Things aren’t as they seem in 2020

The words “get organized” continue to be in the top most googled words at the start of the new year. We have an ingrained desire to be organized, have order, make the most of what we have. The new year challenges us to reset and reach for the things that feel unattainable at other times […]

The New Workbook, Organizing with Intention

My inspiration behind writing the workbook, Organizing with Intention. Years ago I had a vision of helping women love their lives. Love themselves. I looked around and saw women who were offering so much of themselves to their families and communities, yet they never had anything left for themselves. Usually, the “extra” energy went back […]

How Setting Boundaries made me more Productive

Until two months ago I wouldn’t have used the word boundary and productivity in the same sentence. I knew I was weak at setting boundaries in my life, but I didn’t think it was really getting in the way of how I operate on a day-to-day basis. But recently, I’ve uncovered new awareness about how […]

Checking your Email is Derailing your Day

When I wake up in the morning I go to the bathroom, brush my teeth, and check my email. Is this your pattern? Maybe you don’t check your email that quickly, but it is probably one of the first task related items you do. It can be extremely hard to resist checking in with email […]

Three Essentials to be Ready for a Successful Summer

The school year is wrapping up and summer schedules are right around the corner. Take the time to be intentional about how you want your summer to flow this year. A little forethought can make a big difference for you and your family. These three tips are essentials to make sure your summer starts off […]

Celebrating Five Years of Organizing

The Proper Place began five years ago as a professional organizing business to help women restore order and de-clutter their busy lives. It has transformed beyond this initial concept into a service that educates regionally, partners with families, coaches around productivity, and organizes with true compassion.

How your Perspective is Preventing you from Staying Organized

Not many would put organization and perspective on a two-armed scale and think they would balance each other out. Are they even related? After two years of taking coaching courses, I now preach firmly that you can’t have successful organization without a thorough look at your perspectives. When I first started my business 5 years […]

The Most Important Step to Get and Stay Organized

You decide it’s time to get organized. What do you do first? Pull everything out of the closet? No. Go buy new containers? No. Move items from one room to another? No. The first step to getting organized is creating self-awareness. This is the most essential step to getting organized and most people skip it […]

Tax Preparation doesn’t have to be Painful

Are you scrambling to get your documents together for your looming tax appointment? You’re not alone. Thousands and thousands of households are weighed down with extra paper to sift through this month. When did we make that big purchase? Where are the receipts from our business trip? I have a big secret for you: tax […]

Items to get rid of that are clogging your space

It’s hard to get started in the organizing process. It feels hard to make choices of what to keep and what to get rid of. But good news! There are items in your house that you aren’t using and you can get rid of today.  There are easy items to part with that will make […]

Where do I start?

I need a fresh start. Where do I begin? It’s true. We know we need to start fresh, but the concept of starting paralyzes us so much that we never begin. Getting started is often times the hardest part. Did you know that people with perfectionist personalities often have the hardest time getting started? You […]

New Beginnings, New Year

I’m wrapping up 2018 and feeling a little all over the place. This year was challenging for a variety of reason, but as the calendar turns it gives me the opportunity to have a fresh start. It’s a time for New Beginnings. But how do I get started? Autumn Calabrese from Beachbody says that your mind […]