Yesterday's live talk at The Motherhood may have been an even bigger inspiration to me than to the attendees. Chatting in real-time is special, especially when we're talking about organizing challenges we all share. We ALL struggle with handling the paper inflow, decluttering and organizing our homes, and juggling tasks while managing interruption. And we all have helpful ideas to contribute even when we don't have it all figured out.
My co-hosts, Christine Koh of Boston Mamas, and Meagan Francis of The Happiest Mom, brought creative, practical expertise without a whiff of perfectionism. The three of us agree: getting organized is a means to an end — a calmer, more efficient life — not a goal in itself. Also: organization is a skill anyone can learn, not a talent one either has or doesn't have.
We talked about paper management, organizing tools and apps, tricks for dealing with overwhelm and fear of "what's hiding in the pile," storage ideas, and more. Great stuff, some of which I'm writing up in more detail and will post in the next few days.
Thank you to all who attended, and to The Motherhood for making talks like these possible. Let's do it again soon!
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