Getting Organized Week 6 Day 4

Getting Organized this Summer:
In your home and homeschool


Welcome to Day 4 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. I have tasks set up to help you build routines in your home and get ready for your homeschool year.  If you are not doing the fun activities that I am suggesting, please do something fun with your children every day. It is a part of rewarding them for helping you around the house, and it builds good family relationships, too. As moms, we get caught up in doing things around the house, and we forget that we need to have fun with our children, too.


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



  • Think about how you want to celebrate the first day of school and do any pre-planning that you need for this. You might want to get some props to do First Day of School pictures. You might want to go on a picnic or out to breakfast. Think of some way to commemorate the first day of school that will be fun for you and your children.


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: Spend 15 minutes decluttering your kitchen counters. It will take daily practice to keep the hot spots on your counters tamed.


Family Fun: Plan a water activity either at home or go somewhere for some fun water fun with your children.


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.)
  • Put things on your launch pad for the next day.
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour


I know you can get these routines in place before you start off your school year. Once these become a habit, you will have so much more freedom from cleaning your house. You will be used to doing it in small steps versus big cleaning projects.

Siggie - Tami Fox

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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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