Clean Out Your Dresser Drawers – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
 

Today I want to make your decluttering mission fun! Get out your timer and get your basket to put items to donate. Set the timer for 15 minutes and see how many things you can pull out of your dresser and put in the basket to donate. If you have old socks with holes, toss those. If you have undergarments that no longer fit, toss them. If you are hanging onto maternity clothes or undergarments and are not pregnant, get rid of them. As moms, we tend to hang onto our clothes for much longer than we have a use for them. You should have properly fitting undergarments to wear under your clothes. If you have slips that have lost their elastic, get rid of them. I know slips are hard to find, but there are times when you need to wear one. You want to wear one that won’t fall off when you walk. Once you finish this project, take the items to be donated out to your vehicle. You can donate them when you go out to do errands today or later this week.
Zone Mission:
Declutter your dresser.

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: What do you need to do to finish the school year? Paperwork? Testing? Pick an End Date? Spend 15 minutes working on things to end your school year in an organized manner.


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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