New Month and a New Zone – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Hello! Welcome to a new month and a new zone of the week! It’s May, and for most of us, the weather has warmed up. As we work on our Zone of the Week, let’s think about planting some flowers in our flower beds. I came home from a homeschool conference last night, and my husband had kept the house clean and planted flowers for me. Happy early Mother’s Day! It was a nice surprise. You can take your children to a local gardening store or nursery and let them pick out some flowers to plant for you for Mother’s Day. What better way to make the front of your home than to plant a few spring flowers.
May also means it’s time to think about ending your children’s school year. All of you need a break from the academics, so pick your ending date and start wrapping up your studies for the year. We always start early in August, so we can have an earlier end to the school year. Don’t forget to finish your end of year paper and sort through your books before you add more new books to your collection.

Zone Missions: Entryway
Monday – Declutter & Sweep Front Porch
Tuesday – Plant some flowers along the front of your house
Wednesday – Declutter & Dust Entryway of your Home
Thursday – Declutter in your Dining Room
Friday – Detail Clean Your Dining Room Furniture
Later this month, I will be in Sandusky, OH, and in June, I will be speaking at the North Carolinians for Home Education Conference in Winston-Salem, NC.

Read HERE about the events I will be attending this Spring.



  • 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
  • Plan one fun activity for this week.
 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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