3 Simple Tricks to Tackle Spring To-Do List

Spring is here and you’re itching to start purging the house and say good-bye to the winter blues. I’m right there with you! But spring is also a season where graduations and end of school year activities start to pop up. Which means more things on our calendar and less time to get it all done. So we need to get a jump on figuring out how it is all going to get accomplished.

The 3 Types of Paper in Your House

All the paper in your household fits into three categories. That’s it. Three categories and all those piles will be organized and have function. You’re thinking, how could it be that easy? That’s just it. We make productivity and organization way too complicated.

Free Webinar for Farm Wives who want more Organization

The Proper Place is offering a free productivity webinar for women married to men in agriculture. The webinar will offer key ways to run a productive and balanced farming households. According to the USDA, 96% of all farms in America are family run. Each of those farms have women who are working hard to prioritize […]

Organizing Amongst Social Distancing

Like most businesses in the past 3 months, it’s been incredibly challenging to not be doing “business as usual.” And digesting the fact that going forward things will forever look different in how we operate face-to-face. In the organizing and productivity industry, we are getting creative to be sure we still keep families operating on […]

Join the National Initiative to Get Organized

The Proper Place is celebrating GO Month2020 with the national association, NAPO, to help people maintain resolutions and minimize clutter across Siouxland. The phrase ‘Get Organized’ is in the top ten most Googled phrases at the start of the year. By the end of January many people will have given up on their resolution for […]

Holiday Mistakes that Waste your Time

I love the hustle of the holiday season. Though, this time of year the days seem to feel shorter, faster, and busier. We still only have 24 hours a day to get done what we need to, and with extra expectations on the calendar, we need to be especially aware of how we spend our […]

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.

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 […]

Push Past Winter Blues

Winter has been extra cold and extra white in this neck of the woods. When the thermometer dips so can our motivation. I know I’m not alone when I say I need an extra boost of energy to stay motivated and push past the winter blues. The condition commonly called, “winter blues,” manifests with feelings […]