Uncovering Clutter – Getting Organized

Getting Organized
in Your Home and Homeschool  


Even when you deal with removing declutter and paper from your home, you will still find papers and files that have been buried under something. Yesterday, I was sorting through an office tray at my son’s computer desk. In the tray were his books, notebooks, and DVDs for his math lessons. Underneath these, I found two of my file folders from 2004. After a quick review, I found that it could just be tossed in the trash. There was nothing of enough importance to keep or even shred with my shredder. It’s very freeing to get rid of clutter, and I am pretty efficient at getting rid of junk mail and papers were don’t need any more. It’s humorous to find something as old as these old folders. They were left from when I used that desktop computer and desk for my work area. It’s been a while since it was my work area.

Sometime today I want you to go to an area of your house that needs some decluttering. Set a timer for 15 minutes and purge! Email me if you find something older than 2004 to throw out.

Holiday Mission: Check your grocery list for any additional food items or ingredients you need for next week.

Zone Mission: Take a look at your home. Pick one area that needs some attention. Use my challenge above and purge something that is older than my files from 2004.


  • 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 Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at https://tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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