Are you decluttering a little each day?

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Dear Friends,
The Habit of the Month with The FlyLady is to declutter a little bit each day. This does not have to be a big event. It should be a part of your routine at some point in the day. It does not matter when you do it. What matters is that you do it.
As homeschoolers, we have a lot of stuff in our homes. We have books, papers, supplies, manipulatives, and the usual stuff you need to run a home.
We have too much stuff. We hold onto things in case we will need them again in the future. Sometimes years pass, and we are still holding onto things. Take a few minutes and go around your home and take some pictures. Take a look at the pictures and see where the clutter is. You will spot clutter much faster in a picture. You have gotten used to seeing certain things in certain places. You grow immune to seeing the clutter.
Make a plan on how you want to attack your clutter. If you have a lot of clutter, you need to declutter separately from your Zone Missions. You will get rid of more clutter quickly if you declutter daily for 15 minutes. Then do a quick Zone Mission at a different time of the day.
Many of you are procrastinating decluttering because you want a whole day to declutter and clean. In reality, you do not have a whole day to do this. You will see small amount of progress if you commit to daily decluttering.
Use your calendar to check off each day that you spend 15 minutes decluttering. Reward yourself with a few minutes of putting your feet up and sipping your favorite beverage. Relaxing is an important part of your day, too. You need to take care of yourself, so you can take care of your family.
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter leftovers from the fridge.

Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is spaghetti and a salad.

Have a great 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 Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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