Category Archives: Cleaning and Organizing

Keeping Track of Library Books – No More Fines

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Everyone knows that homeschoolers love the library. And sometimes they share their record-breaking library overdue fines. Whenever this happens, there are some who mention that they have stopped using the library because they have spent more money on fines than would have to buy books. While I am a huge advocate of having a large home library, I […]

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Organizing Computer Files

A lot of people, including me, make New Year’s Resolutions to declutter their home and to simplify. But I bet not as many people resolve to declutter and organize their computer files. Photo credit – Marcin Wichary Keeping Your Computer Organized is Essential You may not realize it, but keeping your computer organized and decluttered […]

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Review

In November I happened to see a post in my Facebook feed about signing up for a chance to be on the launch team for Crystal Paine’s (Money Saving Mom) upcoming book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Based on the title alone, I decided to sign up. At the time, I really felt like I […]

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Schoolhouse Birthday Bash Blog Hop: Interview with Malia Russell

I have a special treat for you. I am today’s host for the Schoolhouse Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Every day you can meet one of the new monthly columnists for The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Malia Russell is the founder of Homemaking 911, a website providing help and encouragement to homemakers. She is a gifted writer […]

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31 Days to Clean HOMEmaker’s Challenge – Week 1

This week I started reading 31 Days to Clean and participating in the HOMEmaker’s Challenge working through it. I am really enjoying this book. If there was any doubt before, this book has confirmed something to me. I am more of a Martha than a Mary. At least my natural inclination is more that way. […]

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It’s a Major Award

OK, so it’s not a major award. But I won something great! I enter some giveaways, but I frequently skip them because they are just too much trouble to enter. However, when I saw this giveaway on Homeschool Creations, I couldn’t resist entering. (And doing everything I could to earn more entries.) I am thrilled […]

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Creative Dusting Tool

I should mention that I really don’t like to dust. It’s one of the chores that I try to assign to my kids. My bedroom furniture is particularly difficult because it has grooves that are hard to get to. Here’s a picture of the cabinet on the front of the chest after not dusting it […]

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Racing through Chores

This week is cleaning theme week at Works for Me Wednesday. I have already made a few Works for Me Wednesday posts with some of my cleaning tips. Here’s our Chore Chart, and just last week I posted on Dividing Cleaning Tasks. You may think that I like to clean. But I really don’t. I […]

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Dividing Cleaning Tasks

When I was a kid, my mother cleaned the whole house once a week. (Not that she didn’t clean up anything in between) I mean all the dusting, vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, floor mopping, EVERYTHING on ONE day. As I got older I was assigned a lot of it. It takes a lot away from a […]

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Using Hidden Spaces

This week for Works for Me Wednesday I have another one of those tips that seem so obvious and yet took me a while to think of. We all like to keep various papers and notes handy so that we know where they are. A lot of people have chosen to hang everything on their […]

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