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Today we are kicking off a new series here at This ORGANIZED Life, called Organizing Room by Room. With January leading the charge for decluttering and getting organized, we thought it would be helpful to bring on a bunch of experts who specialize in certain spaces to talk about some of the struggles they see people facing, and share some solutions to help you in your organizing/decluttering journey.
To start us off, I invited one of my friends, and one of your favorites, Organizational Designer Lisa Eckerle, to join me in talking about one of my favorite rooms in the house-The Kitchen.
You might remember Lisa from Episode 268, where she shared her story of starting her Professional Organizing business on the weekends while working a full-time job and mothering 2 littles. Once folks got wind of her incredible eye for design and her on-point organizing skills, her business took off and she was able to leave her full time job and run Sort Support, full time. She specializes in ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN, and is currently one of the leading experts in the Indianapolis area.
–So for all my Indy listeners-make sure to check her out!
As the epicenter of our homes, kitchens do a lot of heavy lifting. From cooking and food storage, to conversation areas, command centers, or a homework hub-a good organization plan is critical for reducing anxiety and feeling in control of your space.
Although you don’t have to start in this room, for many it’s their biggest pain point.
If your kitchen is organized (or disorganized), it sets the tone for the rest of the house. During our conversation we talked about:
- Common pitfalls she sees and hears from her clients who struggle to keep their kitchens organized.
- Strategies to help make your kitchen more functional and less stressful.
- Why ditching (infrequently used) single use gadgets is a simple way to free up space.
Lisa’s signature “C.R.A.P “Method is great for this! Cheap, Repetitive, Aggravating, Past its prime.
- Breaking your kitchen into “zones” by categories to make finding things easier for the whole family. Some examples include Cutting Drawer, Baking Station, Prep Area, Cook Cabinet
Kitchens are one area in the home where the right products can make a huge difference-(*disclaimer we don’t want you buying the wrong products for your space or lifestyle).
Lisa shares some of her “go-to” products when it comes to Kitchen organization, including turntables, drawer dividers and using a lid holder to store lids upright (one of my personal faves too!)
Make sure to check out the links below to connect with Lisa or to find anything we talked about in this episode.
Make sure to tune in next week as we continue our Room by Room Organizing Series with Closets! If you know someone who could benefit from this episode, do them a favor and forward to them!
P.S. If you are a professional organizer or thinking about becoming one, we’d love to chat with you to see if the SBO Partner Program is a good fit for you!
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