Taking Control: The Organizing Podcast
Summary: Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have been helping listeners live the organized lifestyle. From ADHD to life management to time and technology tips, this podcast is dedicated to anyone looking to take control by getting organized.
The piles of stuff are growing. But it's the stuff you're not using. Sure, you paid for it, you brought it in your home with intent to use, but now it's dead to you. Time to cut the cord. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the cost of clutter -- and how getting over it can free you to take control of your space and your life!
We all have them: when we don't know how to fill the smallest blocks of our day we default to our comfortable time wasters. From Facebook to TV, getting control of your stuff starts with taking control of your time. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how you can take control of your time and feel better and more productive in the process!
Is meal planning a source of stress in your family? Do you have trouble coming up with new and clever ideas for great meals that are popular all around your table? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share valuable meal planning tips and give you the system you'll need to make mealtime fun at home!
Is your closet a bermuda triangle of stuff? Is it the rug under which you sweep all the things you can't stand to look at? Are your clothes in a rat's nest of fabric nastiness? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk closets, with the tips you need to get control, and keep control of your closet storage!
The long lazy days of summer are coming to an end, and if you've got kids around the house, you know what's coming: Back to School season! But don't let the rush and buzz of back to school take you by surprise this year. You can get organized and be prepared for another year of learning with a few quick tips. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about back to school, and how you can make the transition smoothly!
Getting control of the clutter in your home starts by taking control of the way we think about stuff! From new buying habits to regular purges to cultivating the right state of mind around being organized, we can make changes we could never have imagined before. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright take on the war against clutter and offer key strategies for keeping up with the little messes in your own home.
Sometimes the biggest organizing challenges come in the smallest of packages. Do you have a small kitchen, closet, bathroom -- or challenges with how to use utility spaces or drawers -- that get in the way of your smart organizing habits? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how to best use your small spaces and make great use of these tiny organizing assets!
Is your garage your own personal Bermuda Triangle of stuff? Clutter, boxes, antiques, tools, bikes, furniture -- the list goes on and on of all the things that can turn a garage from useful, productive space into a black hole of mess! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about taming the garage and putting all your garage gear in the proper place!
The idea of inviting someone into your home, your most personal space, to help you get organizing can test your nerves. Doing the same through photos and video can add additional stress -- not good when you're trying to pull your life together and get organized! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright walk through the virtual organizing process, what it means for you to have a personal coach in real life -- and virtually -- and how you can make the most of technology to get, and stay, organized!
David Allen's practical take on getting organized has become a way of life for process-happy organizers around the world since publication in 2001. The book, and the methodology that grows from it, is every bit as powerful today as it was then, even as new organizing tools and technologies continue to evolve around us. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss the GTD approach to getting organized at length, sharing the process, tools, and thinking that can help you take what works from GTD and make it your own to take control in your own life.
We all come to the table with a full basket of habits -- some good, some bad -- and getting control of the habits that affect your ability to get organized is a major step in getting off on the right foot. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the habits that make for good organization, and those that get in your way time and again.
Making the time to get organized is making the difference between success and failure in your own organizing system. But it’s not as easy as it sounds! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how you can make the time to get organized and put the systems in place to stay that way for good!
Getting control of the paper in your life can help you get control of so much more. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how you can put the systems in place in your own home to put paper in its place and get back on top of your own process!
Running a successful garage sale can be a lot of work! But it can be a rewarding and profitable way to kick-start your summer organizing by clearing out the cruft in the way of your new lifestyle. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how you can plan the perfect garage sale -- from set-up, cleaning, pricing, and payment -- and launch your summer organizing right!
Once you have your perfect vacation all planned out, you have the daunting task of packing ahead of you. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how you can pack for the whole family without taking too much, and not sweat the forgetful syndrome once you leave the house!