want to do. You want to have categories down there. Maybe you have just the shoes they wear to school or maybe you have the shoes that you wear the most. Let’s say, for example, mom and dad. We have our everyday shoes or boots that we love to wear, but we also have shoes that maybe we only wear when we’re dressing up and it’s a special occasion. It’s the same concept. You want to remove those types of shoes and put them in your closet in your bedroom.
The mudroom entryway area of your home is the prime real estate of your home. It’s super important. We don’t need to have all our pumps and stilettos in the mudroom when we only wear every now and then. They can go to another area. What we want in this space are just the shoes and boots that we’re wearing to work, the kids are wearing to school. You’re wearing to maybe go step outside and do some work around the yard, those types of shoes. Go through shoes, remove all the ones that no longer fit, all the ones you haven’t worn in a year or more, and all the ones that are for special occasions or a different season. That should cut down. A lot of you have been asking what to do with shoes and there are all sorts of different storage.
I’m not a big fan of the shoe pocket organizers that go over the door, but I am a fan for little kids of baskets so that when they come in, even a three-year-old can put his shoes in a basket. As long as the basket isn’t too big, where the next day out those little shoes are lost in the basket and it takes too much time to find them, it will work fine. I also want to encourage you, if you do happen to have a garage attached to this room, maybe consider right outside of your garage putting a narrow shelving unit that is vertical. One of my favorites is from Walmart because they are the only ones I found that holds up. They’re not plastic, they’re decent looking and you can buy as many as you want and just keep stacking them on top of each other. Usually, in a garage, you have the height to play with. I’ve stacked them up to six, seven high.
The other thing for shoes could possibly be cubbies. You want to be careful of storage benches because usually they’re pretty big and they’re ending up like toy boxes where anything small is going to end up on the bottom or be hard to find. If you do use a storage bench, just use it for the bigger bulkier shoes. Other than that, I want you to make sure that your kids know where they’re supposed to put their shoes. I was in one of my Bible study groups and we were doing a study and we were talking about what makes us angry and little stupid things that can get your blood pressure going. We were laughing about one of the moms who said that she cannot stand when her kids leave their shoes on the floor in the entryway and then she trips over them. It causes her to get super annoyed and aggravated, then she yells and says, “How many times have I told you to pick up your shoes?” I know there are so many moms reading that can relate to her. There’s nothing more annoying than coming in from a long, hard day and tripping over somebody’s shoes.
Make sure that when you’re organizing, you’re going through and telling your kids the new rules of the space. For a mom to organize any room, then not share the new method, the new system, the new storage, the new home with the rest of the family, it will never last. Here’s the thing, kids aren’t going to want to do this on their own. Most children need to be trained. They need to have consequences for not putting things where they belong. They need to have consequences for not picking up or being a good steward of their things and being responsible. When you’re talking to your kids about where things are going to belong, come up with a little fun system where it’s almost like, “When we get home from school, our shoes and our coat go into their new home and they have to be in our home before mom can give you a snack or before you can help yourself to a snack or before you can go play electronics or play outside.” The hard part obviously is in the beginning when you’re trying to train them and you’re trying to get them to form this new habit, they’re going to forget many times and that’s okay. We’re going to keep reminding them until they get it right at first.
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The other part we can do is label things. Maybe you put a picture of their shoes with their name on it. Maybe when they’re smaller, you want to have like, “Johnny’s coat,” and put the little label where his coat goes or where his shoes go, where his backpack goes. When we’re organizing, make sure you’re sharing all this information and make sure you’re going over the new rules that are going to be put into place for the maintenance. We’ve done coats, we’ve done shoes, we’ve removed everything that doesn’t belong. The other thing I want to talk to you about is something I call seasonal swap. I use it in closets a lot but for the mudroom entryway, it’s very crucial because most mudrooms are not big enough. Maybe even if they are big enough, it’s still too much clutter to keep everything that you’re going to use on a daily or weekly basis for all seasons. If you live in a beautiful place like California where the weather is always fantastic and it’s usually roughly the same, you can disregard this part.
If you live in snowy New York like I do or the Midwest where it’s cold, you know as well as I do that there are different things we use every day depending on the season. What I like to do is when it starts to get cold, I will take everything out that we’re not going to use until the following spring, summer season. For example, in the spring and summer, we have a swim bag ready to go for those quick days to the pool. We have ponchos, we have flip flops and spring coats, all those things that we use for spring and summer. That’s what I’m pulling out when it starts to get cold. When it starts to get warm again, usually here in New York, I do this probably not until April. I pull out those winter boots, those gloves, those hats, those heavy-duty winter coats and I remove them from this area because it’s going to save me so much time.
Remember, picture yourself wanting to find your daughter’s spring coat and you have to go through five winter coats plus lots of boots and gloves and hats just to find that spring coat. That wastes time on a weekly basis, which causes stress, which causes aggravation. It’s not efficient. Avoid that for the next four to six months by eliminating it and keeping it simple. When you’re setting up the seasonal swap for say spring and summer, it’s all things that you’re going to use in that season on a daily or weekly basis. When you’re setting up for fall and winter, it’s all those things that you’re going to use during that season every day or every week. Hopefully, that makes sense. You’re asking me, “Where am I supposed to put that stuff? I don’t have any room for it.”
I’m going to say there are all sorts of places you can put it. If you don’t have room or another closet, maybe it can go on a bin under a bed, maybe it can go into a storage area like an attic or a basement. Maybe it could even go in a space saver bag, which is one of those plastic bags that you suck all the air out with the vacuum and they work well. That is something that can make it super condensed. Think about being creative and how you can remove those things. Obviously, when you’re doing your seasonal swap, say for example you’re pulling out hats, gloves, boots, and coats getting ready for spring and summer, you want to make sure that you’re at the same time getting rid of all those things that aren’t going to fit the following season. If you have kids, that’s especially important because why store it for all those months if your kids aren’t going to fit into it the next season?
The other thing I want to talk to you about is personalization in this area. I like to tell people when it comes to that place in your home where you’re coming in and you’re leaving every day, it’s important especially when you have children to have it be a great reminder, a great message when they come home. They come home from school. You want to use this area to either explain to them at things like they walk in and they see something that reminds them of your family. Who is your family? What do they stand for? If I were to come in as a guest, what would I notice when I first walk in the door? That’s the same thing for your children. They come in every single day. This is an area where you want them to come home from school after a long day and feel love, peace and comfort. It’s a cozy home.
Maybe you have things like their artwork displayed there. Maybe you have a family photo, maybe you have a quote, maybe you have a cross. In our mudroom, we have a sign that is our last name, Berry, made out of letters that have photographs behind them. It’s a nice personal touch. Every day when your kids come home from school, it’s something that will hopefully make them smile and make them remember that they are home and that’s where they belong. Think about making this a clean and organized area, but also use it to personalize the message that you would want your first message to be when you or your family members come in the door every single day.
As far as storage ideas go in this space, obviously giving every single thing has a home is easier said than done in some areas. Hooks are fantastic for this type of area because it’s easy to throw a purse, a book bag, a coat on a hook. If you have that closet, utilize it, put as much in there as you can, maximize the space vertically as much as horizontally because a lot of times we lose space vertically. If you have two feet or three feet between the coats and the floor, you can put some cubbies in there, you can put another bookshelf to put shoes on. You can maybe use it inside of the door for things. Back to the over-the-door pocket organizer that I don’t like for shoes, I don’t mind that for things like mittens, gloves, and hats because it makes it easy for kids to see what they need. If at all possible, set up an area for each individual child. Maybe it’s as simple as a hook on the wall for their coat and their backpack and a little basket underneath it for their shoes. Just so that you know who’s taking care of their space and it’s a visual to mom that Rebecca is the one that doesn’t hang up her coat and her backpack, but the other kids do.
Give them their own space to be responsible for to make it efficient so that when they need something, maybe they need to go and get their lunch bag out of their backpack to make lunch the night before, they know exactly which hook is for their backpacks so they can find it every single time. If you’re lucky enough to have cubbies, by all means, you can get a lot in cubbies. I give measurements for the size if you want to make your own cubbie, on page 104 in the book. The book that we’re falling along with for this challenge is called Organize Now! A Week-by-Week Guide to Simplify Your Space and Your Life. The entryway and mudroom is chapter twenty and right on page 104, you’ll see some dimensions for cubbies.
The other thing I want to recommend is to go on Pinterest and search mudroom or entryway. There are so many cool ideas for how to set up space, creative ways, DIYs. You don’t have to put a lot of money into things like cubbies and storage. You can skip lots of creative ideas on there. The other part of this sometimes leads into what I call the family launchpad, which is a paper management system and a place where you keep all those things that are coming and going every single day to school or to the mailbox. If you want to get a headstart on that, we’re not going to go over the family launchpad in this challenge, but if you want to get a headstart, that’s in chapter 53 in the book. There are also great ideas on Pinterest for that area.
I do believe I have a board on there under Organize Now! on Pinterest that will share lots of those ideas. I hope you have lots of fun clearing out that entryway and mudroom. You’re going to feel like $1 million when it’s over because this is something that you see every single day in your home. This isn’t like, “I organized this spare bedroom and closet.” This is something that is important. Make sure when you’re sorting and purging, you go down to the bare minimum. Let that stuff go that you hardly ever use. Just let it go. It’s so not worth it. You’re not going to miss it. You’re going to be embracing a simpler lifestyle and you’re going to be loving the fact that it’s so clutter-free and your children can put their stuff away when they come home from school.
Push yourself. If you have questions, make sure you reach out and ask me either here or on the Facebook group, Organize Now Challenge!. Also, don’t forget to share your before and after pictures because we want to see all of the different ways that you’re doing this in your home. We all can learn from each other. Somebody might see a mudroom that looks similar to theirs and they’re like, “I never thought of doing it that way, but now I will.” Great job so far. Keep up the good work. I wish you all the best of luck. Thank you for joining me on The 29 Minute Mom, where we know that every single minute counts.
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Today Jennifer talks about how to organize after a death. This may be the hardest job you ever have to do. If organizing is tough for you to begin with, coupling this task with grief can make it feel insurmountable. As an organizing coach, I have had the experience of doing this for many people […]
Companies create mission statements to keep them on track with their goals, to let others know why they are, and to help them measure their success. If you create a family mission statement you will give your family clarity and direction. We take the time to set goals for our careers but usually overlook setting […]
Christian life coach Amberly Deavours is with us today talking about all things to do with life coaching. Coaching is an amazing resource we all have at our fingertips these days. You can find a coach to help you with just about anything! One of the best things about working with a coach is that […]
Learning how to increase your ability to focus will help you become a more productive human being. We all have times when we find it difficult to focus. It’s easy to let our minds wander, but if we used this as an excuse every day we would never get anything done or reach our goals! […]
Stop making excuses and start making progress toward a life that you would be proud of living! Many people complain about the life they have and what they don’t like but they never make progress toward changing it. You have the power to choose differently at any moment! If you want a life free of […]
I was recently a guest on the Organized & Energized Podcast with Kathi Burns. It was great to talk with a fellow organizer that has been in this business as long as I have. Click the photo below to listen. Kathi Burns 0:04 Hi there, I’m board-certified professional organizer Kathi Burns. I’m really glad […]
Learning how to navigate grief is never easy. But it is so important to learn how. There are many stages of grief and ways to get through them. Our guest today, Krista St-Germain has become an expert on grief after her husband was killed by a drunk driver. She has since dedicated her life to […]
We become our habits, and our kids become us. This is why habits for families are so important and probably the most spiritually formative thing parents do. Luckily our guest Justin Whitmel is here to explain how we can create healthy routines and habits as a family. He has even written a brand new book […]
It is a brand new year and that means it is a great time to learn how to be more productive with your time by learning some stellar time management skills. In this episode, Jennifer shares the 5 steps she uses every day in order to have stellar time management skills! You may want […]
The brand new Created Order Online Neighborhood is my new online neighborhood of friends who want to create a life of order and purpose and I want to invite you to move in today! For the past two decades, I have been helping people get their homes and their lives organized so that they […]
Today’s guest is Amy DeBrucque is talking about her new book: Embolden. Embolden means to give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something or behave in a certain way. Amy and her daughter decided to write this book together in order to encourage other women. This episode, and this book, will encourage women of […]
Are you overwhelmed by others’ unrealistic expectations of you? Do you feel torn in dozens of directions as you try to make everyone around you happy? If you’re ready to end the cycle of approval-seeking, New York Times bestselling author and recovering people pleaser Karen Ehman is here to help! When Making Others Happy Is […]
For all of you out there hosting Thanksgiving this year these tips are for you. This weekend is the perfect time to get a head start so that you do not end up stressed out on Thanksgiving Day. I hope this episode helps you to be present, organized, and enjoying the time with your […]
Today’s show is all about how to create a non-toxic bedroom. Our guest Deborah DiMare is a vegan designer on a mission! A mission to use 100% cruelty-free design options and specialize in the creation of organic, optimal spaces, and sourcing vegan textiles and sustainable furniture that bear zero-to-low toxins. Deborah will make you look […]
Today’s show will blow your mind! Whistleblower Deborah Conrad was a highly regarded PA at her local hospital UNTIL she started to ask questions and report the side effects her patients were experiencing from the COVID-19 vaccinations. Her story is one that we all need to hear regarding what is happening inside the health care […]
Fear not…something I keep telling myself over and over lately. Are you in the same boat? I would love to know. So many people are feeling worried, fearful, and full of anxiety. But we still have to remember all of the reasons why God says “Fear Not”. I hope this episode gives you some inspiration […]
“You should clean up your room when your mom says you have to”. –Bryceton Berry age 5 Organize A Child’s Bedroom Begining to organize a child’s bedroom can be somewhat difficult and even more difficult to keep that way. But it is extremely important to teach children the importance of being organized. Studies have shown […]
My guest today, Michelle Nietert, will really inspire and equip you to be the type of mom that is raising mentally healthy kids! Our conversation gets deep as we share our own struggles as mothers and how we overcame them. This pandemic has really taken a toll on our children and it is OK to […]
The bathroom is most likely the first thing you see in the morning. If you are beginning your day in a cluttered mess, you’re setting the stage for a stressed-out day! The bathroom is also usually the small- est room in the house but one in which you spend a lot of time. The only […]
About Susan Stutzel Susan is passionate about freeing professional women from self-sabotaging goals and helping them build a life of purpose and balance. As a Leadership Coach, she helps her clients ditch overwhelm by finding their voice through the process of rebuilding habits and expectations, so they can feel successful – […]
Dr. Aimee Trammell is back on our show sharing more COVID vaccine updates. She was previously a guest on Episode 88 and it was one of our most popular episodes. We love Dr. Trammell because she simply shares information based on medical information that has come out over the past few months. Our goal with […]
Today’s episode is about a story that should be on Dateline or at the very least covered by the news. It is a story that will break any parent’s heart. Our guest, Laura Koepp, shares the story of what happened when her daughter Cassy, a young woman with disabilities, was deplaned for taking her mask […]
We often associate a ritual with religious or spiritual activity, but in the broadest definition, a ritual is simply a set pattern of activity. Making something into a ritual will inevitably place more importance on the activity. It will also help you be more conscious of what is happening, how it is happening, and how […]
In this episode, Jennifer is catching up about what’s been going on in her personal life including the tough times and an exciting announcement! Love the show? We would LOVE you to subscribe, rate, review, and share! Are you subscribed to The 29 Minute Mom podcast? If not, I want to encourage you to […]
At times, moms can feel like the weight of the world is sitting on our shoulders as we raise our kids. Some days we have it together, and others, we feel like we are losing control. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone, and our guest today, Jeannie Cunnion, wants us to share […]
In a world where unlimited information is constantly at your fingertips, many people have lost the curiosity about life. The places we go, the things we do, and even the people we love. Today, our guest, Lori Beth Auldridge, explains how she integrates lifeschooling with her family and how curiosity helps strengthen your relationships. […]
Have you ever considered a more natural approach to your beauty routine? What about actually making your own botanical beauty products? You don’t need to be a biologist to make this possible. Today’s guest, Lorraine Dellmeier, explains how indie beauty, including making your own natural products, can have a massive impact on your skin […]
With so much information being given out regarding the Covid-19 vax I felt it was my responsibility to share the knowledge I have learned from Dr. Aimee Tramm. I believe God put Dr. Tramm in my path for a reason. My listeners should know that I believe each American should be given free choice when […]
You may not realize it, but your environment impacts your behavior. What looks good on Pinterest doesn’t always feel good in your space. Did you know that the colors around you can help fulfill your psychological and emotional needs? Sound intriguing? This is the episode for you. Today Jennifer welcomes Mehnaz Khan, a color psychologist […]
We continue to dive deeper into Purpose Over Possessions as we turn the page to Chapter 3: Possessions. We all have them. Some more than others. But, do we need everything we have? So many of the items we have in our homes are no longer working, useful, or serving a purpose. We […]
The addition of a new baby can completely change the dynamic of a relationship. Even though the nursery is complete and the car seat is installed, nothing can quite prepare you for the drastic changes that come with adding another member to the family. These changes can be minor and easy to overcome, but […]
Do you want to know how to stop being an angry mom? In a year where nothing went as planned, we all might be dealing with extra stress, anxiety, and destructive anger. Beyond the past year, these things creep into our everyday life; from the terrible two tantrums that seem to pop up too […]
Did you know saving $7 a day and investing it with 7% returns can make you a millionaire? Finances aren’t necessarily something taught in school. How can we teach our kids to make smart financial decisions if we don’t know the best ways ourselves? Before you send your kids out into the world or […]
Clutter is bombarding our homes, our offices, and our life. We are told to get rid of it but what exactly defines clutter? How can you know what to keep and what you should let go of? You may be surprised by the answer. Today Jennifer helps us with this task. She explains how you […]
Most parents are interested in raising compassionate kids. But with so many outside influences impacting our children, it seems we have to work harder and be more deliberate to instill the values we want our kids to have. So many moms say above all else, they want to raise kind children; but how can […]
This week we are covering chapter 2 of Jennifer’s newest book: Purpose Over Possessions: decluttering your life so you can live on purpose. This chapter will get you PUMPED to start taking actionable steps toward finding your purpose and then living it out every single day. There is nothing more exciting or fulfilling than to […]
The journey of parenting teenage daughters can have its ups and downs. When you think you have it figured out, the relationship changes, the challenges change, and you have to adjust. Today, Jennifer welcomes Kari Kampakis, author and mom of 4 daughters. She shares her own experiences parenting her daughters, handling the tough moments, […]
Becoming a mom, especially of multiples, can completely change your life, but it doesn’t have to be why you don’t continue to chase your dreams. Today Jennifer welcomes Andra Erickson, busy mom and coach. She helps to empower moms to understand more about the challenges they face and the little changes they can make that […]
Most moms have questioned themselves during their parenting journey. Some days it leads to feeling defeated, while other days, it can lead to life-changing breakthroughs. Today Jennifer welcomes Lauren Vena. A makeup artist turned children’s author, who turned a bad morning into a literary journey. She talks about how she gets through the tough […]
You only have one life to live, and you need to make it count, starting today! Grab your copy of Purpose Over Possessions, a couple of girlfriends, and open your mind to what is possible for you. 2020 was a year of challenges, but don’t let the heartache and disappointment steal your hope for […]
Are you sick and tired of 2020? Are you ready to get your joy back and live on purpose again? If so this episode of The 29 Minute Mom is the inspiration you have been looking for! Jennifer shares how she has learned to let go of the pain of 2020 and dive headfirst into […]
Let’s face it 2020 has been filled with disappointments and with shutdowns happening around the country Thanksgiving could end up being the biggest disappointment of all IF we let it. This is why Jennifer wanted to record this bonus episode with her guest Christine Pittman, meal planning expert and author of COOKtheSTORY.com. Christine and […]
Time. It’s something we can’t get back. It’s limited and it’s valuable. How we spend our time dictates the life we live. Today we welcome Michelle Knight. She’s a busy mom and wife, running a 6-figure business, from her RV. She shares her advice for making the most of your time, by scheduling around your […]
The hardest part of parenting frequently has nothing to do with the kids. When you’re juggling work, school, home, and family, it can quickly become overwhelming. Finding calm amongst the chaos may seem like a never-ending, uphill battle. Not the case, according to today’s guest, Marielle Melling. As a busy mom of five, she’s […]
When you don’t know exactly where to put something in your home, where does it end up? The basement! It can easily become the dumping ground of your home, but it doesn’t have to. Taking the time to purge things you no longer need and organize the things you plan on keeping, will give you […]
Happy Halloween everyone! Wishing everyone a safe and fun Halloween, Lord knows we all need something to smile about this year! I hope this makes you laugh. It is my husband, friends and I dressed up as four out of the 6 Village People last night. What are you dressing up as this year?
Who doesn’t enjoy a good love story? Even better when it plays out on national television for the world to see. In this episode, catch up with the very first bachelorette (turned wife and mom), Trista Sutter. She shares her thoughts on the 15+ years of The Bachelorette franchise, how she’s handling parenting during a […]
2020 has been a difficult year for so many of us. But in the midst of it all God has taught me some very valuable lessons and I want to share them with you. I hope this episode will bless you and encourage you to keep going and not give up. Episode Talking Points: Do […]
Hey moms, are you new to this whole “kids doing school at home” thing? I know I am! My guest, Autumn McKay, has been doing this for awhile AND she has a ton of products that will help your children learn!. In this episode, Autumn shares her tips and tricks for teaching kids at home […]
Let’s face it 2020 has been REALLY tough on us working moms. Have you felt like pulling your hair out while stuck at home? Have you questioned your purpose this year? Does your purpose still fit you or have you decided to pivot? My guest, Molly Stillman, shares the ideas that have helped her navigate […]
This one is for all of you mompreneurs trying to survive out there lately! Our guest, Stefanie Gass, joins the show today. What is God trying to whisper to you currently that you may be missing? How can you grow your audience? Stefanie shares all of the tips that mompreneurs are looking for. Episode […]
Is your relationship with alcohol a positive or negative one? Do you use alcohol to cope with hard issues in your life only to wake up in the morning with more anxiety? Our guest today, Rachel Hart, helps women who want to take a break from drinking so that they can reexamine their relationship with […]
Maintaining a happy and organized home isn’t always easy, especially during a pandemic. In this episode of The 29 Minute Mom, professional organizers: Jennifer Ford Berry and Jen Obermeier discuss how we can all make the most of this unprecedented time of being forced to stay in our homes. If you are currently feeling overwhelmed […]
Implementing a wardrobe capsule and time blocking into your life could save you tons of time and money in the future. Now that you are spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic you may have more time to focus on getting your life organized. One of the biggest benefits of getting organized is […]
Good health is so important but, now with the COVID 19 pandemic, so many people are more focused than ever on the best ways to stay healthy. There are so many things we can be doing in our daily lives to help our bodies function at optimal capacity. Today we are joined by Tina Anderson, […]
There is no doubt that we are all facing tough times. This is why this podcast is coming out at the perfect time. I hope the personal stories that my guest Hiddy Fletcher and I share with you will find you right where you are and lift you up in some way. I am praying […]
We all want to live a healthier life, but sometimes we think of the end goal and become overwhelmed, instead of focusing on the smaller steps we can take that will put us on the right path. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by Nutrition Specialist Eliza Gellman, who has made health and wellness her […]
We know at The 29 Minute Mom that every minute of your day counts. Who better to talk to about this with than a homeschooling mother of 5 and organizing expert? For this episode, Jennifer is joined by “messy perfectionist”, Kristi Clover. She shares her simple tips for making the tasks we tackle […]
There are many experiences you go through as a parent that put your parenting skills to the test more than others. In these cases, you must maintain your resolve and keep fighting through the experience, ignoring the temptation to question God. Karen Ehman is an author and a speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries. Karen talks […]
How to Organize Your Family Room: Your family room should be a place where you can relax, read, watch TV or spend time with family and friends. It is very important that everything has a designated home so that cleanup is quick and easy and you can be ready for company in fifteen minutes […]
Discovering Your Purpose: Do you feel stuck in life? Knowing you’re capable of more but unsure what the next step is? What if I told you that you could change that NOW! In this episode we are joined by Liv Chapman, who talks about her path from school teacher to COO and co-founder of […]
Do you have a dream for your life? Do you worry about leaving the stability of what you know to go and chase those dreams? Sometimes we get stuck in “survival mode” in order to keep things moving. We put our goals and dreams on the back burner because of the fear of the […]
I was recently a guest on the Redefining Balance for Working Moms Podcast with Jenny Stemmerman. I had a blast with Jenny and come to find out we have A LOT in common. She has a great show and amazing resources for working moms so be sure to listen to the show and then […]
Do you wish you had more work-life balance in your life? As a working mom balance is sometimes difficult to achieve. You can feel like you are barely getting through the day, let alone finding some sort of balance with all of your responsibilities. In this episode, Jennifer Ford Berry talks to her guest […]
We would like to welcome our new sponsor of The 29 Minute Mom podcast: Dipsy Dabber. How many of you are wasting space in your garage, basement or attic on paint cans? After building our house we had tons of cans in our basement and they were driving us nuts! We knew […]
Welcome to the Paper Purge Project! Paper, it seems like it is everyone’s nemesis. The number one question I get asked when I speak to audiences is: What should I do with all the paper? This is not a 5-second answer but I have finally written down the simple and efficient plan that I […]
Happy New Year everyone! I can not believe it is 2020! Crazy right? The first day of a new year is so exciting much less the first day of a new DECADE! I want to share some tips and motivation that will help you end this busy holiday season and start this new year on […]
Diane Boden is the host of the Minimalist Moms podcast and my guest on today’s show. This episode is going to air on Christmas Day. So I want to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and I pray that each of you is enjoying a day full of love, joy, and family. Episode […]
Whether you actually have ADHD or you just feel like you do, you are going to love this show! Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, an expert on this topic, is our guest today. She is sharing her best advice on how to live a very organized and productive life. Episode Talking Points: * Stephanie teaches us how […]
Today, we are going to go over some really useful tips for this busy holiday season. At this point in time, you are either ahead of the game, behind or right where you should be. I would love to be able to hear the answer so wherever you are whether you’re riding in the car, cleaning the house, baking cookies or chasing kids…give yourself a pat on the back if you are feeling good about where you are at this holiday season. The problem is that a lot […]
Discernment takes faith and lots of practice. It can be the most useful tool in the world for helping mom, as well as teens, make decisions and navigate this life. In this episode, Jennifer talks with Stacey Sumereau from Lifetime’s Reality TV Series The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns. Stacey is also the host of the podcast […]
When was the last time you took a good, long look at your home and thought it was as clean and organized as it could be? In today’s busy, fast-paced world, home organization often tends to fall by the wayside unconsciously. Amanda Sullivan, the author of Organized Enough: The Anti-Perfectionist’s Guide to Getting – and […]
In this episode, Jennifer discusses the benefits of shopping at or selling with your local semi-annual consignment sale and how these sales can declutter your life. Episode Talking Points: * Why Jennifer fell in love with consignment. * Semi-annual consignment sales: what are they and how do they work? * Benefits of shopping a semi-annual […]
I recently spoke at the Uniquely Qualified Conference in Charlotte, NC. I wanted to do a quick post and share this clip that a friend of mine recorded. The one thing that will always stick out to me about this particular event is what one woman described as the “unbelievable caliber of love between the […]
If you can figure out what your purpose is and dedicate your time and effort on achieving it, then you will be a much happier person. As a season kickstarter, Jennifer Ford Berry gives us a teaser of her book, Purpose Over Possessions: Decluttering Your Life So You Can Live on Purpose. She gives […]
Francene Marie interviews Jennifer Ford Berry about her journey organizing our lives with her new book “Purpose Over Possessions”. Do we really know how much stuff we have in our closets, cabinets, pantries or attic? Take a listen to Jennifer explain how to ask ourselves the real questions: do we love it or […]
I absolutely adore Jennifer Obermeier, fellow organizer, and host of the Pro Organizer Studio podcast. It is always a joy to speak with other women in the organizing industry. In this episode, we talk about how professional organizers can get a book published as well as lots of other juicy tidbits. […]
Choosing the right path to fulfillment involves numerous obstacles including breaking work contracts and leaving your profession. Jacinda Jacobs took control of her life and walked away from her TV and radio life and went on a self-discovery journey with God. A motivational speaker and the author of Uniquely Qualified, she shares how she helps […]
Purpose Over Possesions I am THRILLED to finally share my newest book with you: Purpose Over Possessions -decluttering your life so you can live on purpose!!It has been over a year of writing, praying and quite frankly working my tail off! So today is a BIG DAY. This book is the most real […]
This week I was on the WBTA radio show called Genesee Life with host Lucine Kauffman. You can listen in by clicking the play button above. Thank you for having me on your show Lucine. It was a pleasure!
A garden is a lot like life. Neglect the little things and it will deteriorate into chaos. Tend to the little things and it will become a thing of beauty. —Maria & Joseph Garcia, Finally Organized, Finally Free It’s Time to Clean Up Your Yard Your yard creates a visitor’s first impression of your home. […]
Oh, the garage! I let my husband handle this area of our house. It is the one room he actually loves to organize! But I do put my two sense in and jump in when necessary! I hope these tips will help you organize your garage. Is it a dream of yours to […]
Clutter takes up space. Whether it is physical, emotional, or mental, clutter takes away the time and place that we would rather have to be more productive. Laurie Palau, the author of the book, Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized, sets us up for a more organized life as she motivates us to […]
I would like to thank WCNC for running this story about the Created Order Conference! I am a HUGE fan of Rachel Hollis and I really admire Marie Kondo for helping to shine more light on the organizing industry. So with that being said, it was pretty amazing to see this news story! Marie […]
Your summer vacation is an important investment of your time and your money. In some cases, it may be something that you have dreamt about doing for a long time. All the more reason to start organizing your plans early so that you can make the most of the experience. Vacations are important […]
Hey guys, An interview came out recently that I recently did with the Video News Service. I wanted to share it here because the journalist asks a lot of different questions about my past and how I ended up where I am today. If you would like to hear more about my background listen […]
I absolutely love the summertime. Here in New York, we make every minute of summer count after our long, restful winters! A summer bucket list is a perfect plan to get the most out of your summer and your time with family and friends. But the key is to start early and plan ahead. Here […]
Last year we revamped my entire website and since then I have noticed that people were missing one of my top-ranked posts. It was the one about freshening up a bagless vacuum cleaner. This cracks me up because there are plenty of other long, well-written posts that do not get as much traffic as […]
There is something so hopeful whenever we think of possibilities. Matthew 19:26 says, “With God, everything is possible.” It is in this verse that we can be assured that we can always reach for what we want as long as we believe. However, our inner skeptic tends to shy away from this and create […]
Prep Your Summer Pantry Summer is coming and with that usually comes lots of parties and picnics! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to waste too much of my time in the grocery store. I would rather be outside and having fun with my family and friends! This is why I always […]
Do you find it hard to part with things? Getting rid of stuff is very hard for many people to do. It takes time; it can be very overwhelming, and most of us never know where to start or exactly how to go about it. Furthermore, most people don’t realize that are specific reasons why […]
I want to bless three people with tickets to the Created Order Conference! A FREE General Admission ticket will be gifted to 3 lucky winners! The conference takes place on June 29th at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC. To enter fill out the form below. What is this Created […]
As the Created Order Conference gets nearer, we bring you more spoilers of what is to come with two more of the speakers. Holly Pasut, an author, blogger, public speaker, and former real estate agent, gives us a peek into her session Choosing To Stand. Encouraging women to reflect and take control of their […]
Ladies, it is time to give ourselves permission to be better and fill ourselves up with the tools to grow. If you feel overwhelmed with life that you could not possibly imagine making time for yourself, then you need to hear from the great featured speakers of the Created Order Conference happening in Charlotte, […]
We are continuing on with interviews from the speakers of the upcoming womens conference: the Created Order Conference coming to Charlotte, NC this June. For more details click here. Holly Pasut is speaking in Session 3 about Choosing To Stand. Jennifer Burnham is speaking in Session 2 about Time Management. […]
Do you need a pep talk? Do you need some encouragement? Some community? Some organization in your life? Well, I know a lot of ladies JUST LIKE YOU…including me! As women, I think we all want more of these things. For the past 17 years 90% of the people I coach and help are women. […]
Spring cleaning is upon us! But this doesn’t mean you have to get stressed out or start feeling overwhelmed. You simply need a plan. Spring cleaning is one of those large projects that need to be broken down into small, doable tasks. In this video, I talk about how you can do that along with […]
While pregnant with their daughter, Audrey, Angie Smith and her husband, Todd, was told by the doctors that she would not survive. Angie began blogging to cope with the hurt and to update friends and family as they went through those difficult days, which eventually became a way to share her faith and her […]
Celebrating International Women’s Day on the Feed Your Brand podcast with Tracy Leigh Hazzard. To read the full interview click here. Facebook live on International Women’s Day for all of you women out there that need a little encouragement!
This month we are going to focus on toys and games in the Organize Now Challenge. f you have not already joined our Facebook community be sure to join today, it’s free! You can also follow along for organizing ideas on Instagram. Please use #organizenowchallenge. This month is not just for people with […]
While trying to figure out how to be a freshman in college, Layne Brookshire would spend her idle time organizing her space. That habit spilled out when she would go to other people’s dorms or houses where she would do the same thing. Layne is a professional organizer and the founder of Ms. Placed […]
Do you ever feel like you’re just completely overwhelmed by how much you have to do in every single day of your life as a mom? The list does not seem to end. We don’t even know how to give ourselves time anymore. Space, time, energy, and money (S.T.E.M.) are the precious commodities that […]
Since launching the Created Order Conference this year, I have had a lot of people ask me: “Why are you having the first conference in Charlotte, NC?” So I want to share my background with all of you so that you can see why Charlotte has a piece of my heart. Upon graduation from college […]
Bathroom organization is actually pretty simple. The bathroom is most likely the first thing you see in the morning. If you are beginning your day in a cluttered mess, you’re setting the stage for a stressed-out day! The bathroom is also usually the smallest room in the house but one in which you spend a […]
Yesterday my dear friend Kim hosted a “We Be Ball’n” party and let me tell you we had a blast! What in the world is a “We Be Ball’n” party you ask? Well, it is a class/party in which you learn how to make all sorts of protein balls. Perfect if you have a […]
February is the month we focus on beauty products in the Organize Now Challenge. If you have not already joined our Facebook community be sure to join today, it’s free! You can also follow along for organizing ideas on Instagram. Gather Up All Of Your: Hair Products: shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, gel, mouse Makeup […]
My daughter and I are totally in love with the TV series: This Is Us. I am not a big crier but for some reason every time we watch that show I cry! I cry happy tears, sad tears and for seemingly no reason at all. The show shares the entire story of a […]
Ever since Marie Kondo’s series came out on Netflix I have had quite a few people ask me about it. For those of you that may not know who Marie Kondo is she a Japanese organizing consultant and author. Many have asked me my opinion about her method known as the KonMari method. So I […]
Happy New Year everyone! If you want 2019 to be the most organized and purposeful year of your life I have a special invitation for you! For years it has been a dream of mine to host a personal growth conference that would be not only practical but also a spiritual experience that would […]
I believe that when Christmas is Christ-centered it is truly magical. It reminds us all that there is always something to put our trust in. There is a reason to believe and a reason to hope. As a child, I was blessed to feel the magic of Christmas and to have parents and grandparents that made […]
Happy Holidays everyone! I am sure this post is finding you somewhere in the world feeling stress-free, joyful and content with how far ahead you are on your holiday To Do list. You are probably cuddled up on your couch under your new, favorite cozy blanket you found on Instagram. You are probably staring […]
Jumping out in faith and starting as an entrepreneur working with an Inc. 500 company, Stefanie Peters was so excited about going after her dreams and paying that forward. However, very few people believed in her from day one. Instead of letting that get her down, it became the ammunition to ignite her […]
Thanksgiving is about so much more than stuffing our faces with turkey and lots of carbs. It is truly about being thankful. More importantly, it is about sharing our gratitude with those we love. Life can be so hectic and we all know we should be doing this more often so why not hang up […]
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In this episode, Jennifer speaks with Ashley Simmons about Chicktime. Chicktime is a grassroots movement meant to support and encourage women pursuing their passions with gusto. It is their belief that if each woman on the planet right now takes her place we can together accomplish the phenomenal! Episode Talking Points * What Chicktime […]
Learning how to be intentional as a mom is the most powerful act of love you can commit to. In this episode, Jennifer speaks with Danielle Macaulay, author and mom of two boys. Episode Talking Points * The different seasons of motherhood. * Choosing to be more intentional as a mom. * Easy meal planning […]
Cindy Williams, the co-founder of Green jeans women’s consignment, a healthy living coach, and a Shaklee representative is my guest today. Episode Talking Points: * What Cindy and Jennifer have in common and how they met. * Do you know your “Why?” * Surrounding yourself with the right people. * Own your own authenticity! […]
In this episode, Jennifer speaks with Author, Speaker, and Minister Laura Dudek. Laura has written several amazing bible studies including her newest study called Written: Captivating & Cultivating The Blueprint Of Your Dream! Episode Talking Points: * Why Laura wrote the bible study: Written. * You may feel like you are behind in going […]
In this podcast Author Yvonne Lacey and Jennifer Ford Berry talk about Yvonne’s newest book: Taking Back Your Holidays: A whimsical guide to the holidays with tips, tricks, and trivia for a lighter, brighter Christmas! 🎄 Episode Talking Points: * Why did you write this book? * What used to “cheer” now becomes “chore”. * What […]
In this episode, Jennifer Ford Berry talks with author and motivational speaker Donna Partow. This podcast was meant to be a discussion about Donna’s inspirational book: Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be but it turns into a super motivating mentor session with Donna! Moms listen in as Donna shares her wisdom for being content […]
In this episode, Jen Kilbourne, of the Pro Organizer Studio, and Jennifer Ford Berry talk all things organizing. The ladies dish out the inside scoop on what it is really like to work as a Professional Organizer and how this industry has changed over the past 15 years. “THE FACT THAT I COULD JUST […]
Sally Gower, the owner of Eat Well Buffalo, shares her best healthy eating tips in this episode. She believes if you eat well you will be well. I could not agree more! That is why I truly enjoyed my conversation with Sally and can’t wait to share it with you because it is packed full […]
Today my guest is Erica from The World Wide Webers! Erica is a girl from the Washington, D.C. area who spent her 20’s living it up in the NYC, earned her stripes working for a global translations company, and fell in love with a Florida boy on an epic Sunday Funday. In what she […]
Hannah Keeley is the host of the television series, “Hannah, Help Me!”, the author of “Hannah Keeley’s Total Mom Makeover,” and the founder of Mom Mastery University. Hannah is also the host of the Crazy Blessed Podcast and mom of 8 children!! And she home schools! Hannah loves helping moms create better lives with […]
Note: Dolores was in a hotel room in Atlantic City when we recorded the interview without a strong Wifi connection so you will hear that her voice seems farther away then Jennifer’s on the call. Our guest in this episode of The 29 Minute Mom is Dolores Catania. Dolores is the newest cast member […]
Paul Peterson is a pastor at Church 180 and a personal trainer at Brutal Iron Gym. Paul is also a dad of SIX girls ranging in age from 5-14 and married to his wife Sherry for the past 20 years. Episode Talking Points * Paul’s Ministry Miscarriage * How Paul turned his hair cut […]
Siggy Flicker is a relationship expert, matchmaker, television personality and author of Write Your Own Fairy Tale: The New Rules for Dating, Relationships, and Finding Love on Your Terms. Siggy was on the Real Housewives of New Jersey and she gives us the inside scoop on the show, including her friendship with Dolores Catania, […]
Jill Savage, Author of No More Perfect Kids is back again to talk about her brand new book: No More Perfect Marriages. Marriage is such an emotionally charged topic to discuss. During the years of a marriage, you can feel like you are on a wild roller coaster ride experiencing extreme highs and extreme lows […]
Traveling is usually super exciting but it can also be a lot of work! Luckily there are several travel tips, apps, and websites that can do much of that work for us. Our guest today Rachel Gault of Small Towns and City Lights is here to fill us in on all of the latest resources […]
An organized pantry is essential for saving time and money. It is also a crucial piece for feeding your family healthy foods! By spending a little time this week organizing your pantry you can set up a simple, efficient system that will work for you the entire year. No more buying items you don’t need […]
You may be surprised to know that approximately 1 million expectant mothers suffer a pregnancy loss every year just in the United States alone. 1 out of 4 pregnancies ends prematurely in miscarriage, stillbirth, or tubal pregnancy. Why do some people bounce back after a tragic loss when others don’t? What is it that empowers […]
So if you have been following along in the Organize Now Challenge your kitchen surfaces and cupboards should be looking good! It’s time to organize kitchen drawers and get them looking just as clean and neat! What do you store in your kitchen drawers? Are they cluttered? When was the last time you went through […]
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author of seven books including Professionalizing Motherhood, No More Perfect Kids, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms…Real Jesus, Living With Less So Your Family Has More and her most recent bestselling release No More Perfect Moms. Featured on […]
We are back again with another week of the Organize Now Challenge!!! This week we are going to organize kitchen cupboards! Would you be embarrassed if I looked into your kitchen cupboards? If so, this is the week for you because we can fix that. I want you to be proud of your cupboards. I […]
Dr. Jaime is the guest today on the podcast. Dr. Jaime Kulaga is a “yes” woman turned Superwoman who has learned all about fulfillment. She is the author of The SuperWoman’s Guide to Super Fulfillment. As a licensed mental health counselor, coach, and inspirational speaker, she has dedicated her life to helping women find balance […]
What does it mean to choose joy? We all want more joy in our life but how exactly do we find it? Life is hard and it is inevitable that we will face hard times. But, even in the midst of life’s crummy circumstances, we can learn where to look for Joy, how to get […]
Welcome to the Organize Now Challenge!!! Woo hoo…super excited!!! I don’t want you to just look at this challenge as another thing on your To-Do List. I want you to get excited! I promise if you stick with me this WILL be life-changing! How do I know this? Because I have been […]
In every home, there are things that matter and things that really don’t. In this podcast Life’s Organization Expert, Jennifer Ford Berry discusses the stuff in our homes that truly matters, even after we have left this earth. She also shares her very personal story of helping people she loves to move out […]
Can you imagine being the mom of four boys? How about adding in a husband all under one roof and still keeping the house organized? Well, Angela Mancini sure can…she lives it! In this podcast, Jennifer sits down with Angela and asks her to share the ways she is keeping things simple and organized in […]
Is toy clutter driving you crazy? Do you have a handle on toy organization in your home or do you feel like the toys are taking over your home? When your kids are small and it can feel like toys are swarming your house! All those dolls, cars, puzzles, games and don’t even […]
In today’s episode, we are talking about one of my favorite topics: home renovations and design! My guest is Christy Biberich of Christy B Design. Christy has appeared on The Style Network as a guest expert and her award-winning color concepts have been featured on Dwell.com. Christy’s projects and expertise have been published with The Crave […]
For more than 25 years Donna Otto, home and life management expert has shared inspiration and practical wisdom. She is an Author and founder of Modern Homemakers, a national organization that offers weekly teaching for a new generation of “counter-culture” women who have made the choice to stay at home. To hundreds of young homemakers, […]
Donna McLain is a life coach and founder of the Essential 5 Foundations of Life. She is passionate about sharing these 5 foundations to empower people to transform to the best, healthy, balanced version of themselves! She is committed to helping others achieve vibrant health. In this podcast, Donna tells us how to be aware […]
Would you love a stress free Christmas this year? The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. For some, it can also be the most stressful. Trying to get everything done from baking, shopping, Christmas cards, and going to holiday parties can get overwhelming! We know! If the holiday season totally […]
Do you wake up in the morning feeling overwhelmed? Instead of grabbing your phone and scrolling through social media while lying in bed, feed your soul with goodness and take 15 minutes to connect with God by reading a devotional, a few passages from the Bible or a spiritual book that lifts you up to […]
Laura Koepp is the author of the book Broken: A Mother’s Story. Her book is an emotionally driven roller coaster ride of ups and downs and the countless struggles they endured after their daughter was in a car accident. She begins her story by retelling us what happened, on that cold wintry night when her […]
Why is it so hard to part with things? Getting rid of stuff is very hard for many people to do. It takes time; it can be very overwhelming, and most of us never know where to start or exactly how to go about it. Furthermore, most people don’t realize that are specific reasons why […]
Do you feel buried in a pile or mountain of laundry that seems like it is never-ending? WE DO! As mom’s, we hear you high above the laundry mountain tops and know the challenges mom’s face in conquering the never-ending pile of laundry. Managing laundry can sure feel like a full-time job but there are […]
Jennifer’s TV appearance on Winging It, Buffalo Style
Its a wrap! The Wrap It, gift wrap organizer is the exact product I use in my home for organizing all of my gift wrap. This product is amazing because it holds SO much! I store all of my gift bags (there are pockets for various sizes), rolls of wrapping paper, and bows […]