27 Fling Monday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
Today I want you to do a 27 Fling Boogie in your Living Room. If you are not familiar with a 27 Fling Boogie, it is a game from The FlyLady. You will need 3 boxes or plastic bins. One will be for things to throw away. One will be for things to give away. The third one will be for things that need to be put away. Now that we have celebrated Christmas, there are things that need to be decluttered in our homes. Our zone this week is the living room, and it is a great place to start to bring our homes back to order after the Holidays. I will continue the Holiday Missions to help you put away your Christmas decorations one baby step at a time. I will be doing these same missions in my home, too. I have already done two small missions. On Christmas Day, I put away our stockings since we had emptied them and had them down from the mantle. On Saturday, I took down my Christmas curtain topper and put up my regular topper. I can remember prior to using the FlyLady’s system, that my Christmas curtain topper stayed up until Valentine’s Day one year and Easter another year.

If you plan on celebrating New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day with special food, make sure you get it early in the week.

Here are your Zone Missions for the week for Zone 5 – The Living Room

Monday – 27 Fling Boogie in the Living Room
Tuesday – Detail dust in the Living Room. Put away any Christmas decorations on your flat surfaces.
Wednesday – Move your Living Room furniture and clean under it.
Thursday – Clear any Hot Spots that have developed in your Living Room. This includes any piles that are leftover from Christmas celebrations.
Friday – New Year’s Day – Zone 1 – Sweep your Front Porch


  • 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? Even if you are on break this week, do some hands-on activities.
 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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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/.


27 Fling Monday – Getting Organized — 2 Comments

  1. I just found your Simply Homeschooling, and answered prayer. I Feel I am up over my head in a big house with stuff, I Homeschool, My first year full time, from a private school setting, I would love to know more of how you organize, balance your life between homeschooling, house cleaning, and having time with your Husband. Do you by chance have a Facebook.

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