What can you do in 5 minutes?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
As I get my house in order, I find that 5 minute missions are a great way to get stay on track. This is also a fun way to involve the children. Write down little missions on slips of paper and draw one out at a time. Set the timer and turn on some music.
The first thing I do is to write down some key things I need to do. Then, I use my timer and switch from one mission to another. I can break things into 5 minute missions this way.
In doing missions this way, I am able to throw out a lot of excess stuff. I can either toss the items or put them in my box of things to donate. This works great as a part of a 27 Fling Boogie.
With many loads of sheets and laundry, I can use 5 minute missions to keep the laundry going and get all of the bedding washed, dried, and folded. I decluttered items from the linen closet in 5 minute missions as well, which makes putting sheets away a breeze.
My kitchen counters accumulate lots of stuff, so I can do 5 minute missions to deal with the hot spots in the kitchen. I can use another 5 minute mission to unload the dishwasher. A third mission is all I need to do the dishes and shine my sink.
Next, I check my entryway for more items that need to be put away, and I use a basket to put the items to make it faster to put things away throughout the house.
Using my timer and my list keeps me focused. I take little breaks, and I sip my water throughout the day. I also have little sit down breaks throughout the day.
You can accomplish a lot of things using your timer and following the 5-minute rule. It makes a huge difference in my day and in how my house looks.
What can you do in 5 minutes?
Your Zone Mission today is to toss old cosmetics and perfumes. Do a 27 Fling Boogie somewhere else in the house.
Your Home Blessing for today is to toss paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is pork chops and potatoes.
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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