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Sidetracked Home Executives

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Publisher: Sidetracked Home Executives
Author: Pam Young
Peggy Jones

List Price: $6.95

Ages: Adult

Reviewed By: Sharon Crooks

From Pigpen to Paradise

Written by sisters who tell how they moved from "pigpen to paradise", from clutter and chaos to order, Sidetracked Home Executives boasts a witty style that keeps you entertained. Each sister tells her story and gives tips on how to get your family in the mode of organization. I found their stories to be quite comical but, honestly, their organization method isn't something I'd use.

As with their other book, I'm Ok, But You've Got A Lot of Work to Do!, the method is a bit outdated. There are so many other ways to get your things in order now. Their method has you living off of colored index cards. I just can't see myself writing everything down and housing those cards.

They have done a great job in breaking down age-appropriate chores. The downfall to this part of their plan is the 3x5 index cards that you are supposed to give to your children. I don't see a three-year old managing index cards well.

Their method would work great for those once or twice a year jobs, but for everyday jobs...too tedious.

Each card is to be filled out with the job, frequency, and estimated time. You're even supposed to make a card for jobs that take less than ten minutes!

I did like the menu plan. It supplied a nice do-able chart that everyone could follow. The Christmas List also gave some great ideas.

All in all, the entire program would be very time consuming, but they've done an outstanding job on the tips and lists. This company also offers Personal Organizers and Binders as well
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Available From: Sidetracked Home Executives, Inc.
Phone: 800.238.8840
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Sharon Crooks
Shari Crooks and Husband live in the beautiful state of Alabama with their four daughters. She is the creator of Wisdom Kids, EduScraps, and a handful of other books found on their family website; Firstfruits Publishers. She counts it a blessing to be able to serve the homeschool community in this capacity.
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