September 27, 2016  

From Overwhelmed To Organized: Making Time For All The Stuff

I seem to get into planning and productivity mode every fall. With the spontaneity of summer behind us, the seasons changing, and the school year underway, it feels like everyone is settling into new routines.

I’ve been craving time to refocus my routines and organizational systems, and I’m guessing I’m not the only one who wants to be more intentional about how they spend their time. So, today I’m kicking off a new series on the blog all about using our time productively. I’m calling the series From Overwhelmed To Organized: Making Time For All The Stuff.

No matter how hard we try, it’s easy to fall out of good routines and habits. There are many days where it feels impossible to make time for all the stuff. But the good news is there is no need to wait until January 1st to fine-tune your organization and time management. As the leaves turn orange and crisp fall air sets in, fall is a wonderful time of year to slow down and refocus.

A month-long blog series packed with time management tips, strategies, and motivation. Learn to be more productive and intentional with your time. Lots of goodness in these blog posts!

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From Overwhelmed to Organized: Making Time For All The Stuff

I will be adding to this blog series with one or two new blog posts each week during the next month, and I am eager to dig in with you and discuss ways to make time for all the stuff. Even if you think you’re not an organized person, promise me you’ll check back in on this series and give it a shot?

What To Expect From This Series

Over the next month, I’m going to share a variety of time management ideas and actionable advice with you. My goals are to share what works for me personally and to teach you strategies to help you improve at time management. I hope that some of the tips and inspiration I share during this series will help you on your productivity journey.

Here are some things I’m excited to dive into as we focus on going from overwhelmed to organized:

  • Establishing routines
  • Forming good habits
  • Managing schedules
  • Being productive, not busy
  • Prioritizing all the stuff in life
  • Making time for what matters most

If you are eager to use your time more intentionally, stick around! I look forward to sharing tips, strategies and motivation for elminating stress and taking control of your time.

If you are ready to commit to getting your schedule in order, you can get started right now with my free course, Crush Your Week. Enroll now and learn to design an intentional weekly routine in just five days.

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More From The “Overwhelmed To Organized: Making Time For All The Stuff” Series

I’ll be updating this page with links to the other posts in this series, so you may want to pin it if you plan to follow along!

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What area of time management are you struggling with right now? Leave me a comment so I can cover it in this series.

Have a lovely day,





P.S. If you’re looking for more organizing tips right now, check out the Resolve To Get Organized series I did in January. It’s filled with tips for organizing your home and life.











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About the author

Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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  1. This is so great! I’m feeling the exact same way. It’s so hard to create routines, stay productive, and stick with it while not getting burnt out. I can’t wait to stick around for the series. Thanks Emily 🙂

    >> Christene @ Keys to Inspiration

    1. Routines take a lot of work to make stick, that’s for sure! I think the biggest thing is to continually fine tune your routine to make sure it keeps working for you. Thanks a million for visiting! I hope you are enjoying the series.

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