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Organizing Links

Here are links to read about/purchase books I recommend during my Tips on Organization for Home, School and the Holidays meeting. Also listed are other sites that you may find helpful!

Links:
www.flylady.net –great place to help you get started with routines for your life!

www.savingdinner.com –great place for help with menu planning. Many choices, free starter weeks and then low cost weekly menu subscriptions. I have tried it and the recipes are easy, usually save you money and taste great!

http://www.chasesc.com/forms.html#22 –this site has some great forms to help you with organizing and planning in your home

http://www.donnayoung.org/ –has great forms for homeschooling, planner pages you can download and other useful forms

http://organizedhome.com/ –another site with lots of ideas and information to get you going! It also has free printable forms for making your own household planner/notebook.

http://www.organizedchristmas.com/ –a great site for helping you to plan ahead for Christmas. They also have gift ideas and other helpful information. They have a whole planner you print out to help you with your holiday preparations also.

www.largefamilylogistics.net– A great site to help with planning, scheduling, etc for large &/or homeschooling families!

www.thecleanteam.com – Speedy Cleaning tips

www.urbanhomemaker.comGeneral homemaking help as well as a great Christmas planner/devotional

Books:

Moms Saving Money

by Chodakowski & Wood; has a good, simple section on organizing your home plus lots of tips on saving money!

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Organizing your Life, 4th Edition (The Complete Idiot’s Guide)

by Georgene Lockwood; This book actually has a lot of useful suggestions, just don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of information! If you read the first part and then go to one section at a time and work on it, you will find great ideas that are fairly easy to apply. If you throw in the idea of short amounts of time to get you started, the ideas work well!

Educating the Wholehearted Child Revised & Expanded

by Clay and Sally Clarkson; great general homeschooling how-to book that includes ideas for organizing your home, and school.

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook

by Raymond and Dorothy Moore; tips for many areas of homeschooling including organization for home and school

The home education copybook & planning guide!: The perennial planner-maker resource

by Kathrine von Duyke; reproducible worksheets/planning pages for thinking through and planning for school

If I’m Diapering a Watermelon, Then Where’d I Leave the Baby?: Help for the Highly Distractible Mom

By Carol Barnier; great book focused on “help for the highly distractible mom”; has tips on many areas of organizing your home and school.

Managers of their homes: A practical guide to daily scheduling for Christian home-school families

by Steven and Teri Maxwell; a very detailed scheduling resource for your daily schedule; also visit: www.titus2.com for more information

Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping: Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice

by Miriam Lukken; this is written in the style that women in the 1800’s would record all they knew to pass down to future generations. It has good ideas and is interesting to read about how they used to do things.

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling (3rd Edition)

by Debra Bell; great general homeschooling information with chapters on setting up your home for learning and how to keep things going.

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