Using Your Timer to Keep You From Burning Out

Getting Organized:

In your home and homeschool
Dear Friends,

Do you have several areas that need attention today? Write down no more than 5 things that you would like to do today, and then assign letters or numbers to each one. Make something on paper that you can draw from a hat. Set your timer for 2 minutes to 15 minutes and work on each thing.
As a part of my job with FlyLady Premium, I host LIVE decluttering games. On Monday night, I host a live BINGO game. We play along for an hour, and it helps motivate the members. I call BINGO letters every 5 minutes, and the participants work on their list and share with the rest of us what they are working on for that 5 minutes.
Other days of the week, I host 30 minute decluttering games. We change themes from Zone Missions to other decluttering projects, such as dealing with paper clutter or shining our kitchen sink. Having a timer displayed and playing fun music makes the time go by quickly. We have a lot of fun, too.
I want you to have fun blessing yourself and your family with a clean home. Using your timer, playing music, and making a game out of your decluttering projects will help you get it done. If you have something you are procrastinating, put it on the list and play a game to get it done.
Change your perspective on caring for your home. It’s a blessing to have a clean home, and it is a blessing to be able to clean it. You don’t have to spend all day cleaning. If each person picks up behind themselves, that will make the biggest difference in your home. If they are big enough to make a mess, they are big enough to clean it up. You can make it a game for little ones to big ones. Everyone enjoys playing games.
Using your timer is not a punishment or race. It is a tool to help you set boundaries on how long you work on a project. It’s to help keep you from burning out.
What are some things you can do today to bless your home?
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter the junk drawer or one other drawer.

Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.

My menu plan for Tuesday is Taco Tuesday.

Have a blessed 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 Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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