Simplify Your Life: 8 Simple Principles to Turn Your Chaos into Calm

Simplify Your Life: 8 Simple Principles to Turn Your Chaos into Calm

by Andrea Brundage

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Are you cluttered and overwhelmed? If so, Simplify Your Life: 8 Simple Principles to Turn Your Chaos into Calm is full of easy-to-implement tips, techniques, and actionable exercises intended to inspire, motivate, empower, and guide readers through any organizational challenge.

Through her straight-forward style, Andrea Brundage, Professional Organizer, Bringer of Calm and speaker, offers you inspiration, encouragement, and hope. She pulls the covers back, opens the doors and drawers, and gets into it up to her elbows right there beside you.

Need help making decisions? Andrea shares her signature 4 Q’s to help you make decisions about what stays and what goes. Her 4 P’s is a simple process that will help you maintain the organization you’ve created. Need help with time management? Apply the P’s and Q’s to calendar commitments, too.

Andrea has worked with hundreds of clients and has given talks on organizing to thousands more. If you’ve ever attended one of her workshops or seen her television appearances, you’ve probably heard her say, “There is no magic. There’s simply a desire to improve the current condition, a commitment to do the work, and a willingness to maintain order.”

In Simplify Your Life you will learn how to: 

  • Simplify your life
  • Identify problems areas
  • Make “me” time
  • Plan ahead
  • Let go of excess
  • Involve your people 
  • Find help, and be inspired because
  • You can do it!

If you’re tired of the chaos and ready for some calm, Simplify Your Life: 8 Simple Principles to Turn Your Chaos into Calm can help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733675819
Publisher: Simple Organized Solutions, LLC
Publication date: 05/05/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 138
File size: 269 KB

About the Author

Andrea Brundage is an experienced professional organizer who was blessed with the gift of organizing. She feels fortunate to work in a profession that aligns her gifts with her passion for helping others. She had a long corporate career, holding management roles in office administration and accounting. She founded Simple Organized Solutions, LLC in Arizona in 2003 while working full-time, raising a family, and working towards her MBA degree. Andrea has helped hundreds of clients with organizational projects in homes and corporate offices, and she has spoken to thousands on the topic of organization, downsizing, time management, and work-life balance. She is frequently interviewed as an expert organizer and has been quoted by several nationally recognized publications such as BBC-Online, MSN Finance, Yahoo Finance, NPR radio and others, and her guest articles can be found in a variety of magazines. She has also appeared as the expert organizer on several local television programs. Simplify: 8 Principles to Turn Your Chaos into Calm is Andrea's first book. You can reach Andrea at:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Simplify Your Life

  • What does simplifying life mean anyway?
  • The journey begins
  • Where to begin?
  • Challenge — Do one thing now

Chapter 2: Identify Problem Areas

  • Life flow and systems
  • Home
  • Office
  • Overbuying
  • Emotional buying
  • Online shopping
  • Challenge – It’s clutter clearing time

Chapter 3: Make “Me” Time

  • Appointment with yourself
  • Challenge — Make time for yourself

Chapter 4: Plan Ahead

  • Calendaring
  • Create a hub or command center
  • Are you Proactive or Reactive with your time?
  • Meals
  • Combining errands
  • Flexibility
  • Challenge — 10 things you’ll commit to doing

Chapter 5: Let Go of Excess

  • Time-appropriate tasks
  • Minding your P’s and Q’s
  • The Four Questions (4Q’s)
  • Challenge ­— Purge project

Chapter 6: Involve Your People

  • If you live alone
  • Kids and clutter
  • Photos and family history
  • Where to start?
  • Parental nostalgia
  • Teaching organizational skills
  • Grandparents
  • Challenge — 10 things per day

Chapter 7: Find Help

  • Who can help me?

Chapter 8: You Can Do It!

  • The less is more mindset
  • Mindfulness
  • Focus on the benefits


Sweet Simplicity

Inspirational Quotes



About the Author

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