How does one drawer help? Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool
How does decluttering a drawer help you get organized?

This thought has probably been in your mind. Today’s mission is to declutter a bathroom drawer or cabinet. You wonder how in the world decluttering one drawer is going to help you with all you have going on in your day.

By decluttering a bathroom drawer, you are making a step forward in organizing your home. Small steps like this will add up over time.

Once you throw the trash and expired products from your drawer, you will have more storage space in your bathroom. My swish and swipe every morning goes faster because I do not keep my stuff on the counter. I keep it in the drawers and cabinet.

You know when you are running out of toothpaste and floss if you keep your bathroom drawers decluttered.

Next month, you won’t have much to declutter in the drawer you did this month, so you can move on to another area in the bathroom. Once you go through all of the drawers and cabinets, you will circle back and start again. You will be surprised at how you will find something each month to toss.

As you develop the habit of decluttering monthly, you will maintain areas that you have decluttered. Your home will be free of chaos. You just have to be consistent and intentional each day to follow along with the Zone Mission.

Remember, it is just for a few minutes each day.

Please email me if you have questions.


Zone Mission: Declutter 1 Bathroom Drawer or Cabinet

Weekly Home Blessings of the Day: Quick Dust and Vacuum

Menu Plan for Tuesday: Taco Tuesday and a side salad


If you need more help with organizing your home and homeschool, you can download  The FlyLady’s Homeschool Teacher and Homeschool Student Control Journals for free.

Set your timer for 15 minutes for the Home Assignment and 15 minutes for the School Assignment
  • 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.
  • Clean out your refrigerator. Toss the science experiments.
  • Spend 15 minutes loving movement.

School: Consider a fun topic to study

 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
  • Write up a menu plan for the next 7 days. Check your pantry and freezer and make a grocery list. This habit will save you time and money. Try out some new recipes with the slow cooker. It will save you time once you start back to your school schedule.
Family Fun: Take your children for a walk.
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

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