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Printable 15 Minute Chore Checklists

Telling a child to clean a room can be overwhelming to them. These checklists are broken down into easy, doable one- to three-minute chores. You can assign a child a room or a few steps. Explain to your children that if they complete the list every day, each can be done in about 15 minutes! Studies show when teaching chores, ... Read More »

Remove Splinters & Other Uses for Elmer’s Glue

When my son needed a splinter removed but did not want me to remove it with tweezers or a needle. I came up with the brainstorm to try duct tape. The first two tries didn’t work. The third time I applied the tape and removed it and the splinter came out. Since then I read that Elmer’s glue helps remove splinters. Yesterday ... Read More »

Free Printable Labels to Organize Cord Clutter

I look forward to the future when we have no more cords and no more cord clutter.  Every week we spent time searching for or untangling pesky phone chargers, camera cords, usb cords, etc.   Now I use plastic Sterilite drawers  work great to organize all thoseGet free printable labels below. This is an easy quick DIY fix that will take you an hour ... Read More »

Top Ten Ways to Organize Your Homeschool

Homeschool books, supplies, chore lists, scheduling workboxes, oh my! How do you keep it all organized? Here are a few DIY ideas. 1.  Tin Cans or Cups Cover tin cans to organize markers, pencils, and crayons. Use coffee cans, soup cans, paint cans, etc 2. Coffee Cans Use these free coffee can labels to group small supplies. 3. Free Teaching ... Read More »

Free Rotating Post-It Note Lists

The little 2 x 2 Post-it Notes are perfect for to-do lists, chore lists, goal setting, Honey Do lists, or menu planning. Here are several you can download and print to fi your needs. How do I get these? The link to all of the list are at the bottom of this post.   Need More than 12? Stack ’em!   ... Read More »

How to Fix a Broken Window Blind

A few of the vertical blind slats broke off our living room window because the blinds were hard to open and had to be tugged. When the lights are on inside and people can see in your living room through broken blinds it looks…well…junky. DIY Temporary Fix: Scotch Tape A lot of people fix for broken slats by turning the slat upside ... Read More »

Cord Clutter Help: Washi Tape Cord Labels

One day there will be no cord clutter! Our grandchildren will have no idea of the tangled messes we dealt with. Until that day, Rachel at ‘The Chic Site’ shows us how to make these washi tape cord labels… who knew cord clutter could turn out so cute!   Follow Robin’s board Washi Tape on Pinterest./p> The Chic Tips & Tricks Videos Rachel ... Read More »

Take Five Minutes to Organize Your Brain

I’ve been trying out an online organization tool called Workflowy. I love it. I found this because I began using a paper system called the Bullet Journaling. Workflowy works well with the paper system (I’ll blog more about it soon). I still use Trello because I spent a few years creating Trello lists, but Workflowy is better for me for ... Read More »

Get Organized with A Notebook Planner

Are you organized? Do you have a chore check list? Can you find your dog’s shot record quick? Have a list of birthdays somewhere? What about you homeschool, is it organized? Do you know  what work to assign today or what they did yesterday? What if you could experience less stress, frustration and choas while gaining time and energy? If ... Read More »

Ten Minutes to A Clean Bathroom & Free Printable

Have you ever noticed how quick hospital room-cleaners are? They can be in and out of a room (cleaning the bathroom, and bedroom) in a few short minutes. It takes having supplies on hand and a system. No one enjoys cleaning the bathroom, but instead of looking at it as the dreaded dirty bathroom job, try viewing it as a simple ten-minute chore. Complete ... Read More »

Project Purge

I found some great Scripture printables this morning you can print and frame at Katie’s  Terpblog. While I was there her PROJECT PURGE image caught my eye. What a great idea! Katie and Theresa had a goal to help Manasseh Project (outreach ministry of Wedgwood Christian Services dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of young men and women in West Michigan) with a garage ... Read More »

Need to Get Organized? Check Out Homeschool Workboxes

I recently started using homeschool workboxes for my boys based on the ideas in Sue Patrick's Workbox System. WOW! My children have stopped complaining about school and we are getting twice the amount of work accomplished. I love it. This exciting organization system structures your homeschool day in bite size chunks... Read More »

Organize Your Homeschool Library Free

Classroom Organizer is a must have for your homeschool library. It was created for school classsrooms but can be just as useful for homeschools. You use your smart phone and scan the bar code on books and it inputs all of the info for you on a database. Classroom Organizer and all of its features, as it currently exists, will ... Read More »

Devotional for the Disorganized

Amy Verlennich from Dandelion Seeds created a series of lessons to help homemakers with cleaning their homes and devotionals to help the women clean their hearts, as well. Get the free 86 page ebook here. Be sure to pop over to Amy’s blog to thank her for the great freebie! Read More »

Simple Trick to Save Hours Each Week

Menu planning is something we intend to do when we get around to it or “when I’m get organized.” But this is backward thinking; menu planning should be your first step toward getting organized. A lack of meal planning means wasted money, extra trips to the store, frustration and cooking boredom. We are all faced with meals three times a ... Read More »

17 Ridiculously Useful Tips to Make Life Easier

1. Reheat Pizza Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. 2. Easy Deviled Eggs Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal bag and ... Read More »

Refrigerator Magnet Menu Planner

Instead of meal planning charts and index cards and computer generated worksheets, etc. Try hanging meal magnets on your refrigerator! You can see all the meals we usually have at a glance and shift them around (hang high enough your toddler doesn’t mess up your week.) Step 1: Make a list of main dinner meals and laminated it Your meals  ... Read More »

Organize Your Web Surfing with Evernote

So much information, so little time! Wouldn’t it be great to have an external brain to hook up just like you hook up external memory to your computer? Now you can. Evernote let’s you do a ‘brain dump’ of anything you want to remember and recall easily at a later date and its FREE! Evernote remembers like an elephant. Evernote ... Read More »

Organize Homeschool Resources with Pinterest

Pinterest is a free social visual bookmarking site that allows users to tag and organize images into virtual inspiration boards. It can be very useful for homeschoool teachers. You can use it to find or store find worksheets, lapbooks, unit studies, craft ideas, workboxes, educational games, etc. I actually share more on Pinterest than I do on this blog. For example: ... Read More »