The first full week of October is Get Organized Week and we have some GREAT tips and free printables to help you get your home and homeschool in order. Be sure to scroll all the way down so you don’t miss anything!
I once thought that if I just started being a stay-at-home mom that everything would fall into place. Although I never said it out loud, I secretly thought that staying at home was the answer to some difficulties I had keeping up in the home. This included the idea that once I was able to stay at home and quit the corporate 9-5, I could be organized the way I wanted to and keep everything spotless.
I quickly learned that taming the disorganization monster in the home wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.
When I worked outside the home, in mind, I quickly blamed everything on not being able to stay home with my children. If laundry piled up, the kids fell behind in school, and the dishes remained dirty – I knew that if I could just be home, I could attend to everything.
You probably know where this is going. If something wouldn’t get done or didn’t pan out when I was working full time, I quickly blamed it on not being able to stay home. After I finally was able to stay home full time, things didn’t go as neatly and smoothly as I had imagined.
I love order and organization. I just knew that I would be able to keep order and organization when I became a stay-at-home mom. In reality, it took a long while before I could get organized.
There was a huge adjustment period my family went through. We used planners and chore charts galore until we found some that worked for us. It wasn’t easy and I am guessing many of you may have the same story. Situations that go in your favor, like the opportunity I finally got to stay home, don’t change everything. Situations in your favor may bring about different challenges and may not even fix old ones.
My first year of homeschooling was adjusting, learning with my kids, and just plain surviving. I was trying to keep my head above water while aiming to succeed at the thing I wanted for so long – to train my kids in the way they should go and be a keeper of the home.
One of the most beneficial things I have found in my organizational journey is that the homeschool community and other moms were/are ready to help. There is information out there that can help you to do something seemingly small, but one that can help you greatly.
I am not especially creative nor have the ability to think outside of the box. It is because moms took time to help each other in this little thing we call the internet and blogging. It rocks!
If you are ready to start taming the disorganization monster in your home — and even your homeschool, then you might enjoy some of my favorite resources that helped me along the way.
Tools for taming the disorganization monster in your home:
20+ Homeschool Organization Ideas & Hacks | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Awesome Homeschool Organization Ideas | The Homeschool Scientist
5 Simple Homeschool Organization Ideas | Simply Be Wild and Free
Get Organized in 2019 with Free Printables | Simply Stacie
Conquer an Organizing Project in 5 Simple Steps | Garden Full of Dreams
99 Ways To Get Seriously Organized | Shine Sheets
Best Planners for Moms To Get Organized In 2019 | Lemons and Lattes
17 Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered | Our Home Sweet Home
How to be a More Organized Person | Blissful Gal
7 Surprising Ways To Get And Stay Organized | Arts & Classy
8 Ridiculously Easy Toy Organization Hacks | Fennel Seeds
10 Best Fridge Organization Hacks That Will Help Your Sanity | Craft on Fire
Taming the Disorganization Monster in your homeschool:
5 Homeschool Organization Tips for Successful Schooling (Free Monthly Binder Covers) | Natural Beach Living
Organization Tips and Hacks for Your Homeschool |Living Life and Learning
Homeschool Paperwork Organization Made Easy | Organized Homeschooler
Digital Organization Tips for Homeschooling High School | Techie Homeschool Mom
Being organized in your home is a skill that needs to be intentional. For me, it had to be in baby steps. I needed to take my organizational goals with stride, celebrate the wins and not knock myself for the losses. Being organized really does help your life flow better. Even just doing a little bit at a time makes a big difference.
You can tame the disorganization monster in your home this year, but remember don’t overwhelm yourself. You are only in a race to be better than you were yesterday. Pick a few realistic tips or hacks and roll with them to start organizing your home today.
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Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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