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Wanna Get Organized? 4 Must-Do Steps

You’ve vowed to finally transform your “clutter mountain” into a “clutter molehill.” Now that your mind is set, how do you successfully negotiate the ins and outs of getting organized? (1) Have specific goals. Don’t say: I want to get organized. Do say: I want to organize my estate. Speaking in generalities leads to doing in generalities – or no results. Take the time to make specific organizing goals so that you get … [Continue Reading...]

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Planners for Each School Grade

Teaching your kids to plan ahead is one of the best ways to ensure a successful future. They’ll learn to make and keep commitments, set goals, and work to reach them one step at a time. But learning this vital skill doesn’t just happen naturally. It takes some gentle guidance along the way. School provides the ideal environment for setting goals and planning ahead. School gives kids deadlines and makes them commit to certain activities. … [Continue Reading...]

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Go Quote: August 18, 2014

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” -Sonia Johnson … [Continue Reading...]

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Create a Study Area

Distractions can turn a 30-minute project into something that takes hours. Make study time easier for the kids by creating an area in the house for homework. Make sure it has very few distractions, and that it’s loaded with extra pencils, paper, sharpeners, highlighters, and room for books. If possible, keep it away from televisions, video games, and cell phones. If your kids claim they study better with music, keep it quiet so it isn’t … [Continue Reading...]

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Meal Planning Around the School Schedule

We’ve all seen people stopping by the grocery store on their way home from work to purchase the items they’ll need for dinner. There’s nothing wrong with that—we’ve all done that at some point. But you have to admit; last minute shopping gives you even less time to prepare your meal, and less time with the kids. We can make mealtime a bit more relaxing by simply planning ahead. After all, the few hours of family time you have between … [Continue Reading...]

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Organized for School

With the new school year around the corner, how prepared are you? To help you get the chance to prepare and stay a bit more organized, we are giving you the chance to win a Putnam Messenger Bag. This classic, durable, messenger bag will last (almost) forever. The classic, never-dated style and thick, waxed cotton […]

30th Anniversary Story: Kristi Kreiner

Read Kristi’s story and see how her Franklin Planner has helped her keep her life organized. Wow! It’s been nearly 30 years since I started using Franklin Planners in high school. I did not realize that I began my journey with Franklin in their grassroots! At the time, I recall being so excited to catalog […]

Create a Study Area

Distractions can turn a 30-minute project into something that takes hours. Make study time easier for the kids by creating an area in the house for homework. Make sure it has very few distractions, and that it’s loaded with extra pencils, paper, sharpeners, highlighters, and room for books. If possible, keep it away from televisions, […]

Go Quote: August 18, 2014

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” -Sonia Johnson

Meal Planning Around the School Schedule

We’ve all seen people stopping by the grocery store on their way home from work to purchase the items they’ll need for dinner. There’s nothing wrong with that—we’ve all done that at some point. But you have to admit; last minute shopping gives you even less time to prepare your meal, and less time with […]

Wanna Get Organized? 4 Must-Do Steps

You’ve vowed to finally transform your “clutter mountain” into a “clutter molehill.” Now that your mind is set, how do you successfully negotiate the ins and outs of getting organized? (1) Have specific goals. Don’t say: I want to get organized. Do say: I want to organize my estate. Speaking in generalities leads to doing in generalities […]

Coordinating Schedules

As the new school year begins, take the time to coordinate everyone’s schedules so you don’t miss any events. Write each item in your planner so you don’t double schedule your time. You’ll also want to track all of these items on a centralized Family Calendar.Having a centralized calendar will ensure that schedules stay organized […]

Go Quote: August 11, 2014

“Leader in its most important sense means being the agent of your own life, influencing the things you care about most in the world to make it a richer life. ” -Stewart Friedman

Lessons From Mr. Efficient

By Patty Gardner My husband is the most efficient person I know.  I, on the other hand, have to work at it.  I’m somewhere between a messy and a born organized with ADHD thrown into the mix. But during the last 30 years of being married to Mr. Efficient, I’m observed some interesting things he […]