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

Organizing Presentation

Kankakee, IL MOPS

Organizing Presentation - Topic TBD

Private Group

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: Hitting the Clutter Hotspots

Mokena Community Public Library District 11327 195th street, Mokena, IL

This is a Free, In Person Event that is open to the public. We begin by learning about the different types of organizers and asking “What type of Organizer am I?”. Next we pinpoint our “hotspots”. We then move on to what a Control Center is and how to set one up in our home. After that we address some other common trouble spots like organization of Children’s art supplies and artwork, as well as toys and other areas. We close with some tips on how to maintain the organization and keep the systems of organization in place.

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 Presentation

Faith Church, Crown Point IN

Organizing Presentation - Topic TBD

Private Group

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

Organizing 101: Spring Cleaning Specifics

Cary Area Public Library 1606 Three Oaks Road, Cary, IL

This is a Free, In Person event that is Open to the Public. Join Us! 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

Get Motivated, Stay Motivated, and THRIVE

River Valley MOPS - Bourbonnais

Do you want to get organized? Learn something new? We share practical tips for getting motivated- no matter what you want to accomplish. Then we identify some of the obstacles that often keep us from staying motivated and learn some strategies for overcoming them. We close with a look at 6 Things that will help you to THRIVE no matter what stage of life you are in.

Private Group