Counter It Friday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized
put it up
Walk into your kitchen. Look at the counters. Have they attracted more clutter this week? Clear the Hot Spots. I know we talked about this earlier in the week. I think it needs a little reminder as we are going into the week-end. If you are having trouble keeping clutter at bay in your kitchen, identify where the clutter is coming from. Is it from you? Is it someone (or more than one) in the family? Is it everyone in the house? Clean up behind yourself. Don’t dump stuff on your counters to deal with later. Don’t put it there to begin with. Put it up instead of putting it down on the counter. The exception is when you bring in groceries. Carry them in and put them on the counter until you have them all carried in. Then put them away. If you are piling mail on your counter, get a new location for in coming mail. Trash or recycle junk mail as soon as it comes into the house. File bills in a file folder to be paid. File any receipts you get in the mail in a specific file for them. I only file receipts that I need for tax purposes or for warranties. Put some flowers out on your kitchen counter and see if that acts as a clutter repellant. Purpose to keep the clutter off your kitchen counters.

Zone Mission: Friday – Make one more pass on your kitchen counters and put away things that have landed there this week. We all have that happen in our kitchens.

Holiday Mission: Finish up your Christmas cards


  • 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.


  • Time for FUN FRIDAY!
 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:

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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