Happy March 1! Let’s talk about the habit of the month.

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

 
Dear Friends,
Happy March 1! This month’s mission is one of my favorites because it is one that really helps me feel good about myself. It gives me energy, and I am able to leave the house at a moment’s notice.
The Habit of the Month is to get dressed down to the shoes first thing in the morning. A few of you just rolled your eyes at me because you and your children like to be comfortable at home and wear your PJ’s and fuzzy socks all day.
The benefits of getting dressed first thing in the morning are many. First, you are ready to leave the house if something pops up. With children at home, things happen. Accidents occur, and sometimes you just have to gather everyone up and walk out of the house and get in the car.
More than one time, I have had to do this very thing. I have a place for my car keys and my pocketbook. So it is easy to leave the house when something happens.
Several years ago, I helped take care of my in law’s when their health was failing. They live on the other side of the creek from my house, so when something came up in their care needs, I got phone calls. There were times when I literally stopped in the middle of a school lesson to go to them. Being dressed down to the shoes was a necessity for me and my children.
Another big benefit to getting dressed down to the shoes first thing in the morning is that you feel more energetic when you are dressed in regular clothes versus PJ’s or sweat pants. Getting dressed down to the shoes signals your brain that it is time to get busy.
Some of you like to have a relaxing day at home on occasion. That is a personal preference on your part, and if you or the children are sick, then declare a restful day and wear your comfy clothes. But if someone is terribly sick, you might want to get dressed in case you have to go to the doctor’s office.
We just don’t have PJ day in my home unless the person is completely on bedrest.
If you don’t get yourself dressed down to the shoes first thing in the morning, I want to challenge you to do it for a week. Lay your clothes out the night before, and when you get up the next morning, put on your clothes immediately.
Your zone mission today is to declutter in Zone 1 – The Front Porch, Entryway, and Dining Room. Pick one of these areas or do 5 minutes in each. You know what you need to do in Zone 1. Set the timer and do it!
Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter in Zone 1.
Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is take out.
Have a great 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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