Show me your kitchen!

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 

Dear Friends,
The second week of each month, we declutter in the Kitchen. I gave you some Zone Missions on Monday to help you declutter and detail clean your kitchen. Today, I want you to share a picture of your kitchen with me. I enjoyed seeing your Laundry Rooms last week. It encouraged me, and it gave me ideas for my laundry room!

Send me a picture of your laundry room at Tami@TamiFox.com.

On Thursday, I asked a question on Facebook, and it got quite a response from my readers.

“Where do you have the most clutter?”

Many responses had to do with physical clutter in various areas of the home. Many other responses had to do with mental clutter. We have a lot on our minds! We try to keep too much stuff in our heads. I keep composition notebooks for various projects to help me not have so much stuff in my head.

First, I have a FlyLady Control Journal in a 3-ring binder. This is the CEO manual for my home. I have my Homeschool Planner. I keep my menu planning, lesson plans, and other homeschool notes in it. Since it is new, it does not have a full year in it yet, but it will.

Next, I have a composition book for my blog posts and newsletters. I also have a Master To Do List in a composition book. I check it daily and write three small things to do from it for my daily list.

Since I will be traveling to two homeschool conferences in May, I have another composition book just for convention notes. I also have a composition book that I use to track my running plans and details about each run.

These books allow me to keep up with the details of large projects. They also allow me to NOT think about all of these projects all of the time. I am able to have my mind clear, and I can focus on the task at hand.

When my children were small, I would keep a notebook for healthcare needs. I could track medications and supplements. You think you will always remember these things, but believe me, you can forget things. You need a place to write down medication allergies and other allergies. You need to write down dates for procedures and/or surgeries.

Composition books do not cost a lot of money, and you can find pretty ones, too. You can even use a 5-subject composition book if you have a lot of things to track like I do. I just stock up on the cheap ones at the beginning of the school year.

What are the things that keep your mind cluttered?

Don’t forget to send me a picture of your kitchen! Email me at Tami@TamiFox.com.

Today’s Zone Mission is to wipe the stove top and microwave.

Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.

My menu plan for Friday is take out.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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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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