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    I Could Be Amish By Ann Marie Guenther of That Girl Organizes

    What day is it? If you cross the days off daily on the calendar to keep track, you are not the only one.

    Life looks very different than it did in early March. Rushing is a thing of the past, and I am grateful! Now we sleep in a bit, cook full meals three times per day and have a lot of time on our hands. Great things continue to evolve as a result of being in our homes.

    My family of 6 is finally ok with one another once again, and the arguing has finally subsided. The first two weeks were a bit of a rough spot.

    Three of my kiddos have ADHD, Asbergers, or both. Having these challenges makes times like these extra “exciting,” but we seem to have hit a new normal, whereas everyone knows what activities are available for entertainment.

    Here are the positives:

    -meaningful conversations

    -learning new skills

    -long walks

    -art projects

    -paint canvas

    -yard work and starting a garden

    -sewing dog toys and napkins

    -creating a cardboard house with accessories

    -outdoor games

    -teaching the puppy new tricks

    -puzzles and games



    Are you becoming concerned about product sustainability?

    I hate being a waster (napkins, paper towels, plastic wrap, and sandwich bags were tossed out daily here). I have enjoyed sewing up sustainable cloth replacements for every item here. I sewed my wedding dress, but a beginner can do this, I promise!

    Here is the tutorial I followed for the napkins. https://www.vivaveltoro.com/diy-5-minute-cloth-napkins-tutorial/

    I can’t wait to attack other sustainable! Think about it, I’m not only teaching my children to save money but the environment too. If you’d instead purchase these items than make them, check out Etsy or Amazon for alternatives!

    If you happen to love sewing as much as I do, I have noticed a need. Healthcare workers wear masks throughout their shifts, and the elastic is rubbing their ears raw. That Girl has a solution! I’m going to order headbands, from Amazon and sew eye hooks or buttons to them. This way, the healthcare workers can hook the elastic to hooks or buttons instead of their tender ears!

    I will drop these off with a local nurse to take to the hospital in my neighborhood. They look like this:



    In this crazy time, gratitude is not something to underestimate.

    I am grateful for the slower pace and getting back to the basics with my family.


    That Girl Organizes recognizes that this is a great time to get organized. We are offering Virtual Organizing for only $47 per hour. If you are not a do-it-yourself kind of girl, let us know, and we will add you to our list of clients anxious to get organized and stay organized! Ann Marie Guenther 630.673.3637


    • Ann Marie Guenther, owner of That Girl Organizes is known as Naperville’s most organized woman and the face of Facebook! Ann Marie declares that clutter is unproductive and sucks the money out of your bank account as well as the time out of your day. That Girl Organizes keeps Chicagoland homes and businesses productive and peaceful. As a former teacher, she developed her own exclusive system to teach people how to organize according to their individual learning style. This system keeps their homes productive and organized, saving time and money. In addition to her organizing business, Ann Marie now trains other organizers on how to grow their businesses when she isn’t speaking at events, on podcasts, radio shows or writing articles. Look for her first book in 2019!

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