Mastering the Closet – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

For many of us, the Master Bedroom closet becomes a dumping ground for stuff that does not have a home. We also tend to keep clothes in there that we no longer wear. By thinning down the amount of stuff and clothes in our Master Closet, it can become a place that bring us joy when we open it. If we open it and try to dodge falling items, we are not finding joy. If we start looking at our clothes, we are reminded of the amount of clothes that we have that does not fit. When we look down at the floor of our closet, can we really tell what is there? Doing a closet makeover is more than a 15-minute project. This is probably a project that needs to be tackled in small steps. Start with the shelves in your closet. Take them one at a time. Then go through your hanging clothes. A neat trick I read about was to turn your hangers around backward. Then hang things back correctly after you wear them and hang them back up. In 6 months, look at the hangers that are still backward. Evaluate whether you need them or not. Some things may be in the backwards position just because of the season, so I am not saying to declutter everything that you have not worn in 6 months, but I am saying to use this as a guide to help you decide what to declutter. There are women’s shelters who are always looking for clothing donations. Local domestic violence shelters seek donations of clothes and shoes year round. Use your excess to bless others. After you go through your hanging clothes, move on to decluttering the floor of your master closet. Just keep at it once a week. You will get it done.

Zone Mission: Master Closet – Declutter one area in your closet.

Grocery Shopping and Errand Day – Take your list, pack snacks, and water bottles.

  • 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.

School: Are you doing a read aloud book for the whole family? If not, pick one out and read at lunch time or in the evening. It will bring a new dimension to your school day.

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
  • Errand day: Make your plan for grocery shopping and errands. Pack water bottles and snacks for everyone. Pack up your library books that need to be turned in.
Family Fun: Plan a fun activity while you are out. I am in the habit of checking for free activities that are going on while we are out doing errands.
When you get home from doing errands, have everyone work together to unload and put away everything.

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 the Launch Pad 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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