Wasting Time Each Day? Simple Tips to ERASE Inefficiency

Ela Area Public Library Virtual

Do you feel like you are wasting time each day? Do you feel like you are recreating the wheel each time you do something? Inefficiency is often rampant in our lives and homes and we don’t even realize it.  In this presentation we review the 5 Principles of Organizing so we can make our spaces as efficient as possible. We also talk about 6 simple ways to Erase inefficiency in our daily lives using the easy to remember ERASER acronym. Walk away with practical tips for being more efficient each day.

Free

Organizing 101: Organizing Anything Anywhere

Willow Creek North Shore MOPS Virtual

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.

Private Group

Decluttering Our Hearts and Homes: Our Emotional Connection to Stuff

City of Wheaton Virtual

“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.

Private Group

Organizing 101: Spring Cleaning Specifics

Talcott Free Library Virtual

This Free Event is Open to Everyone! 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

Organizing 101: Spring Cleaning Specifics

Christus Victor Church Virtual

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.

Private Group

Time and Information Management: Organizing in a Digital World

Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

This Free Virtual Event is open to everyone! Join us! “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 we do have. In this presentation, we look at how we receive and manage our time and information…..this will highlight the “why bother” behind learning to use the tools available to us in this Digital age. Then, we look at the top Apps/Programs for managing everything from our schedule and tasks to our projects and teams.

Free

Parents Are Marketable

Evergreen Park Public Library Virtual

This presentation illuminates how parents develop many resume worthy skills without even realizing it, and instructs them on how to intentionally develop their talents in the context of caring for their family.  The talk motivates and encourages, while providing many practical tips for all parents regardless of where they are in their journeys.  Discussion includes, but is not limited to:  setting boundaries, using the skills they have, learning new skills, and recognizing and keeping track of all that they have done. 

Free

Time and Information Management: Organizing in a Digital World

Three Rivers Public Library District Virtual

“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 we do have.  In this presentation, we look at how we receive and manage our time and information…..this will highlight the “why bother” behind learning to use the tools available to us in this Digital age.  Then, we look at the top Apps/Programs for managing everything from our schedule and tasks to our projects and teams.

Free

Organizing 101: Hitting the Clutter Hotspots

Three Rivers Public Library District Virtual

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: Hitting the Clutter Hotspots

Rolling Meadows Public Library Virtual

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: Back to School Basics

Elmhurst Public Library Virtual

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

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

Clarendon Hills Public Library Virtual

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