Just Pick One Thing on Your To Do List

Getting Organized:
In Your Home and Homeschool

Dear Friends,
How does your To Do List look right now? If it is long, I want you to take a sticky note and write down one thing from that list that you want to accomplish today. Don’t pick a big thing, but pick one small part of it if it is a big thing.
If your To Do List is overwhelming, I don’t want you to look at it all of the time. Write it in a notebook or in your Control Journal. Each morning just pick something to do from that list, and you will see progress. You can go back to the big list and mark it off.
You have a lot of things you are doing in a day, and I want you to feel like you are accomplishing something daily. I know you will have days that you wonder what in the world you have done. It’s hard to quantify all the things a homeschool mom does in a day.
Doing school with your children will take time from the things you are doing around the house, but if you engage your children in helping with some of your projects, they will go faster. I balanced a kitchen renovation and the first month of school in August. I was able to do that because I paced myself with small daily goals, and the boys pitched in to help me in the afternoons.
This week our zone missions are to detail clean the main bathroom and one extra room. You can use 5 to 10 minutes a day to deal with an area in your home that has been bothering you because it is cluttered.
Use the FlyLady’s method of decluttering – Only Handle it Once. Don’t just keep moving it around. Decide on what to do with it. You have three choices: Throw Away, Give Away, or Put Away. Put the giveaway items in your vehicle immediately. Take the trash out as soon as you fill a bag. Put things away but don’t pile them somewhere to deal with later.
Encourage your children to pick up behind themselves today. It will make a difference for you!
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter the top of your bathroom counter and wipe it down.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wash sheets.
My menu plan for Monday is leftovers from our Sunday lunch.
Have a great day!

 

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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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