Decluttering Overwhelm

How to Handle Decluttering Overwhelm

I have been busily following my own advice and decluttering my house little by little.  I have managed to get through the kids clothes (times 5!), bathrooms, and dealing with paper clutter.  I’m feeling much better about those areas, but decluttering overwhelm has stopped me in my tracks. There is so much left to accomplish, and each project has taken me longer than expected. The philosophy of minimalism is being embraced by people everywhere. It’s appealing to … Continue reading →

Rules of De-cluttering

6 Rules of De-Cluttering

When it comes to getting organized, one of the key elements must be de-cluttering. However, the very idea of getting rid of their possessions strikes fear into the hearts of many. As with any other process, it often helps to have some rules in place. Here are six rules of de-cluttering to help you take steps toward living a clutter-free life. Vow to Bring Less Home Most often we are concerned with the purging process of de-cluttering, but … Continue reading →

Decluttering Steps

10 Tiny Decluttering Steps You Can Take Today

If you’ve been procrastinating on a home decluttering project, chances are the reason behind your hesitation is feeling overwhelmed or just not knowing where to start. I know this is a big problem I face. My other problem is a lack of time to tackle big projects.  When examining decluttering methods, I really like the ones that focused on small decluttering steps daily over larger projects. So, when you find yourself stuck in a pattern of avoidance, … Continue reading →

Decluttering Methods

Decluttering Methods – Which One is Right for You?

If you’re feeling boxed in by the amount of clutter in your home, like me, you’ve likely come to the realization that it’s time to make a change. You’ve probably thought about what life could be like if you reclaimed your space, making it clean and organized. Decluttering means less stuff to organize but often parting with our stuff is harder than most of us think. And choosing how and what to get rid of can be an … Continue reading →

What is the Point of Organizing

What is the Point of Organizing?

As moms, homeschoolers, and entreprenuers we are constantly organizing things.  We seek to keep our homes clean and our families fed; we choose the best school environment or curriculum for our kids and then implement a plan to get it all done; and we organize our thoughts and make sure we have enough time set aside for our businesses as well.  But as you seek to organize all these areas of your life, have you ever stopped … Continue reading →

Responsibilities of Motherhood

Top 15 Posts to Help Juggle the Responsibilities of Motherhood

Mom. How can this one little word capture what a woman does for her family? Whether you are a mom to one or many, to babies, teens or every where in between; you stay at home or work outside the home; you are doing incredible work as you juggle the different responsibilities of motherhood.   One of our goals here at Organized Homeschool is to give you ideas, tips, and encouragement for an Organized Homeschool, Organized Life, and Organized … Continue reading →

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

As a mom one of our biggest roles in our child’s life is that of a cheerleader.  But moms need encouragement too!  Do you ever listen to the advice you use to encourage your children in their sports or other endeavors? My family just finished up our swim season, and is gearing up for surf season.  I personally am not athletic, but somehow my kids are.  As we allowed our kids to try different sports we became a … Continue reading →

Gamifying Homeschool for Older Children

Gamifying Homeschool for Older Children

Do you use games in your homeschool? Games are a great tool for making learning fun and increasing retention of information. Making learning a game, is also know as gamification. Often times we think of games for younger children but guest poster Jeriann Watkins shares about ways to use games in your older children’s learning. Gamification has been a hot topic in the last few years, and there are tons of fun ways to incorporate it into homeschool assignments. … Continue reading →

How I Feed My Family of 6 For $100 a Week

How I Feed my Family of 6 on a $100 Week Frugal Grocery Budget

I must confess to you I am not the most organized person, which can make monthly grocery shopping on a frugal grocery budget, or money diet as my oldest daughter calls it, a bit of a challenge.  But let me assure you it still is possible! I love the old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Due to pay cuts and the poor economy I found myself needing to slash my family’s grocery budget from about … Continue reading →

How I Became A Monthly Grocery Shopping Convert

How I Became a Monthly Grocery Shopping Convert

I recently became a monthly grocery shopping convert out of necessity. I refused for many years because it did not retrieve positive memories of my childhood living in the middle of nowhere! Monthly grocery shopping was a necessity growing up and I loved the variety I had when I moved to the city as an adult and was able to shop weekly and at a moments notice. How I Started I grew up in Big Bend National … Continue reading →