Last week I wrote about resources to help your kid get organized. This week I want to share some of my favorite resources that I use to get myself organized.
Time Management from the Inside Out is one of my all-time favorite books. In fact I just finished reading it again this week.While it has been out for about 10 years, the principles that Julie Morgenstern teaches are timeless.
I love her method for mapping out time. Julie demonstrates how to create a schedule that works with your personality and your individual lifestyle. She makes it easy to come up with a reasonable plan that will allow you to maximize your time while remaining in control of how you spend your time.
The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Happy Organized Home: Fast Solutions to Hundreds of Everyday Dilemmas by Kathy Peel is an excellent guide written for moms. I’ve been a fan of Kathy’s for many years since I picked up one of her earlier books, The Family Manager, at my church library.
Kathy approaches a mom’s role as being a family manager. She equates a mom’s responsibilities with those of a manager or CEO of a company. With my business background, I can definitely relate to running a home like a small company.
Kathy’s book covers everything from managing your time, home, and meals to relationships, finances, and special events. This book is broken up into sections so you can quickly zero in on the areas you want to work on.
Another of my favorite books is A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others by Karen Ehman. This book is all about hospitality and helping women understand that their lives and homes do not need to be perfect in order to have people over.
Karen talks about having an attitude of hospitality while giving tips and hints on how to create an inviting place where people feel welcome. I have read this book many times to inspire myself to open my home to others. If you are looking for a book on hospitality, then this is a great one to check out.
What are your favorite resources on organization?