Routine Monday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Let’s get back to our routines today. For many of us, a long Holiday weekend means a departure from our routines. Let’s get things going again around the house. If you are like me, you have some laundry to do, some clutter to get rid of, some Blessing to do to your home, and some Christmas things to accomplish. Let’s break it down into manageable steps. Pick SIX things you would like to accomplish today. Put a number beside of each one. Roll a dice (or spin a wheel) and do one thing at a time throughout the day.

“If you make it fun, it will get done.” The FlyLady

Here are your Zone Missions for the week:

Monday – Detail Dust the Living Room
Tuesday – Detail Clean Entry Way
Wednesday – Sweep Front Porch
Thursday – Clear Flat Surfaces in Dining Room
Friday – Set up your wrapping station for the Holidays and add Christmas dessert ingredients to your shopping list.

If you have not downloaded my Holiday e-book, it is not too late. You can still use the full calendar plans for December and January.

It has helpful pages for you to do your menu planning, grocery lists, gift lists, and a daily calendar for the rest of November, December, and January. I will also put the daily tips in my newsletter and on the blog. The e-book will just help you see the whole picture and give you forms to use.

Holiday Mission – Monday – Decorate your coffee table or side table in the living room.

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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.
Weekly Home Blessing Hour:
Spread these out over the course of the week. Put a note on each day of the week with one or two of these per day.

7 Parts of the Weekly Home Blessing Hour from The FlyLady:

  • Quick Dust
  • Sweep/Mop
  • Purge Magazines or Paper Clutter
  • Change Bedding
  • Empty Trash
  • Clean Windows/Mirrors
  • Vacuum
 School:
  • Do you have some hands-on activities planned for the week? Look for a Thanksgiving Unit Study to work on this month.
 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
Family Fun: Have some outdoor time with your children today. Play. Do some nature journaling. The point is to add some movement to your day.
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.)
  • Lay anything out that you will need first thing in the morning
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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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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