Fitting In Zone Missions – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


In the past few weeks, I have had a lot of questions about my schedule. Many of you are interested in how I fit in Home Blessings and Zone Missions. I talked last week about the Home Blessings and doing them one or two a day. Today I will elaborate more on the Zone Missions to help you figure out where to put them in your routines.

As you develop your routines around your school schedule, you can figure out where the Zone Missions fit best for you. I give you ideas for quick missions each day. They take 2 minutes to 15 minutes. They are not designed to take long. I do my Zone Missions in the morning while the boys are doing math. They have math fact sheets and a lesson, and I can take a few minutes to do my Zone Mission, start a load of laundry, and start the dishwasher while they are working independently.

If you have little ones in the house, your Zone Missions might fit better in the afternoon or evening. There is not a perfect way or perfect formula. You just have to be consistent and find what works for your daily schedule.

The Zone Missions are what will help you declutter and detail clean your home in small steps. If you are consistent month in and month out in doing your Zone Missions, you will not have to do deep cleaning in the Spring or Fall (unless you prepare for Passover). I rotate through the 5 Zones according to the FlyLady’s schedule, but I try to give you missions that I think are effective for homeschool families. We have a lot of extra stuff in our homes because we homeschool.

Take a look at the missions for this week and try to do them daily.

Zone Missions: The Main Bathroom and One Extra Room
Monday – Declutter the bathroom counters and wipe them down
Tuesday – Declutter 1 bathroom drawer or cabinet

Wednesday –  Declutter the medicine cabinet

Thursday – Declutter 1 other area in your home

Friday – 27 Fling Boogie (get rid of 27 things!)

Menu Plan for Monday – Hamburgers with a side salad

Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets

Daily Routines:

  • 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.
  • Daily Movement for 15 Minutes

School: Pick a chapter book to read aloud as a family.

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: Take a nature walk today.
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


Fitting In Zone Missions – Getting Organized — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks Tami. My zone missions always seemed like something I couldn’t get around to. Keep it quick and doable (15 min or less), consistent and know where to best fit it into the day.

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