How to simplify and prepare for your next move

In this post, you will learn how to simplify and prepare for your next move.  If you feel overwhelmed with the moving process then you need to read this post.  Included is a free checklist to help you simplify your next move!

Today, I have an anonymous writer sharing their tips to help you simplify and prepare for your next move.  In this post they are sharing some facts about moving and what you can do to make your next move so much easier.

As Overwhelmed Busy Mom's we need all the help we can get!

Inside this post, they are is going over how to simplify your move and what you need to plan ahead on.  Plus if you click the button below they put together an amazing checklist for you to use on your next move!  

Enjoy! Jenn

Did you know the average person will move 11 times in their lifetime? Between all the logistics, commitments and the hidden unknowns that we encounter throughout the process of moving - this journey can leave us feeling uncertain and overwhelmed. We all know the initial stress is worth the end rewards. Experiencing that feeling of satisfaction when finally settled into our new haven is totally worth it! As a busy mother, there are even more responsibilities and pressures to ensure a seamless transition for your family during a move.

Maybe you are relocating across the country, the state or even just down the street. This post will explore 6 insights to simplify your transition and ensure a stress-free move.

Simplify Your Move

1) Store It: Have you asked yourself, ‘What if I need this again in the future?’ We tend to be a culture that has a tough time getting rid of things and that's okay. Storage options today are readily available and easily accessible, did you know 52% of the nation’s self-storage facilities are located in the suburbs. 32% in cities, and 16% are in rural areas. Chances are there's a unit within 15 minutes of your new and old home. For those long distance moves, Pods offers units that you can fill at your convenience and then have shipped to your new home.

2) Ship It: It’s no question that consumers alike have shifted to a normalcy of purchasing things online. As a mover in this digital revolution, we can benefit with ease! Today, you can ship essentially anything right to your doorstep! New furniture, mattresses in a box, on-trend decor, or even cleaning supplies - all sitting and waiting at your new address awaiting your arrival.

3) Sell It: Whether at a neighborhood garage sale, or one of the many online resale services (LetGo, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist) go ahead and purge! Sell the stuff you don't need anymore. If you’re not sentimentally attached to the belongings or don’t plan on adapting certain styles or pieces into your new space, consider letting it go. You know what they say, one woman’s junk is another woman’s treasure! Also, this is a great way to make some extra cash for the move while lightening the pack-up load!

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Don’t Forget The Following:

1) Your Essentials Box: The moving survival kit! Staring at a pile of boxes and trying to remember exactly where something important has been packed away can drive the most organized person insane. When making a move, be sure to pack a 24-hour essential bag! Include things like medical must-haves, valuables, cords, chargers, important documents, and so forth!

2) Replace your overlooked and worn out items: Instead of hauling the sofa, table or mattress you’ve used for the past ten or so years, consider this the time to upgrade your at-home-comforts for your new space. There is no need to move something to decide only a month or two down the line that you’re going to replace it anyway. Start fresh and ship large items directly to your new home. Treat yourself!

Plan Ahead & Schedule:

Wifi is a must have, we all know that! Heat and electric are important too! You don’t need to wait until you’re unpacking to start making calls for utilities to be set up and turned on. Be strategic and do this legwork ahead of the move. This will save you hours of impatient waiting for the next available service/setup agent to schedule you for an appointment. Today, you can even book online interior designers from the convenience of your phone! Prepared planning will help you avoid living that endless transitional limbo and instead let you get back to your important family obligations - all stress-free!

Don't leave here empty handed.  Click the buttone below to simplify your next move with a free checklist!

4 Tips To Conquering The Clutter In Your Home

Are you ready to conquer the clutter?

In this post, you'll learn how you can finally conquer the clutter in your home in only 20 minutes.  Jenn shares 4 decluttering tips that will allow you to only have to spend 20 minutes a day on.  Included is a free decluttering checklist to help you finally conquer the clutter in your home.

Is your home busting at the seams with clutter?  Do you want to run for the hills when you decide to start the decluttering process?  In this post, I'm going to share 4 tips with you that helps me to only spend 20 minutes on the clutter.

So instead of having to declutter an entire room in one sitting (that frankly, no one has time for) why not break that up into management pieces.  I'm going to show you how to do that below.  

I've also put together a bonus for you so you can simply start decluttering your home today.  Click the button below to download the free Organized Busy Mom Workbook.  Inside the workbook there are 8 tips to help you become more organized. 

Each tip comes with it's own worksheet to help you create a plan of attack making you even more successful.  It does include the Declutter in 20 checklist so you can start the decluttering process today without pulling your hair out.

If you'd like a complete step by step, room-by-room guide to conquering your clutter in 20 minutes then you'll want to check out my Declutter in 20 e-book.  Inside this e-book, you'll learn my entire decluttering process, how to pick a starting point, and exactly how to maintain the clutter once it's gone. 

Below are a few amazing before and afters pictures of just 1 simple 20 minute declutter session!

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How about this before and after...

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And this...

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Just imagine what one area of your home will look like after 1 decluttering session.  Are you ready to Declutter in 20?  Download the e-book now!

3 Major Productivity Tips For All Moms

This is for all busy moms with too much on their plate.  Productivity tips aren't just for business men.  In this post I'm going to share my 3 tips to help boost your productivity as a busy mom.

Learn how you can get more done even when your plate is over flowing with too much on it.  In this post, Jenn shares 3 productivity tips that will help all busy mom get more done.  It also includes a free workbook to help!

Here a few productivity tips for moms!

The problem with all of the productivity advice that is out there is it's not designed realistically for moms.  When you have kids climbing on you all day and you are constantly cleaning the same area of the house 47 times a day it is impossible to take the advice from someone who just doesn't get it.

That's why I'm sharing 3 busy mom productivity tips with you!

In the video below, I go over the 3 things you can start doing today that will help you become more productive and you don't need to hire Mary Poppins to help either!

Don't forget, the best way to implement something new is to have a step by step guide.  That's why I created the free Organized Busy Mom Workbook.  All you need to do is click the link below to download your own free copy.

I would love to know in the comments below, what is 1 thing that you do to get more done during the day?  Thank you so much for stopping by and below you'll find a few of my most recent posts that I think you'll love!

Jenn

How to Find AND Make Time for Exercise

How to find and make time for exercise.  You want to exercise more but you have a hard time finding the time.  In this post, you'll learn how to find and make time for exercise.

Elizabeth from ElizabethDall.com is taking over today and sharing her tips with you about how you can find and make time for exercise in your crazy busy life.  Enjoy!

Jenn

Take a minute to look at your to-do list. What’s on it? I assume there are errands to run, tasks to complete, and many more things that need your attention.

Now, (mentally) cross off all the items that are for other people, or do not serve you or help you take care of yourself.

Is there anything left on the list?

I’m willing to bet that it’s probably rare to find any self-care activities on our daily to-do lists. Because it’s not really urgent, right?

If we miss a workout one day, it’s not going to change much of anything. If we are overstressed one day, we can usually get through it and power through the next day. If we have goals we want to reach, sitting on the couch one evening and watching TV is not going to cause us to gain 10 pounds in one night, or change our health in any way.

But, it’s the repetition of one tiny habit that leads us down the path we go.

It’s the repetition of choosing to go for the chips before dinner instead of going out for a walk. It’s consistently waking up late and missing our workout. It’s choosing to consistently let ourselves fall to the bottom of the to-do list day in and day out. That’s where we lose track of our goals, our health, and even our passions.

On the contrary, the simple daily choices you make to get up and go for a 10-minute walk, to wake up 10 minutes earlier to do some exercises and to make a friend and go to the gym together, are the habits that consistently help you reach your goals every time.

When you do these things, you feel better physically and mentally. Your other tasks seem to go more smoothly, and you often get more done on your to-do list than you ever did before.

But the problem is, we often don’t make it to our own to-do lists. When was the last time you had exercise on your to-do list? When was the last time you actually exercised because it was on your to-do list?

Today’s post is for you if you struggle to find and make the time to exercise. If you want to do it, but it often gets put at the bottom of the list and never makes it very far up in the daily tasks.

Before we move on, the key to finding and making time for exercise is all about habits. It’s all about making simple, yet powerful habits that drive you forward and help you make one simple change each and every day. Because those changes add up. They add up exponentially.

So, I’ve made a worksheet for you that will help you to stay consistent with yourself and your goals every time. It guides you through creating simple habits that you can follow each and every time you make a goal, want to stick to something, or need help setting up the right plans for guaranteed success.

Now that you have your worksheet, let’s dive in and talk about 3 ways you can find AND make time for exercise, movement, or whatever it is to you.

Oh, and one more thing, everything counts. The 10-minute walk, the 5-minute ab session, the hour gym time, it all counts. Don’t discount anything you do for yourself. It all counts, it’s all wonderful, and you’re incredible for taking that time for yourself.

3 WAYS TO FIND AND MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE

DO WHAT YOU LOVE

The number one goal for exercise is that it’s something you enjoy, something that makes you feel better, and ultimately something you look forward to doing regularly.

If you’re currently following a routine that doesn’t make you feel any of that, stop. Find something else.

The key to consistent and regular exercise is to do what you enjoy. Start there.

Start with an exercise you enjoy. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be throwing on some songs and dancing in the living room. Maybe you love going to classes at the gym, maybe you don’t. Maybe you like cardio, or maybe you’d rather do weights.

Choose what you love and start there.

If you start with something you hate, it’s probably, no definitely, not very likely that you will stick to it very long.

And yes, it’s ok not to have a perfect exercise program. Because the best exercise program is the one you’ll stick to.

Over time, your love for other forms of exercise might expand and you’ll find new things you love and want to try. Just remember, everything counts, and find something you love. It’s the best place to start.

TAKE THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE

Yes, I said it. Make exercise EASY for you.

If you have a plan to lift weights, but you don’t have weights and have no idea where to start, it’s probably unlikely for you to stick to that plan.

To begin, choose the path of least resistance. Do you have a yoga mat and a television? Start with some simple yoga routines. Is it beautiful weather outside right now? Go out for a walk. Do you want to go to the gym, but find it very difficult to get out of bed in the mornings? Buy a few weights and start with some simple home routines.

Over time, you’ll be able to build up and push yourself harder, but for right now, remember everything counts. So find something that seems easy for you to get started.

The other point to make is to take the path of least resistance for WHEN you exercise. If you’re not a morning person, trying to get up early to exercise might be really difficult at first. Instead, find a time that makes more sense for you right now. In the future, you might be able to get up, but for right now, try your lunch break, or a quick jog before dinner.

Remember, the best exercise program in the world is the one you will follow. Make it easy for you to get started. Also make it easy for you to stick to by not adding too much at once. The stick to your goals worksheet will help you do just that - create simple, yet effective habits that you can build on over time.

SCHEDULE IT

And lastly, get exercise on your schedule.

Yes, you will be a thousand times more likely to stick to it if it’s on your schedule. Treat your exercise session like a doctor’s appointment. I hope you don’t no-show your doctor. Don’t no-show your health.

Let others know your schedule. If your plan is to exercise at lunch, put it on your schedule so everyone at work knows. If you exercise when the kids go down for a nap, make sure your clothes and shoes are ready for that precious mom-time.

And just as you would reschedule a doctor’s appointment when something comes up, do the same for yourself. You don’t have to be perfect at your schedule, because well, life happens. But the very act of having it on your schedule keeps it fresh in your mind all day long.

Make your self-care time precious. Protect it. Because it’s the little choices we make every day to take care of our bodies that add up. If you don’t take care of your health now, you will inevitably have to later.

Start today. Start where you are. Start with something simple and build up from there.

Don’t compare yourself to others. They’re not on your journey. Don’t compare yourself to the past. Just focus on the here and now. Focus on what you can change today.

Find the exercise or movement that you love, make it simple, and get it on your to-do list.

In the words of Nike, “Just do it.”

Elizabeth Dall is a certified exercise physiologist and wellness coach. She specializes in helping women and mothers build confidence and love for who they are, build a better relationship with food, and reach their health and wellness goals. As a mother herself, she’s learned how important it is to find ways to nourish her body and soul to give the best to others and her family. Her message is one of self-compassion and a simplified, well-rounded approach to health. You can find more goodies, info, and join the community at:

9 habits of highly organized busy moms

In this post, you will learn how to organize yourself like all of those highly organized busy moms do.  If you are struggling with keeping your schedule set and staying organized then you need to see this post.  Jenn shares the 9 habits of highly organized busy moms that anyone can implement.  Included is a free organized busy mom workbook.

Are you fed up with not having enough time? 

It is time to become an organized busy mom.

You know those moms right.  They volunteer all of the time, cook from scratch, and still have time to spare.  Well, you can be that mom too.  I'm going to share the 9 habits that all organized busy moms have.

(hint: they're not hard to start doing!!)

To become the organized busy mom you've always wanted to become just takes a little time and a plan of attack.  That is why I created The Organized Busy Mom workbook.  Inside this workbook, you'll find my 8 tips to help you become more organized.  Each tip comes with its own worksheet to help you create a plan of attack so you can become more organized today.  

I would love to know in the comments below, what is 1 thing that you do to stay organized?

Thank you so much for stopping by, below are a few other posts that I thought you might find interesting.

Again, thanks for stopping by, have an amazing day!

Jenn