Found It Friday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

A natural result of decluttering and cleaning out is that you FIND things that you had been looking for. Sometimes you find things you forgot you had. This week I decluttered three of my kitchen drawers, and in the process I found a lot of screws, bolts, and nails that needed to be put in their proper places at the work bench in the garage. Two weeks ago, I was looking for nails for a project, and I could not find any. Now, I found quite a few small nails for my home decorating projects. I also had been having a hard time keeping up with small screw drivers that I used to open items that use batteries. I found several of those as well, and I found a basket to hold the smaller screw drivers. I another drawer, I found lots of papers. Some of them were recipes, and some of the papers were just trash. I threw out a lot of the papers, I also found a lot of special family recipes that were hand-written. I have a special place for those recipes in a binder. I have a pretty good handle on clutter and the amount of stuff in my house, but I still have areas that need detail attention from time to time. Next week, it will be time to tackle the linen closet! I wonder what I will find in there?


Before I decluttered


After I decluttered

As you take a few minutes a day decluttering, tell me what unusual things you find! Have a great week-end and have fun with your family!



  • 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.


  • It’s Friday! Do something fun with your children today.

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: Kitchen – open your cabinets and take a look at the top shelf. Do you have some things up there that you don’t need any more? Do a 15-minute declutter of the top shelf of your cabinets. You might find something you forgot about up there!

Family Fun: Play a game with your children today.


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 at your launch pad
  • Shine Your Sink
  • Clean Off a Hot Spot
  • Go to Bed at Decent Hour

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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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