We have just completed one full year of podcasts here at Clutter Interrupted! 52 weeks. 52 shows. It’s our ONE year birthday.
We have had the privilege of interviewing amazing guests. We’ve learned things we never expected. We’ve learned things that have changed the way we think. We’ve learned how to write and publish a book. We’ve learned how to start and grow a business. We’ve been touched from the comments and emails of our readers and listeners. It has been a good year!
So this week we have compiled a list of the top ten things we’ve learned during our first year in business at Clutter Interrupted. Click here to listen to the show.
10. Do a load of laundry every day.
We can talk about laundry for a long time! Shauna Utz shared her morning routine with us. She puts a load of laundry into the washer before she leaves for work EVERY day! She doesn’t keep hampers in the bedrooms. Everyone is trained to carry their clothes to the top of the stairs in the morning. Shauna grabs them on her way down and starts a load.
If you struggle with laundry you are NOT alone. A LOT of people have laundry issues. I see it with my clients and I hear people talk about it all the time. Chelle and I have talked laundry many, many times. Clean Mama also recommends a load a day. It’ll keep the overwhelm away!
9. Kale is your friend
When I (Tracy) started my Get Healthy Journey last fall Chelle had some reservations about some of the food I ate, Kale being one of them. But, after tasting what I would bring for lunch and wanting to make some changes she joined in my love for green, leafy vegetables. We are taking credit for the big salad lunch.
Do you need a lame one-liner for a guy named Kale: You’re cute and I bet you taste great in a salad.
I learned so much from my nutrition coach, Bridgette O’Connor. Click here for more information about her and her website. She encouraged and guided me through my Get Healthy journey. The recipes she gave me were amazing.
Eat healthy and don’t forget our favorite floss picks!
8. Less is the new more
Talking with Joshua Becker has transformed our thinking. Hopefully it has changed yours, too. What is minimilism? Something we should all consider! How do you keep a cleaner home? Make life easier. LET GO.
7. 15 minutes will change your life
We tell this to our listeners and we heard this from many guests…15 minutes, 10 minutes, a little bit each day will change your life! Those small amounts of time will be what gets you started, what carries you through and how you accomplish your goals. Break down your overwhelming projects into small tasks.
We proved this in our 31 Day to an Organized Office series. We took Chelle’s overwhelming, cluttered office and broke it down into small tasks and transformed it into a beautiful, freeing place for her to be creative!
It’s the little moments, the 2, 10 or 15 minute tasks that you choose to do (even when you don’t feel like it) that will give you more freedom, more peace and the life you want. Choose wisely. Believe in 15 minutes.
6. EVERY single guest has taught us something new
It has become quite the bad habit for me (Tracy) to try and predict what our guests will say when we ask them certain questions. Amazingly enough, with each guest we’ve interviewed, their answers have been above and beyond what we had predicted.
A few that come to mind are the Diva of DIY (5 spring DIY projects), Sheila Wray (talking sex with the “sex lady”), Lisa Woodruff (organizing your home based business), and Lisa Jacobson (Loving Your Kids). Okay, even though we really want to keep going we can’t list them all! Go here to see our guest list.
5. People are nice
People are so nice. People that don’t need to be nice are reeallly nice. People that are famous (bloggers and celebrities) are so generous. It first hit us when I (Tracy) emailed my organizing idol Org Junkie’s Laura Wittmann. She agreed to an interview with us, stayed on after to talk business with us and continues to support our work.
Peter Walsh emailed us back in under an hour, personally, signing off with his lowercase initial “p.” Shauna came over in less than an hour’s notice (probably because her house was spotless, laundry was finished and dinner was thawing). Kathi graciously rescheduled because something was wrong with our internet during our appointment.
All of our guests have been nice, giving of their time, some on very short notice. Thank you to all of you exceptionally nice people.
4. It always comes back to Pinterest
It is so true. Almost every guest points us back to Pinterest. Instead of saying Google it we can say Pinterest it! But, Chelle, toe fungus? Listen to the show to understand that one! Follow our Pinterest page @ /endcltr.
3. People who love what they do inspire others/us
We have noticed that people who are passionate about what they do really inspire us. Their passion carries over and spills out on us. Hang out with passionate people whenever you can.
We interviewed her parents for our Love Your Spouse show. Passion runs in the family. We also mentioned Clare Smith from Peak 313. Her passion especially shows through on her Facebook posts. You’ve gotta join the other 37K+ people and like her Facebook page! Her passionate posts will inspire you daily!
2. We love working together
What could be more fun that to hang out, brainstorm, talk, travel, speak, eat healthy, get ideas from and laugh with your best friend and call it work? We both feel very blessed to have this opportunity.
And, the number one thing that we learned in the first year for Clutter Interrupted…
1. END CLTR works
We developed our signature organizing method this year. We teach End CLTR when we speak. We use it when we do every single organizing project of our own. We wrote our book, Seriously End Clutter Without Taking Yourself Too Seriously, to teach this method of organizing. Learn it here and then use it.
Well, that’s a wrap. One year. 52 shows. Good times. Lots of learning!