Most people know of a home in their neighborhood where the home is obviously overflowing with clutter. Some homes begin not functioning and contents spills out into the yard. Who does not know someone who is suffering from this kind of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Most people have no idea where to turn to for help.
Our families are blessed with abundance and we have never seen this more than with the blessings of toys, clothes and more for our children. With summer here, it is a great time to enlist your children in decluttering your home and organizing!
Perfectionism and procrastination sound like opposites but are they really? Do you set incredibly high standards for a project including lots of planning and then don’t get started because it won’t be completed to your satisfaction? Do you put off a project, thinking you will have more time or energy to do it later? More often than you think, perfectionism can be immobilizing you.
Throughout our country, we are ever so blessed in our homes! Closets are filled to the brim with items that we own, more than we even know we have! The holiday season is the perfect time to take the time to share our blessings with those around us. Enlist your children in sharing their toys with those in need as well.
In the fall we start back on our regular routines of school and work. Your car is your office on the go and your home away from home! Whether you are a professional going to work or a busy mom or dad carpooling, having an organized vehicle can make the difference in your travels.
In our busy lives, information and paper come at us from all directions all the time! Where does all this come from? It comes in with the mail, from school or work with our children or partner, or in a purse! These items might require immediate action, might be dates and times to enter on our calendar, bills to pay, or addresses or service providers we may need later. The family communication center is a space for information and paper that needs easy access and quick retrieval.
With summer in gear, what better spot to begin to clear the clutter than your children’s toy room! Our children are blessed with abundance and this can be overwhelming to them. Many times toys are ignored because the pieces are missing or combined with other games, there are too many toys out or there is total chaos in the toy room.
Each new year we see the opportunity to refresh, revitalize, resolve and renew. Our goals are the road map we follow for the year. We determine what is most important to us and what we will honor as our priorities.
Start the year off spending time strategizing and writing what will be your focus in personal, professional, spiritual, wellness, family and other goals this year.
As parents, we want what is best for our children. Giving our children the best requires an enormous investment of time, energy, finances and emotions. If you are currently taking care of a child, you have an important role in helping to build the future. Your child’s future quality of life depends on what he or she learns from you about the importance of proper nutrition. Developing good eating habits with your children is extremely important – every bit as important as making sure they do their homework, wear a seatbelt, return home on time, and look both ways before they cross the street.
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