Focus and Finish!

Focus and Finish!

Jessica glanced at the clock again and grunted in frustration.  In just 15 minutes, she would have to leave to pick up her daughter from pre-school, and those precious few hours of freedom would be over. Yet again, she had run around all morning, but hadn’t finished...
Don’t Clean Out Your Garage!

Don’t Clean Out Your Garage!

Wait, what?  Most garages are stuffed to the brim, totally disorganized, and badly in need of an overhaul.  Of course we should clean out the garage! It sounds very strange for a home management professional to say something like that.  But I have actually never...
The Wish List Opportunity

The Wish List Opportunity

“What would you like for Christmas this year?” How many times will our kids be asked that question?  Santa, grandparents, teachers, neighbors, and friends all seem to be very interested in what is on the wish list.  Even though they are simply being friendly and...
Shopping Forward

Shopping Forward

Have you ever stood in front of your closet, trying to choose an outfit, but nothing seems to work? After trying on three or four combinations, we grumble in frustration, “I have nothing to wear!” We have a closet filled with garments, most of which we bought for...
Take Back Cleanup Time and Get Unstuck

Take Back Cleanup Time and Get Unstuck

About a year and a half ago, I was working with a woman named Sarah. She is a stay at-home mom of a toddler and a preschooler, and she runs a little side business out of her home. Sarah’s house was not large enough to dedicate an area exclusively for toys (or an...
Why a Pinterest Perfect Wardrobe is Not the Goal

Why a Pinterest Perfect Wardrobe is Not the Goal

Have you ever gone on Pinterest to find ideas for organizing your home? Me too! Just the other day I was searching for chore ideas that are appropriate for my kids’ ages, and I found several great ideas. It can be a wonderful resource. But it can also be dangerous. We...