Inexpensive, stiff-bristled paint brushes--in a variety of widths--are a great addition to the cleaning tote. Use them to dust the tops of books, whisk dirt from baseboards and corners, clean dust from blinds, and remove crumbs from upholstery.
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 many 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.
Homeschool families, like Tolstoy's happy ones, are all alike: drowning in a sea of clutter!
Whatever the organization arena--time, space, money, computer access—-homeschool families have it worse. They have more stuff, less time, more distractions, less money, more chores and less space than just about anybody else.
How do you get organized for homeschool?
Don't despair, homeschoolers! Here at OrganizedHome.Com, we've assembled the best tips, ideas, resources and links to get your new school year off to an organized start.
You don't homeschool? Hang around anyway!
The principles used to organize full-time home schooling families also work for every other family where you find children and learning and love.
Ready? Get organized for homeschool, because home's cool!