A clean kitchen will help you manage your day.

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Are you ready to go with your week? Having a Holiday on a Monday always makes me feel like I am on a different day of the week every day for the rest of the week. (smile)
When I feel this way, I jump back into my routines and the peace comes with that. You may be looking around your house and thinking about where to start. Let me help you out with that!
For the rest of the week, we are in the kitchen for our zone missions. Start with shining your kitchen sink. Run the dishwasher and empty it. Work on your counters a little each day. You will feel better when your kitchen is clean.
Your mission today should only take a couple of minutes. Look under the kitchen sink and spend 5 minutes tossing the stuff that you don’t need. Then you can use the other 10 minutes of your zone time today on the other things I listed. I want you to feel successful and in control of your kitchen.
Your whole day starts off great when you walk into the kitchen have a shiny sink each morning. This is why The FlyLady tells you that the Before Bed Routine is the most important routine. It helps you gear up for the morning, and it doesn’t take a lot of time.
We do the Before Bed Routine as a family starting right after dinner. The boys divide and conquer cleaning up after dinner. One of them clears the table. One of them does the dishes. One of them puts leftovers in the fridge and sweeps. While they are doing these tasks, I will deal with a kitchen hot spot.
Then we talk about what’s on the calendar for the next day. We talk about what needs to be put at the launch pad, and then we move into the evening. Later I will check the sink and wipe it down just before I go to bed.
If you are waiting until bedtime to do dishes, check the calendar, and lay out clothes, you are too tired to deal with it. I get responses to that effect daily. (smile)
This week, I want you to purpose to start your Before Bed Routine right after dinner and include your family. At the end of the week, I want to hear how your kitchen looks and how you feel.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
Your Zone Mission for today is to declutter unused items from under your kitchen sink.
My menu plan for Tuesday is soup and sandwiches. Veggies and salad for me.
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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