The Trick to Having Less Hectic Days

When you are balancing work, home, meals, kids, volunteer work, and a million other things — margin is your secret tool and super power! Margin takes discipline and forethought, and it will be one small thing you can change in how you plan your day that will make a tremendous difference. Starting today.

Are you Busy or Productive?

I don’t want to be busy for the sake of being busy. Do you? Sometimes, we make ourselves busy in order to avoid dealing with the crummy tasks and situations. And sometimes we stay busy to give the illusion that we are important or accomplishing tasks. And most often, we are busy — thinking we are doing what’s on the list, but we never make forward progress.

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.

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.

Best Holiday Tips for a Stress-Free Season

We know it’s coming — or is already happening — so let’s be intentional to make space in your home and schedule. These ways will reduce your stressful moments and add to the magic of the season!

Simple way to get more done today

Are you busy all day and yet never get anything accomplished?  You can feel incredibly discouraged when you get nothing done in a day. You are not alone in this frustration!

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 […]

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 […]