Hopefully my favorite things this month are helping you bring order to your life. Continuing in the vein of our productivity, this week I have to share with you a wonderful (and simple) tool to help you stay focused while working.
One of our greatest disadvantages is how we have too much going on in our lives. While we are working, we often get ideas that are not directly related to what we’re working on. While working, we need to take those ideas off our mind and recor
Whether you are trying to get a family out the door to school or yourself to work it can be a challenge with all there is to do. Sometimes one of our biggest challenges is just that we have loaded too much into our schedule that we aren't able to be successful. All in Order Challenge of the Week: Make Your Mornings Easy 1. Write down what must be done for everyone to get out the door for school or work (think about everything: lunches, dressed, bags packed, breakfast, etc.)
Sadly another summer comes to a close with Labor Day now behind us. With school back in session homework becomes a hot topic in conversations weekly for kids, and parents. To help ease homework assignments in your home try setting up a homework station. All in Order Challenge of the week - Setting up a homework station: 1. Designate a central location in the home for homework to be completed. Possibly kitchen table (for while dinner is being cooked so an adult is availabl
Another possible morning stressor for families is choosing outfits each day. This week's challenge is another that can easily be helped by planning ahead. Depending on the age of your children you can have them choose their outfits on Saturday or Sunday for the week. Make sure they include: top, bottom, and socks + shoes. This works well for adults too. Selecting the shirt and tie or dress and necklace for each day can gain you 5-10 minutes every morning! Here are a few ways
Our time is precious and we always want to maximize it. And mornings can sometimes be the most stressful with being on a schedule. Planning lunches ahead in a short amount of time on the front end gives you extra time during the week. Also packing lunch for adults and kids is not only a money saver, but helps give healthier food options. Here are some strategies to help you prepare your family's lunches more efficiently:
1. Plan your "courses" for the lunch. (Examples: sandw
School is now in session almost everywhere. With school starting, the papers are beginning to multiply in many homes. Everyone needs to find a system that works for them. A few suggestions are: a wall hanging system, filing system, or a binder. Whatever way you choose, remember to: try to handle the papers once, keep it simple, and involve your family. Here is one of All in Order's favorite way to organize family paperwork, and to help involve your kids to make your home as e