About the author - Mikaela Che'lean

Hi! I'm, Mikaela.

By day, I am a Professional Organizer and Online Coach with Optimal Life Space. I help people organizationally transform their homes, offices, and bodies. When I'm not removing clutter, you can find me here sharing stories of my life, training for a marathon, working in my flower beds, or spending time with my granddaughter.

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Goodbye Oklahoma

As I pull onto the freeway, rain beats down on the truck. My brother-in-law, George, is in front of me, driving a 26ft truck with trailer towing my car. I’m following him, driving a 15ft truck. Moving Day is FINALLY here! Driving through Oklahoma, I have plenty of time to reflect. This move has been…

January

New Year – New You

Happy New Year! January means different things to people. Some people look at it as the opportunity to start fresh. A clean slate and 12 months of unlimited opportunity. Some people set resolutions. Get fit, work less, spend more time with family, journal more, meditate or pray more, etc. However, for some people, January is…

Office Exercise

Sneak in Fitness

Headed to the airport at 5AM. 4hrs on a plane. Jumped in a car and headed to a long day at work. Sound familiar? Although your day might start or look different than mine, it’s a fact that our days are busy and even organized people need help working fitness into their daily routine. In…

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Keep Finances Simple: Goals and Solutions

I’ve written a few blogs regarding financial organization. Does it still seem like too much work? Keep your goals simple. 1. Sticking to a Budget. People in the survey identified making and sticking to a budget as the biggest challenge they face with their money. That makes sense because if you don’t tell your cash…

5 Reasons Why You Don’t Organize Your Finances

An important part of my personal organization is my finances. Back in my early 30’s I was introduced to Dave Ramsey and his Financial Peace teachings. This system is simple and easy to understand and spoke to my organized mind. Budgeting is one way to get your finances organized. What’s currently keeping you from creating…

Organized Spending Habits Can Change Your Life

Most of my organization theory is based on the idea that if you have one area of your life that is disorganized it will impact/effect other areas of your life. I believe that this includes your finances. Think about it, you can have a well-organized home, office and fitness plan but if you have more…

Be comfortable while you travel

You’ve reached your destination….now what?

Whether you are traveling for work or fun, when you get to your hotel you want to feel at home, comfortable. Living out of a suitcase even for one night can be a pain. Although, you’ve packed efficiently, rolling outfits together to find more easily, it never really fails that you open the suitcase and…

Packing List

Packing, a few more tips.

As I was going over my previous blogs, I realized that there were a few things I should have elaborated on. Here are a few bonus tips: To save space, roll your outfits together by day. If you pack two shirts for one skirt/shorts, put all the items together. Rolling takes up less space in…

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#1 Packing Secret

The tickets are purchased. Activities are planned. You eagerly await the big day. Then comes the part we all dread. Packing. Here’s how you can make it painless. Ask a few questions: 1. How many days will you be gone? 2. Will you have access to laundry? 3. What types of activities will you do?…