We are once again thrilled to have Kathryn McMillan from Clutter Conversions, LLC write a guest post for us! This post is particularly helpful for those of us (all of us!) struggling to manage the everyday challenges of life, work, kids, keeping up with the house, etc.
I bet you are wondering what in the world I am talking about, right? Well, did you know that there is a direct correlation between the amount of “stuff” you have sitting around in your kitchen, on the table and on the countertops and you or your family’s weight?
Yep, it is true! Picture this: You have had a long busy day at work, you walk in the door, lay your purse, keys and mail on the counter. The dishes are still sitting in the sink from breakfast this morning; you forgot to thaw anything out to fix for dinner, the kids are hungry there is mail laying on the counter from days earlier, snacks everywhere, and so much other “stuff” sitting around it is next to impossible for you to focus on fixing a healthy meal! All you want to do is veg out in front of the television.
Statistics show that these are the choices we make when we know we are faced with a kitchen looking like this: 1) We run through the drive-thru at a fast food place, 2) We go home and pull a frozen meal out of the freezer and add cans of vegetables or 3) We tell everyone at home to fend for themselves.
None of that is good, clean eating choices for ourselves or our families and it has an impact on our weight! When our kitchen table and countertops are free of “stuff” and our sinks are not running over with dishes from last night or this morning, we are more likely to enjoy cooking and will focus on clean, healthy eating. We will want to stay in the kitchen because we enjoy the kitchen atmosphere! So, what is your kitchen doing to your waistline?
Kathryn McMillan is the owner of Clutter Conversions, LLC. She has been in business for over seven years and is preparing to take the national exam to become a nationally certified professional organizer.
Kathryn graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a minor in Secondary Education. She decided to become a professional organizer when she lost her job in the financial arena. She knew immediately that organizing was what she wanted to do because it is something that she is naturally good at doing and felt that it would be helpful to people. She is always looking for an easier, simpler way of doing things and wants to share it with others. She believes life is so much better when we are not as stressed!