Thankful Monday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Happy Thanksgiving Week! What do you have to be thankful for? Spend some time this week practicing thankfulness by doing for others. Find ways for your children to practice thankfulness. We have so many blessing, and I am a firm believer in sharing my thankfulness. If someone has blessed you this year, drop them a note and tell them. It only takes a few minutes, and it will bless them.

If you have not downloaded my Holiday e-book, it is not too late. You can still use the full calendar plans for December and January.

It has helpful pages for you to do your menu planning, grocery lists, gift lists, and a daily calendar for the rest of November, December, and January. I will also put the daily tips in my newsletter and on the blog. The e-book will just help you see the whole picture and give you forms to use.

Holiday Mission – Monday – Start any food prep that you can do for your Thanksgiving meal. Look for things you can cook ahead and freeze. Have your children make place cards for the Thanksgiving table. If you are dining at family or friend’s houses, have your children make a hostess gift and card.

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

This week we are in Zone 4 – The Master Bedroom (Children’s Rooms)

Monday – Clear off a Hot Spot in your Bedroom

Tuesday – Declutter in your Closet (Do a 27 Fling Boogie – Give away 27 things, Throw Away 27 things, or Put Away 27 things or do 9 of each of these to equal 27 things)

Wednesday – Pull out your Holiday wrapping paper, bows, etc. Set up a wrapping station. Put down items on your list that you need to buy.

Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family!

Friday – Detail dust in your Bedroom. Clear off the flat surfaces.


  • 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? Look for a Thanksgiving Unit Study to work on this month.
 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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