Decluttering Your Way to Peace – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

           

Did you declutter a little bit each day last week? Getting rid of the clutter in your house will make it easier for you to do the Home Blessings. It will make it easier for you to homeschool. It will make it easier to cook. Decluttering brings you peace. Decluttering reduces your stress.

What are the things that keep you from decluttering?

You have guilt.

You spent money on something, and you feel guilty giving it away. If it doesn’t work for you. If you don’t have a place for it, let it go.

You also have guilt letting go of things that people have given you.

Turn this around and bless someone else with it.

You tell yourself that you don’t have time to declutter.

Use a timer for 2 minutes and declutter in one area. Once you start decluttering daily, you will see an improvement. You will want to start decluttering more each day. Limit yourself to 15 minutes a day.

You have a hard time deciding what to do with the things that are not trash, but you need to get rid of them.

You get hung up looking for the best place/way to get rid of things. My best advice for you is to find a place for your donations and use it regularly. I use a drive-thru donation place. It makes it very easy on my errand day to drop off donations.

You are holding onto stuff for a yard sale.

Please don’t hold onto stuff until you have time to have a yard sale one day. Yard sales are a big time commitment, and you often do not make much money having one. You can bless someone else with your abundance and not tie up a lot of time preparing for a yard sale.

This week, use your timer and just get rid of stuff that you are not using. Don’t give clutter a foothold on valuable space in your home.

Let me know how many items you release this week!

Zone Missions: The Kitchen
Monday – Declutter and Wipe the Counters

Tuesday – Declutter 1 Kitchen Drawer

Wednesday –  Declutter 1 Kitchen Cabinet

Thursday – Declutter food from the Fridge

Friday – Wipe down the Microwave and Stove Top

Menu Plan for Monday – Chicken Pot Pie

Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets

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.
  • Daily Movement for 15 Minutes

School: Read aloud as a family.


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
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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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 10. She and her husband have homeschooled for 16 years and have graduated two of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 4 boys who are in grades 12, 10, 8, and 5. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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