Organized for Good: from Cluttered to Calm the Marie Kondo Way
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Organized for Good: from Cluttered to Calm the Marie Kondo Way

  • Twin Oaks Branch - Austin Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this presentation, you will learn the basic principles of the KonMari Method(TM) and how following simple steps can unlock transformation in your life you never dreamed of. Learn why Marie Kondo's book became an instant success (selling more than 10 million copies in more than 40 languages), and why the talk of "decluttering" isn't going away any time soon. By the end of this presentation you'll be feeling inspired to clean out your house and start seeing your space and yourself differently.

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Clothing Swap and Donation Drive Benefitting APA!
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Clothing Swap and Donation Drive Benefitting APA!

Organized for Good is partnering with Austin Pets Alive! to promote secondhand fashion and orderly closets to benefit Austin Pets Alive!, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

What is a clothing swap? 

A clothing swap is an event in which participants exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they will use. Clothing swaps are considered not only a good way to refill one's wardrobe, but also are considered an act of environmentalism.

How to participate:

1. Register for the event
2. Clean out your closet and only keep items that spark joy! Put your keeps away neatly and with joy.
3. Bag up your gently used women's clothing and shoes and bring them with you to the Swap on Sunday September 30, from 11am-1:30pm. If you don't need your hangers, bring your items on hangers. (Any very worn or ripped garments or undergarments can be brought in a separate bag to be taken to textile recycling.)
4. When you arrive, you'll confirm registration at the door, make your donation to Austin Pets Alive (suggested $10-20), and hang up your swap items on the designated racks. Once your items have been placed appropriately, you can begin your "swap shopping."
5. Any items on the designated racks or tables are yours for the choosing, and fitting rooms will be available.
6. Any items remaining after 1:30pm will be donated to Austin Pets Alive Thrift and sold to further support APA programming to continue finding homes for each and every one of our furry friends.

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Lunch & Learn at Industrious Coworking Space
Jul
11
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn at Industrious Coworking Space

At this private Lunch & Learn event, individuals and teams who share workspace at Industrious Austin have the opportunity to learn how the KonMari Method can help them find clarity and calm at home and at work. By following the Method to transform their homes and workspaces into places that uplift and inspire, these entrepreneurs and start-up teams will be able to focus on their next big initiative. Lunch and community building included!

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Clothing Swap & Donation Drive Benefitting Austin Pets Alive!
Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

Clothing Swap & Donation Drive Benefitting Austin Pets Alive!

Organized for Good is partnering with Austin Pets Alive! to promote secondhand fashion and orderly closets to benefit Austin Pets Alive!, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

What is a clothing swap? 

A clothing swap is an event in which participants exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they will use. Clothing swaps are considered not only a good way to refill one's wardrobe, but also are considered an act of environmentalism.

How to participate:

1. Register for the event
2. Clean out your closet and only keep items that spark joy! Put your keeps away neatly and with joy.
3. Bag up your gently used women's clothing and shoes and bring them with you to the Swap on Monday June 25, from 6-9pm. If you don't need your hangers, bring your items on hangers. (Any very worn or ripped garments or undergarments can be brought in a separate bag to be taken to textile recycling.)
4. When you arrive, you'll confirm registration at the door, make your donation to Austin Pets Alive (suggested $5-20), and hang up your swap items on the designated racks. Once your items have been placed appropriately, you can begin your "swap shopping."
5. Any items on the designated racks or tables are yours for the choosing, and fitting rooms will be available.
6. Any items remaining after 9:00pm will be donated to Austin Pets Alive Thrift and sold to further support APA programming to continue finding homes for each and every one of our furry friends.

The problems we're collectively solving with this event: 

  • Your closet is a disaster
  • You have too many clothes and nothing to wear
  • You don't want to blow your budget on new clothes
  • You don't want to contribute to the Fast Fashion industry
  • Austin Pets Alive needs resources to fund their mission
  • APA Thrift needs stuff to sell
  • You don't see your friends enough
  • You want to meet new cool people
  • You've been wanting to check out the new APA Thrift location
  • Your style has evolved
  • You love puppies
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More Time for Joy! The Life-Changing Impact of the KonMari Method
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

More Time for Joy! The Life-Changing Impact of the KonMari Method

Join Certified KonMari Consultant and founder of Organized for Good Erin Mursch, in collaboration with Austin Laundry System's Founder Don Ward, as they share the secrets to living a more joyful life. By the end of this event, you'll understand the power of the KonMari Method and Marie Kondo's technique for perfectly folded laundry, based on her two best-selling books The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy.

Come early and grab a libation from the Native Bar & Kitchen (pro tip: happy hour ends at 6:00), then grab a seat to learn about what the KonMari Method of home organizing is and why it sparks so much joy worldwide, followed by a detailed tutorial on folding your laundry using the method. Is there an article of clothing or linen you've been struggling to fold? Bring it with you, and allow Erin to demonstrate. You'll have an opportunity to try it out yourself, and get answers to all of your burning questions about home organizing and laundry.

Not into DIY laundry? Then we have a surprise for you... Don Ward will explain Austin Laundry System's amazing wash-and-fold service, which you can upgrade to the KonMari fold. They offer free pick-up and delivery for your convenience, creating more time and space in your life to do what truly sparks joy.

All attendees will receive a gift from the presenters, and an opportunity to win a raffle prize if you register at the door.

 

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LifeLong Learning: The KonMari Method (in partnership with Papasan Properties)
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

LifeLong Learning: The KonMari Method (in partnership with Papasan Properties)

This Free Class Will Teach You How to...

  • Create your vision board for home life
  • Find your WHY for organizing
  • Identify what SPARKS JOY
  • Tidy by category
  • Fold clothing more EFFICIENTLY 
  • Show off your home's BEST features
  • Add meaning and introspection to your de-cluttering
  • Create a FRESH start in your home
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Clothing Swap Benefitting Girls Empowerment Network (in Partnership with ThredUP)
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Clothing Swap Benefitting Girls Empowerment Network (in Partnership with ThredUP)

Let's Swap! // A clothing swap benefitting the Girls Empowerment Network.

Bring any clothing and accessories you no longer wear with you. All of the items are fair game, so you can trade and donate clothes to your friends and GEN Austin while snagging some new stuff to breathe new life into your closet.

Leading us will be Erin Mursch, owner of Organized for Good

No matter how organized we are, it's necessary to regularly inventory our clothing, because as we constantly grow and change physically and psychologically, so does our style of dress. While shopping is not a sustainable hobby (for the environment or for our wallets), many of us acknowledge that getting a new outfit can spark a thrill of joy. Clothing swaps allow us to unleash the potential of our no-longer-loved clothes, while saving ourselves some money, giving our closets some fresh space, and refreshing our styles. At the end of the swap, the remaining clothes are donated to some wonderful non-profit organizations in our community. Everybody wins!

This event is free for GAL members to participate and a $10 donation for non-members.

Snap Kitchen will be providing coffee & juice!

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Fall 2017 Swap & Sip - Semi-annual Clothing Swap & Donation Drive
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

Fall 2017 Swap & Sip - Semi-annual Clothing Swap & Donation Drive

Clean out your closets and swap your old threads & kicks!

We'll have clothing racks full of dresses, tops, jackets, sweaters, and tables of shirts, pants, workout gear and more. Items that aren't swapped will be donated to several local non-profit organizations. 

Refresh your look without spending money, make friends, and sip mimosas. Invite friends, and feel free to bring some snacks and/or beverages to share!
 

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KonMari your Creative Space to Find More Flow - Creative Mornings Field Trip
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

KonMari your Creative Space to Find More Flow - Creative Mornings Field Trip

Creative Mornings ATX is excited that our friends at Austin Learnshop are co-hosting this mini Learnshop for our CMATX community at Atmosphere Coworking! In this FieldTrip, you’ll spend the morning with KonMari trained, pro organizer, Erin Mursch of Organized for Good ATX. Using the methods from Marie Kondo’s popular book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up Erin will walk you through the basic principals to spark joy and create your own magic at home. Change your space, and watch your life change too. We will be hands-on creating vision boards for your dream space, and you’ll leave with the tools to you need to create more flow in your life and bring peace to your surroundings.

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Spring 2017 Swap & Sip - Semi-annual Clothing Swap & Donation Drive
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Spring 2017 Swap & Sip - Semi-annual Clothing Swap & Donation Drive

Bring your gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories that are just not sparking joy for you anymore... and swap them out for ones you just LOVE! This event is open, so please invite women whose style you'd love to steal!

Bring a brunch dish to share and partake in the build-your-own mimosa bar for a great start to your Sunday Funday!

After the swap, remaining items will be donated to some of my favorite non-profit organizations in Austin: http://www.organizedforgoodatx.com/where-to-donate-recycle/

If you can't make it, you're still welcome to donate to the cause! Feel free to drop off your swap/donations in advance.

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