It’s Jen Robinson here. I am so happy to have you join me for “The Clutter Free Kitchen’ mini course.
If you take action on the emails you will receive in the next 5 days, you will be well on the way to transforming your kitchen from a cluttered disaster zone into a neat, tidy and welcoming area for you and your family.
Throughout this course you are welcome to ask any question you need answered by replying to this email, emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or posting your question on the Lifewrangling Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Lifewrangling/
If you haven’t already followed me on Facebook at Lifewrangling, now is a good time to do so.
My goal for you…
My goal for you in this mini course is to help you see tangible results in a small amount of time. We will be going for the quick wins.
The best way to motivate yourself to get a big job done is to break it down into smaller, more achievable steps. This is why we will be tackling the kitchen area over five days.
In that time things will not be perfect, but there will be a significant difference in how your kitchen looks and functions and you will have systems and strategies to keep things headed in the right direction – which is of course, decluttered and functional. Everything after that is a bonus.
It’s up to you though to do the work that is required but I promise to make it as easy and stress free as possible.
I will be emailing you a specific action task every day for five days but if it takes you a little longer to finish one, that’s ok. Simply work on each task until it is done and then move on to the next. The last thing we want is to leave something half finished. That will not get us anywhere fast except to the land of overwhelm and disappointment. It’s the end goal of a neat, tidy and welcoming kitchen that we want to achieve. One step at a time is the only way to ensure we get there.
We all have challenges in different areas. On some days the task I set you may only take you 10 to 15 minutes to complete, on others it make take a bit longer. It all depends upon your starting point.
Remember: Even a small step in the right direction is still an achievement.
You are free to:
a) Finish the task in one day.
b) Start the task one day and finish the next.
c) Start the task tomorrow.
Not an option: Never start the task.
What you need…
15 minutes a day.
Perhaps in the past you have read blog posts or articles about transforming your kitchen and were overwhelmed by all of the equipment they suggested you buy, the money they wanted you to spend and the time and effort required before you could even get started.
This course is different. You don’t need to buy anything. You don’t need a handyman to install new racks and drawers. You don’t need to set aside the entire weekend to get it done.
You can begin as soon as you receive your first task. All you need is about 15 minutes per day to see tangible results, even less time in some areas.
Not sure if you can find those extra 15 minutes in your day? The first step is to avoid thinking of this as a chore. Instead, think of it as a gift to yourself and your family.
Why not grab a glass of wine and make this an enjoyable after dinner task? Maybe you are a morning person and can set your alarm for just 30 minutes earlier for a week and see what you’re able to achieve? Whatever works best for you.
Little by little I have learnt the routines and strategies I now use to keep the kitchen clean, neat and functional even after our family expanded to four. I now have teenagers with their bottomless stomachs and constant need to be fed and I have modified a few things as time has gone on to deal with that phenomenon but the basics remain the same.
Most I have learnt by trial and error, observation and a little bit of good luck. But It has taken me a long time to get it just right.
I don’t want you to have to take years to learn what I have learnt. There’s no need to try and work things out all by yourself. Over the next five days you will learn the tricks, processes and strategies I use to get my kitchen the way I want it and most importantly, to keep it that way.
- This mini course is for you if you can’t find a spot on the bench to cut the vegetables for the salad, if the plastics cupboard has too many containers and not enough lids, if the sink is never free of dishes and the fridge looks like a paper war has erupted on the front of it.
- You are in the right place if your kitchen is always full of other people’s belongings, if your cupboard is full of containers but you can never find the right one to put the leftovers into and if you are constantly having to sift through stuff on the bench to find the thing you just put down there. I’ve been there, don’t worry.
- By the end of this course I want you to be confident that if a friend drops by unexpectedly, your kitchen will be company ready.
- I want your kitchen to be ready if the urge to cook chocolate cupcakes suddenly overtakes you and I want you to never again lose your car keys in a jumble of stuff on the bench.
That is my vision for you by the end of this course.
So… What you can expect over the next five days?
The topic for Day 1 is: The 5 second scan test. Does your kitchen pass? We go on an expedition to unearth those countertops.
The topic for Day 2 is: Freeing the fridge. We chip away all of the paper and magnets and find out what the fridge door really looks like.
The topic for day Day 3 is: The plastics cupboard. We find out if you really need all of those containers and sort out that lid problem once and for all.
The topic for day 4 is: Debunking the myths. We address those myths about Decluttering that are holding us back.
The topic for Day 4 is: Hacking the dishes! We work out how to keep the sink free of those neverending dirty dishes, whether you own a dishwasher or not. Bonus content: Beating procrastination.
What to expect…
a) Daily email.
b) Actionable task.
c) Bonus tip.
d) Daily habit.
You will receive your first email tomorrow and then a new email every day for five days. If you believe that you are missing an email please be sure to check your junk folder just in case it has gone there by mistake. Drag the email into your inbox and this should ensure that all future emails end up in there too.
Each day there will be a task set for you to complete and a bonus daily habit to work on.
So, today’s homework:
Send me a quick email to tell me why you want to FINALLY organize your kitchen. What’s your “why” for taking action NOW?
Are you excited to get started?
Check your inbox tomorrow for lesson one:
We are going to learn about the number 1 area to quickly declutter to make your kitchen look as if you spent hours working on it, when you really didn’t.
You won’t want to miss it!
1) Send email
2) Check your inbox tomorrow for your first lesson
Go ahead and send me your ‘Why this topic is important to me’ email and then I will see you tomorrow.