What I learned Organizing My Home in 2014

I used to have several false notions about organizing my home such as the following: Myth #1: Once the house was organized I would be happier. Truth: Happiness is something I can experience right now! I am on a happiness journey this year and I am learning wonderful, simple truths from reading the book The How Of Happiness:  A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky which my medical doctor recommended. Myth #2: Having a clean {Read More}

Conquer the Laundry, Papers, & Menu’s Mar. 5, 2015

Are you tired of being buried under laundry? Are you sick of a kitchen sink piled high and coming up with what’s for dinner again? Are your papers and bills out of control? Come learn how to conquer your kitchen, laundry, and papers from Margaret Cooper and Krystal Meldrum, a mother daughter organizing team. Their organization system is simple and doable and can be adapted to any family situation. You will learn easy systems to simplify the laundry, take the {Read More}

House Organization Class Jan. 29, 2015

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and disorganized? It’s a brand new year and you can get organized by taking a house organization class! Come learn 8 powerful principles using the I. C.A.N. D.O. I.T. Organization Guide which will empower you to create order in your home.  Margaret Cooper and Krystal Meldrum, a mother daughter team, will give you the skills you need and the motivation to get and stay organized! You will create a plan that works with your family’s {Read More}

How to Motivate Yourself to Organize

How do You Motivate Yourself to Organize? In the book titled The Color Code: A New Way to See Yourself, Your Relationships, and Life Taylor Hartman explains how each person’s personality has strengths and weaknesses, motivating factors, and fears, etc.  By understanding the 4 personalities types you will understand your strengths and weaknesses so you can understand how to motivate yourself to organize. First, “know thyself” to understand what motivates you. Are your red, white, blue, or yellow? No personality {Read More}

Organize your Marriage

Life is busy and demanding.  If we aren’t careful it’s easy for one’s marriage to take a back seat. Your marriage and your relationship is important!  It should come first, before your children, career, friends and hobbies. How do you put your husband first? Even though your marriage is one of your highest priorities it doesn’t have to take the majority of your time.  My children, housekeeping, friends, church, and volunteer work take 90% of my time but I save {Read More}

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.

What should you de-junk? Perhaps your husband’s rock collection? For 15 years my husband has had a rock collection we’ve been transporting from house to house, which I questioned keeping.  I realized I wasn’t ready to give away my childhood doll collection, so why should I make him give up 20 rocks? I put his rocks in our garden in a forgotten corner for a few years and didn’t think much about it. On my latest dumpster dive adventure I {Read More}

How do I make organization easy?

Make your house easy to clean by working with your family’s habits. What exactly does this mean? It means that when designating “homes” for your stuff, consider the habits your family already has before creating a new home for it, such as if the family kicks their shoes off by the front door, place a basket by the door so it it’s easy to keep the house looking good and the family can feel relaxed and shoe-free.    Designate homes {Read More}