Cleaning Like the Pros

It’s not uncommon for us to get overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning and organizing but it doesn’t have to be that difficult. Here are a few easy tips that will make your cleaning and organizing easier, faster and more pleasant.

Daily Routines and Reminders

Daily routines are a simple way to keep your life organized. Made popular by SHE (Sidetracked Home Executives) and FlyLady, daily routines simply mean that each day, you will spend about 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening doing your daily routine to stay on top of things. Daily tasks are […]

Daily Routines

Implementing daily routines helps keep household tasks manageable. FlyLady puts a lot of emphasis on Daily Routines and you can read more about them at her site. You probably already have routines in place, but it is a good idea to periodically review them to figure out ways to make the most of the time […]

Recycle Your Books

When discarding books, you can either give them to a friend, take them to a book exchange store, give them to a thrift store, sell them on ebay, or trade them on, a great way to trade books you don’t need to keep for books that you want to read: Lets You Recycle […]

Menus4Moms™ Free Printable Planner

The Menus 4 Moms™ Planner is a comprehensive organizer for appointments and family menu planning. Each month has a Month View Calendar page which can be used with detailed Weekly Planner pages. Opposite each Weekly Planner page is a Menu Planner page with grocery list for the week. The pages are all designed to fit in a standard 8 1/2 x 11 three-ring binder; they can also be spiral bound at your local copy shop.

Holiday Timetable

by Marilyn Moll, co-author of The 12 Week Holiday Planner For many of us, planning Christmas festivities such as shopping, cooking, baking, gift making, and hospitality can automatically cause a great degree of anxiety. We at The Urban Homemaker don’t advocate complicated or expensive holiday celebrations, and wish to encourage your family to focus on […]

New Year Organizing

It’s the beginning of another new year. What better time to get organized. Try these helpful tips to get your New Year started in the right direction. Schedule it Schedule all annual appointments for you and your family – doctor, dentist and veterinarian (for the animals of course!) Calendar it Get a new calendar and […]

An Organized Pantry

One night I was making burritos for dinner. I went to grab refried beans out of the pantry and couldn’t find any. Later, while cleaning out the pantry, I found some. If the pantry had been organized to begin with, I would have been able to find the refried beans and save my husband a […]

Organize for Creativity

OK, well, I know organization isn’t really decorating, now is it? But, let’s face it, what good is all the effort to create a nice home when it’s hidden behind the mess and the clutter? So in order to help us all prevail over the chaos, here are some great hints for putting everything in […]

A Place for Everything

So, you’ve made the excellent decision to get organized, you’ve sorted through your belongings and you now have only items that you love and are usable. This may be for one small area of your home, a few areas, a drawer or two, or the whole house. However much you have done, it is an […]

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