27 Fling in the Closet – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

How does your closet look? Is it packed with clothes that you don’t wear? Let’s declutter our closet today and get rid of 27 things. You can give them away, or if they are no longer usable, you can toss them. The goal is to get them out of you closet and make room for your clothes to move around easily. It will also help you when you are picking out your clothes to have fewer things in there. Keep basics that fit. Group things in your closet by the type of clothing that it is. I have a dress section, a suit section, skirt section, pants section, and tops. I fold my workout clothes and pajamas. If I have things that don’t fit, I work at decluttering them monthly. If it is seasonal, I will store clothes in my storage area. I keep 2 pair of jeans and 3 pair of dress pants. I have 6 skirts, and I have 4 dresses per season. I wash laundry daily, so I don’t need two weeks’ worth of clothes. For my children, I keep their closets thinned down as well. Since they are boys, they do not have as many dress clothes as I have, but I try to keep them with at least 3 pair of dress pants and one suit each. They have 3 dress shirts and ties. I try to keep 2 to 4 pair of blue jeans per boy. Because they grow so fast and wear jeans out easily, I usually start the season off with 4 pair per boy, and they are usually down to 2 pair by the end of the season. In the summer, I have 5 to 6 shirts per boy with the same number of t-shirts. It works best for us to keep the amount of clothes each person has to a minimum. That helps with closet maintenance and laundry.

Zone Mission: Declutter your closet

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Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment
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.
  • Clean out your refrigerator. Toss the science experiments.

School: How’s the weather where you are? Add some weather tracking to your school day for the rest of the month. Track high temperature and low temperature. Track precipitation. If it snows where you live, do some science experiments with snow. Make learning fun!

 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
  • Write up a menu plan for the next 7 days. Check your pantry and freezer and make a grocery list. This habit will save you time and money. Try out some new recipes with the slow cooker. It will save you time once you start back to your school schedule.
Family Fun: Take your children for a walk.
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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