Are you drowning in clothes and laundry?

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
                        
How is your laundry system working? As the weather is warming up for many of us, it is time to purge clothes. Just by purging clothes, you will improve your laundry process.

Today, let’s spend 15 minutes purging clothes that do not fit or are worn out. This is something your children can do, too. Ask them to bringyou anything that does not fit, or that they do not like. Start a box for giveaway items.

Even though I do this monthly, I will usually have a bag full of things to donate when we switch seasons out.

You want to have enough clothes for several days for yourself and your children. You want to be able to contain all of your clothes in the areas designated for clothing. If you are living out of laundry baskets, you need to declutter.

In our house, each person has a dresser for folded clothes. Each person has a place for hanging clothes. When a load of laundry is washed and dried, we fold it or hang it and put it away. It is a habit that we have developed. It is not easy to break the habit of living out of baskets, but it is possible.

The first step is to have a place to put the clean clothes. If you have to spend 15 minutes a day decluttering clothes, then put that in your afternoon or evening schedule for a week or two. You can declutter the items in one drawer in less than 15 minutes. You can divide the closet up in sections and declutter 15 minutes at a time.

Resist the urge to dump everything out in the floor. If you want to dump it, then dump it into a black trash bag and donate it. I am not making light of this, but I do know the pitfalls of dealing with clothes for a large family. I am trying to keep you from living in clutter and not burning you out cleaning all the time.

If you have less stuff and fewer clothes, you will have less to maintain.

Today’s Zone Mission in the bedroom is to declutter clothes.

Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.

My menu plan for Tuesday is tacos and a salad.

Have a blessed day!
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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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