Decluttering Your Way to Peace – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

    

How are you doing with the Zone Missions each week? Even if you have not done any all month, you can jump in the week and start today. We are going to declutter and detail clean in our living rooms this week. The missions are short and sweet. I know as a homeschool mom you don’t have a lot of spare time to do a deep cleaning mission. I try to give you quick missions that will help you improve how your home looks. Think of it as getting the best bang for your buck using your timer and focusing your energy on a small mission at a time.

If your children tend to play in your living room, work on reminding them to pick up their things daily and put them away. This will help you keep your living room company-ready, or at least close enough that you can have your living room ready for company in 10 minutes or less.

The Habit of the Month with The FlyLady is to get rid of paper clutter. Spend 2 minutes a day getting rid of paper clutter. You can do this!

Zone Missions: Living Room
Monday – Declutter the Flat Surfaces

Tuesday – Detail Dust the Living Room

Wednesday –  Move Furniture and Clean Under It

Thursday – Dust the Ceiling Fan / Light Fixtures

Friday – Put Out Some Fall Decor

Menu Plan for Monday – Lasagne and Salad (Chicken and Salad for Mom)

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: Pick a President for your children to learn more about


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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