Kitchen Clutter Monday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
This week we are going to work in the kitchen during our Zone time each day. Since we spend one week each month in the same zone, we are able to do different things each month. This help us deep clean the whole house in small steps.

Monday – Hit the Hot Spots on your Kitchen Counters
Tuesday – Declutter extra papers you have in the kitchen (stacks of papers, coupons, etc.)
Wednesday – Work on decluttering and cleaning the top shelf of your cabinets
Thursday – Wipe the outside of your cabinet doors
Friday – Sort through receipts and trash or file them. Go through your cookbook collection. Purge any that you do not use.

You can switch any of these to a different day depending on your schedule. The point is to pick one small project that can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes.

We had a family event at church this week. Our youngest was baptized. I thought you might like to see a more recent picture of my family. Our daughter was unable to come due to weather conditions from the hurricane.

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:
Spread these out over the course of the week. Put a note on each day of the week with one or two of these per day.

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
  • We have two field trips that ended up being scheduled this week. I don’t normally do that, but since we have been doing school since the beginning of August, it will be nice to have a few fun field trips.
 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
Family Fun: Have some outdoor time with your children today. Play. Do some nature journaling. The point is to add some movement to your day.
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.)
  • Lay anything out that you will need first thing in the morning
  • 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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