Dusting the Bookshelves

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 
 
Dear Friends,
Today’s mission is one that I don’t want you to empty all of your bookshelves over. Today we are detail dusting the Living Room, and most homeschoolers have bookcases in the Living Room.
Here is how I deal with my bookcases when it is time to detail dust them. I simply dust over the tops of the books, and then I dust in front of them. I work my way from top to bottom. It is very rare that I empty a bookshelf.
There are occasions when I have done some painting, and I moved furniture around. Then I would empty my bookcases. One year I decided to declutter the books that filled one bookshelf. I did it one shelf at a time over a period of a couple of months.
Your tendency is to get a little perfectionistic when you are detail dusting. You want to take everything down. So the goal for those of you who want to do that is to only allow yourself to pull out the things you can deal with in an hour or less.
Ideally, your zone missions should take 15 minutes or less, but I do understand that are projects that you need a little longer to do. Moving around a lot of stuff in a room can take longer than 15 minutes, but I don’t want you spending all day doing this.
Dusting can be a team sport, too. Include your children, even young children can use a small rag and dust near you.
Your Zone Mission today is to detail dust in the living room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
My menu plan for Tuesday is sloppy joes and 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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