How do I find shortcuts to free up my time?
When it comes to everyday life and managing time, we often have expectations of ourselves that make us unorganized and overwhelmed. Taking on too many things at one time and being a protectionist both create pressure on ourselves. What do you do when you can’t manage it all anymore? Prioritize the things you have to do. Give up control of the things you don’t have...
Is everyone a great singer in the shower?
We think an important part of starting off the day organized, is to start out the day enjoying what’s ahead of you! Hopefully, you start your day out with a quick shower… and, everyone is a great singer in the shower, right? Maybe with this favorite product of ours. We suggest you use the Sangean Waterproof Radio to get you up and moving (and...
Parenting: When It’s Not So Positive
We all know “parenting doesn’t come with an instruction book”. There are many places we can go to seek advice. Some of you have “come to order” with your questions about parenting and we would love to answer them! Q. I am sick of my daughter rolling her eyes at me or stomping her feet when she doesn’t like something I say. How can I talk...
I’m Just OVER Not Being Organized!
Well, in my last blog post, I wrote about what is stopping us from getting organized, being productive and loosing perspective of purpose and priorities. Although we do often hold ourselves back from achieving or having the organized life we want to have, it is important to trust ourselves. Without trusting ourselves, any system, especially an organizing system, will likely not last long. In her...
What is stopping me from getting organized?
For most areas of my life, the only thing holding me back from achieving my goals is me. I know what I should do – what I could do – but when it comes right down to it, excuses slip in and override my good intentions… Glynnis Whitwer School has been in session for a month or so now – fall will arrive soon and we will need to...
Organize an Inspiring Craft Space with BH&G
Create Without Clutter “Ready, set, make it your own! A crafts or hobby space that melds inspiration & organization will energize you to do your best work.” Brian Kramer, Better Homes & Gardens “Don’t let your supplies drive your decisions. Your space must come first.” Kathy Jenkins, CPO On Newsstands: Fall/Winter 2015
Making Life Manageable at the Beginning of the School Year: Family Contributions vs. Family Jobs
Now that the school year is officially rolling and the back to school frenzy is over our kids are settling in at home and at school. One of my favorite new resources I found for this school year is a book by Amy McCready titled, “The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic – A Step by Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World.”...
A year ago on the Come To Order blog…
How to have an organized linen closet… How do you use your linen closet? Is it overflowing with blankets and pillows that you don’t really use? Are there sheets and towels from 20 years ago? When you open the door do toiletries fall with a dead thud on the floor in front of you? You are not alone, but we have some great advice to help you...
The Sport of Bedtime
As it comes to routines, time management and seasonal changes, there are several tips that Dr. Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay give for managing involvement in sports in the book Parenting Teens with Love & Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood: “Guard against parental over-involvement” Whether you’re fighting against the clock in the morning or on the bleachers at your daughter’s basketball game, make...
I Can’t Manage It All Anymore!
Have you thought about being overwhelmed? Have you ever consider that, other than uncontrollable life circumstance, most of the stress we have is self-induced. Expectations we have of ourselves, taking on too many things at one time and being a protectionist all create pressure on ourselves. Besides asking for help, here are two suggestions that will help simplify your life and get you on your...