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The 52-Week Get Organized Homeschool Challenge

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If you’re anything like me, you find dozens of great ideas you could use to get and stay organized in your homeschooling and life. The problem is overwhelm! Where do you start? It often feels like you aren’t organized enough to get organized.

I’ve been there. In fact, when I gave homeschooling a try by teaching preschool 14 years ago, I was convinced I had to quit because I was so disorganized.

  • I was constantly forgetting appointments
  • I couldn’t find anything
  • The laundry piled up
  • I didn’t follow through with my curriculum
  • The stress made me short-tempered with the kids

Little did I know that homeschooling was the perfect remedy for a disorganized mom like me. I saw how incapable I was of doing what God had called me to do. It didn’t happen overnight, but today people consider me an organized person.

I’ve come a long way, but I still seek ways to make our homeschooling, home life, and work function as efficiently as possible. I’ve noticed that there isn’t an organizing calendar tailored to families who homeschool, and that’s too bad. We have specific organizing needs.

If you can relate, I invite you to join me for a year’s worth of challenges that will help us get organized enough to do all God has called us to do.

Each month, I will share a printable organizing calendar and each week, I will share the special challenge we will take on. On Mondays, you can read the post, then do one 15-minute mission each remaining weekday, do an hour session over the weekend, or anything in between. One thing I forbid you to do is beat yourself up for not doing every mission. I’m telling you right now that I’m not going to do every single mission as scheduled! There are more important things in life than organization.

But if we do even a few of these missions this year, we will have a better homeschool than we had last year! That’s something to be excited about. I would love for you to subscribe to the blog (Psychowith6, Homeschool Only & Weekly Subscribers will all receive updates) so you don’t miss any of the challenges. As a bonus, you’ll receive my free meal planning ebook and special subscriber-only freebies that will help you get and stay organized.

Please also follow the Organized Homeschool board on Pinterest, and tell your friends about the challenge. Getting organized is always more fun with friends. If you haven’t already heard it, I invite you to listen to the Easy Way to Get Organized podcast on The Homeschool Sanity Show. I share ideas for how to get the most out of this challenge and share my fellow homeschoolers’ and podcasters’ best organizing tips.

You can go directly to the current week’s challenge at this linkThe details for the first challenge will be posted December 29, 2013. If you’d like to get a head start, here’s the January organized homeschool calendar.

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I’m looking forward to getting organized with you in 2014! 

Please share your organizing progress, tips, or related blog posts in the comments, on Facebook, or Google+.

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