Getting Organized Week 7 Day 1

Getting Organized this Summer:
In your home and homeschool

How did you do last week with the daily blog posts? 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.


Weekly Home Blessing Hour:


(This is new this week. Spend one hour or less with your children helping you with your Weekly Home Blessing Hour.)


I want you to pick one day a week to do your Home Blessings. It does not matter which day it is, but it cannot be Saturday or Sunday. I do my Weekly Home Blessings on Monday morning, and my boys help me. If you get into the routine of doing this weekly now, it will be easier to continue it once you start back to school.


You will spend 10 minutes or less on each activity. The one that takes the longest is washing and drying the sheets. If you have a large family, you may have to assign each person a day of the week to wash bedding. Also, you will save time if you have a second set of sheets for each bed. When you strip off the sheets to wash, you put the second set on the bed immediately.


In my book, Giving Your Children Wings, I write about how my weekly schedule works. If you want to have something in writing to help you organize your home and homeschool, I have a homeschool package deal for you on my website.
7 Parts of the Weekly Home Blessing Hour from The FlyLady:


  • Quick Dust
  • Sweep/Mop
  • Purge Magazines or Paper Clutter
  • Change Bedding
  • Empty Trash
  • Clean Windows/Mirrors
  • Vacuum



  • Check your list of items that have come in from your orders. Review your list of items needed, Order anything additional that you might need.


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: Declutter your main bathroom. Check drawers and/or shelves. List items you are running low on. Have a hot spot fire drill in one other room. Send your children on a mission to throw away any trash they find.


Family Fun: Plan a water activity at home. Water balloons are a favorite at our house.


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

I post a new post each morning during the week at I will also send out a short email with these each morning.

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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