Thirsty Thursday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a wonderful week. It’s been a beautiful week for me. After talking to several friends about the benefits of drinking water, I thought I should write about it, too. Several years ago I switched primarily to drinking water throughout the day. I do start off my morning with a large cup of coffee, but I switch to water and drink about 80 ounces of water a day. I try to get most of that in before 4:00 pm. It works better if I just sip water after 4:00, so I get a good night’s sleep. I use The FlyLady’s refillable water bottle to help keep track of the ounces I drink. There are so many health benefits to drinking water — from better memory and more energy to purifying your body of toxins. Nothing really can replace water in health benefits. It’s also an economical choice for our family. I buy very few sodas and fruit juices. The boys have water in between meals. They drink milk at meals. Starting today replace some of your drinks with water and see if you can slowly work your water consumption up. In honor of Thirsty Thursday, go fix a glass of water.

Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment

Zone Focus: Bathroom and one extra room – Today’s mission can be done in your Master Bathroom or a room of your choice. It’s Fall, and it’s time to clean the bathroom window and blinds. If you don’t have a window and blinds, clean another window in the house and wipe down the blinds.


  • 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.


  • Have you done some hands on learning with your children this week? Plan something for tomorrow!
 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

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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