Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

MOPS Christ Church 501 Oak Brook RoadOak Brook,

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note - feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Private Group

Organizing 101: Organizing for the Holidays

Town and Country Public Library Virtual

Does just the thought of the holiday season make you feel stressed? Would you like to start the holiday season on a good note - feeling more organized and in control? In this presentation, we give you practical ways to decrease the stress and increase your organization during this crazy time of year. We start by looking at 7 simple ways to CAPTURE the holiday spirit. We then look at organizing in general and learn the 5 Organizing Principles that will help you organize anything anywhere during any time of year. We close with a look at some specific strategies that will help you navigate the holidays in an organized fashion.

Free

Organizing 101: Back to School Basics

MOPS Living Grace Community Church Cary

In this presentation we look at organization through the lens of the school year and the challenges it presents to the adults and kids in a home. We tackle organizing the main areas in the home where school papers pile. Practical tips are given to help kids be more independent and have less work for Mom and Dad. We also look at organizing kids areas to decrease stress at home, and improve the student’s ability to handle things that come home from school. Simple and practical tips are provided for both parents and kids.

Free, Private Group

Communication: Practical Tips and Powerful Lessons Anyone Can Use

Our Savior Evangelical Free Church 300 Schoenbeck Rd.Wheeling,

“I’m saying the same things over and over!” “I don’t know how to talk to him (or her)!” “I just want to be heard!” Sound familiar? We all feel misunderstood at times and sometimes we feel like we are talking to a wall. This presentation looks at how to get people to do what you ask them to do, how to listen better to others, and how to speak each other’s language.

Free, Private Group

Decluttering Our Hearts and Homes: Our Emotional Connection to Stuff

Forest Park Public Library 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park, IL

“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

Raising Responsible Children

St James Church 820 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL

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, Private Group

Have an Idea for a Small Business? Here’s How you Start: Small Business Development Tips and Tactics

Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

This talk invites participants to go from a business idea to an actual business plan. We start with strategies for determining what kind of business you would be best suited for. Then we discuss how to write a simple business plan. Finally, we work through simple marketing strategies that can be implemented to start the growth and continue it into the future.

Free

Time and Information Management: Organizing in a Digital World

Schaumburg Township District Library 130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL

This event is free and open to the public. Join us for this in-person program! “I don’t have time!” We hear this and say this so often in this fast paced digital world we live in! Can we change this? Yes! While we can’t create more hours, we can be more efficient with the hours

Free

Organizing 101: Spring Cleaning Specifics

Itasca Community Public Library 500 W Irving Park Rd, Itasca, IL

This in-person event is free and open to the public. 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

Free

Organizing 101: Organizing Anything Anywhere

Brookfield Public Library 1900 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield, WI

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: Organizing Anything Anywhere – Faith Based

Calvary Church Orland Park 16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park, IL

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, Private Group