New Week and a New Start – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

  

Monday is the start of your school week. It’s a new day, and you have a new start. No negative thinking about the things you did not get done last week or over the week. Start off fresh today. If you make a daily list, put down no more than six things that you want to accomplish today. I use a sticky note for this purpose, and I generally put down four things that I want to accomplish each day. Instead of adding to it the next day, just start a new one each morning. If you find that you are consistently missing something that you need to do, stop procrastinating. You can do anything you set your mind to doing. If it is a big task, break it down into small steps.

This week we are in two areas of our home. First, we are going to do some detail cleaning in the main bathroom. Then we are going to detail clean the area of your choice. This is your chance to work on that area that is bothering you or the area you have been procrastinating.

Let’s let go of all that mommy guilt and love our families. You are doing a great job!

Zone Missions: Main Bathroom and One Extra Room
Monday – Clear off the bathroom counters and wipe down

Tuesday – Declutter bathroom cabinet or drawer
Wednesday – Declutter 1 area of your home

Thursday- Do a 15 Minute Room Rescue

Friday- Do a Reverse Scavenger Hunt (put things away for 15 minutes)

Menu Plan for Monday – Turkey, vegetables, salad

Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets

Daily 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.
  • Daily Movement for 15 Minutes

School: Talk to your children about your state and local elections


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
Family Fun: Take a nature walk today.
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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