So you want to know Steph Pases’ top 5 steps for an organised life?
When Steph was pregnant with her first daughter, Harper, her and husband Ryan, moved into a onebedroom
apartment. Can you feel your cortisol rising? Parents generally try to find ways to make their lives easier, not
harder. But Steph’s passion and hobby for organising and decluttering began from a lack of space and need for some control over what is a messy and unruly adventure, parenting.
Now the Queen of routine is known worldwide by mamas for her pantry organisation porn, reel worthy resets
and healthy healing habits. That’s right, healing! Steph is an open book to her combined 500,000 followers.
Her audience is gifted with a refreshingly honest and authentic front row seat to her very relatable life. After
suffering with anxiety and post-natal depression, creating healing habits helped make Steph’s life easier and
gave her back an element of something she missed, control. Below you’ll find Steph Pases’ top 5 steps for an
Decluttering and organisation achieves more than just a tidy house. It provides a sense of balance and stress
management. If you feel you need to introduce healthy habits and routines into your life then keep reading.
STEPH’S TOP ORGANISATIONAL TIPS
1// FIND BALANCE, DON’T ADD PRESSURE
Routines aren’t meant to add stress, but alleviate it. Balance needs to be achievable for you and your family.
Set tasks & goals, but don’t punish yourself if you don’t meet them. You’re running a marathon not a sprint.
Just like the saying if you fail to plan..
2// ESTABLISH DAILY ROUTINES
Get up earlier than your kids. Why? To have some alone time! And to start the day fresh. Having morning,
afternoon and evening routines will alleviate that pressure. Taking your tasks and goals from step one and
inserting them into your daily routine is key.
3// A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING + EVERYTHING IN IT’S PLACE
Is your family on board? Kids equal mess and that’s totally fine. But if everything has a home, after being
lovingly played with or used, it goes back to that home. Does everyone know where things belong? You can’t
expect a miracle if you haven’t set them up for success.
4// CULL, CATERGORISE + CONTAIN
If there’s no room for it, let it go. Less stuff equals less mess. Keeping items grouped together makes
it easier to keep them in their home. Containers play a part in remaining organised, but don’t go and spend a
bomb, wait until you’ve culled and categorised areas, so you know exactly what you need. For example, Lazy
susans are great for deep shelves and tricky corners. Do your research and plan before doing a KMart run,
make it a reward for the hard work you’ve already done.
5// RECOGNISE BURNOUT DAYS
Sometimes things don’t go to plan and that’s ok. You might be sick or sleep deprived. Recognising
that you need to do you, at that moment in time is important. Maybe decluttering and cleaning will
help motivate and energise you or maybe you need to curl up with popcorn and Netflix. Either way, not
punishing yourself for recognising and acknowledging your physical and emotional self is vital. Get back on
track when you can.
There you have it, Steph Pases’ top 5 tips for an organised life. For newbie decluttering queens Steph suggests
starting in the kitchen – the heart of the home. Select two small areas maybe the pantry and junk draw. The
aim is to create daily habits and routines to make your life easier, not harder!
Steph had one MAJOR last piece of advice, and if you took nothing else from this these steps, please listen to
this, meet yourself with compassion, always! You can find Steph on Instagram @justanothermummyblog or
why not start her free 30 day decluttering challenge here.
Leave us a comment we would love to know how you implement the 5 steps into your life and head to the podcast to listen to the latest episode with Steph Pase