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Welcome to the very first podcast episode of Life Made Simple!
My name is CarlaRae Arneson, and I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who has been encouraging me and pushing me to get this podcast up and going and off the ground! It’s definitely been a work in progress and I’m so excited that it’s finally happening.
This particular episode is where you get to hear all about me, what I do, and why I’m now the host of this podcast show, Life Made Simple.
I’m originally from Alameda, California down in the San Francisco Bay Area. I now live in beautiful Seattle, Washington with my amazing husband Eric, our little son, Levi, and our new rescued puppy, Bode. You’ll definitely hear a lot more about my family and the crazy – but fun – life that we lead in future episodes.
I’ve been a professional home organizer and time management coach for almost 15 years with my Home Management Consulting business in Seattle, called Loose Ends.
Throughout the years of helping families cut back on chaos and clear the clutter from their homes, I can definitely say that I have seen it all… nothing surprises me anymore! I’ve seen some pretty crazy things and I’ve worked with some very interesting and amazing people. I’ve seen all extremes and everything in between…
- Packrats and hoarders who feel like they’re drowning and don’t know where to begin to make a change.
- Couples who want to downsize and somehow let go of half their stuff to move into a smaller home.
- Families who actually have LESS stuff than I do and just need a few organizing ideas to simplify their home.
- Individuals who have way too many to-dos and need help with time management.
While helping so many different people, I learned that everyone has a different story, everyone has a different situation with different struggles, and everyone needs help in different ways.
But no matter what the story, I have learned working with all my clients over the years this one definitive truth: If you want to get organized, you have to simplify your life.
Do you want to feel less overwhelmed? Well, then you have to simplify your life.
Do you want to feel more happy and at peace? You have to simplify your life.
Do you want to actually enjoy being in your home? Do you want to feel like you have more time to do what you love and with the people that you love? Then you have to simplify your life.
But what does that mean? And where do you start? How do you do that?
And that’s why I wanted to start this podcast. After 15 years of helping people one on one, face to face, simplify the craziness in their lives, I decided it’s finally time to help even more people on a much bigger scale. So, for all my clients, colleagues, and friends, and family members who have been encouraging me to do this, thank you… it’s finally happening!
Keep in mind, this podcast show is going to go way beyond just organizing your house… we’re going to tackle every aspect of your life… not just your home (although, we will talk a lot about that), but also your relationships, your health, your time, your to-do list, and even your emotional well-being.
And ultimately, we will talk about how to let go of everything that might be holding you back in life and how to focus on what your real priorities are.
I want this podcast show to help motivate and inspire you to push forward, to develop new habits and disciplines that will help you maintain a simplified life. Because I’m not going to lie to you… it’s not always easy. But it’s worth it.
I’m here to say, you’re not alone. I don’t just empathize with you, I can relate to you. Together, we can figure out how to simplify our lives, get rid of what doesn’t matter, and focus on what does. Together, we can push forward, we can get motivated, and stay inspired. Together, we can find the freedom of simplicity and pursue the life that we’re we were meant to live.
Links Mentioned on the Show:
Free Guide: “9 Ways to Simplify Your Life” (CarlaRaeArneson.com/freeguide)
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