Finding joy can be difficult when you’ve go so many people to take care of! Never fear, because Kristi Clover is here to help calm your nerves and walk you step by step through home routines that work.
Meet the Author!
Kristi Clover claims to be one of the messiest organized people you will ever meet. She loves to help mamas make sense of home life and has created fabulous systems for homeschooling mamas to save their sanity. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband of 22 years and 5 kiddos. She homeschools all of them. Listen to her on the Simply Joyful Podcast and check out her new book M.O.M today!
Finding Joy With Other Mamas
Is anyone overwhelmed by all the housework? (Raising my hand). I mean, why are all these people messing up my nice house?
Sometimes we don’t realize the gifts we have until other people point them out. Kristi was asked by a friend to talk to her local M.O.P.S group about home organization.
What started as a Top 10 list on how to get your home organized, is now a book! Almost 13 years later, her book M.O.M. Master Organizer of Mayhem released September 2019.
Finding Joy When Your Home is Messy
Here are some favorite highlights from this podcast episode:
“Becoming organized is becoming efficient enough to handle the necessary things in your home in order to spend more time with your family.”
-Kristi talks about why she’s the laziest perfectionist you’ll ever meet, and why her brain works like Tetris.
-Function over fabulous, but you can still have fabulous!
-Learn about her “Glean and Tweak” technique and the one thing we have to stop doing.
“You need to make your house a place where your family wants to be.”
-Center your focus on the most important things.
-Ask yourself, “What drives you the craziest when you’re at home?”
-Family values dictate what happens in your home.
To the Overwhelmed Mom asking “Where in the world do I start?”
Kristi’s answer may surprise you…
“You tend to keep things cleaner when you make it happy.”
Check out Kristi’s super awesome resource to help you plan for homeschooling!
Don’t miss our “Favorite Things Lighting Round” at the end of the episode! I put Kristi on the spot to answer some real-life mom questions super honestly.
Click the image to get M.O.M. Master Organizer of Mayhem!
No matter what your situation is, Kristi Clover’s home organization systems will work for you. Her foundational rules are highly adaptable and will help you make your home more efficient no matter where you live or how many kids you have (and how messy they are). She helps you prioritize, break down big jobs, declutter, develop age-appropriate chores for your kids, tackle the endless piles of laundry, and so much more. If you long to have a functional and fabulous home for your family and you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed by all the work, this life-changing book is for you!