Tag: Organizing with a Side of Fabulous

The Most Offensive 4-Letter F-word Evah by @MelindaMassie

Last time, I told you to acknowledge your emotions as part of lighting a fire and taking action. As I typed the word “fear,” I knew it needed its own article since it’s what most often holds us back.

When you really dig in, you’ll notice that many issues are rooted in fear. Anxiety, procrastination, and lame excuses all can be signals. However, unless fear is protecting you from death or injury, it’s only holding you back. Sure, we’re afraid of the unknown or change (even for the better), but that doesn’t really serve us.

So here’s fear, pouring whiskey down the throat of action. It doesn’t even have the decency to pick a good whiskey! Noooo, it’s pouring rotgut because you’re comfortable anyway, right? Stuck in the clutter, the indecision, the procrastination. Stuck not creating the home and life you want.

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3 Tips to Light a Fire Under Your Ass and Take Action by @MelindaMassie

  by Melinda Massie | Featured Contributor In Steel Magnolias, Olympia Dukakis as Clairee Belcher says, “The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.” My Sunshines, the only thing separating you from the cluttered masses is the ability to light a fire under your tookus and take action. Yes, […]

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Is Your Home a Lasagna? by @MelindaMassie

I hope you’re not hungry because today I’m combining two of my fave pleasures – food and organizing.

Imagine a lasagna fresh out of the oven. Perhaps, like me, you are impatient and cut into it too soon. That beautiful, smooth layer of cheese on top gives way to layers desperate to fall apart. As we persist on getting the lasagna on our plate, it just splays out into a rich, hot mess.

Many people’s homes are like this, too.

Upon first entrance, it seems lovely. Beautiful. You might even go so far as to think they’re organized.

Then you dig in.

Drawers explode upon opening. The drawers may not open at all from being over-stuffed with things. Open a closet too quickly, and the contents may fall into a hot mess on top of you. Cabinets seem to have been arranged by a group of evil circus clowns on a drunken bender.

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The 5 Parts of Organizing That Will SUCK by @MelindaMassie

This is the part we gloss over, hoping you’ll continue to read our articles and buy our services. Truth is, however, that it isn’t always so easy-breezy.

Some parts just suck.

In my past life as an event planner, I worked for an organization that held 80+ events a year. The majority of these were outside, and weather could be as temperamental as a bride whose cake just fell. It could get intense, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazeballs staff. They rocked. How did I create my fabulous team?

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