Quick Pick Up Day

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
After a few days of celebrating and having fun, your house probably needs a little pick up time. Today, we are going to make that a game for everyone to play.
First, start your laundry right after breakfast today. I know you have some to do.
Now, write down five areas that need to be cleaned up.
Number them 1-5. Make out slips of paper with the numbers 1-5 written down. Put these slips of paper in a bowl or hat.
Get your fun music ready to go. Get your timer out.
Draw the first number. Tell everyone what area has been drawn, and they have 5 minutes to make it look great. Set the timer and go!
Do this four more times. This should not take too long, and it will help you get the hot spots tamed down.
Check your menu plan. Do you need to lay something out for dinner tonight?
Next, have you done your Home Blessings each day, or do they need to be done, too?
Use your timer and divide and conquer!
When my floors need to be done, I set one person off with the broom to sweep. I set the second person off behind him to mop. I have one area rug that another person can vacuum in 2 minutes. While they are doing this, I can do a quick dusting job.
Then, we can have a paper gathering session. While I trash papers, they can start collecting trash in the other rooms and meet me back in the kitchen. While they take the trash outside, I can do a quick swipe of the windows and mirrors.
Do you see how I have learned to make my Home Blessings roll into the next thing? Keep training your children. It is worth it! They need to know how to do it, and they can help you!
Today’s Zone Mission is to dust and water house plants.
Your Home Blessing for today is to take off the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is chef’s surprise!
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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