Declutter the Dining Room – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Happy Friday! Do you have plans for the Labor day weekend? We have a family picnic planned. You can plan one, too. You don’t even have to go anywhere. You can have a family picnic at home, or you can go somewhere. Our favorite place to go on a picnic is in the mountains of NC. It’s been a long, hot summer, and it is always refreshing to go up to a higher elevation and enjoy cooler temperatures and a mountain creek.

Today’s mission is up to you on what you need to do. Let’s declutter in the dining room. It does not have to be a big mission. Just set the timer and go in there quickly. If you don’t have a dining room, pick another room and do a 15-minute room rescue. I hope you are seeing that it is easier and faster to do these missions as you keep working your way around the house each month. If you keep things put away, and everyone puts things up as they use them, these missions will go faster and faster each month. !

Have a great week-end!
If you have any questions or tips, please email me. I enjoy hearing from my readers.
Zone Mission: Declutter in your dining room. 
Menu Mission: Chicken and a salad.




  • 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.


  • Round up this week’s paper. File what needs to be file. Purge what needs to go away.
 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

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