Getting Organized – Week 6 Day 2

Getting Organized this Summer:
In your home and homeschool


Welcome to Day 2 of Week 6 in the Getting Organized in your home and homeschool series. I hope you are encouraged and seeing some small changes to your habits. If you have not been following the blog this summer, I have organized all of the posts on one page. Just start small. It is ok if you start on week 1 day 1. I have tasks set up to help you build routines in your home and get ready for your homeschool year.


Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment



  • Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
  • Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
  • Swish and Swipe
  • Start Your Laundry
  • Decide on Dinner
  • Check Your Calendar
  • Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
  • Start your menu plan and grocery list.



  • Check your local resources to see if you need to budget for a science center membership or other membership. In my area, I have to pay a membership fee for the large library because I do not live within city limits. So I put that cost into my yearly school budget.


Afternoon Routine:

  • Eat Lunch
  • Clear off One Hot Spot
  • Reboot the Laundry
  • Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
  • Drink Your Water
  • Zone Focus: We are in the kitchen this week. Take a look at your kitchen counters. Let’s work on decluttering them this week. Let’s take another look at your kitchen counters. Do you have hot spots where you have papers piled? Spend 15 minutes going through the papers. Toss the ones you do not need. Use the shredder on important papers. File papers that you need for your tax return. If you do not have files for this, set them up today.


Family Fun: Go to the park or on a nature walk. If you have nature journals, take them with you. Also take along any identification books you might have. I have books on identifying leaves, trees, bugs, and birds.


Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.) 

  • Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
  • Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
  • Decide on a place in your house where you can put things for the next day. The FlyLady calls this your Launch Pad. It is usually close to your main entry of the house. You are going to use this every night.
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

If you are encouraged by these posts, please comment. I am getting a large amount of spam comments per day, but I get very few real comments.

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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 Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at

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