Let Go of Clutter and Just Make it Better

Getting Organized:
In Your Home and Homeschool

Dear Friends,

Do you delay picking up and decluttering because you don’t have hours in your day to do this? Today I want you to pick an area that needs to be decluttered; set your timer; and just make it better. You do not have to strive for perfection. You do not have to spend hours and hours a day.
Some of you have been saving your cleaning and decluttering for the weekend. If you can just budget 10 to 15 minutes a day through the week for decluttering, you will not have to spend all day on Saturday on a big decluttering project. I know you are busy throughout the week. That is why I keep my zone missions simple and quick for you.
If you have Hot Spots in your home because of your children leaving things out, you need a Hot Spot Drill implemented daily. You also need to be consistent with reminding your children to pick up behind themselves.

Are you still doing laundry for the whole family? Delegate laundry to the people in your home who are 10 years old and older. Teach them to separate darks, lights, and whites. Teach them how to start a load of laundry, switch it to the dryer, fold or hang up, and put away. Once they know how to do laundry, assign them a laundry day each week. They can also wash them bedding on that day.
Some of you have been resistant to teaching your children laundry and giving them this responsibility. But they need this life skill. By delegating laundry, you will have some time open up in your schedule for your decluttering missions.
You have a certain amount of time in each day to do the things you need to do and the things you want to do. By getting your routines established as habits, you will start finding that you have some time to do the things you want to do.
Remember to just make it better and let go of the clutter! Your
Zone Mission today is to declutter under the bathroom sink.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
My menu plan for Tuesday is pasta and 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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