Finding Freedom from Clutter with Kathi Lipp | Episode 40

Take a minute to look around your house. How many items in the room represent something on your “to do” list? Every time you pass by that pile of mail are you reminded that you have bills to pay? Do you have a basket of laundry from last week still waiting to be...

Are You Prepared for Anything? with Kathi Lipp | Episode 4

In the three months before my dad passed away I found myself several times needing to take off quickly from my home in Normal, IL to be with my parents in Indianapolis, IN. Dad was taken to the hospital in an ambulance several times and I needed to be there to help my...

Organizing Tips for Those Who Tend To Pile

Take a look at this picture. The desk on the left is Mark’s. The one on the right is mine. This, my friends, is the difference between innies and outies. Innies tend to file. Outies tend to pile. I first talked about innies and outies in my Better Together book...

The #1 Reason You Don’t Reach Your Goals

I’ll just put this here and put it away later. I’ll just sleep in this morning and go to the gym tomorrow morning. I’ll just have one handful of M&M’s. I’ll just fold the laundry tomorrow.  Rationalizing. We all do it. It’s a coping mechanism when we’re...

How Much Access Are You Giving Your Kids?

A couple of months ago, my oldest daughter Anne asked if I could take a day to help her get her playroom under control.  She felt like it was always a mess and she could never get the mess under control.  I told her I was glad to help. I arrived one morning to help...

Got an organizing tip?

Over the holiday break I cleaned out my pantry for our new healthy eating journey. (More about that later!) When I was trying to figure out what to do with my aluminum foil, saran wrap, wax paper and such that had been taking up precious storage space on my pantry...

Successful Strategies for Managing School Papers

It’s that time of the year again. No matter whether you homeschool or send your kids to private or public school, the influx of papers has begun! I’ve spent over 25 years managing school papers. Some years I fared better than others. Some strategies worked...

Do. It. Now.

Yesterday we were discussing home organization in our Professionalizing Motherhood book study on Facebook.  It soon became obvious that home organization is a challenge for many of us moms. As a recovering messy myself, I have found one strategy that makes a HUGE...

Are you an innie or an outie?

Are you an innie or an outie? When I was first asked that question, I thought the person was referring to belly buttons. She wasn’t, though; she was referring to my organizational style! Innie’s like things neat as a pin. They file and tuck everything away...

Third Thursday Blog Hop: Make Peace with your Imperfect Home

Today is our blog hop day where I get to share on a topic and other moms join in and share their thoughts on the topic too! Just click on a link below to find encouragement from other moms in the trenches! (If you receive my posts by email, head over to jillsavage.org...

Motivation Monday: Take 15

This past weekend I got a lot of little jobs done: a flower bed weeded, a closet cleaned out, a bathroom drawer organized. Often when I see those things, I tell myself, “I need to do that one day.” This weekend, I made a list of them as I found them.  When...

“Before” and “After” housework

When a mom shares a great idea, I just have to pass it on! Keeping a home organized with 3 kids is no easy task. A mom I know needed a new way to get her kids involved in helping. She found a great idea one day while watching one of her favorite TV shows: before and...

Motivation Monday: What’s for dinner?

“What’s for dinner?” That’s the question that seems to be asked nearly everyday as my hungry boys walk in the door after school. Too often, the answer to that question is, “I have absolutely no idea.” It’s a good week when I...

A celebration idea…

Last Thursday my friends Becky and Julie took me to a tea room for a belated birthday lunch.  On the table was a plate in a plate holder with “Happy Birthday, Jill,” written on it.  When we asked about it, we found that they use a dry erase marker to write...
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