This plugins will allow you to avoid using 'sidebar.php' in themes, but using as many virtual sidebars as you need. By the same way, you could select
Upload the Ted-VirtualSidebar plugin to your blog
Now the sidebars are accessible in the widget screen.
Of course now you need to adjust the theme and your 'style.css', to do you can look after its homepage.
Good luck, and, please, give me back informations on how you used my 'baby'.