Fall Cleaning Chore Checklist
Fall Cleaning Checklist
Cynthia Ewer September 7, 2021

It's Autumn. Pumpkins glow in golden fields. Shorter days, crisp mornings signal winter's approach.

Can the holidays be far behind?

Use Autumn's brisk and breezy days to conquer deep-cleaning chores for a clean and comfortable winter home, and to wrap up summer's outdoor lifestyle.

Our Fall Cleaning Chore Checklist will help you prepare home and hearth for the coming of winter:

Seasonal Clothing Declutter: Who's Living In Your Closet?
Seasonal clothing declutter
Cynthia Ewer September 5, 2021

Once again, I mark the coming of autumn with a clothing closet declutter. 

I wade into the closet and find the boxes of out-of-season clothing. Try everything on, skin itching at the touch of wool when the temperature's 80 degrees. 

Start early for an organized christmas

Too Early To Think Christmas? Starting Now Makes Sense

Summer's in full swing--and baby, it's hot outside! Need a diversion? Late summer is the perfect time to look ahead to the holiday season! 

Start Christmas planning now, and you'll reap abundant benefits come December. But not everyone agrees. Citing "Christmas creep"--the tendency of retail stores to display holiday merchandise while it's still summer--many people resist the idea of starting early for an organized Christmas.

September 1, 2021
Home's Cool! Get Organized for Home School
Get organized for homeschooling
Cynthia Ewer August 30, 2021

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. 

Organized Christmas? Try a Holiday Plan
Holiday plans for an organized Christmas
Cynthia Ewer August 29, 2021

What's the best road to calm and joyous holidays?  It's all about the plan!  Preparing for Christmas with the help of a step-by-step plan makes quick work of seasonal chores, and leaves plenty of time, energy--and money!--to celebrate the season.

Here at OrganizedHome.com, we're home to two of the Web's oldest holiday plans: the Christmas Countdown and the Holiday Grand Plan.  

School-Year Plan: Teach Kids the Planner Habit
Tips for teaching kids the planner habit
Cynthia Ewer August 25, 2021

Teachers, parents and homeschool families know that training kids to the planner habit makes for successful students. 

School districts throughout the USA issue planners to pupils and integrate planner use into the school day. Homeschool families use planners to track and organize lessons, chores and activities, while tech-savvy teens rely on smartphone calendar and to-do apps to organize their work.

Ready for School: Tips to Help With Homework
Help with Homework
Cynthia Ewer August 15, 2021

The start of a new school year brings fresh supplies and new outfits ... and their less-welcome cousin, homework. How will you handle daily homework sessions in your organized home?

To stave off homework battles, it pays to make a plan. Creating a homework routine undercuts foot-dragging, while setting up a homework station keeps distractions to a minimum.