WOW! Wednesday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Today I want you to clean out under you bed, and you might go, “WOW!” when you find something you forgot about. I saved this task for today in case you hid some Christmas presents under there. Most of us also have dust bunnies building a colony under there, so it’s time to get rid of the colony before Christmas. My husband bought us a new bed in the Fall, and I cleaned thoroughly then. But I am still going to clean under there tomorrow and get rid of the dust and dirt that end up under there. I don’t store a lot under our bed, so it is easy to use the Rubba Sweepa under there and pull out the dust bunnies. If you have a Roomba you can pull out the stuff under there and send him under your bed to vacuum. Whatever method you use, it’s a gift to your breathing to clean regularly under your bed.

Holiday Mission – Finish wrapping gifts and do any food prep that you can do today for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Zone Mission – Get the dust bunnies from under your bed. Have your children do the same thing.

Grocery Shopping and Errand Day
– Take your list, pack snacks, and water bottles.

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: Is your paperwork caught up? Do you need to update lesson plans or attendance sheets?


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
  • Errand day: Make your plan for grocery shopping and errands. Pack water bottles and snacks for everyone. Pack up your library books that need to be turned in.
Family Fun: Plan a fun activity while you are out. I am in the habit of checking for free activities that are going on while we are out doing errands.
When you get home from doing errands, have everyone work together to unload and put away everything.

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 the Launch Pad 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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