- my advice:
- “As the most “disorganized member” of the Buttoned Up team, my #1 piece of advice is to not get caught up in being perfectly organized. You’ll spend more time stressing about the perfection of it all than you will just doing what you are comfortable with and works for you. My office looks very messy to most, but it works for me.”
Every morning I make my to do list and try to put the items in order of importance. I do the list either on my computer and then print it out to take with me, or I write it in my Buttoned Up Do&Delegate notebook…I really love the “Delegate” part! The things I did not get done that day go over to the top of the next day’s list. I love to cross off each completed item…it makes me feel great!
Nancy Meyer is the only self-proclaimed disorganized member of Buttoned Up, Inc. She jokes about her disorganized office and tendency to be a ‘pile person,’ but those who know her and love her are confident she’s got the important information organized and at her fingertips. This mom can vividly recall struggling to keep herself organized, after her divorce 30 years ago. She then faced another major family organizational challenge when she re-married and had to combine families. These events made her realize the importance of having vital information about your life at the ready.
For over a decade, Nancy ran her own company, Historic Restorations, which specialized in refurbishing homes in Orange County, CA. In 2004, she became a partner in Buttoned Up because she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with her sisters on this exciting venture – not to mention the chance to invent organizational products that she might actually use! In addition to her work with Buttoned Up, Nancy is a tireless volunteer and board member for several non profits, including United Way of Orange County and Laguna Dance Festival..
Nancy is a mother of four children, ranging in age from 19 to 40, and a grandmother to three. In addition to keeping track of her children and grandchildren, Meyer looks after her 88-year-old mother. Nancy and her husband, Mike, live in Laguna Beach, California, which has given her a unique perspective on emergency preparedness. “Living where we do, I have seen wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes take peoples homes in the blink of an eye, some of it happening literally just blocks from where I live. Seeing so many lose so much really motivated me to get prepared for the unexpected. You just never know when you need to grab your important stuff and go.”
Nancy can be reached at nancy[at]getbuttonedup[dot]com.