Decluttering Folded Clothes in Your Dresser – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Yesterday we worked in our closets, so today, let’s spend 15 minutes decluttering folded clothes from your dresser drawers. I don’t give a specific number of folded clothes you can have, but rather, I go by how easily your dresser drawers open and close. If you can open and close your drawers easily after putting away all of your laundry, then you don’t have too much to go through. But if you have drawers that are bulging and overflowing, let’s work on thinning out how many folded clothes you have. Some areas that we have trouble letting go are our under clothes, socks, t-shirts, and shorts/pants. Use the timer and deal with one drawer at a time. Resist the urge to dump the drawer on your bed.Just start at the top of the drawer and pull out anything you can donate. (In the case of used underclothes, toss them in the trash if they are worn out, have extra holes, or stains, or don’t fit.) If you need to replace things, make a list. You should only keep clothes in your drawers that you will wear over the course of a year. That means, you will have some warm-weather folded clothes and some cooler-weather folded clothes (unless you live somewhere where the seasons do not change). If you only have time for one drawer, then come back another time and use the timer for an additional 15 minutes. If you do this monthly, you will eventually be able to do the whole dresser in one 15 minute time slot.

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Zone Mission – Spend 15 minutes decluttering your dresser drawers

Weekly Home Blessing Task: Declutter Paper, Magazines, or Newspapers for 10 minutes anywhere in the house.

 
Menu Plan for Thursday: Baked chicken and salad

Routines:

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:

  • Do a fun hands on science experiment today.
 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

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 your launch pad
  • 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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