Hi! I’m Kirsten Horton. I started this blog in 2013 while teaching Kindergarten and attending my first year of grad school. I was looking for time management tips and effective study strategies that could help me maximize my (very limited) study time! When I couldn’t find it, I just decided to create it here for others in a similar stage of life!

So, that’s probably you! Maybe you’re teaching and also in grad school. And if you are, you’re probably looking for any little way to maximize your study time and teaching time! Chances are, you’re probably also looking for a way to get it all done and balance out your life.

Whether you’re a first-year college student looking for advice on how to organize your notes, or a full-time employee looking for a better way to manage your time– you’re in the right place!

Since you’re here, something tells me you’re the kind of person who loves bright colors, learning new things, and organizing everything around you!

But you might also…

  • Have a hard time making yourself study every day.
  • Feel like you can’t seem to put your life together just the way you want it.
  • Need a few more hours in the day to accomplish everything you’ve taken on. (You could be the most amazing person ever if you could just get caught up!)

No matter where you are in life, you want your time to be more productive.

You want to a daily schedule that leads you toward your life goals.

You’re READY to feel organized and in control of your life.

But right now, you just feel overwhelmed.

Believe me. I’ve been there.

But guess what?! That’s ok! Here’s what I believe:

  • You have the power to take control of your time, meet the goals that you set for yourself, and design an organized life that you love! I’ll do my best to help you get there!
  • You have big dreams and you can turn into concrete goals that you will achieve. I’ll do my best to help you make them a reality!
  • You deserve a positive, organized, and charming life (see what I did there?). My goal is to help you wake up every morning with a confident attitude about your goals!
  • (You should also never say no to mimosas or Target. I mean, life’s just too short.)

You’ve got big plans, goals, or dreams and you can turn them into your new reality! 

Hi! My name is Kirsten Horton and I am IN LOVE with planning, organizing, and teaching!

How did I start this blog? 

In 2013, I was teaching full time and had just started grad school for education. I loved teaching and going to school, but I felt overwhelmed, frustrated, and like I was struggling to keep my head above water. I needed a better way to balance it all.

So I started Organized Charm as a way of researching best practices, holding myself accountable, and sharing what I learned with others. I had no idea I’d still be writing it as a “real adult”. (I was struggling to see past Friday afternoon.)

By actually using the teaching methods I was learning in my education courses, I was able to improve my own grades! The more I learned, the more I shared on OC. As it turns out, there were a lot of college students out there trying their best to balance it all, too!

My grades quickly improved. 

I continued to research and fine tune study strategies and productivity tips, and I eventually finished grad school with a 4.0 (it was the first time I’d achieved that GPA in my life)!

Since then, I have taught Kindergarten in three different schools, moved twice, and I recently became a first-time mom!

No matter what changes I have faced, the routines and systems that I use have made me feel confident and prepared for each new challenge. 

You can use these routines and systems, too!

Through weekly blog posts, daily social media updates, and answering reader requests, Organized Charm helps goal-oriented, hard-working, positive students, LIKE YOU achieve their goals!

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Thank you for taking the time to read about Organized Charm! You’re the absolute best 🙂