Stash and Dash Thursday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

When you find out someone is coming to your house, where do you stash things? Today, I want you to go to one of those areas and put the stuff where it belongs. If it does not give you joy, then purge the item. For many of you, your stash and dash place is in your bedroom. So set your timer on your phone for 15 minutes and hit one of those stashed piles. Don’t tear your whole room apart, just get one pile handled. I want you to have peace in your home in every room, and I want to help you hit some of these hot spots that are weighing you down. This counts as your zone work for the day.

Another tactic for deculuttering your home is to involve your children. Work on their habits with them. Teach them to clean up behind themselves. Teach them to care for their bedrooms. Teach them to cook. There are so many life skills that you need to teach your children. Start now.

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.


  • This week we have been learning about Israel. We have enjoyed some great food such as beef ribs and beef brisket. We also made couscous and a dish with carrots and sweet potatoes. It has been interesting to learn about their climate and economics.

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: One other room – Work on your stash and dash in your bedroom. Clear one pile.

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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