Taming the Paper Monster

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Have you noticed that each Thursday, you have a Home Blessing that includes decluttering paper and magazines? Since we homeschool, I know papers are a big part of our lives. It’s like the dust bunnies that live under the sofa or bed. Papers are in abundance and seem to multiply overnight.

I have a few tricks that I have developed to help me over the years with paper clutter.

Sort the mail when it comes into the house.

  • File bills
  • File important papers
  • Shred papers with your name and address
  • Toss junk mail that does not have your address

Review school work daily.

  • Toss the school papers you don’t need
  • File the papers and tests that you need to keep
  • Let go of school materials you don’t use
  • Keep one box of art keepsakes and share the rest with loved ones

What are other sources of paper in your home that you need to work on?

Have a wonderful day!


Zone Mission – Declutter the Food in the Fridge

Weekly Home Blessing Task: Declutter Paper/Magazines

Menu Plan for Thursday: Baked Chicken


  • 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.


  • Play a game 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 Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at https://tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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