Get some organizing tips from the hosts of "The Organized Woman Show".
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The WIN with The Organized Woman Show Vicki: It is a pleasure for us to be you with today. Thank you for joining us. I am Vicki Winterton and this is my co-host Laura Laurence. We’re both professional organizers, productivity coaches and we do the Organized Woman Show. Today we are going to share with some of our top tips, not all of them but some them so that you see how the Organized Woman Show can help you become better organized in your life, your spaces with your time management, with management of your family, even your purse you can organized better if you listen to our show, is in it right Laura? Laura: Absolutely. You get it off. Vicki: Very good. Well, let us begin. Laura and I, when we were first asked to be show co-host for The Organized Woman Show, we decided we need to come up with some formulas that would help you to organize anything in your life. So we came up with two. The first formula that we decided upon was our ACT formula. And we are going to talk with you about that just a little bit today. We will show some of this great products that we brought in just a little bit. The ACT formula needs to be assessed by you deciding as you sit right there. Think about one or two spaces in your life that needs to be better organized. It might be your purse. It might be a kitchen junk door. It could be any place. But start small. Think of a small area rather than a huge space and think of something that is important to you. Once you have done that, once you’ve got something in mind, we’ll talk you through how organize that. Laura, start with the first part of our ACT formula. Laura: Okay, we are going to talk about our formula A-C-T and the A is to assess. Before you get started on any project, you need to take a look at where you are now. So as Vicki mentioned, think of something in your home or your office or a part of your life that just is not working as well as you’d like it to. You need to think about why is it not working? What is it that not happening here the way I want it to be. Now you need to know about just because Vicki and happen to have organizing tendencies, it does not mean everything in our lives is perfect. It does no mean that we have judgment about those who are not perfect. Vicki: No, in fact we have done a show on perfectionism. Laura: Yes. Vicki: And the benefits and non-benefits of being perfectionist. Laura: Right. Vicki: Yes. Laura: So first of all do not take on any guilt to yourself. You probably did not have a high school class on how get organized. If you did not grow up in a house where that was part of the routine, part of the things that have learned, you may not have the opportunity to be taught some things. So just be open now to look at things to a different way. So going back to the space in your mind that is driving you crazy, take a look at what is happening, why is that happening, where I may getting stuck? Why is it that I am feeling I like do not know where to begin? Sometimes you can even write the story about how you do when you're in that space. You can draw picture of how it makes you feel. Whatever it is that helps you get to handle on where you are right now, so that you can then begin to determine where you really like to be. Just take 10 or 15 minutes and do that no matter what it is that you want to organize. It will help you start right there. Vicki: So once that assessment is done, the next part of our ACT formula. The C is to create a plan. You need to realize that is something is barely worth doing, just barely do it. So it is not big deal, do not put three days into the working of that. Make it a minor project. If it is big deal and something that really needs a lot of work, then it can be a little bit more major. First of all, you need to dream when you create plan. You want to make sure that whatever it is that you are hoping for is durable. I had a client who called me she lived numerous hours away from me and called me and said what I want is peace. And you