Journey to Organization with Rebekah Saltzman
By Rebekah Saltzman
Rebekah is a Personal Organization Expert and Coach. She teaches people how to feel satisfied with fewer things and helps them to clear their clutter. She believes when you clear your clutter you clear your mind.
Making physical space in our our homes can be difficult, but with Rebekah's tips and tricks decluttering and maintenance become a lot more simple.
Twitter/ IG @balaganbegone
Journey to Organization with Rebekah SaltzmanJan 29, 2020
166: PESACH MEDITATION
Feeling stressed out about the getting ready for Passover/Pesach? Here is a meditation to help you relax and enjoy getting ready!
Purim is on Friday this year - get organized for a seudah and shabbat!
164: Pantry Problems
Learning to cook and not sure how to deal with your pantry? Not sure how to try out new ingredients? This week we talk about what to do with little used ingredients and how to manage extra free time!
163. Get rid of the broken stuff
Got a lot of broken stuff in your house? Finally let it go - find out how and why you should and what you can do to avoid holding on to broken stuff in the future.
162: Creating Habits
Creating habits can be difficult especially if you get off track - that's when you have to recreate them, which can be even more difficult! Here is the thing, if you don't try, you will never make new habits, so try, and put perfectionism to the side. Better to get things done then not do them at all!
161: Yael Trush - Organizing our Money
Yael Trush - the Jewish Latin Princess is joining us today to talk about the Jewish mindset to money, how to talk to kids about money, savings, and how we can create more abundance in our lives!
160: Living your best life
A listener asked me if I was living my best life, yes, even during lockdown and a pandemic I feel like I am living my best life - find out why ! (Hint: it has to do with gratitude and abundance!)
159: National Clean your Desk day
January 11, 2021 is National Clean Your Desk Day - and of course - I had to celebrate with a podcast episode - I love when my desk is clean!
This week I chat about what my desk looks like and the problems I have with keeping it tidy - ( yes my kids dump stuff on it, ALL THE TIME!!!)
158: Abundance and Scarcity - What do I do when I don't have access to things during Corona?
A listener called me and asked me: "Because of Corona I feel restricted with shopping but I am full of worry that I won't have stuff that I like."
Sounds familiar, right? It is so tough to know when to declutter and when to "hoard" but it all comes down to the belief that what you need will be there when you need it.
I believe in letting in new blessing by letting go of the old blessing - In order to do that you have to strengthen your beliefs that there will be enough and it is ok to let go.
157: 9 Tips to stay warm and reduce energy
Looking for some ways to stay warm and reduce your energy costs? Check out this episode of JTO and find out my 9 tips to stay warm this winter.
156: 3 Tips for Easy Chanukkah Clean Up
Need to get those hanukiot cleaned? Here are some tips to remove wax - and get cleaned up in general after chanukkah! What do you do to clean up?
155: Chanukah cooking and organization
Naomi Nachman, Rosa Seidenwar, and Tamar Ansh join in on the podcast today!
Check out Naomi's book - https://amzn.to/2L7lufw
Rosa's Blog https://www.lilyrosebakersblog.com/
Tamars Blog http://atasteofchallah.com/
Learn tips and trick on how organize in your kitchen for chanukah and while cooking and baking! These three amazing women drop some really great tips on how to keep your kitchens clean, how to organize yourself while cooking, and how better store your food!
Let me know how you like it!
154: Parshat V'yishlach - Moving in Biblical Times
The story of Jacob leaving his father in laws home - Lavan - and then encountering his brother - Easu- is an interesting tail of moving in biblical times. The logistics that had to have happened to coordinate it must have been thoroughly planned.
More than just the logistics though, Parshat V'yishlach tells us a fascinating story of Jacob and Chanukkah. Find out how the two are related in this week's episode.
153: Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Getting ready to go shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Before you head out take a listen to this quick episode to make sure you get the best deal and avoid extra clutter!
152: Are you a returner?
When you shop do you buy extra and plan to return things that don't work out? Then do you lose money cause you forget to return things? You are not alone - find out how to avoid returns and keep your money in your wallet!
151: Aleeza Ben Shalom - National Singles Day
In honor of National Singles day I have asked Aleeza Ben Shalom to come chat with us about how to organize yourself for dating, while dating and to help you get married!
Aleeza has inspired thousands of singles through her acclaimed relationship coaching. She has captivated singles from all over the globe through her webinars and YouTube channel. Her mission and her passion is helping singles get over their hurdles and under the chuppah. Aleeza delivers lectures motivating and driving individuals to effect real change in their lives and has reached an international audience through her appearances on the BBC London, NPR and Aish.com. She is the founder of the company Marriage Minded Mentor and author of Get Real Get Married and Virtual Dating.
With her empowering words and boundless energy she helps singles who are yearning for their life partner manifest their soulmate.
Aleeza and her team of coaches guide singles through the steps to become engaged—regardless of age, affiliation, or stage in life. Men and women worldwide work with Aleeza and her certified dating coaches to break through patterns and cultivate relationships that lead to marriage. She also offers online training programs for singles, dating coaches and matchmakers.
150: How to cope on your Journey To Organization
Wondering how to cope while you are still in the pre-organization stage, like when my house is not organised,
Do you feel like a failure?
Wondering about finding the balance?
DOn't be so hard on yourself, perfect is the enemy of done, even my house isn't perfect, no ones house is! Find out how you can forgive yourself when you aren't perfect!
149: Rita Norton - How to organize your photos
Rita is the mom to two college-age children and was an Oregonian for the past 25+ years. A job transfer for her husband (in the summer of 2016) resulted in a cross country move and she now resides in Boston, MA. The birth of her son 23+ years ago was also the start of her entrepreneurial adventure. Photos have always been at the core of her businesses and continue to inspire and drive her passion to create beautiful keepsake photo collections for her clients. Welcome to the podcast Rita - Please tell us how you got started in photo organization! What is the best way to organize photos? What is the best way to organize negatives - should we even keep them? How can we organize digital photos? (best practices) How should we deal with antique photos - especially if we don't want to keep them? Can we salvage damaged photos? How? Can we recycle photos?
148: Rebbetzin Bat Chen Grossman, love language affects organization
What do you do when your spouse is not on board with minimizing? Sure, he supports my desire to "declutter" but then he thinks to "surprise" me by ordering useless specific kitchen gadgets on Ali Express...and then it just annoys me. He's trying to be helpful but doesn't understand that the more "stuff" we have, the more stressed the house becomes.
The difference between this question and what I answered in the previous episode are that in this situation the husband, in the theoretical way is on board with his wife and decluttering in general, but keep adding to the problem - and is missing the understanding that in this case, more is just more and not better.
In order to help me answer this question I asked my friend - rebbetzin Bat - Chen grossman to join me this week to answer this question and a few more about organizing in a relationship! (and if you aren’t in a relationship - stay tuned cause I have an episode for singles coming up!)
Rebbetzin Bat-Chen Grossman is a marriage coach helping successful women improve their marriage and love their lives. She has helped hundreds of women connect on a deeper level to Hashem, themselves, and their husbands. She hosts a weekly live stream, featuring topic experts, discussing the effects of life stressors on marriage; such as money, time management, work-life balance, and health. She lives in Israel with her husband, Rabbi Avi Grossman, and their six children.
147: How to set goals
Today is national kick butt day so today I want to help you set goals so you can kick some butt and get ready for 2021. Follow the three easy steps to setting goals and reach your dreams!
146: Why I don't make my bed
September 11th was national make you bed day! But I didn't, in fact, I never make my bed. (Almost never!) Listen to this week's episode to find out why!
145: Get on the decluttering train
What happened when your partner isn't on the decluttering train with you??? It can be rough - this week I will talk about solutions for what to do when your family isn't on board the train with you and you feel resentful
144: Tips to organize for Rosh Hashannah
This year you may not be going to shul for Rosh Hashannah or any part of Yom Tov so this week I decided to talk about how you can organize yourself for a more spiritual Jewish New Year experience. Grow and be your best self in 5781! In order to do that some advanced planning needs to happen! So check out this episode to see what you can do now to get organized for the holidays!
143: Decision Fatigue
Do you know that we make more than 35,000 decisions in a day? That is a lot! Decision fatigue is when we get worn out from too many decisions. This week I talk about how it relates to organization and what you can do to avoid it.
142: Back to school tips
I know we aren't exactly sure how, when or even if our kids are going to be going back to school, but they will have school.
This week I am focusing on tips for reusing school supplies, setting up good working habits, and giving kids the tools they need to learn and stay healthy!
141: Six tips for Aliyah
Are you making Aliyah soon? If you, a family member or a friend are making Aliyah, you are not going to want to miss this episode. To celebrate my 6 year Aliyahversary, I dedicated this weeks podcast to my best tips for making Aliyah! (I added a 7th for good luck :))
What do you think? Did I miss something? Send me an email and let me know how I did!
140: Tu B’Av, A Zero Waste holiday & 3 tips if you are engaged
What do Tu B'Av, the 15th of the Jewish month of Av, and Zero Waste have in common? What Tu B'Av anyway? 3 Tips for couples who are getting engaged, and 2 if you are already married!
139: Tisha B'Av
Wondering how to organize for Tisha B'Av - me too! Listen to this week's episode to see how!
138: Maintenance strategies
So you organized your whole house - how do you keep it organized and tidy?
Listen for 2 strategies to help you maintain the order in your home.
137: Chana Mason - How to let go of stuff
I am sometimes sentimental.
Not always, but sometimes.
I have all my sentimental things together in one trunk I keep at the foot of my bed. Every few weeks I open it up and look through.
Sometimes I get rid of things. Mostly, I just take a look around and then close it back up.
Why am I holding on to this stuff? This week on the podcast, Chana Mason helps me to figure that out!
Follow her simple line of questioning to help yourself better let go of the thing you no longer want and no longer serve you!
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136: How long does it take to organize a space?
Not sure how much time to dedicate to decluttering, this episode is for you!
Allotting the correct amount of time is important, but how do you know? This week's episode will help you figure it all out.
135: How to deal with collectors
Collections can turn into problems mighty fast --- learn what to do with collectors and collections in this weeks episode.
134: Memorial to my mother
My mom passed away. She taught me so much and shaped me into the person I am today.
This week I pay tribute to my mom, who taught me to be happy with what I have, to give thanks, and to not overthink things too much.
133: Hoarding in the time of Corona
I have been trying to figure out what to say to make this time manageable for you, so I decided on just telling my story and my truth.
Things right now stink. It stinks to be stuck in your house. It stinks to not be with friends and family for holidays. It stinks to worry about getting sick.
When we reframe the situation and focus on gratitude, even for those of us who have it really bad, I think it is easier to cope. Focusing on the good, and not let the worry take us over is difficult in the best of times, but in stressful times it can seem downright impossible,
If you need some one on one decluttering - reach out - let's do my Done In a Day Declutter!
132 : Get Your taxes in order with Yosefa Huber
There are only two things in live that are unavoidable, death and taxes.
In this crazy time we are living, it is still tax season! I asked CPA, Yosefa Huber to come on the podcast this week and explain to us exactly what is what -
- Changes to tax dates this year
- Why accountants are necessary for expats
- Tips on filing back tax returns
- How to organize documents for taxes
- Social security and expat rights
Are your taxes ready to be filed?
131: Don't Panic - with Aviva Yoselis
What can we do during this Coronavirus outbreak to stay healthy? Aviva Yoselis from http://healthadvize.com/ is back (see episode 115) to talk to us about how to deal with your mental health during this crisis, how to care for your self and your family, and how long we can expect to be in a social distancing stage.
130: I'm an organized person
People always tell me, I don't understand why I need your help, I am an organized person - it doesn't make sense - and tell them that your organization skills aren't the problem - it is the volume of stuff that you have in your home that is the problem. Listen to find out more on how you can get to your most organized self.
129: Tu B'Shevat Reduction
What is the connection between Tu B'Shevat (The Jewish New Year for trees) and using what we have and only buying what we really need? Listen to find out that and things that I do with my family to reduce my waste.
128: Kids with bad habits
Do your kids have bad organizational habits? Setting them up to succeed with organizational skills helps them become better functioning adults, Listen to find out more.
127: Things on display
Do you keep things on display in your house? Do you feel like it is too much?
This week I answer a listener question about how to deal with stuff on display, and what happens to it when the space around it gets cluttered and untidy.
126: Organize your emails
If you have more than 1,000 unread emails in your inbox - you are going to want to check out this episode. I cover - inbox zero, inbox as to do list, unsubscribing, searching, archiving, and folders.
125: Zero Waste (Low Waste) Bar Mitzvah
When you are throwing an event - it can be difficult to reduce the waste - so listen in to how we did it - and let me know what you do to reduce your waste when you have an event.
124: Resolution Results
This time of year we make resolutions but sometimes we don't actually reach our goals. In this week's podcast episode I layout some tips and tricks on how to organize yourself so you can meet your goals.
123: Capsule Wardrobe
I have 201 items in total in my wardrobe - this includes - shirts, sweaters, dresses, leggings, skirts, underwear, socks, jewelry, shoes, hats, scarves, coats, and purses. I challenge you to not only tell me what you have in your wardrobe - but to reduce by 25% over 90 days - can you do it? Use the tag #balagancapsule and #capsulechallenge2020
Toys don't have to be the bain of your existence, this week we talk about how to organize them and how to decide what to keep and what to toss, saving them between kids, and how to let them go.
121: Gift Giving
Giving gifts doesn't have to mean giving clutter to our friends, here are 10 tips for zero waste gifts and 3 tips for how to deal with gifts for eight nights of chanukkah.
120: Feelings of Loss
Sometimes letting go of stuff is hard! Taking a look at your feelings, being with them, and then allowing yourself to move on is an important step in decluttering. This week on the podcast, we talk about just that! What are some feelings you feel when you declutter?
Do you have what feels like 1,000 coats hanging in your closet? Coats, jackers, windbreakers, sweatshirts, raincoats, anorak, whatever you call it, or how ever many you have they take up space! Today we talk about what to do with them and how to minimize coats!
Azriela Jankovic - Beyond all things
Things are just tools to get us where we need to go. This week on the podcast we talk with Azriella Jankovic, the author of Beyond All Things and we talk about how to reframe chores, the natural world, and the stuff we have and the stuff we want.
117: Organize Your Kitchen
Organizing in the kitchen doesn't have to be difficult. If you take a few minutes to really think about the layout of the kitchen before you set it up, it can really help you in the long run!.
Here are some things to think about:
- Are the like items together?
- Are the things you need the most with in your reach?
- Is the set up of your kitchen allowing you to function with maximum efficiency?