Monday – Declutter Kitchen Counters and Wipe Down
Tuesday – Declutter 1 Kitchen Drawer
Wednesday – Declutter 1 Kitchen Cabinet
Thursday – Declutter one shelf in the Fridge
Friday – Wipe down the Stove and Microwave
Getting Organized in your Home and Homeschool
Happy March 1st! I enjoy the beginning of a new month, and I enjoy this time of the year as it begins to warm up after the winter. In March, the habit we will be practicing is getting dressed all the way down to our lace-up shoes. This one habit causes a lot of discussion, and unless it is against a cultural belief, I want you to try this habit with your children all month.
It sounds simple enough to get dressed down to the lace-up shoes, but it takes some thought. It takes some planning. You need to have the laundry caught up and put away. It is helpful if you practice your Before Bed Routine and lay your clothes out each night. Teaching your children to do this habit will help you start your school day off faster and more peaceful. We all want that in our homes!
One common statement about wearing shoes in the house has to do with the dirt children can track into your home. If you teach your children to clean their shoes off before they come into the house, this will not be a problem. With four boys and living in the country, I taught them to sweep the kitchen floor. When they would come into the kitchen door and track dirt or leaves into the house, I would remind them to sweep behind themselves. It did not take long for them to realize that it was easier to clean their shoes outside. I always used a nice voice with them when asking them to sweep behind themselves. I do not yell or scream to get them to do things.
Start today with everyone in the house getting dressed first thing in the morning. Let me know if your school day goes better when you do this. It sets the tone in our house that we are ready to work when we are dressed down to the shoes.
Your Zone Mission today is to sweep the front porch.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe the windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is grilled chicken and a salad.
Have a wonderful day!
They are not paid for doing their routines or cleaning up behind themselves, but I do pay them for doing things above and beyond their list.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
Wednesday – Sweep the Front Porch
Thursday – Declutter the Entryway
Menu Plan for Monday – Bunless Burgers and Salad
Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets