Cleaning Out the Sofa – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
Today’s mission is to spend 15 minutes or less cleaning out your sofa. Take the cushions off and start digging. You will be surprised at what you find. You will likely find things you did not know you had lost. You might find things you knew you had lost. It’s always an adventure. If you have a love seat, do the same thing with it. If you have living room chairs that tend to trap things under the cushions, clean them out, too. Set the timer and make this a game for the family. Cleaning and blessing your home can be fun..

Zone Mission: Clean out the sofa. .

 

Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment
Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Clean out your refrigerator. Toss the science experiments.

School: Work on your list and ideas for the new school year.

Errand Day: Do your errands and grocery shopping this afternoon.

 Afternoon Routine: 
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Write up a menu plan for the next 7 days. Check your pantry and freezer and make a grocery list. This habit will save you time and money. Try out some new recipes with the slow cooker. It will save you time once you start back to your school schedule.
Family Fun: Take your children for a walk.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Living Room Furniture – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
Today, let’s spend 15 minutes moving the living room furniture and vacuuming or sweeping under it. Since it’s a new season, think about arranging your furniture differently since you are moving it around anyway. My grandmother used to love to move furniture when she did her detail cleaning. If you were home when she did it, she enlisted your help. (smile) If you weren’t home, you always had to be aware that the furniture might not be in the same place as it was when you left the house. My grandfather learned this early in the marriage, and when they were in the military, he learned to turn on lights if he came home after dark. Don’t move the furniture alone. Have someone help you.

Zone Mission: Vacuum or sweep under the living room furniture.

 

If you need more help with organizing your home and homeschool, you can download  The FlyLady’s Homeschool Teacher and Homeschool Student Control Journals for free.

Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment
Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Clean out your refrigerator. Toss the science experiments.

School: Check out your local library to get details for the summer reading program.

 Afternoon Routine: 
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Write up a menu plan for the next 7 days. Check your pantry and freezer and make a grocery list. This habit will save you time and money. Try out some new recipes with the slow cooker. It will save you time once you start back to your school schedule.
Family Fun: Take your children for a walk.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Lovely Living Rooms – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

This week we are going to declutter and detail clean in our living rooms for 15 minutes a day. We want to have a peaceful and loving home, and it is possible to achieve this by doing small projects daily. Two of the biggest tips I have for keeping the home clean and peaceful besides consistency is to get rid of clutter and to train everyone to pick up behind themselves daily. If you are the one picking up behind your children, you need to stop. Even young children can pick up behind themselves. It is not our duty or job to pick up their toys behind them. Teach them to only get a few things out at a time and put them away when they are finished playing. Here are your missions for the week:
Zone Missions for the week:
 
Monday – Detail dust the Living Room
Tuesday – Move furniture and detail vacuum
Wednesday – Go sofa diving
Thursday – Detail clean the entryway
Friday – Sweep front porch
 
 
Here are your Zone Missions for the month of June:
 
Download the PDF: JUNE 2016
 

Daily Routines:

Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.

School: Stop by the library and pick up some books to read over the next week.


Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Errand day: Make your plan for grocery shopping and errands. Pack water bottles and snacks for everyone. Pack up your library books that need to be turned in.
Family Fun: Take a nature walk today.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Detail Clean the Edges – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

 

Happy Friday! This is the last day to detail clean in our bedrooms. Let’s vacuum around the edges and get the baseboards cleaned off. Just spend 15 minutes or less doing this. If you keep at these short daily missions, you will work your way around your house a little bit at a time. You won’t be burned out from spring cleaning or fall cleaning. You will find that you enjoy working in these small missions and enjoy how your home looks.

 

Have a great week-end!
If you have any questions or tips, please email me. I enjoy hearing from my readers.
Zone Mission: Detail clean the edges of your bedroom.

Routines:

 

Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.

School:

  • Sort through your school materials from this year if you haven’t already done that. Record information that needs to be recorded. If you have a high school student, add information to the high school transcript.
 Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water

Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Cleaning Under the Bed – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

If you have allergies or asthma like I do, it is helpful to keep the floor under your bed clean. Once a month, sweep or vacuum under your bed. This will help you get rid of dust bunnies and make your bedroom a better place to breathe. Don’t keep a lot of stuff under your bed, and it will take minutes to clean under it monthly. If you have children at home, have them do the same thing each month.

Zone Mission – Clean under your bed.


Routines:
Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.

School:

  • Start setting up your new files for the new school year.
 Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water

Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Decluttering Shoes – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
It may seen to you that I talk about decluttering shoes fairly often. I do it because we have too many shoes. Even as simple as boys are with their shoe collections, I still get rid of at least one pair of their shoes each month. Boys wear out shoes. Boys outgrow shoes quickly. I have better things to store than shoes that are worn out or too small. This goes for my shoes, too. I regularly purge shoes from my closet. I run an average of 40 miles per week. A pair of shoes will get between 200 and 500 miles on them before they are ready for the trash. I rotate 4 pair to make them last longer. I don’t wear the same pair two days in a row. This helps them get their springy feel back. I know it sounds ridiculous if you don’t run. But running is my therapy, and the shoes keep my body happy. When I get a new pair, I toss an old pair. I regularly toss other shoes from my collection. Today, I want you to spend 15 minutes decluttering shoes.

Zone Mission: Declutter Shoes.

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Last summer, I did a series on freezer cooking and using the slow cooker. You can search my blog for more on that. Here is one of the first posts: http://www.tamifox.net/2015/06/19/getting-organized-with-a-slow-cooker-summer/ .

 

If you need more help with organizing your home and homeschool, you can download  The FlyLady’s Homeschool Teacher and Homeschool Student Control Journals for free.
Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment
Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Clean out your refrigerator. Toss the science experiments.

School: Check out your local library to get details for the summer reading program.

 Afternoon Routine: 
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Write up a menu plan for the next 7 days. Check your pantry and freezer and make a grocery list. This habit will save you time and money. Try out some new recipes with the slow cooker. It will save you time once you start back to your school schedule.
Family Fun: Take your children for a walk.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Cleaning out the closet – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
Today’s mission is hard for a lot of people. It’s hard to get rid of clothes. We hang onto our clothes even if they don’t fit. Today, I want you to open your closet and pull out as many things as you can that do not fit. Put them in the box of stuff to be donated, and then put that box in your vehicle. Donate these items as soon as you run errands again this week. Don’t go back to the box and rescue things. Let it go. If you have children, ask them to bring you any clothes that do not fit. Get rid of those as appropriate as well.

Zone Mission: Closet clean out.

 

If you need more help with organizing your home and homeschool, you can download  The FlyLady’s Homeschool Teacher and Homeschool Student Control Journals for free.

Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment
Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Clean out your refrigerator. Toss the science experiments.

School: Check out your local library to get details for the summer reading program.

 Afternoon Routine: 
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Write up a menu plan for the next 7 days. Check your pantry and freezer and make a grocery list. This habit will save you time and money. Try out some new recipes with the slow cooker. It will save you time once you start back to your school schedule.
Family Fun: Take your children for a walk.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Detail Cleaning the Bedrooms – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Welcome to a new week and a new area of the house to detail clean. This week we are going to bless our bedrooms and make them more peaceful and cleaner. Each day we will do something to get rid of clutter and dust bunnies. We all deserve a clean bedroom to come into each night. It will give us peace and hopefully a better night’s sleep. If you have children at home, you can have them do similar missions to clean their rooms.
Zone Missions for the week:
 
Monday – Declutter Flat Surfaces and Detail Dust in your Bedroom
Tuesday – Declutter in your Closet
Wednesday – Declutter Shoes
Thursday – Clean Under the Bed
Friday – Detail Vacuum the Baseboards
 
 
Here are your Zone Missions for the month of June:
 
Download the PDF: JUNE 2016
 

Daily Routines:

Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.

School: Stop by the library and pick up some books to read over the next week.


Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Errand day: Make your plan for grocery shopping and errands. Pack water bottles and snacks for everyone. Pack up your library books that need to be turned in.
Family Fun: Take a nature walk today.
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 
  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at the Launch Pad that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Declutter the Basement or Family Room – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

 

Happy Friday! Let’s work on decluttering in the basement or family room today. This is an often neglected area in our homes, and it can be a beautiful, usable space. Take a look around. What is taking up valuable space? What do you not use anymore? Get out your box to put items to donate and start throwing stuff in it. Set the timer for 15 minutes. I don’t want you doing this for hours on end. Make this a quick mission. If you have a lot of clutter to deal with, then come back to this after regularly during the week. By spending 5 to 15 minutes a day on this, you will get done, and you won’t be burned out at the end.

 

Have a great week-end!
If you have any questions or tips, please email me. I enjoy hearing from my readers.
Zone Mission: Declutter your basement or family room.

Routines:

 

Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.

School:

  • Sort through your school materials from this year if you haven’t already done that. Record information that needs to be recorded. If you have a high school student, add information to the high school transcript.
 Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water

Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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Detail Clean the Home Office – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

If you have a home office, I want you to detail clean and declutter in it today. The home office is often overlooked and becomes a dumping ground for stuff that no one knows what to do with. Get a trash can and your box for items to donate handy. Set your timer for 15 minutes and see what you can fling. If you don’t have a home office, pick another area in your home that needs decluttering. We all have a place that needs some decluttering. Let’s get rid of the stuff that holds us back from having a peaceful home.

Zone Mission – Detail clean the home office or one other area in the home.


Routines:
Home:
  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.

School:

  • Start setting up your new files for the new school year.
 Afternoon Routine:
  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water

Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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