Finish October Strong – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

     

This is the last day of October. Let’s finish the month strong. I do not have a specific zone for you to rescue today. I want you to look around your house and see where Hot Spots developed over the weekend. Set your timer for 15 minutes and take care of those Hot Spots. If your children have left things laying around, ask them to put their things away, too. It is much easier to bless your home when it is picked up every day.

The Habit of the Month for October has been to get rid of paper clutter. Spend 2 minutes today getting rid of paper clutter. You can do this!

Tomorrow, we will have new missions and a new habit to practice!

Zone Missions: Front Porch, Entryway, Dining Room
Monday – Clear those Hot Spots

Tuesday – Sweep the Front Porch

Wednesday –  Declutter the Entryway

Thursday – Declutter the Dining Room

Friday – Clean Under the Dining Room Table and Detail Dust in the Dining Room

Menu Plan for Monday – Pork Chops 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: Have your children write a brief report about one of the Presidents


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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