Live a more Practical Life

  • Organization for home and business
  • Personal and business etiquitte
  • Life coaching

The mission of Practical Life LLC is to provide you with the skills to live a more practical life through etiquette consulting, professional organizing, and life coaching.


My name is Mary Frances McGraw, and after over two decades of working for others and developing skills to help others in a variety of ways, I decided to go out on my own and start my business, Practical Life LLC. I am certified in etiquette consulting, professional organizing, and life coaching. On the surface these might not seem like they work together, I know that they do.

Etiquette today can be anything from proper table manners to working in a professional environment to the ever-present online presence and social media.

Organizing isn’t just about tidying up your closet or basement. It’s about making your environments, whether it be your home or workplace, more functional. It’s also deciding what you really need to keep, what and how to get rid of things, and getting the most out of what you own.

Life coaching isn’t just having someone cheering you on from the sidelines of life, but someone who helps you see your challenges in a positive way, and helping you see the potential in yourself.

I am here to help you in one, two, or all three of these areas, and I will be happy to guide you into the next phase of your life!


Home Organizing

Have a space or room in your home that needs organizing? Is your work space so disorganized that you can’t think straight, let alone complete that report? My services are available for scheduling at your convenience.


Are you joining the growing trend and moving into a tiny house? Do you have an empty nest and want to move into something cozier? Are you or a family member moving into an assisted living facility? If you answered yes to any of these, I can help you sort through your memories and decide what to keep, what to sell/donate, and what to toss. As a professional organizer and lifeĀ  coach, I can help you with the emotions that go along with a significant change like moving, and then help you pack and unpack in your new setting.


Office Etiquette

Times they are a changing. Email is the norm and so, often, are jeans. With many workplaces moving towards a more casual atmosphere, do you know how to navigate some of the tricky office politics? What about sending an email vs making a phone call? If your workplace is more formal, that
can be tricky too. I can help you navigate the pitfalls and teach you how to find the right options to help you succeed.

Table Manners

If you have children, you probably want them to have good table manners. So how do you teach them while trying to enjoy your own meal? Contact me! I’ll come to your home, when it’s convenient for your schedule, and work with your
child/children. In a matter of a few short sessions, I will teach your them which fork to use, which way to pass the bread, and how to use a napkin. I will also teach them appropriate topics for the dinner table and the importance
of silence and waiting their turn.



We have all needed someone to talk to about professional and personal issues in our lives. Trusted friends and family members can be helpful but they can also have their own personal/professional views to consider. Life coaches offer the guidance you need to consider and make changes in your life.