It is my mission to create easy and effective organizing systems so more time can be spent with loved ones.
How It All Got Started
For many, organizing is an annoying task. Organized Marie shows easy and effective ways to get organized so more time can be spent with loved ones.
Growing up, my friends would have me organize their rooms and I absolutely loved it. I secretly hoped the next time I would come over, I’d have to do it again.
I learned as I got older many people don’t like to organize, it’s one of those annoying tasks.
Then I realized that I’m good at it and I could help out others with my gift.
I was working full-time and just had our first child, so I was trying to figure out how to do it all. Starting a blog seemed to be the easiest path.
Have you ever said you’re going to do something and then not realize how hard it would be?
That’s what happened when I started this blog. It’s like saying “I’m going to run a marathon” and then you start training and realize you signed up for something ginormous.
Who knew it would be so.much.work? It’s just a few web pages, can’t be that bad right? Wrong, dead wrong.
This blog out at organizedmoms.com and I found out there was a website called organizedmoms.net. I changed the name immediately.
Growing up I wanted to climb the corporate ladder, that was my path (so I thought). It all started to change once we had kids. I planned on being a working mom even after having kids but started to realize the corporate path might not be the best fit.
I’ve always enjoyed working, I’ve been working since I was 13, work is in my blood.
With a blog, I’d be able to do it while the kids went to bed at night and napped on the weekends.
I did a google search on how to start a blog, followed a few steps and the blog was born.
From: Fargo, ND (yes, like the movie)
Lived in: Minnesota, Michigan, South Carolina, New Jersey, Virginia, California, and North Carolina
Currently Lives: Charlotte, NC
Family Life: Married with three kids
Alumni: University of Minnesota Duluth
Random fact: I have Raynaud’s, which is why I love warm weather and love summer.
Favorite things: Twizzlers, Three Twins Ice Cream, Sparkling water, My Fitbit, Costco
I was born and raised in Fargo, ND. True story, I still get people to this day asking “Like the movie?”
The oldest of three girls. My sisters are amazing human beings, we have a lot of fun when we’re together and still bicker from time to time.
I love being from there but always knew my destiny would be elsewhere. Soccer was a big part of my life, I played all the way through college. After college is when I left the Midwest.
My first corporate job put me in South Carolina, then New Jersey, and Virginia. I met my husband through work which “I was never going to date someone from work” Yeah that lasted long 😉 He’s from New York and it’s funny, I always knew I was going to marry a New Yorker. Here we are almost 10 years later.
We lived in Virginia and then moved to California and got to enjoy the beauty and wine of the Napa Valley. We are now back in Charlotte, NC (where we first met) to raise our family.
Speaking of family, we have three kids, a German Shepard, and a cat. I have no clue what kind of cat she is because I am not a cat person. I never thought I’d EVER owned one, it took convincing from my husband for quite some time.
We had problems with rodents and nothing was working. He insisted on a cat and I finally caved. Our problem immediately disappeared, it was one of the BEST decisions we have ever made.
Plus, I hardly ever see her so it works out well 😉
Being a parent has been the hardest and most rewarding job in the world.
I’ve yelled at my kids before, I’ve bribed them with candy and have failed at empty threats. I know we aren’t supposed to be doing these things but we’re doing the best we can and try to improve every day. I’ve cried at times and I’ve also smiled.
Despite living in a Pinterest perfect and Instagram worthy world, we are not perfect, far from it. We’ve had our fair share of job struggles, health struggles, and family struggles.
I’m a millennial that grew up watching cartoons Saturday morning, waiting for TGIF, having a crush on Dylan from 90210 and Zach from Saved By The Bell, riding my bike everywhere until I could drive and playing CD’s on my CD player, which usually consisted of Mariah Carey or Celine Dion 🙈
What I Believe
Organizing doesn’t have to be annoying, I’m here to show you how to do it.
If you don’t know where to start when it comes to organizing, read this post first.
There’s no one size fits all when it comes to organizing. Everyone has a different style. It’s no different than food. You can eat healthy by eating fruits and vegetables, however, what I eat and like might not be the same thing you like to eat (for the record, I’m a banana, apples, grapes, beans and carrots gal) but we are both eating healthy.
I believe anyone can become motivated to do something, it all depends on how badly you want it. Sometimes we need the right mindset or the help from someone else. I’m here to help you.
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