I feel like I was just writing my October adventures...this year is going by so fast!! I’m not complaining too much though because Thanksgiving/Christmas time is my favorite time of year :)
As I said last month, I attended the She Did it Her Way summit and met some amazing women. Since being home I have been able to talk further with Danielle, who owns a social media marketing company, who gave me some awesome tips and perspective. I also collaborated with Tess Wicks. Closet Organization is something I get asked about all the time. Tess took my 6 simple steps to closet organization and put them into action and filmed it for you all to see! Check it out here :) I am so proud of this collaboration because Tess does a great job bringing these steps to life and proving it can be done!!
These past two months I feel like I should’ve just lived in Chicago because I was back and forth so much! I went back one more time for the Powerful Partners Dinner Party hosted by Megan Wessels. This was an experience I am so grateful for and I am in awe of all the savvy, go-getter women I was able to meet.
While I was in Chicago I was able to catch up with a good friend from college, Beth. We were both Industrial Engineering at Iowa State and got to know each other even better through St. Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic Church & Student Center. She now has a big girl job and making it in the city. I don’t know about you, but isn’t it awesome to see your friends thriving and kicking ass at adulting?!
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Happy Tuesday, everyone! This week we are talking about everything home command centers. The beautiful thing about command centers is that they are completely personalized. Let’s start with the basics. What is a home command center?
A command center is a space in your home that you and your family can go to and see a variety of compiled information. Every family is different, so each command center will look different too! For this very reason I asked a few ladies to answer a few questions regarding their home command centers. They are all mothers, and between the three of them they have children ranging in age from three years old to ten years old. Without further adue, here is their advice! :)
For a family with no children, my husband and I use a different system. We have a hanging file sorter from Home Goods with two sections. One for outgoing mail and the other for receipts (it was a Good Find Friday!). We also have a pad of paper for a quick add of things to get the next grocery trip. I meal plan and make the full grocery list in my inkWell Press Meal Planner Journal. My husband likes things stored electronically, so we share our calendars via Google Calendar. I am also transitioning to using Asana for both personal and business, but I still love my paper planner, also, inkWell Press. ;)
As you can see, it all depends on what your family needs! A huge thanks to these ladies for taking the time out of their busy days to give their advice on Home Command Centers!!
Happy Organizing & be sure to share pictures of your home command center here!!
Happy Tuesday, friends!! So happy that you’ve made your way to today’s blog post. Today’s topic is one that I find to be many people’s pain point. I’m here to tell you, it is possible to organize your closet using these 6 simple steps!! (Click "Read More!")
There are a million and one tips for being productive. In my search to being more productive myself, I’ve found the secret: *drum roll please* It’s all about you. If you were to take a compiled list of all the tips, they could either be the best or worst tip for you. The secret to them all is you.
That being said, don’t be discouraged if one doesn’t work for you. Try them out one at a time and pick and choose your favorites and the ones that fit best in your lifestyle. My favorites can be broken up into three categories:
1. Tasks to Wake up to a clean home
2. Making your morning more productive
3. Gratitude and Goals
By preparing for tomorrow and being in the right head space of gratitude, you will feel accomplished and feel like everything is organized and in line. You won’t be as rushed in the morning which I think automatically improves your mood and productivity.
So, my friend, pick one category to implement, or one step at a time. When it comes to organization, slow and stead wins the race. It’s all about sustaining what you implement. Good luck! I’d love to hear your experience or journey. Tell me about it here!!
Take Charge. Opt for Organization.
Emily has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. There she learned how valuable organization can be in being productive. She chose to use this knowledge and help others achieve this productivity and optimization in their homes and small businesses. Read & Enjoy and as always, let us know if you have any questions!