S.I.M.P.L.I.F.Y. with Nicole Lynn


Nicole is a professional organizer, author, speaker to name a few of the amazing things she does. I've asked her to join us with her solutions for organizing. With a busy life, I need these, I thought you might too. Thank you for guest hosting, Nicole!

Thanks for having me, Stacy.

This "might" be a solution...

I was recently asked what my one BIG organizing mantra was. The first thing that came to my mind was Simplify. We need to simplify our spaces - so they aren't so cluttered. Simplify our calendars - it almost seems like there is this need to constantly be going somewhere or having kids in multiple activities. I think if we simplified our lives to what created harmony in them, we'd be more organized. What do you think?

S is for space, it is valuable.

I stand for... ignoring the negative! For me organizing isn't just about physical items - it is also about thoughts and people. If you focus on negative thoughts and/or surround yourself with negative people that aren't creating harmony in your life. Sometimes you need to declutter those thoughts and some people. 

M is for Memories...I think we have all heard this statement, or a version of it, fill your life with memories - not stuff!! When we celebrate on holidays, how do you focus on creating memories and not filling the house with stuff?

P is for Plan...Taking a moment to look at your calendar and see what is coming up, whether work or home, will help you stay organized. Do you have a work deadline that you need to plan out how it's going to get done? Have family come into town that you need to prepare the guest room for? A special dinner you want to prepare, and you need to buy the ingredients. Planning will keep you from running around last minute.

L is for Less...I don't think a lot of explanation is needed. Where in your life do you need to take this advice?

IT IS OK to say "NO".  Remember when you say, "NO", you are still saying "YES". Do you have a hard time saying no?

F is for Four...When working on organizing your space I believe you need four boxes or bags. The standard ones being - keep, donate, and trash. I also want you to have a belongs elsewhere. How many times have you come across something that belongs in another room, you say I'll just run put that back - only to have super shiny squirrel moments causing you to forget what you were doing in the first place? The fourth box gives you a place to put the item{s} until you are done.

What is living to you? What legacy do you want to leave behind?

About Nicole: 

Nicole Lynn is one of those naturally born organizers - her own mother describes her as "always needing order" and yes, she does feel a label maker is a great birthday present.  After 20 years of working in corporate America, Nicole decided to do what gives her the most joy: organizing spaces for people that bring harmony to their worlds.  Nicole used to spend her Friday nights helping her friends with bathroom drawers, kitchen shelves, and shoes - she now brings her expertise to your life and spaces.

Nicole Lynn started Decluttered Spaces in 2013 to help people organize their homes and offices, thereby living happier lives with less stress. Today, Nicole creates simplified internal systems, offers training classes for small businesses, and consults in a private, online community {check out AWaveMaker.com}. Oh, yes. She still organizes on-site for clients, rolls up her sleeves, and gets things in order.

Nicole has what it takes to bring your spaces to the next level.  She believes firmly in creating spaces that work for you and not for her.  This belief is imperative to create harmony in your spaces.  Let Nicole, your Harmonizing Specialist, change the way you use your space and make it a place you want to be.

Nicole Lynn is a National Award-Winning Speaker on the topic of Domestic Violence and the impact it has on children was awarded the prestigious Frisco Texas Chamber of Commerce Solopreneur of the Year for 2015 as well as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 and 2017. She serves on a select committee of WEB, Women Enhancing Business and always encourages her clients to support local charities through donations of items when possible.

Nicole doesn’t believe she is an author although she is the best-selling author of the Decluttering Your Life Series, contributing author of bestseller Behind Her Brand Entrepreneur Edition Vol 5, adult coloring/journal book Dreams Need Wings, and now compiler and author of this book.  Nicole has also started a personal blog Life By Grace vulnerably sharing the life stories that have made her the woman she is today, www.LifeByGrace.org

Thank you, Nicole, for stopping by and giving everyone some much-needed advice on organizing both your home and life. 

You're welcome, it was my pleasure.

A quick question for everyone-What things in your day-to-day life need organizing?