Are your flat surfaces bringing you down? Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

             

Do cluttered surfaces in your bedroom effect your mood? My answer to this is, “Yes.”

You may not realize it if you are used to having lots of items on your flat surfaces in your bedroom. That seems to be a catch-all place for things.

When you clean before you have company, you put items in your bedroom.

When you don’t have a specific place for an item, it often ends up on a flat surface in your bedroom.

When you need to sort things, you use your flat surfaces.

When you mean to fold that load of clothes that you dumped on your bed during the day, it ends up on your flat surfaces.

Let’s spend a few minutes each day in our master bedrooms. Let’s declutter items. Let’s find places for the items that have found their way into our bedrooms. Let’s put all the laundry away.

You can give your children missions to declutter in their bedrooms, too.

You will sleep better and enjoy a peaceful bedroom!

Zone Missions: The Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom
Monday – Declutter the Flat Surfaces

Tuesday – Declutter in your Closet

Wednesday –  Declutter Shoes

Thursday – Put away all of your laundry

Friday – Clean under your bed

Menu Plan for Monday – Bunless Burgers and 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: Read aloud as a family.


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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