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How to Organize Your Home {Homemaking Book Reviews}

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This week is all about learning how to organize your home & finding the best resources to help you.  Tomorrow, we have a facebook party about “Biblical Homemaking”. Reserve your spot by clicking here.

As you may already know, keeping your home organized while homeschooling can be a struggle at times. If you can’t keep your home organized, your homeschool can become stressful. I don’t want that to happen, so I hope the ideas in these “how to organize your home” ebooks will help you.

Today, I want to review a few homemaking ebooks and share at least one tip I learned from each one. I’ve tried to pick the BEST ebook in each of several homemaking categories (clutter/cleaning, meals, grocery shopping, faith & organization) as well as homeschooling.

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Simply Clean Home

simply clean home - discover how to declutter & clean yourhomeOne of the biggest problems we, as Americans, have is CLUTTER. Never fear, you will learn specific tips to help you get rid of all that clutter. And help your kids do the same. Over half this book gives very specific ways to get rid of clutter in EVERY area of your home. Here are a few things you will discover:

  • Benefits of Declutter (more time, better health, fuels creativity, reduces stress & more)
  • Step-by-Step Instructions for decluttering
  • How to declutter the kitchen, bathroom & bedroom (with checklists for each)
  • How to diffuse the “ticking toy bomb” (I know you can relate)
  • Taming the paper beast (I need this one right now)
  • Decluttering WITH kids (yep, you can do it!)

One of the biggest areas mom struggle in decluttering is our closet. We might think we’re going to lose a few more pounds and wear our favorite blouse. Or, we are emotionally attached to a dress we wore in high school. Nina Nelson gives specific tips for you to clean out your closet.

Not only will she help you clean out your closet, she’ll help your kids clean their closet & dresser.

Next, we deal with cleaning. To be perfectly honest, I am not a very good cleaner. I’ve hired ladies to help with cleaning and my sinks sparkle & shine when they leave. But, I strive to keep our home clean on a daily basis. Here are a few tips from Simply Clean Home that might help you organize your home cleaning.

  1. Create a simple cleaning routine
  2. Be sure it is a routine that occurs over & over
  3. Choose one major task for each day
  4. Getting your family to help clean
  5. Make cleaning fun

For each of these 5 strategies in cleaning your home, you’ll discover more tips & tricks to make it easy in your own home.

Many homeschool moms are looking for natural ways to clean. In Simply Clean Home, you’ll get “simple” recipes to keep your home clean.

Most moms think that once they accomplish decluttering & cleaning their home, they are done. Not with Simply Clean Home! What do you do when you are able to keep your home clean & decluttered?

Tips & tricks on controlling clutter right here: HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

Nina Nelson shares 7 ideas you can implement immediately, once you have decluttered & cleaned your home. Even if it isn’t pristine, you can still use these ideas to re-engage with your family.

This book alone could help save you the cleaning fees you’d spend if you hired someone to help you at home.  If a cleaning lady came to your home, you’d spend over $75 for one cleaning. Save yourself some money and clean your home by yourself.  You’ll be glad you did when your home sparkles.  The Ultimate Homemaking bundle is only $29.97 & you’ll save over $45 by de-cluttering & cleaning with your family. It’s well worth it.

Grocery University

Part of being a good homemaker is being wise with the money God has given you.  I believe that Grocery University can help you spend your money wisely. Here’s how . . .

how to cut your grocery bill In the beginning you’ll discover foundational principles to save money, but one of my favorite parts of this course is the next section: Top Secrets about Couponing. I’ve thought that couponing is a huge hassle. But these secrets have changed my mind.

One of those secrets is the #1 place to find coupons. The newspaper insert. If you don’t subscribe to the newspaper, you’re missing out.

I plan to implement a few of these secrets in my shopping over the next few weeks. You’ll want to, also.

Another section of this course is Shopping Sales like a Pro. I’ve shopped sales for almost 40 years, but I still learned a few tricks I’ll be using. And I’ll be using my best friend when shopping: the calculator on my phone.

Finally, there are 6 steps to help you pull it altogether and get started saving money on your grocery bill.

Not only does this include a printable notebook for the course, you’ll also receive 19 MP3’s to give you step-by-step instructions on how to save on your grocery bill.

Backwards Meal Planning

Stressed about meal planning? Try this backwards meal planning strategy - You'll love it!I’ll let you take a look at this one when you invest in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. But for now, I’ll tell you what I love about this ebook.

Instead of planning your meals & then planning your grocery list. It takes a backwards approach.  It shows you how to plan your meals, based on what you’ve already bought. Yep, you’ll plan your menus according to what is already in your pantry.

Think about it. I love this technique you can implement today. Look at your pantry & plan your meals from what’s inside.

You’ll Be Surprised at This One . . .

 Large Family Homeschooling

Even if you don’t have a large family, you’ll gain lots of tips & tricks with this ebook. It is awesome & so is the author, Amy Roberts. I’ve known Amy over 4 years and she is the real deal.  She is how to homeschool a large familyvery honest about homeschooling.

So, whether your family is large or small, you’ll discover ways to improve your homeschool with this ebook. And let’s face it, if you are working on how to organize your home, your homeschool will improve because you’ll have less stress.

Why do I say Amy is the real deal?

She gives “real life” tips that will work in your family, too.

Amy starts with the Bath Routine – every family (small or big) needs to figure out the bath routine. Choose which days your kids will take a bath and stick to it.  You’ll be more efficient & learn to spread that efficiency to other areas (meal efficiency, cleaning efficiency, homeschool efficiency and more)

Other ideas I would have used with only 3 kids (or a large family) . . . .

  • Color coding everything
  • Organizing child chores
  • Streamlining your life
  • Seeing my kids as blessings (I still do & they are all in their 20’s)
  • Herding cats (even 3 kids need herding, but so do lots of kids)
  • Daily homeschool schedule
  • Planning
  • Discipling & homeschooling at the same time
  • Dealing with distractions
  • Closets, Binders, Baskets, Boxes
  • How to Afford Homeschooling
  • Feeding your Crew & Homeschooling, too
  • Newborns, Toddlers, Morning Sickness

The other aspect I love about all of Amy’s writings is to base her ebooks & writings on the Bible. She uses Biblical principles to determine the way she raises her children & the way she homeschools. And this is the majority of  Large Family Homeschooling. It is entirely based on Biblical principles. I love this & so will you!

You’ll discover Biblical ways to homeschool in this book. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve been following me because you want a Biblical way to homeschool. I wholeheartedly believe in using the grid of Scripture to homeschool. Amy gives specific homeschooling ideas for you to use on a daily basis. Thank you, Amy!

 There is so much information in this book, I can’t begin to cover all of it.

Should You Invest in these Books?

Why not invest in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and save yourself time & money by following moms who already created these tips, tricks & techniques that “really” work?

When I kept my home some-what organized (cleaning, cooking, shopping & so on), I was a much better homeschool mom. It wasn’t perfect, but it was organized & liveable.  Now, I had time to invest in my kids and enjoy them. Looking back, I’m thankful for the older moms (including my own mom) that helped me organize my home – cooking, cleaning, shopping, decluttering and much more.

Between these 4 books, you should have everything you need to start getting your home organized. These ladies cover so much information in such a short space that you’ll be glad you got the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Why Should You Invest in these Books Today?

Remember BONUS ITEMS from me: When you invest in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, using my link (here) & support our website, I will give you the following digital resources, completely FREE. Just email your receipt to me so we can be sure you used our link to grab your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

  • 51 Ways to Organize Your Home
  • How to Get It All Done: 2 Golden Hours
  • Time Management for Homeschooling Moms
  • Cooking with Ground Beef (or Ground Turkey)
  • 470 Crockpot Recipes

You can see all 99 carefully selected resources here.  You’ll find resources in faith for kids, homeschooling, mothering, diy, work at home moms, planners, pregnancy, self care and much more. Click here to learn more.

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.Question: What struggles do you have in organizing your home? What tips can you share about homemaking for other homeschool moms?  You can leave a comment by clicking here.

 

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