Have you been procrastinating decluttering?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
When you need to do something that you don’t want to do, what’s your natural response? Procrastination. Some of you have things on your list that you have been avoiding for a long time. I talk to ladies each week who have goals, and each week they work on a goal that they have neglected for a long time. Some have avoided doing something for years.
Today, I want you to take one step on whatever you have been putting off. They say that the first step is the hardest. I would add that sometimes the subsequent steps are hard, too, but keep at it. It’s worth it!
Paper clutter is a big one that gets put off. You don’t want to make a decision on what to do with the paper. Some of you have papers from your parents or grandparents. If it is not a historical account for your family history, you could start letting it go. If you took care of their estate, you might have some papers you have to hold onto for legal purposes, but for the most part, you are likely holding onto papers that just need to be tossed.
The FlyLady says to use the OHIO method in decluttering paper. Only Handle It Once.
Your closet is another area that you don’t want to declutter. You are holding onto clothes, and you likely have sizes that do not fit you. It’s time to let those go. A few years ago, I decluttered the clothes I had in storage. One dress that was in there was from 1986 or 1987.
Your zone mission today covers your Master Closet. Spend 15 minutes pulling things from the closet that don’t fit or that you don’t wear. Put them in a black trash bag and donate them this week. Don’t leave them where you can see them or pull stuff back out. Put the bag in your car. Put a note on your dash to remind you to drop it off.
If your children’s clothes are out of control, spend a few minutes each day purging with them. If you have several children, just work on one at a time. Include them in this purge. Work through their closet and dresser drawers systematically. Do not spend 8 hours at once doing this. That will lead to burn out. You want to have a system that is sustainable. Decluttering clothes a little at a time each month will help.
Some of you have friends and family who bless you with clothes for your children. You are not obligated to keep all of these clothes. Keep some of them and pass the rest onto someone else.
Your goal is to bless others with your abundance this week. Tell me how many bags of clothes you donate.
Your Zone Mission today is to spend 15 minutes decluttering clothes.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is chicken tacos with 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 Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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