Friday Recovery List
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My house always seems to be deteriorating slowly by Friday afternoon. We’ve used it and it shows. If only I were as good at doing my lists as writing them. But this month, I’m doing the fun part: writing and sharing my homeschool lists. The more I follow my lists, the better things go, so maybe writing them out again and again is not an exercise in futility. One can always hope, right? Bunches of Homeschooling Lists Index: Get Organized … Read More

Essential Pantry List for Simple Meals
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Meals might not seem like part of homeschooling, but it’s all part of the package of making life happen. And I have lists to make it easier. I love to make lists. I even have lists of the lists I have made and want to make. So, why not share all (well, some) of those lists during The Nester’s 31 Days series? Yes, 31 days of homeschool lists. It’ll be a ton of fun if you love lists as much … Read More

5 Lists That Will Make You Feel Organized
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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: Aim
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We are nearly done with this series on building habits to keep our homes humming and harmonious. Previously, we’ve already worked on Assemble: Start Your Brain Dump List Act: Process That List Arrange: Organize Your Stuff & Your Plans Assess: How to Evaluate for Forward Momentum Now, this is where the cycle loops. As you go along the way, you’ll probably end up adding more stuff to your collected items, changing around your container/list-management set-up, and then that means more … Read More

Simplified Organization: Learning to Love What Must Be Done

About a year ago I started writing an ebook that I thought would simply be an expanded and improved GTD for Homemakers. The more I got into it, the more I thought an ebook really wasn’t the best way to present the material. How many ebooks do I have just sitting on my hard drive? eBooks inspire, but they aren’t handy when you want one specific piece of information or encouragement from them. After talking it over with my husband, … Read More

Humming Home Habits: Arrange
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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

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