12 Habits for a Happy and Healthy Homes

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
For the next 12 installments, I am going to share 12 Habits for a Happy and Healthy home. They are not dependent on doing them in order, but they are each equally important in your home routines. I learned these from The FlyLady (FlyLady.net), and they have changed how my home looks and feels.
Habit #1 – Shine your kitchen sink daily
How does one simple thing revolutionize your home? Most of us grew up avoiding washing dishes at all costs. Therefore, as adults, we tend to struggle in the kitchen when it comes to doing the dishes. Even with a dishwasher, we delay doing dishes as long as possible.
We procrastinate. We soak the dishes and pots and pans for days.
Embark on a new habit. Wash or rinse dishes as you cook. Use your dishwasher regularly, if you have one. Wash dishes following each meal. Teach your family how to load and unload the dishwasher. Resist the urge to re-arrange the dishes behind your family.
The goal is to empty the sink immediately after a meal, so you want to establish a routine for running your dishwasher or hand wash the dishes. With a large family, I run my dishwasher after lunch and at night. It is emptied first thing in the morning. Then it is ready to receive breakfast and lunch dishes.
Keeping the sink area clean and tidy helps prevent the spread of germs. Running your dishwasher regularly helps keep your family healthy. During cold and flu season, you can run the sanitize cycle on your dishwasher to eliminate the spread of germs.
When you walk into the kitchen each morning and are greeted with a clean and shiny sink, you will be happy and ready to start your day.
After you shine your sink, set your timer and do you zone mission for the day.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
Your Zone Mission for today is to attack the clothes pile (put it away or purge).
My menu plan for Tuesday is grilled chicken.
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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