From San Diego to Boston,and Paris to Pakistan why is Marla Stone the best organizer in the world? Simple, it's her background in mental health, design and feng shui. Her professional organizers skills and team building strategies, plus her comprehensive book on getting organized leaves her leading the pack of so-called organizers that tout the trade. When you want clutter no more, you will come knocking on the door of the organizing expertise of Marla's company http://www.i-deal-lifestyle.com. Learning how to declutter is one thing and living an ideal lifestyle is another. Stone says "the combination of a decluttered life, and a decluttered emotional body is the secret to a most profound living experience." Is it really about clutter when it comes to your unhappiness or is it the unhappiness creating the clutter? Marla has elevated the understanding of clutter to the point her clients will live clutter-free forever.
Marla loves to work with feng shui principles, bagua space planning, furniture placement, and interior design, along with the simple ideas of the most efficient decluttering strategies she created. Her categorizing and fine-tuned home and business organizational systems have revolutionized the professional organizing industry, and cut industry time standards to finish a project in half.
Stone's feng shui books free download makes organizing more fun and helps you identify what objects are useful, purposeful, loved and sentimental. Marla explains that "objects hold energy and when they are properly placed it creates good versus negative energy." You may poo poo Feng Shui, yet numerous movie stars and large corporations never go without Feng Shui design when designing their space, and the C-Level positioning within the floor-plan. So for the best free feng shui pdf, we recommend that you check it out.
Stone resides in Orange County, California and travels world-wide helping people strategize and implement better organized living and workplaces.
She will also put you on a clutter diet when you have over-accumulated in order to live the organized lifestyle you dream about.
Here's the link to learn more about Marla and I-Deal-Lifestyle Inc
Organization Tips for Those on a Tight Schedule
For many of you staying organized is taxing, and desirable all at the same time. There are so many areas of your life to maintain with only so much time in a day. For those of you on a tight schedule, this task will feel overwhelming, at times. Perhaps you’re a busy parent shuffling your kids to and from school and activities. It could be that you work several jobs to make ends meet. By the end of the work day you don’t have the time or energy to get organized. Regardless of your situation, there are several ways in which you will keep life decluttered and organized in a cinch.
Below, I will shed light on a few of the strategies that I know will help keep you organized, and productive daily, weekly, and monthly. Keep reading to learn more!
Establish a Morning Routine
You can expect to remain organized throughout the day when you plan and organize your time in the morning. Establishing a morning routine is important for many reasons. A regular routine improves your emotional and physical wellbeing, and helps you function better in the workplace. Next, start your day in a positive way. A positive morning mind creates clarity and uplifting moments throughout the rest of your day.
Create a morning routine, by making small changes at first. For example, make your bed, open up your curtains to let the light in, and lay out your next day’s clothes. Begin with little things you can do to get your day started on a happy note.
Once you’ve made a habit of doing the little things, you can begin layering in more organization-focused tasks; doing a load of laundry, watering plants, or emptying the dishwasher each morning. Include these tasks in your morning routine, and it will help free up some of your time later in the day or after work.
These new morning tasks allow you to feel less stressed each evening, and allows you to do something you enjoy such as sitting down to a nice dinner or reading a few chapters of a book. Accomplishing a morning routine of quick chores relieves the build up of larger daunting household chores.
Stock Up on Essentials
Another great way to remain organized is to keep the essential items you use on a daily basis, on hand at all times. Items such as dish soap, paper towels, and laundry detergent can all be purchased in bulk and stored in your garage or extra pantry space you create. Keeping extra items on hand will eliminate running out to the grocery store every time an essential product runs low. In the event that you forget to stock up when you make your weekly or monthly trip to the store, with just a few simple steps you can get those much desired home essentials delivered right to you. Whether it’s paper products, pet supplies, or lunch box staples, staying stocked up will save you time and give you more peace and leisure time.
Organize An Optimal Pantry
Another time saver is to learn how to keep your pantry forever organized. Once you have your pantry stock items, a simple way to keep everything categorized and contained takes a minimal amount of time and energy. To learn more about how to optimize your pantry space, and keep it organized long-term order the book, The Clutter Remedy. There is entire section of the book devoted to planning and setting up a luxury style pantry for very little cost, and with much success.
While it’s important to stock up on everyday essentials and save time on trips to the store, it’s equally important to purge often in order to avoid an excessive amount of clutter. When you continue to pile new items on top of old, you create clutter clusters. To avoid a big mess, there are several things you can do. For starters, you can refuse to allow it into your home. That’s correct, you have control over the clutter that makes its way into your space. Clutter is a silent time waster and it does not always announce it’s arrival. It’s sneaky that way. Be conscious of what “things” you allow into your spaces and you’ll have a better handle on avoiding build up, which in turn will save you time!
A form of an unwelcome clutter guest can take shape in your daily mail. Allowing the mail to pile up rather than opening it upon arrival, deciding whether it’s important or not, then discarding it or filing it away, in the appropriate destination is a daily routine that will take seconds when done immediately. Ignoring mail and letting it pile up for periods of time becomes overwhelming. Rifling through piles leads to a chaotic feeling, and often regret.
A great solution for paying bills on time is to have them sent to you, electronically. E-bills help the environment and gives you more time for fun. Also, opening up paper bills is tedious, especially when they’ve piled up. Bonus: you will also be able to see your kitchen table and your countertop!
With The Clutter Remedy strategies it’s easy to determine exactly where to begin when it comes to organizing your space. It’s simple to determine how to organize your self and your stuff with tips in this great book, or audio recording. Also, all the tips I’ve shared are just starting points and serve as a loose guide for strategies to test out when you’re starting a new and exciting organizational plan that fits your unique schedule. With a little effort and daily upkeep you will achieve your organizational goals. Once you’ve tackled decluttering your space, check out one of my past blog posts on tips for decluttering your life.
Declutter Your Strategy Expert
Marla Stone, Professional Organizer l The Clutter Remedy Expert
Coming into a new year is the perfect time to reevaluate certain aspects of your lifestyle and determine ways to better yourself. Last year most likely brought about a significant amount of change to your day-to-day lifestyle, which is why it is so important to put your health first and keep your finances in check. Here are a few ways you can protect both your health and your wealth in 2021.
Protect Your Health:
Mental, emotional, and physical health are so important because they make us who we are. Make it a priority to care for all aspects of your health to ensure that you are operating at your highest level.
1. Prioritize Routine Care
Prioritizing routine care is not only beneficial for your physical health but your mental wellbeing as well. By ensuring that you are up to date on your doctor and dental visits, you are making a cognizant effort to catch any small problems before they escalate, providing you with added peace of mind. While you can put off routine visits due to the pandemic, check with your individual provider to see if they have telehealth appointments available to virtually discuss any concerns you may have.
Be sure you are not only visiting the doctor regularly but also implementing preventive health measures into your everyday life. You can take preventative measures by working out (walking for 20 minutes a day), staying hydrated, and eating healthier foods in order to keep your mental and physical health on track.
Decluttering your life has a huge impact on your emotional wellbeing, which then trickles down to your physical wellbeing. If you are living in a messy space, it is more likely that your mind will feel disorganized as well. It is important to reside in an orderly space to maintain emotional and mental wellbeing. Decluttering your living environment helps reduce stress and anxiety while promoting a sense of accomplishment. Many of us have a significant amount of stuff but we have no idea what to do with it and we don’t want to throw it out for one reason or another. There are many different resources available to provide you with tips and tricks on how to organize your space and make it feel less overwhelming.
3. Continue Working on Yourself
There is always room for improvement and as humans, we are constantly changing, growing, and evolving. More so, it is so important to be self-aware and realize that there is always room for growth. Personal development can have a huge impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing because it allows you to reach your fullest potential while understanding yourself on a deeper level. Whether this is through strengthening relationships, inner self-exploration, or understanding how to accept change, these are huge strides that can help you to be your best self.
Protect Your Wealth:
4. Re-evaluate Your Investments
Ever since the pandemic hit, the financial landscape has changed dramatically. Due to this change, it is important to re-evaluate investments you may have such as index funds, stocks, and your 401k. In the new year, take some time to reconsider your current investment strategy while also setting some financial goals for yourself. One of those goals could be to determine how you want to allocate your disposable income differently such as increasing your 401K contributions or finding ways to earn passive income.
5. Protect Your Assets
One key way to protect your assets is to ensure you have adequate insurance coverage. Even though insurance could be viewed as an extra expense, it is important to understand that insurance protects your finances in the event of an unexpected circumstance. Having the correct coverage keeps your most important assets safe while protecting you from financial hardship and legal challenges. For example, purchasing a life insurance policy is especially important when you own a business or have dependants This is because life insurance financially protects your business and/or your loved ones if you were to pass away.
Moreover, if you are a homeowner, you most likely have a homeowners’ insurance policy already. However, one consideration going into the new year is to look into your current possessions and determine if they would adequately be covered under your policy. For example, higher-priced items you own such as wedding rings, art, or antiques, might not be covered by your current homeowners’ policy so you want to look into a special insurance policy, also known as a “scheduled policy” to protect these items.
6. Save Regularly
One of the best ways to protect your wealth is by building up your savings. Having an emergency fund readily available in the event of an unexpected occurrence could help save you financially in the long run. If you were to suffer from job loss or be faced with a large, unanticipated cost, you will have the funds readily available as opposed to having to use credit cards, take out a loan, or borrow money from someone you know. As a rule of thumb, it is best to have enough money saved up to pay for 3-6 months of your living expenses. This will allow you to make other arrangements, find a new job, or pay a bill in order to get back on track.
Protecting both your health and your wealth is one of the ways you will become the version of yourself that you’ve always wanted to be. By taking small but impactful steps, you will ensure your long-term health and wealth goals are accomplished.
Marla is known as the Declutter Your Strategy™ expert. Marla earned her BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work and is the founder of