Want to keep the clutter from returning to your home? You won't want to miss this special opportunity!

Stay Organized!

Tired of decluttering only to watch the clutter return? Decluttering teaches you to declutter...not stay organized. See your cleared spaces stay that way by learning how to get organized one and for all.

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Stay Organized!

Tired of decluttering only to watch the clutter return? Decluttering teaches you to declutter...not stay organized. See your cleared spaces stay that way by learning how to get organized one and for all.

"I do own a lot of stuff I don't use and basically 'hide' in my drawers/cabinets for 'someday.' Everything you say about how people get attached to items is so spot on! I'm going to start decluttering slowly and take my time. Thank you for the inspiration!

- Kathleen C. -

Clear the Clutter in Your Home...and Keep It Away

JUST IMAGINE HOW IT WOULD FEEL IF YOU COULD...

  • Clear the clutter once and for all instead of watching things pile up again months (if not days) after you determined to get organized.
  • Start decluttering even if you feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have everywhere.
  • Welcome friends and family into your home instead of feeling ashamed and embarrassed any time someone wants to visit you.
  • Enjoy doing activities in your home instead of feeling guilty that you're not decluttering your closets and cabinets.
  • Keep your home organized...almost effortlessly, instead of planning another weekend to do nothing but get things "in order."

"This gave us an easy and productive starting place."

- Lisa W. -

Create the Organized Home You've Dreamed of...Even if You Feel Too Overwhelmed to Start

Enroll in First Steps to Organized for just $7 USD each month (A $1,338+ USD VALUE)

  • 9 lesson video course ($97)
  • Weekly group coaching calls ($596/month)
  • Dozens of resources: downloadable guides, planners, trackers, and worksheets to support your journey - with new ones being added monthly ($252)
  • Private Facebook group
  • Founding member bonus - live and limited-time available workshops ($441)
First Steps to Organized is a program with videos that can be viewed on assorted devices as well as downloadable guides.

"You always have a gentle but sensible approach."

- Kerri A -

Susan McCarthy of A Less Cluttered Life

Hi! I'm Susan!

I know what if feels like to be forever organizing...but never be organized.

But then I had a major wake-up call. I emptied my parents' house. I saw all the stuff they had packed into cabinets, closets, boxes...and even shoved beneath the furniture.

While rolling my eyes at all the things they'd kept, I took a good look at my things. Yikes! For all the organizing (and reorganizing) I'd done for years, I was surrounded by meaningless, useless stuff.

I gained a lot of insight into the physical, mental, and emotional tangle surrounding possessions. Then, I segued from a career as a teacher to become a professional organizer. With First Steps to Organized, I use my organizing knowledge and teaching experience to lead you toward living a less cluttered life.

"A practical and easy-to-follow guide covering everything from overwhelm to organizing."

- Sue H. -

TOOLS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED

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Lesson 1 - Clarify

Getting clear on what you want for - and from - your home eases the stress of decluttering and makes the process faster.

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Lesson 2 - Commit

Learn how to set up cues that encourage you to declutter, even when you don't think you have the time. Set your intention to succeed in this goal.

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Lesson 3 - Care

Support your well-being while you declutter. Yes, this is important! When you feel good about the positive actions you're taking, they're easier to do!

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Lesson 4 - Choose

Choosing what your next move is, is all about deciding before you decide. This means that when you choose what you want to see happen, you make it happen.

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Lesson 7 - Connect

Connect the actions you've been taking to new habits and routines that help you to maintain the order you've been creating so the clutter doesn't return.

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Bonus #1

Ready to start? Brainstorm ideas for letting go of perfectionism (it'll creep up on you!) and learn techniques for making confident decisions.

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Lesson 5 - Clear

Although you've already started decluttering, now it's time to focus. If you've done the work in Lessons 1-4, this step will go smoother than ever before.

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Lesson 8 - Create

Remember, decluttering isn't about depriving yourself. It's about creating space for the people, activities, and experiences you've denied yourself.

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Bonus #2

These two guides will help you maintain order and problem solve those spots in your home that just seem to invite clutter to land.

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Lesson 6 - Curate

Curation is about deciding what you want to own to support your goals for your home and life. Arrange your possessions to find what you have.

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Lesson 9 - Celebrate

How often in the past have you completed a project and then moved onto the next thing without acknowledging what you accomplished?

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Bonus #3

These two guides are chock-full of tips for clearing clutter and simplifying your home and schedule.

ENROLL NOW!

"I need this motivation"

- Nancy A. -

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH FIRST STEPS TO ORGANIZED?

You get nine on-demand lessons; a weekly group coaching call (that's recorded if you miss it live); dozens of resources: downloadable worksheets, planners, guides, and trackers; and access to a private Facebook group.

And if you join now as a founding member, you get access to live and limited-time available workshops as they're released.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

In First Steps to Organized, you'll learn:

  • to get clear on why you are decluttering so you can declutter with less stress and more speed.
  • the importance of being kind to yourself while sorting your possessions so you stay motivated to continue this work.
  • how to declutter whether you have ten minutes or ten hours to do the work during a day.
  • how to organize your stuff so you can find what you're looking for when you want it.
  • why you want to celebrate your efforts by inviting friends and family into your home or engaging in the activities you never had the space to do before you decluttered the room.

HOW DOES A MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM WORK?

You can start any day of the month. And you can stop when you feel you've received all the benefits from the program that you can. You could stay for a month, five months, or an entire year.

This is a self-study course. You can watch the training videos when desired and use any of the downloadable guides, planners, trackers, and worksheets that support your goals.

If you can't attend a live group coaching session to ask a question of Susan, you can email her in advance and then watch the recorded session.

You can get additional support from the community in the private Facebook group.

HOW SOON AFTER PURCHASING WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO FIRST STEPS TO ORGANIZED?

This program is hosted on Teachable. Set up your account with them using the email address you plan to login with in the future. You'll then have immediate access to the contents of the program.

HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER FIRST STEPS TO ORGANIZED IS RIGHT FOR ME?

If you've decluttered in the past only to watch the clutter return, then First Steps to Organized is for you. If you're ready to develop the habits and mindset of an organized person, this is the step to take.

You should feel comfortable using Zoom (for the live group coaching calls) and navigating a program with multiple resources.

However, if you'd consider yourself a hoarder and have difficulty getting rid of anything, this program won't contain the support that you need.

WHAT IF I HAVE SO MUCH STUFF I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START?

As you watch the videos and do the exercises in the supporting worksheets, you may learn where you would best benefit by starting. And if you still struggle, you can post your question to Susan during the live group coaching calls.

Starting someplace, anyplace is fantastic for your motivation!

WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?

First Steps to Organized costs $7 USD a month, which is automatically charged to you. You can start on any day of the month and you can leave at any time. You can use the lessons and the group coaching calls on Zoom to support you as you declutter a single room or multiple rooms.

WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?

Due to the ongoing nature of this program, returns are not available. You may cancel at any time to avoid future billing.

"I like the encouragement, guidance, and motivation. I find the decision-making process taxing."

- Margaret R -

First Steps to Organized is a program with videos that can be viewed on assorted devices as well as downloadable guides.

READY TO GET STARTED? 

Join First Steps to Organized and leave the mess in the past! For just $7 USD a month you have access to $1,338+ USD of resources to help you on your decluttering journey.

"I wanted to share that many more boxes and donations have continued to leave the house.  My husband even remarked that the house was looking much better and that Iā€™d been doing a good job!  "

- Lauren F. -