Sunday, September 16, 2007

Get Organized for Homeschool


In my years as worker, mother and home manager, I have experienced a full range of life’s little organizational challenges.

I have run a business from a home shared with two tiny children and moved cross-country (and back). I've merged two cluttered households into one small city apartment, and lived for eighteen happy years with a card-carrying packrat husband.

Home schooling a child beat them all hands-down, organizationally speaking.

How do I count the clutter? The books. The papers. The biology experiments on the kitchen window. The adult-sized child sprawled on the floor, reading. The record-keeping. College admissions and testing and letters from the correspondence school. More

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Organize Thyself

Owning a business requires expert organizing skills in order to keep on top of everything. Follow these steps and make more time in your work day.

1. Make a list of all your responsibilities as a business owner. Prioritize them. Income-producing tasks should be at the top of your list. Place your prioritized list on your computer monitor. This will help you focus. Much More

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Travel Tip: Create a Custom Packing Checklist

Packing for family travel? A packing checklist can save your sanity--and your vacation. Now it's easy to make a custom online checklist with the Universal Packing List.
An interactive Web page, UPL asks for basic travel information--dates, family members, activities, weather--and generates a comprehensive custom list to guide packing for family travel. Print it out, and you'll never again forget the sunblock!
Universal Packing List

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Summer Survival for Busy Moms

by Cynthia Townley Ewer, Editor


They're here! Tumbling from the school bus, fresh from Field Day, with papers and projects and petrified sandwiches spilling in their wake: your children. It's summertime, and the living is easy.


Friday, January 05, 2007

Jumpstart January for an Organized New Year

by Cynthia Townley Ewer

Editor, OrganizedHome.Com

Face it: it's January. Dreary weather is matched only by the dreariness of a house stripped of holiday decorations. Children slog unwillingly through the great dull stretch between New Year's Day and Spring Break, no longer distracted from their schoolwork by the excitements of the holiday season.

December's crowded calendar gives way to January's social slump. Video rentals soar as comfy sweats replace glittery dress clothes on Saturday nights.

Take heart! There's another side to January! The freshness of a new, un-scribbled calendar. The clean lines of household furniture, freed from December's tinsel, trash and clutter. The sweet silence of a second cup of coffee after the children mount the school bus. The delicious feeling of energy to spare, energy released, but not expended, by December's holiday frenzy.

Tap that energy to get organized in the new year! In January, we look forward and we look back. January's two faces provide a natural opportunity to accomplish several crucial organizational tasks. Give in to January's offerings, and you'll bear organizational fruit the whole year long.