Organizing 101: Organizing Anything Anywhere

Virtual through Lisle Library District

Free Virtual Event that is Open to the Public.
Register through the included link and Join us!
Starting with a reminder that we, our homes, and our families are all unique and different; we press on with a reminder to not compare! The presentation highlights the different types of Organizers and how our personalities impact how we must organize in order to be effective. We then take an in depth look at the 5 Principles of Organizing and how to apply them to anything….. anywhere. We conclude with practical methods for maintaining the organization.

Free

Organizing 101: Managing the Paper Trail and Estate Planning Documents

Virtual via Zoom

This Free Virtual Event is Open to the Public.

Registration information coming.

For tonight's presentation, we're partnering with Attorney Robert Monahan of Robert Monahan Firm to discuss Organizing and Estate Planning. Developing a plan for your estate, working with an attorney to prepare the documents, and organizing and storing them securely takes time, effort, and strategy. If you don't know where to start, both JB Organizing and Robert Monahan are here for you. On the organizing front, we'll look at some practical ways to manage the different types of paper and information we deal with every day. In addition, this talk addresses how we can use technology to help us tame the paper trail. Not sure what paper you have to keep and what you don’t? We will cover this information as well, and work on instituting maintenance practices, to prevent future feelings of “drowning in paper” so that you have the important documents that you need and a plan to manage the paper flow.

Organizing 101: Organizing Anything Anywhere

Virtual through Cook Memorial Public Library District

Free Virtual Event that is Open to the Public.
Registration coming on the Cook Memorial Public Library District Website. 
Starting with a reminder that we, our homes, and our families are all unique and different; we press on with a reminder to not compare! The presentation highlights the different types of Organizers and how our personalities impact how we must organize in order to be effective. We then take an in-depth look at the 5 Principles of Organizing and how to apply them to anything….. anywhere. We conclude with practical methods for maintaining the organization.

Free

Organizing 101: Creative Closets and Kitchens

Wheaton Public Library 225 N Cross St., Wheaton, IL

Kitchens and Closets are two of the most commonly cluttered and overwhelming spots in a home. In this presentation we will first identify the major roadblocks to getting these spots organized. Then we will discuss the 5 Organizing Principles that are key to bringing ORDER to anything anywhere. From there we will look at some specific strategies and tools that can be used to organize our closets and kitchen. Finally, we close with some tips for maintaining the organization once it is done.

Free

Parenting Is Hard: You are Not Alone

Libertyville, IL

Parenting is wonderful, but parenting is hard! The goal of this talk is to shed light on the some of the hard parts of parenting. We bring certain topics out of the shadows and into the light so parents can clearly see that they are not alone in their experiences. The talk de-stigmatizes topics like: Postpartum Depression, Health Issues, Discipline Difficulties, School Struggles, Mental Health Issues, Substance Use. We provide encouragement and timely reminders for all parents, as well as practical tips on how to lay good parenting groundwork and how to specifically handle each situation. Though the presentation addresses some of the hardest parenting times, it is full of encouragement and practical takeaways applicable to all parents.
Private Group

Private Group

Raising Responsible Children

Virtual through Plainfield Public Library

Free Virtual Event that is Open to the Public.
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In this presentation I look at what Responsibility really entails in the context of our families and in our world in general. I provide practical tips on how to begin teaching the lessons of responsibility in age appropriate ways at a very young age, how to increase and improve the lessons as the children grow and mature, and how to seamlessly weave the responsibilities at home into those expected at school etc.. We also learn about the numerous benefits of teaching responsibility and how to maintain and stay consistent in the practices we begin with our children.

Free

Organizing 101: Managing the Paper Trail

Virtual through Cook Memorial Public Library District

Drowning in paper? We are all inundated by information and paper every day. “Managing the Paper Trail” helps each person determine what type of organizer they are and where the most common paper hotspots are in our homes. We then look at some practical ways to manage the different types of paper and information. In addition, this talk addresses how we can use technology to help us tame the paper trail. Not sure what paper you have to keep and what you don’t? We will cover this information as well, and work on instituting maintenance practices, to prevent future feelings of “drowning in paper”.

Free

Organizing Your Life with School Age Kids and Teaching Them to Organize Theirs

Morton Grove Area Public Library 6140 Lincoln Avenue, Morton Grove, IL

This presentation is a perfect mix of some basic Organizational tips for people to apply at home and important information to share with kids so that they can more easily organize the information received at school. We look at what it means for a child to be responsible. Then we explore specific organizational tools that can be applied at home by the adults and serve as a powerful example to the kids. Next, discussion turns to practical examples of what the kids can do to learn to be responsible and organized. Finally, we look at how to maintain the new habits or organization.

Free

Organizing 101: Spring Cleaning Specifics

Niles-Main District Library 620 E Main St, Niles, IL

Here we look at how to apply some basic organizing principles for any area of our home. We examine the type of organizer we are and the type of organizers that live in our homes. We identify our special project hotspots and learn how to make the most effective spring cleaning plan. There is discussion of the most common areas that people tackle each spring, along with practical ways to find time to finish the spring cleaning projects. Finally, we examine how to make Spring Cleaning less stressful for future years, by maintaining the organization of common areas.

Free

Decluttering Our Hearts and Homes: The Emotional Connection to Stuff

Virtual through Cook Memorial Public Library District

“I can’t get rid of that!” ….. This statement can be heard in every home, in every business, in every place…. No one is immune from the pull that “things” have on us. Everyone faces the task of decluttering at some point. In this presentation we look at specific steps to effectively declutter the spaces in which we live and work. We also examine the Why and How behind our emotional connection to things. We conclude with what we can do to embrace emotional and mental connections, without letting them clutter our hearts.

Free