Is clutter stressing you out?

Is clutter stressing you out?

Is clutter stressing you out??

It’s mental health month, and even though this is coming to you late in the month (so sorry!), the article below has some really important tools you can use every single day to help calm your mind. If you haven’t already noticed, clutter causes anxiety, guilt, and a mind that seems scattered, which is frustrating. Anxiety comes from looking around and seeing too many things to be done or to be put away. Guilt comes because you aren’t doing any of those things. And feeling scattered comes because the brain can only hold onto so much information at a time. I know you have at least cleared out a drawer, or maybe even a whole room, before. Yes? Remember your feelings of happiness or the sense of accomplishment or weight lifted? The correlation between clearing the clutter and peace of mind is real, so let’s get going! Let me know how I can help!  🙂

Carla Whyte
Embracing Your Space

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EmbracingYourSpace.com Got a Makeover!

I am so excited to share my newly redesigned website with you! It was time to refresh and modernize my website and I am really pleased with how it turned out. Go check it out and let me know what you think!

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Why Getting Organized Helps Our Mental Health

Research shows that physical clutter creates multiple stimuli for your brain, making it hard to focus on the task at hand. Because of this, organizing has been linked to decreased feelings of anxiety. Seeing clutter around you can be mentally draining.

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Partner Recommendation: Kristina Rust Photography

A big thank you to Kristina Rust for my fabulous new headshots! Kristina is a Bay Area branding photographer and social media marketing strategist. Photos that show who you are and what you do will help you build relationships, gain trust and grow your business. Investing in brand photography is only part of a successful marketing strategy.

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Are you ready for a disaster?

Are you ready for a disaster?

Are you ready for a disaster?

It’s National Preparedness Month, and I think you’ll all agree that it’s important to be as prepared as you can be in the event of a natural disaster or emergency. During the heat wave a couple of weeks ago, my power went out for 6 hours (as I hear many of yours’ did too), and it made me realize how UNprepared I am!!! At one time, I had an emergency kit stored in a big plastic bin on the side of my house. Recently, after several years (yes, years!), I decided to update it. Shockingly, the sun-baked bin had cracked and was falling apart, and most everything inside had gotten wet and was ruined. I hadn’t gotten around to creating a new kit yet, and I vowed to start again during the power outage!  A couple of other revelations I had during the outage were that I don’t know how to start our generator (that’s always been my husband’s job), and I’ve never really thought about what my cat’s needs might be in a disaster situation. Lots more to think about than just the emergency kit, right? Let’s get prepared!  🙂

Carla Whyte
Embracing Your Space

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National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family.

Take these simple steps now that have little to no cost to be better prepared for any disaster or emergency.

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Emergency Kit

Build an emergency supply kit this National Preparedness Month! Consider the unique needs of your family. Include supplies that pets might need, older adults, and those with disabilities in the event of an emergency.

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Make A Plan

Disasters can happen anywhere, any time. That’s why it’s important you’re prepared. Do you have a plan for yourself, your pets, and your family? Consider the specific needs you might have in an emergency

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Rubbermaid Action Packer

This twenty-four-gallon Rubbermaid® storage container is perfect for keeping lots of gear organized around the house and in the car. Detached lid stays on tight with two side handles; latches can lock for extra security.

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Back to school already? 📚

Back to school already? 📚

Back to school already? 📚

Happy Back-to-School! Did you buy new school clothes for your kids? And raise your hand if you went through the old clothes and donated those that were too small or that your kids don’t like anymore.  I’m not seeing very many hands raised! 🙂 Keeping way too many clothes (for you and your kids) is a common occurrence. And believe it or not, it’s the cause of a lot of stress, overwhelm, and frustration for all of you! Keeping on top of clothing purchases and sorting old clothes regularly (enlisting your kids’ help is key) will lift a weight off your shoulders, and you’ll have more time to spend with your families. Read on to find out how!

Carla Whyte
Embracing Your Space

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How to Declutter and Simplify Kids’ Clothes

Here’s your ultimate guide on how to declutter kids’ clothes and keep the clutter from coming back! A new way of thinking about managing kids’ wardrobes.

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5 Best Tips for Back-to-School

Back-to-school doesn’t have to be a dreaded event. With proper planning and a few helpful tips, parents can help their children prepare for another successful school year.

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Product Recommendation: Back to School Planner

Back To School Time has never been easier for parents with the Organized-ish School Planner. This kit helps parents of students of all ages get ready to head back to school, keep track of important information, and track your child’s progress throughout the year.

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Need some last-minute gift inspiration?

Need some last-minute gift inspiration?

Need some last-minute gift inspiration?

Happy Holidays to you! I hope you’re enjoying every minute of it!

If you’re like me and are 99% done gift shopping and struggling with the last 1%, this article is for you! It’s got great ideas about “Regifting”. Some think it’s kind of taboo to regift, but I love the sentiment that if you truly can’t use the item, and you know someone who can and will love it, it’s the perfect idea! Not only are you clearing your home of a little clutter (which I am all for!), you are bringing joy to someone you care about. 🙂 There are, however, some guidelines to follow when regifting. Read on to find out what is appropriate to regift, and what is not!

Carla Whyte
Embracing Your Space

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The Rules of Regifting

Regifting can be a great way to cut down on some holiday clutter. Etiquette experts chime in on the presents it is OK to regift, and which you should keep for yourself.

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Product Recommendation: Wrap & Tote Organizer

Get organized for year-round gift-giving with this Wrap & Tote Organizer! The main compartment is long enough to hold 30″ rolls of wrapping paper. Customize compartments with a removable accordion divider. With a standard size wrap, there is still room to store totes, tags, ribbons, and bows at one end. There is also a pocket in the lid to store totes, tags, tissue, pens, and spools of narrow ribbon.

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Happy Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!

Happy Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day!

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank my clients, my family, and my friends for supporting Embracing Your Space for the past TWELVE years!  It has been such an exciting and rewarding journey for me, and I really couldn’t have done it without all of you. I had to close down briefly at the beginning of Covid, but after about a month, my wonderful clients started calling again, and have kept me busy these last 18months! I am so grateful!
The topic of cleaning out your fridge may seem silly, but trust me!! You will thank me when you try to find room for all of your holiday food!! Turkeys, all of the fixings, pastries, cookie dough, pies, etc, etc, etc!  Have fun!

Carla Whyte
Embracing Your Space

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How to Clean Out a Refrigerator

The holidays are right around the corner and chances are high that your refrigerator is going to be put to the test with all of the family gatherings that are coming up. Nation Clean out Your Fridge Day on 11/15 is the perfect opportunity to make sure this kitchen powerhouse is ready to be your MVP this holiday season!

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Product Recommendation: Refrigerator Lazy Susan

Never lose sight of condiments, sauces, and other staples. This Refrigerator Lazy Susan turntable helps organize jars and bottles so they can be brought instantly into view. The stable, non-skid base rotates without sliding. High sides and a rubberized liner help keep contents from tipping over. Everything stays in place. Everything’s always easy to grab. Nothing gets lost in the back of a refrigerator shelf.

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Product Recommendation: Thoughtful Gift Giving Bundle

Christmas is a busy time, particularly for parents. With school performances, parties, shopping, baking, and decorating on top of the normal busyness of life, many people find the Christmas season to be… overwhelming. With The Nice List bundle, stay on budget, on time, and sane, all while supporting a new, small, woman-owned business!

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