Folded Clothes Declutter – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
 

 The worst offender in putting away laundry is our folded laundry. Today, I want you to declutter some of your folded clothes. If you only have the amount of folded clothes that will easily fit in your drawers, you can put your folded clothes up quickly and easily. The same principle applies to your children’s folded clothes. Since I have 4 boys at home, the biggest offender in the folded clothes is the t-shirt collection. If you also consider that I run in several races a year, I collect race t-shirts, too. I have thinned out that collection, and I am going to use the rest of the collection to make a quilt. I have several favorite races, and I want to keep the t-shirts. Socks are another offender in the folded clothes collection. If you have a basket or box of unmatched socks, go through it and throw out the ones that do not have mates. You can do this as a family while you watch a movie. Give a reward to whoever matches the most socks.
Zone Mission: Declutter Your Folded Clothes

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: Are you doing a read aloud book for the whole family? If not, pick one out and read at lunch time or in the evening. It will bring a new dimension to your school day.


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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