Decluttering – Getting Orgnanized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Welcome to a new month! The new habit of the month with The FlyLady is a great one for homeschoolers. She encourages us to declutter for 15 minutes a day this month. I wish she was doing her Super Fling Boogie and keeping track of the pounds decluttered because I decluttered an old, upright piano last Thursday! I think that would put me over the top on pounds decluttered! My husband bought a new piece of furniture after Christmas, and I have been trying to give the piano away for more than a year. Everything finally came together.

Next on my list is to deliver a kitchen table to my daughter. I do declutter smaller items, too. It just feels extra good to get rid of large pieces of furniture that we do not need. Stop for a minute and think about visiting a house that is stuffed with furniture. How does it make you feel? My goal is to have seating for my family. So I carefully decide on the amount of furniture in my house.

My mother recently retired, and she is systematically decluttering her house. My grandparents originally bought the house in 1964. It has been in the family for a while, and there are lots of areas to declutter.

Decluttering can be contagious! Use your timer. Turn on some music. Focus on ONE area for 15 minutes. Once you get into this routine, you will see a big difference in your home.

Have a great day!


Zone Mission – Declutter the Entryway

Weekly Home Blessing Task: Wipe Windows and Mirrors

Menu Plan for Wednesday: spaghetti, garlic bread, and 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.


  • Get out some art supplies and be creative with your children.
 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
  • 15 minutes of loving movement

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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