Your High Schooler Needs This Book

The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make In College | Ordered and Organized

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m a Dave Ramsey follower.  It’s no surprise, then, that I think The Graduate Survival Guide:  5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College, co-authored by Ramsey’s daughter Rachel and Anthony O’Neal, is a winner for folks trying to instill financial wisdom in their high schoolers.

The Graduate Survival Guide is a quick read–I read it in less than an hour on a trip to the doctor’s office–and one that the kid in your life needs before he or she graduates from high school, preferably during his or her sophomore or junior year.  (Actually, I think I would have benefited from reading it before freshman year since that is when I buckled down and started working toward scholarships.).

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Friday Find: Ryobi 18-volt ONE+ EVERCHARGE Hand Vacuum

Friday Find: Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ EVERCHARGE Hand Vacuum | Ordered and OrganizedLast week, I posted about how much easier cleaning is with my new broom. But what about a dust pan? Actually, I accidentally left mine behind when I moved earlier this month. But I’m not upset. Because I hate dust pans! I can never pick up everything with them, and they just seem dirty to me. So today I am posting about what I use to pick up what I sweep: a Ryobi 18-volt ONE+ EVERCHARGE Hand Vacuum.

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Friday Find: LandHope Push Broom

Friday Find: Landhope Push Broom | Ordered and Organized

I’ve been noticeably absent for a while, but I had a good reason:  I moved!  My husband and I sold our 56-year-old ranch house and moved into a nearly brand new home closer to his new job.  The four-month-long ordeal is a story that will give me blog (and ebook) fodder for ages to come.

But I digress.

The contract to sell our previous home required us to leave the house “broom clean.”  According to our realtor, what this vague phrase means is up to interpretation, but at the least, we had to sweep the house after we removed all of our belongings.  And boy, did the house need it!  I thought the floors were relatively clean, but after the beds, couch, and other large pieces of furniture were removed, I found dust bunnies of lint and hair underneath, gathering with other dust bunny friends near the walls.  I was highly dismayed.  I was even more disappointed when I realized the state of my broom after I swept our garage floor three or four times.

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