When I first married, I spent a lot of time reading Emilie Barnes’ books on organization. At the time, I could not imagine how busy and stressful life would become by my 30’s! So I really didn’t master organization so well (as yesterday’s post mentioned). BUT what I have found since then is many wonderful resources to help me get serious about conquering my organizational issues! Resources such as my schedules for cleaning, meals and school (which I very loosely follow), my chore pack system (which I used faithfully for 2+ years but this year the children are doing their chores automatically, so we may be growing out of this system) , my exercise notebook (which is getting dusty – do we see a pattern here people? lol!), and most recently a Christmas organizer (that I hope to show you on a video someday soon) taken from the ebook Untangling Christmas.
Untangling Christmas is co-authored by Karen Ehman and Karen Ehman is my new go-to guru for organization!!! I just love her blog and her spirit! And I’m trying to learn as much as I can off of her! Today she has offered 2 copies of her book, The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized to 2 Women Living Well readers! Woohoo!! Karen is a Proverbs 31 Ministries writer, author of 4 books on organization (plus the ebook) and speaker. Here’s what The Complete Guide to Getting & Staying Organized is all about!
The key to good organization is not a one–size–fits–all method. It is a unique plan that considers personality type, lifestyle, income level, and family schedule.
Karen believes that with her simple step by step process you can recognize your own personal style of managing your household successfully and develop a unique plan that gives you the freedom to:
- manage your time wisely by prioritizing and then working smarter, not harder
- de–clutter and organize your home (an entire chapter is devoted to teaching you an easy method for to de-junking!)
- plan menus, shop more efficiently, and become both comfortable and creative in the kitchen
- get children involved in pursuing an ordered life and home
- avoid the trap of overcommitment
- use practical tools to assist in organization
Getting and staying organized means more time for the important things in family life—concentrating on cultivating a close, personal relationship with the Creator, drawing His word into every aspect of living, and ultimately tying your children’s heartstrings to God.
To enter this giveway: leave a comment below and share one area of organization you struggle with the most.
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This giveaway ends Saturday, October 22nd at 8pm. Two winners will be chosen at that time!!!
Walk with the King!