5 Lists That Will Make You Feel Organized – Simply Convivial

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I love to make lists. I even have lists of the lists I’ve listed and will list. And today during The Nester’s 31 Days challenge, I’m going to share 5 lists that will make us feel organized. Homeschooling Lists by the Truckload Index: Get Organized with Homeschool Lists Previous: 5 Ways to Keep Kids’ Tanks Full Next: Ancient History Cycle Book List The list doesn’t destroy culture; it creates it. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists. … Read More

Humming Home Habits: Arrange – Simply Convivial

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On to step three! After assembling and acting, it’s time for arranging – my favorite part! Arranging is organizing: putting things in their proper place. What is organization? It is being prepared. It is having a home for everything and everything in its home. It is not having color-coded lids or chalkboard labels. It is not making everything magazine-beautiful, but making everything fitting and useful. Why you organize – your motivation – matters quite a bit. Organizing so that we … Read More

Organize Your Homeschool Stuff!

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In this series, I’ve shared some real-life, non-cutesy ways I’ve organized the stuff associated with homeschooling here at our house. This is real-life organization hacks and helps that work here in the trenches. Being organized isn’t about being impressive; it’s just about not being continually frustrated and annoyed at yourself and your stuff. Enjoy! Schedule and Chore Board Teacher Tote Kitchen Cart Library Book Management Inbox & File Box Pencils & Supplies File by Scanning Our Real-Life “Organized” Homeschool File … Read More

A Quick Fix for Well-Loved and Well-Worn Books – 31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff Finale – Simply Convivial

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This month I’m sharing ways I organize the stuff that tends to overflow the homeschooling household. It might not be as pretty as most of the “solutions” you’ll find on Pinterest, but it’s practical and real. Being organized means being prepared and giving your stuff a home; it doesn’t always have to be coordinated and labeled with chalkboard-styled printables. A Quick & Easy Fix for Worn and Torn Books We have a lot of books at our house. I did … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Nature Walk Drawing Art Bag – Simply Convivial

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Being organized is about making the process work for you efficiently, not about maintaining a neat and tidy row at all times. Here are some ways I’ve tried to make the processes work more conveniently so I can spend more mind-space on the children and less on the stuff.  Our Nature Walk Art Bag Now, nature walks never happen as often as I plan or as I’d like. But, I still like the keep the nature walk art bag, … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Coloring Book Collection

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During October, I’ll be showing you ways I’ve used what I had to organize what I use. “Organized” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s all matchy-matchy and cute, complete with chalkboard labels. It means that what you use is where you can find it when you need it. So here is how I’m doing that at my house. I hope it will give you ideas for being resourceful at yours. My Coloring Book Collection I absolutely love the Dover coloring books. The … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Google Calendar for Homeschooling

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Being organized is about making the process work for you efficiently, not about maintaining a neat and tidy row at all times. Here are some ways I’ve tried to make the processes work more conveniently so I can spend more mind-space on the children and less on the stuff. How I Use Google Calendar for Homeschooling Keeping a current calendar is vital to being organized. The advantage of keeping that calendar in a web-based form like Google calendar rather than … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Evernote for Homeschool Planning & Records

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When you think “organized,” what picture pops into your mind? Probably something that would make a splash on Pinterest: something beautiful, something labeled, something amazing. But, organization is actually about being prepared and having a useful home for your stuff – and that’s it. Being organized means making it work for you, not you for it. If it makes your life harder rather than easier, that’s not organized. My Evernote Planning Notes So, you can find all sorts of Pinterest-linked … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Crate of Lesson Books – Simply Convivial

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Being organized is about making the process work for you efficiently, not about maintaining a neat and tidy row at all times. Here are some ways I’ve tried to make the processes work more conveniently so I can spend more mind-space on the children and less on the stuff. Our File Box for Elementary Lessons Just like I have the math stuff all put together in a portable crate, ready to pull out when we all sit around the table … Read More

Paperless Planning | 31 Days of Grocery Shopping Made Easy

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Let’s continue our look at streamlining the process of menu planning, grocery shopping, and meal preparation! Yesterday: How Often Should You Go Shopping? Grocery Shopping Tip: Keep your planning digital and paperless. I hate losing my papers, or having them crumpled, torn, or used as drawing paper. I am a list maker by nature, and quickly find the papers piling up beyond my ability to sort and organize. So, over the last two years, I’ve been converting all my papers … Read More

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