Decluttering Daily to Help You Get Organized in Your Home

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Dear Friends,

Happy February 1st! As we launch into a new month, you have a fresh start on the Habit of the Month. This month we are going to practice the habit of decluttering daily.

You only need to do this for 5 to 15 minutes a day. Earlier in the week, I talked about how I fit daily decluttering into my schedule. There is not right or wrong time of day to declutter. You just need to find a place in your routines where you can build it into your routines.

For an area that is full of clutter that you want to get rid of, start today. Set your timer. Turn on some music. Start flinging. You just need to have a box or bag handy for items to give away, a box for items to be put away, and a trash bag for items to throw away.
If you have a full garage or basement, you may want to put a reminder on your phone to declutter in that area specifically every day. You are making an appointment with yourself because this is important.
With a lot of paper clutter, set up your shredder near the area you are in the most. Spend 5 minutes a day shredding paper. Resist the urge to sort into piles of paper. Deal with one piece at a time. Set up files that you need.
When I talk to people about paper clutter, they say it with dread. I want you to turn that thought around. Decluttering paper is a good thing. It will bring you peace. It will help you take care of your home. If it makes you feel like you are making progress, weigh the paper you are decluttering. Do a 27 Fling Boogie with paper. It doesn’t take long if you just take the first step in getting started.
Tell me how you are dealing with your paper clutter.
Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter and dust in the Dining Room and Entryway.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and a salad.
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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