39: Easy Organizing for Your Lifestyle (with Jane Stoller)
Jane Stoller hit a low point in life after a move and changing jobs and relationships. She asked herself, “What is making me so unhappy?” and quickly realized the lack of organization was really putting a damper on her happiness. Learn how Jane survived that low point by getting organized Jane is originally from Canada and now resides in Zurich, Switzerland and she's constantly finding new ways to get and stay organized. Jane is the author of Organizing for Your Lifestyle, which provides inspiration to make organization fit YOUR needs.
Nuggets of Wisdom from Jane:
“And for every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”
“For me, I naturally start it with reorganizing my closet and whenever I am in kind of a low point, that is what I do, I organize my own and then sometimes I have lots of friends that love it when I come to do theirs. So that gives me kind of a feeling that I have accomplished something. ”
“When I am organized, I am my happiest.”
“If you have a perfect organizing system, sustaining that is the most important part, otherwise there is no point even getting organized. So that is where I say, ‘Make it your lifestyle but do not think about it all the time. Make it a routine… Make it fit for your lifestyle'”
“My day starts the night before. Planning my outfit for the next day and my meals. So I make sure that when I wake up in the morning, whether I am working out first thing in the morning or whether I am going to the office or on the weekend, I have my outfit planned, so there is no last minute stress of looking for what to wear or what not. So, I think that really helps you start off on a right foot. And if you start off on that right foot, the rest of the day, I find usually smooth flows pretty smoothly.”
Some of Jane‘s Favorite Things:
Personal habit: Organizing Calendar. Planning.
Easy meal: “Swiss meal. Rösti. Like hashbrowns. Lots of carbs. It is really similar to hashbrowns but they make it into a pie form. I learned it from my mom and it is my favorite side dish to make.”
Possession: “My juice maker.”
Jane's Favorite Book: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Best advice received: “Do not sweat the small stuff.”
Jane's Happiness Formula:
“Being with my family. Being healthy and exercising. And of course, being organized.”
A Challenge from Jane:
“Write down three organizing goals. I think that will really help everybody start their organizing challenge. It could be small goals like organize everyday or perhaps larger ones like a creative organizing system. Whatever it is, write down three small organizing goals. ”
Organizing for Your Lifestyle by Jane Stoller
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Rösti – here is the recipe
Jane's Book PR Contact is Kelsey McBride
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