Episodes/Series

EPISODE 32: WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO SHOW UP ONLINE!

In this Episode I discuss why it is so important to show up online when you promise. Technology is not always our friend, which is understandable but stay true to you and the info you are putting out there on the internet. Follow through and show up no matter what it takes!

*Even if you colored your hair and spent two hours doing your hair and makeup which nobody was able to apreciate. lol

I definitely learned my lesson yesterday and made the right decision this morning to practice what I preach which you will hear more about when you tune in.

Let me know what you think of today’s show in The Happy Workaholic Podcast Facebook Group! That’s where I’ll be to answer any questions that you may have!

Talk soon, Kelly

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HOW TO CATALOGUE YOUR CLOSET

Hello and Happy Happy Friday!

I hope that you are enjoying this How To Series as much as I love talking and writing about it! Today’s topic of organization is your closet. Some people dread this area while others simply look forward to it.

Winter is right around the corner so this weekend could be the a great time for you to complete this project!

As I said in yesterday’s blog you need to be able to see what you have in the fridge and pantry so it doesn’t go to waste. This is so it doesn’t go bad. Well the same thing goes for your clothes. I like to to see everything in a clean and organized fashion. Pun intended.

There are so many ways to put together a closet and depending on the style and size of your closet will depend on how you catalogue it aka put it together.

I have put together many closets for clients over the years so I can tell you that I am an expert in this department. And when I tell you that I once spent three 12 plus hour days putting together two closets I am not kidding. Literally truck loads of clothes and accessories. So I think that all this experience qualifies me to be an Expert in this field right?

Let’s get to it. I want to be able to help you from the very beginning but if you don’t have the time then just pick up from where you would prefer to!

Here are my steps in creating the perfect closet…

First take everything out. I mean everything. Shoes, belts, hats. All of it. Lay it on your bed or sofas in an organized fashion.

Give it a good clean. I know this may sound annoying and a bigger project than expected but if you start with a clean and fresh smelling closet you will feel ten times more accomplished by the end of this.

Hangars. If you don’t have all of the same. Eventually invest. It looks and feels better. I prefer black hangars for a more sleek look but feel free to choose YOUR favorite.

Before you start putting together your closet go grab a few boxes or large trash bags and a garbage can. These will be for donating the items you no longer need and the garbage can so you don’t make a crazy mess. Hello…You know you have to stay organized while you organize. Honestly, if it is too much then just do it at the end. These are just my tips.

When you begin to put your pieces back into the closet you want to group all of your pieces together. I prefer them to start at tanks and work my way up to heavy jackets. I also like to color code them. I lay sweaters flat on a shelf because they are too bulky to hang and hangar marks are awful! By the way if you haven’t worn a piece in a year and/or it doesn’t fit this is the time to drop it in the donate box!

Other items I fold are yoga pants, shorts, bulky sweatshirts and t-shirts. Although if you have the space feel free to hang. Again this is just how I prefer styling a closet.

If you have capsule wardrobes this project just became a lot easier. A capsule wardrobe consists of a limited number of items in your wardrobe. They usually consist of denim, grey, beige, black and white. Neutrals that you can rotate the pieces within your little collection. This wardrobe isn’t for everyone but is becoming more popular by the day. This is wardrobe is great for someone who travels a lot or a minimalist.

As far as pants, skirts and athletic wear I like to hang in half on a hangar and put to the left before my tank top section starts.

Before that I have all of my scarves. I have quite a large collection of those so they take up about 6 hangars worth.

If you have lots of behind the door space or extra room you can always hang belts and scarves there. If you are using hangars you can usually fit 4-6 on each. Use less space.

Now on to shoes. Shoe trees are the best for flats. I also love clear shoe boxes again so I am able to see all the pairs that I have. If you have a great shelf space line up the heels color coded of course. If not, stack them up on the floor under hanging clothes.

Sneakers always on a shelf or somewhere you won’t mind germs. I’ve had mine in an empty laundry basket before. This space was designated just for that reason. See I used what I had again. By doing this it will allow you to be creative as well as spend a lot less money.

If money is no object or you need some personal tips for your closet then lets talk! I can help you create a list of must have pro organizing equipment from on a budget to no budget costs.

Always set aside a formal section apart from your every day wardrobe. I prefer to have them after my coats. formal gowns, suit jackets, pant suits etc. If it is something like fur or vintage; cedar blocks are great for keeping them fresh!

I know this is a lot to read so if you made it to the end congrats!

Wishing you a wonderful Friday and if you have any questions just leave them below in the comments…

KAG

 

 

HOW TO KEEP YOUR KITCHEN TIDY

I absolutely love spending time in the kitchen. Cooking and entertaining no matter what occasion is truly a passion of mine. Therefore keeping the kitchen tidy has always been top priority in the house. The kitchen can never ever be a mess. Especially when I am cooking. I clean it up even before I begin to cook. I just need a clean kitchen!

I know you are probable shaking your head and thinking… Is she OCD or what? Well I can definitely tell you that working on over 20 yachts has made me that way. I still q-tip clean my silver but that story is for another time.

OK now back to your kitchen. I have a few tips that I would like to share with you so that you feel better and less stressed out about how your kitchen may or may not look right now!

The first area that you will notice is your counter tops. Are they cluttered? Are there papers everywhere?

If you answered yes then here is what I like to do…

First off papers can get oil, cleaning products and food on them. And that is just gross! Keep a separate drawer in the kitchen with a nice folder in it. This is where you can store those papers. Permanently or until you have time to file them in an office area. I recommend the second. I know you need a junk drawer but eventually it becomes just that. Junk! So either organize or throw that stuff away.

I am a huge collector of vases. Crystal and glass and all shapes and sizes. Guess what I do with most of them? I use them as decor, yes but also to store things and keep them clean and all together. I love to use them for spatulas and cooking utensils. I used to have candles in a few scattered around the counter too! Mason jar or old bar ware also work great for this! The also come in handy when I entertain. I use them to hold utensils for guest. It look pretty and keeps everything clean for guests.

Now lets talk about all the mismatched Tupperware you have. You know you have them! Organize them together to where all tops and bottoms match. Then put aside the ones that don’t match. You can now use these to store misc. items in your kitchen. Recycling these items will keep your kitchen nice and organized and you won’t have to go out and buy anything else for finish this project. Use what you have! I say this to everyone!

If you have a pantry or some sort of food closet you want to organize it to where you can see everything. I really don’t like boxes. So this is another place where you can recycle those Tupperware as well.

Just think if you open your pantry and saw everything that was in there then I’m sure you wouldn’t go out and spend more money on food you just didn’t even need.

This trick goes for spices as well. You definitely want to rotate these out as they also have a shelf life. A few months or so at the most to keep for the freshest taste in meals.

I like to have all the dishes organized together by size. Most kitchens I’ve organized I will say are pretty good in the dish department. Again the better organized the more free room and cleaner the shelf looks. Just pretend that all your cabinets had glass doors if they don’t already.

Pots and pans are simple. Keep the same style together and stock them up inside each other or hang them on wall or in a deep cabinet space if available.. This will definitely free up a lot of space for you. For those of you that have an abundance or lack of space to begin with I would suggest hiding them in the oven. Just don’t forget to take them out prior to turning on the oven. We’ve all been there.

Now lets go back to my love for cooking. One of the things I do every morning is organize the fridge. I know it sounds crazy! That’s what I get for being a “yachtie” aka someone who works on yachts!

Every morning we had to make sure the fridge was in tip top shape just in case a guest were to see it and I still do that! Any way it does have good reason.

Most of the meals I create come from me looking at the fridge to see what I have in there. It’s exciting to me to be able to put together new dishes this way! Be creative with your food! Be proud and allow yourself to enjoy it!

I have everything organized to where I can see it. Everything. Just like I have the pantry, I have the fridge and freezer. I usually prep meals one week ahead so I can grab and go. The more leftovers I use to create meals the more room I have. Try this!

I can promise you that pepping your meals in advance will save you time, calories and money! It has for me. You need to use what you have and store it in matching sized containers so that you can save room for larger items in both fridge and freezer.

I know that when I make a batch of veggie burgers and protein pancakes they each fill up two freezer sized Ziplocs and that’s an entire shelf in the freezer! And that is just for me not a family. If were talking 3 or more then you will definitely need more room available to accommodate for your next shopping trip.

Make sure you eat these prepped meals of yours. You don’t want all that time you spent and meals you prepped to go to waste.

Well those are just a few of my tips and tricks for you on how to keep your kitchen tidy. If you want to see my behind the scenes pics just head over to my Instagram Stories today…

Have a question? I have an answer. Leave it below for me in the comments…

Until tomorrow…

KAG

 

 

HOW TO BE ORGANIZED IN YOUR HOME AND OFFICE

How To Stay Organized was one of my first blog posts in 2017. I received so much great feedback I wanted to share those very well thought out tips with you again to kick off my How To Series this November. A lot of us are already prepping for 2018 so to look back at these ideas and cross them off your list is a great idea. I say this as I am doing this right now!

Every day throughout the month of November I will be sharing all of my knowledge and expertise with you here on my blog, my Medium page and in the Just For Us Community. Thirty-One topics which I have categorized under five different subjects. How to be and stay organized, business tips, beauty tricks, travel planning as well as health and wellness knowledge.

Below are the specified weeks and as I said new posts will be up every day each week! By the way, if you have a friend you would like to share this info with please do. And add them to the Just For Us Community Private Facebook Group here. Sharing is Caring and that is my personal goal this November. Share. Share. Share…

Week One: November 1-4: Get Organized

Week Two: November 5-11: Business

Week Three: November 12-18: Beauty

Week Four: November 19-25: Travel

Week Five: November 26-30: Health and Wellness

If you don’t have time to read each day I will be sending links in my weekly newsletter which you can sign up for right here.

I have been wanting to do this for quite some time and thrilled to be able to share with you now!

Below are a few tasks that I have completed in my personal life, my office area as well as online and on my devices. I have done this quarterly throughout 2017 to keep me on my toes and will continue through 2018. So don’t stress about getting it all done at once. Just start! Light your favorite candle, put on your favorite music and get this organizing party started today!

Office

Shredded $15 worth of unneeded paperwork, notebooks and tax info from years past. Not sure why I didn’t do this years ago. I was shredding docs from 1998. Really?

Created a new Vision Board for 2017. I change these monthly. If you want to check the one I completed today check out my IG Stories right here. I’ll be doing the same in 2018. I am a very visual person so if I have something to look at every day it helps me stay focused. I have post-its on a cork board and goals I want to reach. I even have my favorite fortunes from cookies. Yes I collect them! 

Got rid of battery packs, chargers and electronics that were no longer working. Really not sure why I had a freezer bag full of these. Set up an EBay store and sell them if they do work!

Organized folders, office supplies and paperwork. Labels, sharpies decorative boxes, glass jars or vases and paperclips are best for this. I just cleaned out a storage unit so this took the longest but felt so good when I finished.

Created a special space for all of my journals. These are my pride and joy. 

Put together a 12 month plan/calendar so I can see everyday what I need to be working towards and to stay ahead of the game. I have always focused on a month at a time. This year I wanted to map out my year and focus on quarterly goals. So far it’s working out for me.

Put away all my old planners and set up my new one for 2017. I’ve just started this project for 2018. For some reason I still cannot part with a few of these but at least they are all in one place now. My new planner however is amazing and I am obsessed with it! The best part is that my best friend gave it to me as a Christmas gift. I am extremely picky with my planners and she bought the exact style I love and it has anchors all over it. Love that touch of style as I am originally from RI so the anchor holds a close place to my heart. I’m always posting it on my Instagram. That’s how much I LOVE it! Side note. I just read there are only 5 more Fridays until Christmas 2017 which is insane. I am so not ready for the holidays just yet…

Set up a work schedule for myself so that I do not feel overwhelmed with my workload. I am one to stay on my computer for 12-14 hours at a time which is awful. I know I can’t do that anymore so I have set up times to be on, then research then back on then prep meals, work out etc.

Personal

Donated two suitcases worth of clothes, shoes, and misc items to Goodwill. I know I have more this is just the beginning. I also have a collection of medicine bottles growing to donate to a country who recycles them. I just found out about this charity. I wish I knew about it in May. I would have 100 bottles by now. Update. That charity no longer exists but #capsforwheels does so I will be donating them thee as well as plastic water bottle caps.

Created a new Happiness Board for 2017. I like to have a cork board for work and a cork board for ME! This includes quotes, pictures, just anything that puts a smile on my face ? I also update this monthly.

Add a new thought for my Happiness Jar daily. I created this in December and have been putting a new thought in every day. When you are having a tough day just or at the end of the year you pull out your thoughts and read them. 

Journal every single morning. I’ve been doing this since July 2014. These journal entries have now become part of The Happy Workaholic Podcast. You can listen to the latest show right here…

Trying to eat gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and intake less meat products weekly. I can absolutely see the changes in my body when eating this way. I know it is best for my health so trying my best to stick with it. I just incorporated Bulletproof Coffee this week and I feel a difference just after having two cups. It is crazy!

Walk at much as I can throughout the week. I’ve gone the past two days in a row. I am so sore right now but on a mission to get back out there today. I tune up my music and power walk for about 3-4 miles. Trying to do 5X this week. Wish me luck…

Meditate daily. Even if for only ten minutes. I go through phases with this. Going to get back on track this week.

Online

Completed a re-brand of kellyanngorman.com.

Updated every single social media page I have. It’s very important to keep your brand and message consistent all across the board. I just finished my Pinterest boards this morning. 

Unsubscribed from hundreds of emails that I no longer needed.

Deleted emails and social media accounts that I no longer used.

Created thank you messages for all my new followers in the notes section on my phone. I have thousands to thank so this message makes it so much easier to do.

Computer

Put together an Excel Spreadsheet to track all of my social media, LinkedIn and newsletter subscribers. I tally them every Monday night and at the end of the month to see which outlet is working best for me. I started doing this in a notebook a few months ago but decided an Excel sheet would be best!

Backed up all files in two different places. 10 years of digital files takes forever. Times two!

Organized desktop. I went from 20 folders to 6. Looks so clean now!

Took off all notification pop ups.

Cleaned up task bar!

Phone

Deleted apps I haven’s used in a few months.

Deleted email accounts I no longer needed on phone.

Deleted notes I did not need.

Organized photos into new albums and deleted one the one I did not use.

Organized my iBooks App.

Tablet

Took off all social media and unused apps. I like to use my tablet to watch my webinars or videos while I work on my computer. I use my phone for social media and music. Three devices at once is normal right?

Well that’ it. I still have a few more to check off my list but I think I am off to a great start. I feel so much better working in my space now. Try it! And again leave me a comment below if you need some help or another tip. I would love to help you out…

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Wishing you all a happy, healthy, positive and productive day!

KAG

 

EPISODE 31: 31ST SHOW AND NOVEMBER NEWS!

Today is a special day! My 31st episode. So of course I had to have a special show on Halloween 10/31!!!

Ok so there’s a lot I talk about in this show….

  1. My latest Chemo Treatment. Thank god I am back to (my) normal now. Special shout out to my bulletproof coffee this morning. Have a recipe? Please send my way. I want to try them all! More importantly, a bigger shout out to all of you who have reached out! I appreciate it more than I can put into words…
  2. The Just For Us Community. Why I created it and why I am sharing more in the group. This will include my How To Series every single day throughout November. 31 topics in 30 days. It will cover five of my favorite subjects. How to be and stay organized, business tips, beauty tricks, travel planning as well as health and wellness knowledge. You will also be able to follow this How To Series on my Medium page. Click here to join the JFU Community. Click here to follow me on Medium.
  3. LEVERAGE YOUR LINKEDIN VIDEO SERIES launches tomorrow right on LinkedIn so make sure we are connected so you don’t miss out! Lots of tips and tricks that I will be sharing so be sure to get a pen and notebook ready for when you watch. Connect with me on LinkedIn right here!
  4. It’s Halloween! Be safe trick or treating and don’t eat too much candy. That’s it for today….

Let me know what you think of today’s show in The Happy Workaholic Podcast Facebook Group! That’s where I’ll be to answer any questions that you may have!

Talk soon, Kelly

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EPISODE 30: WHY I HAD TO CHECK MYSELF THIS WEEK!

In this Episode I share a story of why I had to stop and check myself because of my “almost” poor attitude out doing errands the other day.

No matter what the case you should never act the way I did so I am glad I corrected the situation not once but twice!

I did good! No swears in this one…

Let me know what you think of today’s show in The Happy Workaholic Podcast Facebook Group! That’s where I’ll be to answer any questions that you may have!

Talk soon, Kelly

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EPISODE 29: MY FIRST EBAY FAIL!

In this Episode I share my first mistake I made with my eBay Store this past week and how I was able to fix it right away and still get a great review at the end of the day. Lesson learned…

Want to check out my eBay store? Click right here…

BTW…I’m having a BOGO Sale 10/28/17 until 10/31/17 so feel free to take a look at my items for sale over the weekend…

Let me know what you think of today’s show in The Happy Workaholic Podcast Facebook Group! That’s where I’ll be to answer any questions that you may have!

Talk soon, Kelly

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EPISODE 28: TIPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK WHEN FEELING OVERWHELMED WITH YOUR WORKLOAD.

In this Episode I am giving three easy tips that will help you get back on track with your workload. When you are feeling overwhelmed you need to stop staring at the mile long to-do list and fix it! These simple changes will definitely help eliminate some of your stress and get you back on track and happy to celebrate these accomplishments!

Need more help staying organized?

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Let me know what you think of today’s show in The Happy Workaholic Podcast Facebook Group! That’s where I’ll be to answer any questions that you may have!

Talk soon, Kelly

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EPISODE 27: THE ENTREPRENEUR’S DAILY GUIDE TO GREATNESS

In this Episode I share The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Greatness with you. This one sheet downloadable document is something that I have created to keep you organized in both your personal and professional life.

I have been using it myself for quite some time and the best part is that it is free! Use it for just one week to see what a difference it can make in your productivity level and of course let me know about it! Just tag me on Instagram @kkinvegas.

Visit my website here to get your copy of The Entrepreneur’s Daily Guide To Greatness today!

Let me know what you think of today’s show in The Happy Workaholic Podcast Facebook Group! That’s where I’ll be to answer any questions that you may have!

Talk soon, Kelly

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