Time to have a work-at-home space you love
create an inspiring (and clutter-free) space for the work you love
Your to-do list is a mile long.
You wanted to work for yourself. Mostly from home.
Bu there’s the thing no one ever says: your at-home work space doesn’t come with a cleaning staff (or a designer).
Ditto on an assistant to sort the mail and deal with those papers that end up in piles — or hiding out in a box on the floor.
And while it’s nice to get up and work on the sofa or at the kitchen table — before long, your work ends up all around the house. Your whole house becomes your office … and not one you’d like your clients to see.
It totally makes sense that this happens. You’re busy. You’re running a business. There are more things to do every day than hours to do them.
All without an assistant going round clearing up after you.
So what’s a solopreneur to do when she’s tired of putting up with a less-than-dreamy space for her dream work?
Decide it’s time for a space that supports you + your work
As a busy self-employed woman with a life and a business, you don’t have days to spend sorting this stuff out. So you put up with it. Even though it distracts you and annoys you. Even though it makes you feel like you’re always behind.
And a lot of women who work at home do the same thing. Of course you want to spend your time and energy on the things that really matter.
But ignoring your environment is just not good for your bottom line.
Where you work has a huge impact on your productivity, clear thinking (and creativity!) every day. Clear space = clear thinking. (And fewer distractions … and less overwhelm.)
So when you’re the biggest asset in your biz (which you are), your clarity and focus matters. It directly affects you’re ability to get paid and make a living. You know this.
When you work for yourself, having a space that inspires you, supports your creativity and helps you get things done is not frivolous – it’s essential.
Imagine what it would be like to sit down at a clear desk – with a few things you love around you – and get in the ‘zone’ without ever having looked a random pile of stuff and thought ‘Ugh, I have to do something about that.’
Imagine having space to work without having to move to a different room – or clear up the dishes so you can focus on what you’re doing.
Imagine being able to take a Skype call or shoot a video without worrying what people would see in the background.
You can get a dream space with Making Space
I created Making Space to help women who work at home tackle the clutter that’s been hanging around – and transform their home-cum-office into an inspiring + productive space they actually enjoy being in.
For work-at-home moms, creative entrepreneurs, artists and self-employed professionals, this is a way to actually get the job done, have some fun … and end up with a space you love working in.
Plus I’ll show you simple ways to keep it looking great so you can focus on what you’re creating.
I know you’re busy — this is designed to work with the time you have.
You’re going to get
Support + guidance. Inspiration + motivation.
And most of all you’ll get into action.
You’ll clear the 3 main areas that affect you day-to-day — and set them up to work for you:
- Your work space so you can be focused and productive, do your best work and actually have a place for it (no more carrying it from room to room … or having to clear it off the table to eat)
- Your kitchen + main living area so you can take a well-deserved break and just relax without seeing a whole other list of things that need your attention
- Your clothes + bathroom so you can stop wasting time on what to wear … or living in your yoga clothes and avoiding leaving the house
Having a clear desk is nice, but it’s not everything.
We both know you don’t just work at your desk — you move around. Your house is your office. And I want you to love it. Because when you work for yourself, having a space that works for you makes it easier to do your work — and get paid.
And the way we do it is fun
- Bite-sized (20 minute) weekly to-dos … no need to wonder how you’re going to find the time to sort this out
- Q+A on our secret Facebook group where you can get my then + there input on your exact situation … so you don’t have to waste time wondering what to do next or staring at Google
- Practical, easy-to-implement organizing advice tailored to your situation … so the clutter doesn’t come back and you can enjoy the progress you’ve made for a long time
- Free access to a Clearing Party each month … so you can get dedicated time to make serious progress, in-the-moment tips from me to get you started and keep you going, plus the momentum of doing it with like-minded soloprenuers
- Most of all, you get the clarity, energy and pride that comes from clearing your space and making it your own
You have your own ask-anything coach at your fingertips along with my simple, straight-forward action plans that you’ll actually do. No pie-in-the-sky ideas or things you might get around to ‘some day.’
You’re going to love the Clearing Party
The best part is our monthly Clearing Party. It’s a super-fun afternoon (or morning) where we hop on a series of conference calls over 4 hours — and you make progress that’ll make you feel like a million bucks.
I’ll show you how to tackle the stuff that’s been hanging around then we do it! And because we’re all doing it together live, the energy of the group makes it fast + fun. There’s
- In-the-moment practical tips (especially useful if you find yourself staring at a particularly gnarly pile wondering what to do)
- Sharing of before and after pictures in our Facebook group to celebrate your progress
- Regular check-ins as you go so you can really make this happen
You’ll be blown away by how much energy you’ll have when we’re done. How addicting clearing clutter is. And how much better you feel about your space … and yourself.[testimonial image=”” name=”Ann Brown” title=”www.happybeingyou.com”]Before I took part in the clearing party, I was a bit nervous and embarrassed about showing other people my mess! But being part of the group showed me that *everyone* has untidy spaces, and it’s not just me — that was a relief!
I was also skeptical about how much I would actually clear in such a short time — because I’m a bit of a hoarder. My office space (that I don’t actually work in!) was being treated like a general dumping ground and I hated going in there. Now, I can now walk into my office without a sinking feeling.
I would really recommend this for anyone who’s feeling weighed down by the messy areas in their home — and would like support to clear things out. Somehow the energy of the group propelled me to focus and stick at it. Plus it was great fun! [/testimonial]
It’s like having your own cheering squad and ask-anything go-to coach there with you.
Hi, I’m Donna — your host for Making Space
I help women just like you make their work + home spaces delight, inspiring and functional places for their awesomeness. I’m a decluttering + design junkie who’s obsessed with clearing out what’s in your way and making it easy to do what matters.
While I’ve been making rooms beautiful for most of my life, it wasn’t until I discovered voluntary simplicity 15 years ago that I started clearing out all the excess in my life. And it changed my life.
I quit doing things I hated. I started doing things I love. And even though I work from home and get a ton of stuff done here … my house is also the place everyone loves to hang out and unwind.
Get a dream work space + make it stay that way
spend your days in a place you’re proud to call your own
When you work for yourself a place that inspires you, supports your creativity and actually helps you get the job done is more than a nice-to-have, it’s essential.
I charge $100+ an hour to help women make their spaces beautiful and functional. This group program get you the outcome for a fraction of that. Or the $1000 a month you’d pay for your own office.
This is something you see + live with every day. This is where you make your living. So let’s make it awesome.
A single payment of $225 (about £136) this gets you access to the Clearing Parties, weekly 20-minute get-it-done actions, simple organizing tips and my support for 3 months.
**Registration is now closed — sign up below to hear when the doors open again in Spring 2015**
You deserve a space that makes it easy to do your work – now’s you’re time to get it.[testimonial image=”” name=”Corrina Gordon-Barnes” title=” www.youinspireme.co.uk”]I’d totally recommend this to business owners because our space matters. It affects how we think, how we get stuff done, how we interact with our clients, so it’s worth spending business time on clearing out our office or work space.
I wondered if I could justify blocking out 4 hours in my working day – but now my office feels so much lighter and more spacious. Before we started, certain filing cabinets were messy and overflowing and I was embarrassed about that – they didn’t reflect my clear mind and professionalism.
Now I feel more in control of my space and possessions. I feel better about myself: like I’m capable and in charge. I even feel more abundant.
I’d been nervous about showing people my clutter spots, but I actually loved sharing the Before and After pictures. [/testimonial]
IF ‘SORT IT OUT’ HAS BEEN ON YOUR LIST FOR MONTHS And it HASN’T HAPPENED YET
This is for you. Let me be straight with you: if this has been bugging you for more than two or three months… and you’ve been trying to ignore it … join us. It’s not getting done on its own.
In Making Space, you get advice from me (to go from ‘yikes, where do I start?’ to ‘that’s totally do-able!’) along with bite-sized actions and dedicated time to actually get you moving into action. Plus you’ll get some momentum and inspiration from a supportive, like-minded solopreneurs taking the journey with you.
We have fun — and get it done. You’ll get a space (your home) that supports your work. Something you can see every day and benefit from for a long time (always a good thing). And more than that you’ll clear space in your head too.[column_half]
This is for you if ….
- You’ve been putting this off for a while – and you’ve had enough
- You don’t know where to start – or find the time
- You know doing it alone isn’t working–and you’re ready to try something different
- You’re inspired by seeing others make progress
This is not for you if …
- You want someone to clear it out for you–we’re good, but not that good
- You think this is just the way it is and it’s inevitable to have too much stuff
- You don’t really care about the mess
- You’re can’t bring yourself to get rid of anything
I was concerned about fitting the Clearing Party in during a weekday but I appreciated having the structure and support to get it done! Clearing stuff often feels like the least of priorities so to give it a dedicated space was really effective in getting the job done…it made it onto my to-do list!!
It was also very supportive to have the Facebook group with everyone posting pics and getting cheered on. [/testimonial]
I LOVE THIS! BUT I DON’T KNOW IF I HAVE THE TIME…
Here’s the thing: I know you’ve already busy with life and business. And you don’t have time to spend Martha Stewart-ing around. I get that, neither do I.
But putting up with a space that makes it harder for you to focus and do your work hurts your bottom line. Clear space = clear thinking. (And fewer distractions … and less overwhelm.)
If one of your online systems wasn’t working, you’d spend time getting it back up, right? Think of this the same way.
Where you work has a huge impact on your productivity, clear thinking (and creativity!) every day. This is all about removing the obstacles to focusing on what matters to you and your biz … and not wasting time or energy on stuff that could just be handled.
We’ve all spent precious time and energy avoiding something that actually doesn’t take much time when we finally do it. This is one of those things – and it’ll pay rewards for a long time.
Bottom line: if you getting paid is related to what you do (and how well you do it) … this is one of the best investments you can make in yourself or your business.[testimonial image=”” name=”Kate Olphert” title=””]I love calling it a party … it made it feel like this was something I could do, and it didn’t need to be hard work or difficult. It also felt reassuring to be with others – so much less threatening and intense than working individually.
My aim was to get the room back to being usable – and I would say I am halfway there. So even though my family couldn’t see the difference by the end of the day, they couldn’t know what it had taken to throw stuff away and what a difference it made to find I could do it easily. I’m going to keep going![/testimonial]
Questions? Here’s a few others asked[column_half] [accordion title=”How does the Clearing Party work?” state=”closed”]
Once a month, I host a Clearing Party for the group – it’s a virtual party where we meet via conference calls over 4 hours. We’re not on the phone the whole time! We have a series of calls to help you get started, stay focused and give you a chance to ask questions as they come up. Super fun + everyone leaves feeling inspired.
Each call lasts 10-15 minutes. You can share your success, name what you’re doing next. And I give some guidance for getting things done.[/accordion] [accordion title=”When are the Clearing Parties?” state=”closed”]
Tuesday September 9, 2014
Thursday October 9, 2014
Thursday November 13, 2014
We start at 8 am Pacific // 11 am Eastern // 4 pm UK – and finish about 4 hours later.[/accordion] [/column_half][column_half_last] [accordion title=”What if I can’t make the live calls?” state=”closed”]
Not to worry, the Clearing Party calls are recorded so you can recreate the experience on your own — and I’m available in the Facebook group for on-the-spot questions that might come up. If you are engaged with the group and make time to actually do the clearing, you will still get value from the program.
That said, the calls are awesome + fun — but I recommend making the time to come to at least one in the 3 months. People love them and are amazed by the results.[/accordion] [accordion title=”What happens if I don’t like it?” state=”closed”]
You’d be the first one. Honestly. But in all seriousness … there’s a guarantee.
The You-Have-to-Show-Up Guarantee
The bottom line is I believe that taking action with the support of a group is the most powerful way to create change in your life. Period. And I want you to see results from this group. But you need to show up
So all I ask is that you show up for at least one Clearing Party and participate in the clearing. If you do that much, I’m certain you will see things shift. If not, I will gladly give you your money back within 30 days.
Try it out–you’ve got nothing to lose but your clutter.[/accordion] [/column_half_last]
Got a different question? Pop over here and ask away. It’s important to me that you get the right support for you.[testimonial name=”Giusi Pezzotta” title=”www.healthyindigo.co.uk”]I finally got around to dealing with a part of my room that was upsetting me. I got rid of quite a bit of stuff. Now it looks tidy and makes me feel better. I love it!
I found you very supportive, knowledgeable and extremely approachable. What you are doing is a great service. Loved it, thank you so much![/testimonial]
Get my dream work space for just $225? Yes please!
If there are things in your physical space (from mail and who-knows-what on your desk to piles of random ‘stuff’ on your counters) … and they’ve been on your to-do list for more than a few months (maybe many more), then this is your time.
Clear that list, feel the relief, skip the overwhelm — just get it done. You’ll get a space you’ll love working in … and the pride of having done it. And you’ll get to do it in the company of like-minded self-employed women.
You deserve a space that matches what you’re creating, and this is your time to get it. Join us to make it happen — sign up below to hear when registration opens again.