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How to Get Your Shit Together: The Beginning

You’re here because you want to know how to get your shit together. Or because you randomly stumbled across this website. (But I’m guessing you want to know how to get your shit together too because, frankly, who doesn’t?)

It’s all too easy to want to make changes in your life, but not so easy to implement them. Or to even know where to start. Luckily for you, I’ve taken the guesswork out of that particular problem. You start here. Buckle up.

How to get your shit together

The first thing you should know is that you’re going to have to get rid of a lot of stuff. Yes yes, quit your whinging, it has to happen. Whether it’s that ratty, hole-y jumper or your old college notes (*cough*  guilty), you need to let it go.

And it’s not just physical stuff – it’s digital, mental, emotional… Yeah, we’re gonna get real deep here. (Eventually, anyway.)

You wouldn’t buy a brand new laptop and stick Windows ’95 on it, so you’re not going to get your shit together while desperately clinging to all the old baggage that’s been bringing you down.


How to get your shit together -- if you keep doing what you've always done


Who am I to be telling you what to do, you may ask? I’m just someone who’s tryna get rid of all her old crap too. I’m trying to live a better, simpler life. I’ve been doing it for a while (check out my archive of the KonMari Method) so I’m well on the way. Hopefully you want to learn how to get your shit together too so you’ll come along for the ride. Ready to roll? Great!

I have a system that I think will work for everyone. Let’s call it “A PROPOS”, shall we? ‘Cause acronyms are fun.

How to get your shit together — the 7-step plan:

A – Assess
P – Purge
R – Re-assess
O – Organise
P – Put systems in place
O – Observe system effectiveness
S – Stir shit up

7 steps might sound daunting, but they’re pretty quick and easy. If you can’t do each step in less than 10 minutes, you’ve started too big. Back to (a smaller) square 1 for you.

But let’s just cut the crap and dive right in, shall we?


How To Get Your Shit Together, Step 1 ->




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12 Responses

  1. I’m going to Get my Shit Together starting the day I can move into my new apartment. Hopefully tomorrow or the beginning of next week. Have bookmarked your series and am ready to dive right into it the moment I open that first box.

  2. Laura
    I have been binge watching your YouTube videos since Comcast made YouTube available on my TV with a single click (well, three, but they’re obvious). Amazing and thoughtful and just what I needed to kickstart myself into more downsizing of STUFF.
    Already feel as if you’re my friend, even though you don’t know me.
    Thanks for honesty, humor, lots of useful information and for being a good (and realistic) example.
    Now I’m joining in on the computer connections. Keep up the great work, I’ll be listening and reading and laughing.

    1. Hi Elaine! I’m so delighted you found my videos helpful. I always try keep them as practical and realistic as I can, while sprinkling some humour and entertainment in there too. Never hurts to have a little fun. 😉

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