Free Friday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized this Summer:
In your home and homeschool

As we are coming close to the end of summer, it’s time to think about having a free day. You’ve been working and preparing for school. You’ve been getting your home in order. So tomorrow, plan a free day with your family.

  • Free from projects around the house
  • Free from electronics and screens
  • Free from planning you school year
  • Free from doing stuff for others

Have a whole day of fun with your family. If that does not work with your husband’s work schedule, pick a day that will work and have a free day. Everyone needs a day off from the demands of life. Your children will remember this time. End the summer playing and enjoying time together. I can tell you from experience that this time passes so quickly. Two of my children are grown and have moved out. It takes a lot more effort and planning to have a fun day with all of my children. So take advantage of this time you have with your children while they are young and still at home. I try to make those moments count with the four children I still have at home.

 

Home:

  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.

School:

  • Play with your kids. Enjoy the end of summer.

Afternoon Routine:

  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Zone Focus: Bathroom or one other room – take your duster and go around the light fixtures, along the ceiling, and around the baseboards.

Family Fun: Have a water balloon fight or water wars with your children today.

 

Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Put things at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

Siggie - Tami Fox

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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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