Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Get Homeschool Organized

Time to get your Homeschool organized! Do you have a few areas in your home or school that could use a little bit of extra organization? I did & thanks to Christie Love with Simple Organized Sanity (SOS) for helping me in 3 trying areas of my Homeschool & Home!
Homeschool families and other work from home parents have unique organizational challenges.  It isn't always easy to work/teach where you live.  If my home isn't picked up or organized then that affects my work and teaching.  It goes both ways.  It isn't always easy to have a picked up and organized home if your work or school area is disorganized.

In January 2009, Christie took her dream career of professional organizing to a new level.  She was ready to get working to help  give others a "real world" way of keeping their life organized.

How did Christie help me?

In email, Christie sent me a list of specific questions for me to answer.  She wanted to know what three areas of organization frustrated me and affected my homeschooling, other road blocks that I encounter and how long I've struggled with them.  The next day, in email, she sent me an awesome Homeschool Planner Worksheet, and planned on using that as part of our discussion that next day via a phone call!  She gave me dates and times to choose from to have her call me to discussion my "disorganization".

During the 30-45 min. phone coaching call, Christie thoroughly went over the items on my questionnaire. She addresses each one with very helpful tips.  Not only did she give me advice but she asked me each time "is this something that you think you will use or be helpful for your family".  I enjoyed our time together on the phone. 
She gave me great advice on using the daily planner worksheet to keep track of the daily schedule and to keep that worksheet as part of the record of our school schedule. 

I also never liked not having my home all picked up, kitchen dishes done,etc before starting school.  A lot of days I would just not do it but then got frustrated when people would stop in during the day. I like to have things tidy but struggled with get it all done before school started that day.  Christie gave me sound, practical advise to get me organized each day!  


Two other areas where keeping on 11 year old organized. She would take forever to get her supplies gathered and was always loosing them.  She suggested a basket method and to reward her when she was on time! Praise helped the child!

She went from put the folders and books like this on the book shelf to this great basket where she can also put her pencils, pens,etc.

The last area was a personal thing for me. I love coupons but I'm a very bad organizer of them. I shop ever 7-10 days or so for my planned out meals. I go through my coupons as I'm planning my meals.  I had them clipped on a clipboard that just didn't work. They would fall off and were out of order so it took me longer than needed to write my list and get shopping!  Christie suggest that I buy a small accordion folder to filed them away.  I know I should have done it years ago! The folder is letter size so it fits easily in my bag if I need to take it with me to the store.  So I went from clipboard to organized file folder!



(OVER) Ok so are you ready to win your own personalized coaching call? One of my homeschool readers can win one of their very own!  There is also a Twitter Party in the works for you to learn more about SOS and win prizes!

This blog post was part of a Blogger Select Blog program sponsored by The Product Review Place and Simple Organized Sanity! As part of my participation I received the coaching call. The review is of my own words.  SOS is donating one free coaching call to one of my blog readers!
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GIVEAWAY- One 30-45min Homeschool Coaching call




To enter-You must go visit SOS and come back here and tell me something about her business. This has to be done to enter the giveaway. It is the only requirement!




BONUS ENTRIES- Do you want more chances to win?? If so do as many as you want of these options!




1) Tell me one area of your home/life that you would like organized! 2 entries




2) Tweet this giveaway 2 entries per tweet and tweet as much as you like! Leave link in comments!
"Enter to win a Free Coaching Call to get your Sanity Back http://bit.ly/aZpzYJ RSVP for the Twitter Party #GetOrganized "




3) RSVP for a the Twitter Party involving my blog and the group of bloggers listed below. Click here to RSVP and then come back here to get your 5 entries




4) One entry for each one of these you do or have done. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each one! Look to the right side bar to find these things- Follow my blog, Follow me on Twitter, Like me on Facebook, Follow on Networked blogs, Follow my RSS Feed.


5) Comment on any of my other blog post and or enter any other of my giveaways for 2 extra entries each! Unlimited!


6) Here are the other bloggers involved in SOS! Stop in and see what they have to offer, too! Go visit them and for each one come back and claim an extra entry each!
    I linked this up on 5/10/12 to Homeschooling on the Cheap! You should check out her homeschooling link up!

    18 comments:

    Lisa F. said...

    Very cool! They have weekly calls in that you can sign up for

    Anonymous said...

    I love that you can sign up for 30 minute sessions over the phone.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

    Anonymous said...

    I would like to organize my homeschooling supplies and references. My kids are just starting and I already have an unorganized mess.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

    Anonymous said...

    I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/wiscmom24/status/12878580646

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

    Jessica said...

    They have baby-sitter information sheets. Way cool!
    jgsjensen/hotmail

    Jessica said...

    http://twitter.com/fringies/status/13463274902 jgsjensen/hotmail
    Entry #2

    Jessica said...

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fringies/status/13463274902
    jgsjensen/hotmail
    Entry #1

    adrian said...

    Her website shows that her downloadable products have no membership fees and no Yearly Fees
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com

    adrian said...

    rsvp'd for twitter event
    name is adrian/smilefest on twitter
    was person #81 to rsvp
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com
    entry 1

    adrian said...

    rsvp'd for twitter event
    name is adrian/smilefest on twitter
    was person #81 to rsvp
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com
    entry 5

    adrian said...

    rsvp'd for twitter event
    name is adrian/smilefest on twitter
    was person #81 to rsvp
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com
    entry 4

    adrian said...

    rsvp'd for twitter event
    name is adrian/smilefest on twitter
    was person #81 to rsvp
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com
    entry 3

    adrian said...

    rsvp'd for twitter event
    name is adrian/smilefest on twitter
    was person #81 to rsvp
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com
    entry 2

    adrian said...

    The one area that I would most like to organize would be the kitchen/office area
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com
    entry 2

    adrian said...

    The one area that I would most like to organize would be the kitchen/office area
    smilefest (at) yahoo (dot) com
    entry 1

    Susieqtpies said...

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com you are the winner!! SOS should be in touch with you shortly!! Thanks so much and g'luck!

    For everyone else... please got to SOS and check out her site and let her help you! It is a great business. I participate in the weekly challenge mp3 program. She has a recording each week that you listen to and do the task! You can even win a her weekly giveaway with this!!!

    Anonymous said...

    Thank you so much. I am SO excited.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

    Kelli said...

    Thanks for stopping in a few weeks ago and linking up to Homeschooling on the Cheap! Your post was the #3 most clicked post. I appreciate you taking time to come over and link up anything homeschooling.

    The new linky is life. Stop in and see your feature.

    Kelli
    http://3boysandadog.com/deals/2012/homeschooling-on-the-cheap-june-7-2012/

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