April 28, 2010

The Top of the Dresser

Our bedrooms should be an oasis to relax and find peace. Most often people use it as a dumping grounds for odds and ends that have no designated home. If you look at your dresser and can't remember the last time you saw the top of it, you may be one of those people. Take the time to respect your own space. You deserve to have a beautiful and clear bedroom. Things that make their way into the bedroom that belong else where can include: sewing, items emptied from you pockets, money, receipts, art from the children, travel documents, broken jewelery, bills, seasonal clothes and hats, clothes that don't fit...and the list goes on. Take ten minutes to clear off your dresser. See how it makes you feel to take back your space!

April 13, 2010

Read all about it

I tend to read books to learn. Education can be expensive but a book can relay information in an affordable and convenient way. I get lists of suggested reading from my professional associations so that I can see what is new in my industry. I ask friends and family what they are reading so that I can see other points of view. I'm very excited that my mother-in-law is coming to visit this August, not only because we haven't seen family in a long time but also because she has a new Kindle that I want to borrow. I think I'm going to make a list of all the books that I am reading or have read so that you can see what is filling my brain. Look for it soon at the side bar.
If you are looking to start reading to your children about getting organized, start with these great books:

Too Many Toys - David Shannon
Just A Mess - Mercer Mayer
Think Of Those In Need - Stan & Jan Berenstain
Lili Est Desordres - Dominique de Saint Mars/Serge Bloch