Organizing 101: Managing the Paper Trail

Lake Villa District Library 140 N. Munn Road, Lindenhurst, IL

This Free In Person Event is Open to the Public.
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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

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

Clarendon Hills Public Library 7 North Prospect Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL

This is a Free In Person presentation that is open to the public.

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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

Lake Villa District Library 140 N. Munn Road, Lindenhurst, IL

This is a Free Event that is open to the public.

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“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: Organizing for the Holidays

Barrington Area Library 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL

Free In Person Event that is Open to the Public.
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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: Managing the Paper Trail

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

Free In Person Event that is Open to the Public.
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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 101: Organizing for the Holidays

Virtual through Winnetka Northfield Library

Free Virtual Event that is Open to the Public.
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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: 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 Virtual

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

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: Spring Cleaning Specifics

Virtual through Plainfield Public Library

Free Virtual Event that is Open to the Public.
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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

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

Free Event that is Open to the Public.
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“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