Detail Dust the Living Room – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
Today we are going to set the timer for 15 minutes and detail dust the living room. You can play beat the clock and do it in less than 15 minutes. I don’t want you to spend more than 15 minutes on this. If it takes longer than 15 minutes to detail dust your living room, you may still have too much clutter. I do a quick dust in my living room weekly, so the detail dusting does not take very long. I start up high and work my way down from ceiling to floor. I get the ceiling fan and baseboards when I detail dust. It generally takes less than 10 minutes each month to detail dust. Doing the detail cleaning in short, daily missions is designed to help you spend less time cleaning your house.

Zone Mission: Detail dust the living room. 

 

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Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment
Menu Plan for Tuesday: It’s our youngest child’s birthday, so he picked fried chicken legs and macaroni and cheese. For the adults, we will have a lower carb meal with chicken breast and a salad. 
 
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: Work on your lesson plans..

 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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