Decluttering the Closet – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

One key to keeping your laundry from being a beast in your home is to have less clothing in your closet. If we are honest with ourselves, there are clothes in our closet that have been there for years ans not been worn. We have guilt that we spent money on these clothes or that someone gave them to us. Let go of that guilt. Spend 15 minutes today pulling stuff out of your closet that does not fit. Immediately put it in your bad or box to donate. Get rid of those clothes that don’t fit — both the too small clothes and the too big clothes. If you have not worn it in the last 6 months, decide if you still want to give it valuable space in your closet. I declutter in my closet every single month. I may only get rid of 4 or 5 things at a time since I do this regularly, but I still do it. If I get something new, I get rid of something. This principle can be used for children’s clothing, too. As we start toward the cooler months, spend a little time each month decluttering clothes. It will make the seasonal change over easier and faster. God will provide for your needs. Don’t hoard clothes because you think you won’t get more to replace them. So go ahead and set the timer for 15 minutes and start decluttering those clothes!

Enjoy your day!

Zone Mission: Declutter Your Closet for 15 minutes.

Menu Plan for Wednesday: Tacos and 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: Are you ready for the school year? Have you started already? We are on week 4 in my house.

 

Errand Day: Do your errands and grocery shopping this afternoon.

 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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