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The Joy of Organizing

Summary: Each week we will be discussing practical organizing solutions for your home. We will do this through sharing our best tips and tricks, having guest contributors, and answering your tough organizing questions! Email us at and we will answer your questions in one of our episodes. This Podcast was created using

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 Standolyn Robertson from A&E's Hoarders Joins Us | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:38

This week we discuss the foundations for getting organized with Standolyn Robertson, former NAPO President, and featured organizer on A&E's hit show Hoarders. We discuss how to get in the mindset for organizing, and how to stay organized. Additionally we discuss the different strategies for working with traditional organizing clients, and hoarders. Standolyn also tells us about working on A&E's Hoarders.

 New Year's Resolutions Series-Healthy Eating Essentials with Kevin Gianni | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:18

This is the final piece in our New Year's resolution series combining the top resolutions of getting healthy, and getting organized. This week we have the pleasure of welcoming health guru Kevin Gianni to the show. After having his own "lightbulb moment" about what he was putting into his body, Kevin began a journey to become an expert on healthy eating and healthy living. This included interviewing over 300 experts on nutrition and health, transforming his own health, and now motivating thousands of others to do the same. He brings his best tips and tricks for getting started on healthy eating to the show. Kevin explains how healthy eating goes hand in hand with exercising in the road to getting fit.

 New Year's Resolutions Series-Running Wild with John "The Penguin" Bingham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:24

This is the third edition of our New Year's Resolution Series. We welcome John "The Penguin" Bingham to the show, and he will help our audience take the first step to getting active. If John can do it, you can do it! John realized at age 43 that he was 100 pounds overweight, and was a drinker and a smoker. He realized he was missing out on the best in life. He made a commitment to get out and get moving. He has lost all of the extra weight, and has gone on to run marathons, 5k's and 10K's. from his own experience, he has inspired countless people to take control of their health and get active. This is a show you won't want to miss!

 New Year's Resolutions Series- Yoga Essentials with Robin Rothenberg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:02

This January we will be welcoming a series of experts to help our readers tackle the two most popular New Year's resolutions- getting in shape and getting organized. This week we welcome Yoga Therapist Robin Rothenberg to the show. She has been involved with yoga for 25 years, and she brings her wealth of knowledge to the show. Robin explains the difference in the types of yoga experiences you may have depending upon where you choose to practice, and how to tell what the best environment is for you. She gives you all of the information you need to give it a try for the first time and feel safe and comfortable. Take a listen and find out about a great way to exercise your body and free your mind of the stress of daily life.

 New Year's Resolutions Series- Getting Fit With Chi Running's Danny Dreyer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:03

This January we will be welcoming a series of experts to help our readers tackle the two most popular New Year's resolutions- getting in shape and getting organized. We kick this off with a prestigious guest who has developed a program that revolutionizes the often dreaded activity- running. Remember when you were a kid, and you could run all over the neighborhood and not have the aches and pains you probably associate with running today? Danny Dreyer is the creator of chi running, which is based upon the principles of tai chi, and changes the way we were taught to run. The principles bring us back to the days when we could go anywhere we wanted with ease, by the power of our two feet.

 Organizing tips for AD/HD with Sue Becker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:22

This, the final show of 2010, is a great one. We welcome Sue Becker, who specializes in organizing AD/HD clients. We discuss many of the challenges the those with AD/HD have with time management, and how to overcome these obstacles. So listen in, and get some great time management tactic for AD/HD. From The Joy of Organizing, Happy New Year!

 Celebrating the Holidays Without Adding Clutter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:34

When the holidays are over, and the wrapping paper has cleared, what's left? Lots of presents, and lots of new clutter in your home! The holiday season represents the largest influx of "stuff" into your home. But it doesn't have to be that way. We will give you some great gift ideas for the holiday season that won't add clutter to your, or your friends, home. Take a listen, and make a vow to stop clutter, and start giving clutter free gifts.

 Planning your shopping and meals with Monica Friel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:12

One of the most challenging things for most busy families is meal planning and grocery shopping. For most people these two activities do not work in concert with one another. We are joined by Monica Friel of Chaos to Order in Chicago. We'll discuss the best way to shop for groceries to ensure you won't make multiple trips to the store, how to plan ahead to make nutritious meals, and how to make sure packing lunches for you kids is done with ease. Bringing a bit of organization into your kitchen routine will save you time and energy everyday!

 Home Organization Expert Meryl Starr Fights Clutter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:39

Home Organization Expert Meryl Starr joins us this week to share some essential tips for conquering clutter. Our listeners will learn where to start and how to get motivated to begin. She shares some great tips on what to do with items that can be donated. We also discuss the perpetual clutterer- MAIL! WE end on a strong note with her top tips on how to keep clutter from returning once you've conquered it. Tune in and get some wonderful tips from a true pioneer in our industry!

 Kids Organization Tips WIth Kathi Burns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:53

Getting your kids organized is one of the top organizing questions that we get. Having your kids organized is also the first step in getting an organized home. Their stuff is small, numerous, and gets left everywhere they go. If you don't keep up with it, and set up effective organizing systems, it can overwhelm your home. Certified Professional Organizer, Kathi Burns joins us and shares her best kids organization tips. Did you know every home has a "drop zone"? Find out what it is, and how you can make it work for you.

 How to Get Organized for Estate Planning with Karin Fried | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:34

This week we welcome Karin Fried to the show to discuss the organization aspects of estate planning. It is a tough segment of organizing, one that many people overlook, because you are getting organized in the event that you pass away, or become incapacitated. However, having this aspect of your life in order makes the unexpected a little less chaotic for your loved ones that need to make decisions on your behalf. So join us to learn about living wills, trusts, wills, power of attorneys and how they can make a difference in a family emergency.

 Getting Organized to Live Your Best Life With Jennifer Ascher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:09

Wouldn't it be great to live your best life? Professional Organizer Jennifer Ascher drops by the show to give us her best tips on getting organized so that you can take some time for yourself. We talk about how doing the little things you enjoy can make a big difference in how you feel. She also has some great tips to work at home moms! So take a listen and start living your best life today!

 Conquering Closet Chaos With Lea Schneider | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:54

Welcome to year two on The Joy of Organizing Radio Show! Closet organization is one of the most popular segments of home organization. We all have closetsâ??they store our clothes, they store things we want to keep out of sight, they are the trunk of our homes. We've all seen the parodies where the unsuspecting person opens a closet door and an avalanche of stuff buries them. Most people's closets are not too far off. Our organizing friend Lea Schneider has written a new book "From Closet Clutter to Closet Control" We talk about her new book and she shares her best closet organization tips!

 Karyn Madorin Shows us that Office Clutter is No Obstacle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:07

Piles of paper, no clear place to work, missed deadlines, never ending emails, stress. This is what the average office looks like! If you are drowning in office clutter, this show is a lifeline for you! A disorganized office means every task you attempt takes longer than required to complete it. That is why most people feel they don't have enough time in the day to complete their tasks. That all changes today! Professional Organizer Karyn Madorin of Chicago's Extreme Organizing shares her best office organizing tips to help tame the paper clutter that overwhelm us.

 Clear your space, Clear your mind with organizer Linda Parks. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:24

Physical clutter has its way of invading both your home and your mind. In your home, clutter and disorganization might mean you need to clear off a space to do work, or you are tripping on items to move around your home. In your mind, when your eyes see all of the "stuff" your brain gets overwhelmed too. This week's guest's philosophy is simple- clear your space, clear your mind. Organizer Linda parks joins us and discusses the impact getting organized and clearing the clutter makes on your life. She shares a wonderful success story of a early stage hoarder that embraced her philosophy and has changed their life. We also talk about how hoarding is portrayed on television, and some of her best tips you can to to get organized today!


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