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.

What do you want to be different in the New Year?

Understandably so, setting a goal to lose 200 pounds would feel impossible. But 5 pounds at a time is manageable and realistic. And that’s my challenge to you for 2021. Not to lose weight, but to be realistic in your productivity goals. Don’t shoot for the moon on January 1, but start building the launch deck to get there.

Are you a Productive Procrastinator?

If you just had a clear desk then you’d be able to get more done….2 hours later you’re dusting cords under the desk and not getting anything on your list done. It seemed like good intentions, but it wasted your precious time while the kids were at school.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Slaying the Myths you Believe about Time

There are myths we all believe about productivity and time. Myths we buy into without even realizing it. If I work harder, I’ll get there. If I sleep less, I’ll get more done. I’m just not wired that way. It’s not my responsibility. These perspectives and stories can be a road block without us realizing […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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 […]