Cleaning Out the Car – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Dear Friends,

When you open your car (or van or SUV) door, do things fall out? Do you have a regular habit of cleaning out your vehicle?

Almost every Friday, I do my weekly grocery shopping, and I also fill up the gas tank on my van. While I am at the gas station, I toss any trash that has accumulated that week. Once a month, I take my van to the car wash to get it washed and vacuumed out.

When the boys and I get home from an errand, I remind them to get all of their stuff out of the van. For the most part, they do this, but there always seems to be a stray church bulletin or an empty water bottle floating around in the van. These are the items I am tossing out weekly.
When we travel out of state, there is always a lot of stuff in the van. On these trips, I ask them to hand me trash every time to we stop to get gas. This helps me to not have as much trash in the van when we get to our destination.

When my children were really little, I would get a grocery bag out and hold it open for them to drop things into it as they got out of the van. I think at one point, I had three in car seats and booster seats, so the bigger kids helped me a lot with gathering trash in the van and unloading the little ones.

Taking the trash out of the van is a habit, and it took a while to establish. It is worth it though! I am sure we can all share stories of foods found in our vehicles that had been there for a while.

How does your vehicle look right now?

Today’s Zone Mission is to clean out under your bed.

Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.

My menu plan for Friday is BBQ and a salad.

Have a wonderful weekend!
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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. 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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