My new room !!!

From baby boy to toddler
First we sorted toys. This enabled us to put a lot of baby items (rattles, teething ring, activity mat) into boxes, to be sold or given away.. So the ground was finally rid of stuff, and we put a desk and chair for the little two and a half year old going to school soon!

home organizer Laetitia Ronsin
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How to keep the kitchen organised when there are 4 children in the family ?

We  first got rid of the plates, bowls, etc. the family never used. And by sorting everything by category, and labelling the shelves, everyone, including the cleaning woman when she unloads the washing machine, knows where each item must be put away. This will help keep the cupboard organized in the long run!

optimise food sorting

Now the stock of dry foods is easily visible, and divided into sweet, and salty foods.

home organiser in the kitchen

Earlier, all of these spices and bottles were cluttering the kitchen counters. So there was no room to prepare meals! By sorting, we made room for them on these two shelves , and freed the counters, too!

clear and clean countertops

One last thing, little Suzanne , who is two , now has a full cupboard for her, down, where can she, like in the Montessori method, reach for her bowl and her spoon, just like the other members of the family!

organised little girl

How bullet journaling will help you fulfill your dreams :

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For me, writing a Bullet Journal / Bujo is what made the difference:

  • I’m always reminded of what my goaIs are; because I like my notebook, it’s so cute, I have positive memories attached to it, it’s a bit like my comforter, I want to have it around, and so I often use it. Therefore I see my goals every day, I talk to people about them, I organise my time so I can act on them, and I achieve what I wanted to achieve!
  • It’s good for my mind and my body. Being creative with my Bullet Journal brings me back to those happy times when, as a little girl, I had all the time in the world for drawing. And as Picasso said “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. I stop for several creative moments in the day.
  • Bullet journaling, is custom made to tailor my needs. With my wishlist I take the time to find out what makes me happy – starting with simple things. We all have different needs, and if I consciously make a list of what nourishes me(ex a list of my favourite hikes in and around Paris (I live in Paris), or of the books I want to read this year), I can organise them and treat myself to them more often, instead of going for a more common but less meaningful activity to me, like watching TV for hours. Consequently I live a balanced, and meaningful life. A life full of joy.

If you want to see the site of the person who created bullet journaling, you’ll get tips to get you started, just click here!

My miracle morning !

This week I was inspired to achieve my goals by Hal Elrod’s book:

Miracle Morning

To lead the life of your dreams, he recommends you wake up an hour earlier and spend that hour using what he calls the Life S.A.V.E.R.S;

  • Silence ( or meditation to help you get centered)
  • Affirmations( to inspire you that day)
  • Visualisations ( to help make a visual image of what you want to achieve)
  • Exercise ( to care for your body by peacefully starting the day with yoga, and/or energizing your day with more dynamic exercise)
  • Reading ( personal development)
  • Scribing ( : writing your thoughts and/or goals)

What has all this inspired me to do?

  1. My husband and I have decided to get up 15 minutes earlier every morning to do yoga, a few abs and push ups. Because we don’t want to feel sleep deprived, we are going to bed 15 minutes earlier, too.
  2. I do my scribing/ writing each time I feel inspired, on my phone, that I always have with me, unlike scraps of papers, I won’t lose track of it.
  3. I enjoy some me time’ for personal development every day.
  4. So I can wake up to a relaxing and welcoming home, before going to bed, I spend 5 minutes of sorting, clearing our dining room table, and our entrance table. It feels great!

Was this article inspiring?  If it was, please note below what changes you want to make in your life !

My miracle morning inspirational quotes!

One week of miracle morning quotes to help me change my mindset one day at a time: :

MONDAY : I love the life I have, while creating the life of my dreams.

TUESDAY : Worry, is a misuse of the imagination, so I imagine the positive I want to achieve today.

WEDNESDAY : I’ m giving up the need to be perfect for the opportunity to be authentic.

THURSDAY : I love the life I have, because it’s the only life I have.

FRIDAY : My challenges are an opportunity for me to learn , and grow.

SATURDAY : I know that where I am is the result of who I was; but where I go depends entirely on whom I choose to be from this day forward.

SUNDAY : I learn from my mistakes and improve every week. What commitments will I make NOW to ensure that I improve next week?

 

 

5 solutions for getting ready faster every morning !

organize your day to be more effecient

Do not waste time in the morning:

  1. If I were you, I’d take a Colorimetry test.It allows me to always wear close to the face ( your skin tone, eye colour, hair colour) ,this is mostly useful for tops, coats, scarves and jewelry. Effect immediate look good! Therefore you can wear less or even no makeup!
  2. Be sure you make time so your clothes for the week are washed and ironed.Nothing worse than to find that crumpled business; or the pretty top you were planning on wearing, at the very bottom of your dirty laundry basket!
  3. Place each category of items in the same place. If I’m looking for a jacket to fit my outfit, I’m not going to go back and forth between my bedroom closet and entry way closet!
  4. I install a mirror near where I choose my clothes, my accessories and jewellery. Therefore, I choose and validate everything in the same area, rather than discovering in the mirror next to my apartment door, that something just isn’t right, and that I have to get changed again!
  5. An even better solution: having outfits ready in advance, on photos I have taken of me in them, or physically by hanging the whole outfit together ( bound by a home made clip (see upcoming tutorial)) ,my complete set with accessories in a cotton bag and shoes on the ground. It is also very convenient if, for a business trip I have to make a few sets off the cuff!

5 good reasons for not bothering your spouse with organizing your home !

  1. A hugis better than another fight, isn’t it? Especially since the solution here has nothing to do with a verbal exchange, let me explain:
  2. Try this : without saying a word, organise what belongs to you or what you have in common. (DO NOT organise what belongs to other members of your family, except for a young child). Change a few elements of decoration, by placing your plants , tables or furniture in a new area of your home. And those who live with you will more or less consciously realize positive change. And, sooner or later, and without necessarily uttering a word about it, will also want to improve and reinvent your home! Most importantly- don’t say a word!
  3. Organising can have a huge positive impact on you. This may seem paradoxical, try rearranging your home, sorting out your personal stuff, and you will feel like you’ve just had a meditating session. And seeing the results will make you feel good. Make it your personal activity, as a gift , to yourself!
  4. After sorting out your things you will feel more in control and confident. For example, once you have decided on what clothes to keep, you will only have cherished clothes to choose from ( You won’t feel desperate every morning, thinking: I have nothing to wear… ), and you’ll be ready in no time. (see my article: 5 solutions to getting you ready faster every morning)
  5. One last thing, with sorting, new projects ( or old buried projects) will have time to be dealt with: and new physical space, and mental space, will help you gain energy and the inclination to pamper yourself and get on with your life goals !

5 GOOD REASONS FOR SORTING YOUR CLOSET BEFORE GOING TO THE SALES

Sort your clothes before the sales to increase efficiency !

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  1. Take a look at what you have, to not buy on sales yet another black skirt!
  2. Find out what’s missing,and what you really need, to make your fling to the sales a truly useful one!
  3. Look at the outfits you already have while shopping for an accessory : a pair of shoes, or a jewel, with your goal.
  4. Make room! Don’t just shove something new in you closet! Apply this rule: you need to let something go before bringing in something new !
  5. You might realize that going to the sales isn’t that important after all, because you’ve already got all you need. And, your little feet, your patience and your budget will thank you for having opted out!