Decluttering the Entryway to Your Home

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Dear Friends,

This morning, I want you to walk outside for a few minutes as soon as you finish your Morning Routine. Breathe deeply. Enjoy the fresh air. List the things you are grateful for this morning. It can be a simple list, or it can be a list as long as you wish.

Next, I want you to walk into the main entrance of your home and pretend you are a visitor for the first time. What do you see?

The main entryway to your home is where your family goes in and out the most. It is a clutter magnet. Family members will drop things as they come into the door. They will drop things on the floor or put them on the nearest flat surface.

You might have a coat rack or shoe rack in this area. You might have places for your launch pad for your family to put things out that they need the next time they leave the house.

As you survey this area, you need to decide what is necessary and what can be moved. You might need to write down a list if you have several things in this area. If you have items in this area that family members need to put away, write these down.

Sometime during the day, spend 15 minutes decluttering and putting things away that have landed in your entryway. When you walk into the house, I want you to have a feeling of peace. If your entryway is full of stuff, it is not going to give you a feeling of peace.

Put your things away daily as an example for your children. If your family has things that need to be put away, play a game with them to get the area cleared. You might need to remind your family regularly to put their things away. Keep it fun though! No nagging!

Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.

Your Zone Mission for today is to declutter in the entryway.

My menu plan for Tuesday is Taco Tuesday.

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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