Pantry Declutter Friday – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Today’s mission is going to challenge you. You are going to use your timer for 15 minutes, and then you are going to STOP. This way you can’t drag out too much stuff. You will likely have to do this same mission again another day, but I want you to see that you can make progress in 15 minutes and not get burned out. When you finish this mission, I want you to do something for yourself that you enjoy. You are going to reward and pamper yourself today.
Are you ready for your mission? Today, we are going to spend 15 minutes decluttering the pantry in the kitchen. This is one of those projects that can quickly escalate, so the key is to do one area at a time and not pull out more than you can put back in 15 minutes. You will want to toss those food items that are stale or have passed their expiration dates, so have a trash can handy. You can also have a box near you to put in items that you can donate to a food pantry. They often need food items this time of year because people slow down on giving and donating after Christmas has passed. As you clear off a shelf, wipe it down. Put items back in a logical order. This will help you when you make your grocery list.

If you have any questions or tips, please email me. I enjoy hearing from my readers.

Zone Mission: Zone 2 – Kitchen Pantry Clean-out



  • 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.


  • Schedule a field trip for this winter. If you can’t think of one, do some research. See what’s going on close to you.
 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

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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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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