Why do we have Zone Missions?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Why do we have zone missions? This week I have been talking about your daily routines. A big part of blessing your home is in your daily zone missions. These missions are designed to be short and sweet. Because they are simple, many of you neglect to do them.
Today, I want you do to the zone mission in your Master Bedroom. You will feel like you have accomplished a lot in a short amount of time, and it will make a difference. When you neglect doing the zone missions, you will start to find yourself with cluster, dust, and cobwebs.
You will start procrastinating, and before you know it, it’s been a couple of months since you did a zone mission.
Your home is divided up into zones each month by The FlyLady. Your home layout may make it different for you. You might have a family room and living room. You may not have a formal dining room. You might have two levels to your home. No matter what, you can use the zone missions. You may need to adapt them a little to fit your home needs, but you can still do them.
In the first week of the month, we declutter and detail clean the front of the house. This is your Front Porch, Entryway, and Dining Room. You can change out the Dining Room missions if you don’t have a formal Dining Room. Your Entryway is often where your family drops their stuff. Please do not skimp on decluttering this area. Teach your family to put their things away when they come home.
The second week of the month is spent in the Kitchen. This is the heart of your home, and it will function more efficiently and economically if you declutter and detail clean with the zone missions. You will have room to prepare food by decluttering the counters and putting away the items you don’t use daily.
When we move on to the third week of the month, the Main Bathroom and any other room in the house become your focus. This is where you can choose to declutter the Family Room, Basement, Home Office, School room, or any other room. This is your free pass to declutter where you need to focus.
The fourth week of the month brings us to the Master Bedroom. You can use the same zone missions to guide your children in decluttering and cleaning in their bedrooms too. This is not the week to decide to spend 8 hours cleaning a bedroom. If you are consistent, it will get done. Divide the room into zones and focus on one per day. Some ideas are to divide it by the floor, flat surfaces, under the bed, and the closet. If you have a Master Bath, spend one of your missions detail cleaning it.
The last week of the month is for the Living Room. Some months, we only get a day or two in the Living Room, so my best advice is to train your family to put their things away and not leave things in the Living Room. That way you have time to do the detail dusting and vacuuming without needing to do a lot of decluttering first.
Today, I overheard a few ladies talking about paying someone to clean their homes. They agreed that it wasn’t worth it because they cleaned before the cleaning help came. Use your Zone Missions to help you keep your home decluttered and clean. Find a time in your day where you are consistent in doing them.
Tell me how you are doing with your Zone Missions.
Today’s Zone Mission is to put away all of your laundry. This includes your flat surfaces in the bedroom.
Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is hamburgers and a salad.
Send me pictures of your progress this week in zone 4!
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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