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.
Living in a disorganized manner can effect your life in ways far beyond simply losing your keys or your grocery list. Clutter that accumulates around you and the piles that haunt you can build feelings of shame that effect your relationships, your productivity, your work and your life. The good news is that making a commitment to living an organized lifestyle and taking those first steps toward new systems and processes in your life can give you the power that clutter once cost you. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss the key connection between living an organized lifestyle and the power and self esteem that comes with it!
Your home is spotless. You keep your counters wiped up and the beds made every day. And yet, you still feel that haunting feeling that your systems aren't working for you. That's because there is a fundamental difference between cleaning and organizing. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share how you can amp your organizing and get clean in the process!
We all forget. That's why we develop systems, accommodations that help us remember the things we need to remember, when we need to remember them. But for those struggling with ADHD, working memory is a core part of the executive function system, and when not functioning correctly can impact more than simple processing. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the critical importance of a sharp working memory to living the organized lifestyle, and reduce the stress and judgement that comes with dealing with ADHD, memory, and taking control of the systems in your life.
Take a look around you. Before long, you'll see them: distractions. Maybe it's your family. Maybe your email. Maybe your neighbor. Whoever they are, they're all competing for your precious time. It's your job to keep them under control! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the importance of setting boundaries and protecting yourself from all the things vying for your attention!
You know how it happens. First, you start buying clothes. Then the hangers overflow. Then the floor becomes "storage". And suddenly, your closet is a black hole of disorganization! Don't let it happen to you! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the key tips that will help you get control of your closet and create rich and useable space that you can be proud of!
It's far easier to tackle those grizzly organizing projects that happen to be in spaces that you own, than it is to do the same in space that you share with others. That's what makes the Living Room or Family Room such a bear! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk through the issue that come with keeping shared space straight, and offer suggestions for setting the right guidelines for your family!
Accountability represents the willingness and obligation to accept responsibility for your actions. And as important as this concept is in our lives, and our roles as parents, spouses, managers and employees, it's just as important in making any significant change in our lives. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer shares her own personal story of accountability with Pete Wright, and offers suggestions for working well with your own accountability partner as you tackle organizing challenges in your lives.
The set of behaviors that comes with attention deficit can make scheduling, time commitments, and managing daily expectations a real challenge, especially for kids. Over the past several months, we've been exploring scheduling accommodations using our own tools that make helping kids and adults alike make more sense of their own time, and better equipped to handle surprises when they come up. This week on the show, Pete Wright and Nikki Kinzer walk through using the TCO Daily Schedule tool as a key accommodation for helping kids struggling with ADHD to embrace time with greater success.
Don't let the paper piles take hold! Without the right habits in place, a single bill on a clear desk can turn into a towering paper pile before you know it. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright provide tools, tips, and insights that will help you get control of your piles before they get control of your space!
Wrapping your head around the time myth means getting a handle on how you handle your time every day. No matter how much we may wish it to be so, we don't have more than 24 hours to work with, and most of those are taking up with sleep! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright walk through tips that might just help you conquer the time myth and be more effective with the hours you have!
You love books! So do we! But with so many great new options for reading digitally, are you finding that your organizing efforts are confounded by Kindles and iBooks? This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share tips for organizing your digital devices, downloads, and materials and get back to reading!
Making the transition to working from home is more than about having quick access to the kitchen. It takes diligence to set the boundaries you'll need to have to stay organized and aware of how work and home life interact. This week on Taking Control, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about what it means to work at home, and how you can make the transition with sound boundaries and few headaches!
Getting organized is about more than just putting things in their place. It's about having a deep understanding of the things you do every day, how you do them, and the tools you need to get them done. This week on Taking Control, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the importance of starting with what matters most to you in every organizing project, with tips and tools you can put in to action today.
If you're living with ADD, you understand the double-edged sword your own mind represents. While you might be able to channel your energy into hyper-focus on specific projects, when it comes to repetitive tasks like laundry, dishes, groceries… sometimes things just don't get done. This week on Taking Control, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the obstacles to repetitive tasks and how the ADD mind can muscle through with a few sound strategies.
Clutter kills! It is the burden and weight that puts a squeeze on your productivity, your passion, and your efficiency. But with a few changes you can quit the clutter and find peace in your home again! This week on Taking Control, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk through the steps and the focus required to clean up the clutter and get back to work!