Make it a Great Monday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
Monday gets such a bad reputation sometimes for starting off the “work” week after a week-end. Let’s purpose today to make it a GREAT day! Our attitude can be contagious to those around us. Having a positive attitude is always better than an unhappy attitude. Every morning this week when you wake up tell yourself it is going to be a great day before you get out of bed. A happy mommy means a happy household. A grumpy mommy means a grumpy household. Be the key in your house for happiness. If your husband has a difficult or stressful job, write him an encouraging note to brighten his day. You can put a note in his lunch or write it on the bathroom mirror. Just think of a way to bless your husband for his hard work in providing for the family. If you are single, write a note to someone else to brighten their day.

Now let’s move on to our daily missions this week:

This week we are in Zone 5 – The Living Room.

Monday – Clear the Hot Spots in your living room, and then do a detail dusting in the living room of the flat surfaces.

Tuesday – Move furniture and clean under it. Don’t overdo it. Ask for help if you need it. If no one is around, vacuum or sweep under the furniture as best as you can.

Wednesday – Clean out the sofa and chairs. Pull off the cushions and vacuum.

Thursday – Declutter any extra things you have sitting around in the living room that does not belong. Put out some fall decorations if you have not that already.

Friday – Detail dust anything you did not dust on Monday. Look at the fan, ceiling, baseboards, etc. If you haven’t cleaned the windows and blinds in a while. Do that, too.

Holiday Missions start next week! I already bought my Christmas cards, so I can address them in November. Subscribe to my newsletter to get the new Holiday Mission Journal. See the link over to the right of this post.


  • 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
  • Do you have some hands-on activities planned for the week? We will be studying Ireland this week, so I have some activities planned and a menu planned.
 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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