Fitting in Decluttering, Zone Missions, and Home Blessings

Getting Organized:
In Your Home and Homeschool

Dear Friends,

Are you trying to figure out where your Home Blessings, Decluttering, and Zone Missions fit into your daily routine? Someone asked me how I fit all three of these in with homeschooling.

My day is divided into segments using my Morning, Afternoon, and Before Bed (or Evening) Routines.

In the morning, I will do a Home Blessing. I list them for you each day. That is how I have broken mine down into manageable steps. The boys help me with the Home Blessings, so it moves along quickly. It does not cause a big delay in starting our school day.

In the afternoon, I will do a Zone Mission after lunch. This helps me get the detail cleaning done in each area of the house, and it is only takes 10 to 15 minutes to do. You can also include your children and make it a game. Learning to clean and having joy about cleaning is a great life skill.

After dinner, I will do some decluttering. This can be focused on a Hot Spot that developed during the day, or it can be decluttering wherever needed, such as the boys’ clothes or a stack of paper.

Dealing with with the mail is a daily routine for me. It helps me keep control of the paper coming into the house. It only takes a few minutes if you do it daily.

Depending on the ages and number of children that you have, you can move these around to fit your needs. You might find it works better to do the Zone Mission and Decluttering back to back. Each school year has a different level of need, and I have shifted things around over the years as needed to meet their needs and still get my daily routines completed.
Here are a couple of links to a previous year’s schedule for both me and the boys.
Here are some articles from The FlyLady on Flying While Homeschooling.

http://www.flylady.net/d/gycw/flying-with-homeschoolers/

Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.

Your Zone Mission for today is to move the Living Room furniture and detail vacuum.

My menu plan for Tuesday is Cornish Game Hens.

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 Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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