Fifteen Minute Room Rescue – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Your mission today is to do a 15-Minute Room Rescue. Set your timer for this. Pick a room in your house that needs a quick declutter session. Get out your FlyLady Declutter Kit, if you have one. If not, get three boxes and have one for give away, one for throw away, and one for put away. Turn on some music and have fun making the room look better. If you have homeschool materials stacked somewhere in the house, use this time to deal with it. As homeschoolers, we have a lot of papers and materials. It’s coming close to the end of the year, and it is time to sort it out. A lot of it is trash or can be recycled. Some of it can be passed on to someone else, and the smallest amount of it can be put away for another child. Don’t hold on to materials that your youngest child has used. It is easier to decutter school materials at the end of the school year rather than the beginning of the school year.

Zone Mission – 15-Minute Room Rescue

  • 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.


  • Look at your bookshelves. Do you need to do some reorganizing or purging?
 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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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


Fifteen Minute Room Rescue – Getting Organized — 2 Comments

  1. First off I would like to say terrific blog! Ihad a quick question which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before wr&7ing.Ii#821t;ve had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Thank you!

    • Thanks for your question. I usually spend a few minutes before my writing time doing a few things around the house to clear my head and start thinking about what I am writing about that day.

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