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Downers Grove, IL 60515


From Piles to Smiles® organizing and productivity service provides personalized, non-judgmental, professional coaching and hands-on organizing assistance that can help you claim control of your hectic personal and business life.


Your Time

Gain the time to live your life to the fullest!

Do you wish you could find more time every week for your family, exercise, or a favorite hobby? 

Here’s our “secret”: You can make time for the people and things you love by using time management skills at work, home, and school. Some people think this involves complicated, technical systems. But basic time management principles are simple. And many of the tools are simple: calendars, checklists, weekly reminders, etc. By learning how to properly use these tools, you’ll make time for the people and activities you love.

Select the time management program that fits your needs!

Keep in mind, you can purchase one of the following time management programs separately or along with the Your Home or Your Office packages.

Package #1:
Be Productive At Work:
Time Management Skills For The Office

Time management is money management. Make your time count by learning time-management skills that help you save time and money—and allow you to carve out time for your family, exercise program, hobbies, or sports.

First, we will: 

  • Discuss your time-management challenges.
  • Make sure you have a time management tool that suits your needs (either electronic or paper).
  • Discuss the difference between tasks that are urgent and important and how to handle them.
  • Identify and determine how to eliminate time-wasting habits or processes.
  • Create a system to accomplish the things you need to get done in your life, such as paying bills, exercising, setting aside time for sports and hobbies, etc.
  • Create a system to capture and remember the many details you carry around in your head or on myriad slips of paper.
  • Discuss how to efficiently handle papers and email.

Next, you will:

  • Practice properly using your time management tool and getting things done when they need to be done.
  • Practice prioritizing tasks and using the system we develop to capture and remember each task.
  • Practice efficiently handling paper and email.

You get:

  • 2-hour “get productive” discussion (in person or by phone).
  • 1-hour follow-up discussion (by phone).

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Package #2:
Household Time Management & Task-Management Skills

As the household manager, do you have long, dizzying days of running, but you never feel caught up? It’s no wonder—you’re in charge of a zillion details. Plus, you wear multiple hats: parent, spouse, chef, personal shopper, accountant, scheduler, chauffeur, cleaner, launderer, homework advisor, volunteer, and much more.

We can help you:

  • Better manage your time (and the entire household) by determining what simple, effective time management tool (such as a calendar, day-planner, or notepad) will suit your needs.
  • Create a system to accomplish regular tasks such as grocery shopping, laundry, errands, driving kids to their activities, your volunteer activities, and your exercise program.
  • Create a simple way to schedule everyone’s activities.
  • Find time for yourself to exercise, read, pursue your hobbies, etc.
  • Brainstorm ways to simplify meal planning.
  • Create systems to complete household chores more efficiently.
  • Get the kids involved in household chores without combat.
  • Spend less time paying bills, and pay them on time.
  • Spend less time running errands.

You get:

  • 2-hour “get organized” discussion (in person or by phone).
  • 1-hour follow-up discussion (by phone) to discuss any challenges and find ways to overcome them.

Ask about our add-on training topics, including:

  • How to plan nutritious meals and the available tools and resources you can use.
  • Creating a customized schedule of household chores for you, your kids, and spouse, with room-by-room itemized chores and activities.
  • Creating a family birthday, anniversary, and holiday calendar.

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Package #3:
Finish Your Homework On Time:
Basic Time Management Skills For Students

Do you (or your child) struggle to turn in homework on time? Is every week a juggling act to complete homework, create special projects, and participate in after-school activities? This package is an excellent first step for any student—from elementary school to college—to learn how to manage his or her week.

Together, we will:

  • Develop school-day routines.
  • Create a customized method to capture and remember homework assignments.
  • Prioritize and schedule homework, projects, and after-school activities.
  • Identify time-wasting habits, and discuss how to avoid them.
  • Discuss how to take good class notes and organize them.
  • Discuss how to organize a backpack and locker so important papers don’t get lost.

You get:

  • 1½-hour “get started” discussion (in-person or by phone).
  • ½-hour follow-up discussion (by phone) to discuss any challenges and find ways to overcome them.

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Our guarantee

We’re confident that, after working with From Piles to Smiles, you’ll know how to make time for the people and things you love and take control of your day. If after 2 sessions with us that isn’t the case, then we’ll refund the equivalent of 2 hours of our time. Simply call and tell us personally.