Decluttering One Area at a Time – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool



How did you do this month with decluttering? We have talked about delcuttering books, papers, and more this month. If you spend 5 to 15minutes a day decluttering, you will see progress and have peace in your home. Homeschooling brings lots of papers and books into your home. You can manage them, but you have to continue the habit of purging.

You are likely over halfway finished with your school year and starting to think about next school year. Take a look at what you already have on hand when you start making your book purchase list. If you have books you are not going to use, talk to some of your local homeschool moms to have a book exchange. This is a great way to bless someone else with books you are not using, and you might find some books you need.

If you use many classic books in your homeschool, consider how to best provide these for your children without stuffing your bookshelves with more books. I use library books and electronic books when possible. There are some classics that I do want to have a hard copy on my shelf, and I reserve a section in my bookshelf for those.

Collecting books for the sake of having them will overload you with books. Your children will not be more educated because you have too many books. Often, when you have too many books, you are too overwhelmed to hunt through them for the book you want to use.

This week, we are decluttering in several areas. You will spend just 15 minutes a day in each area, so use your timer. We will start in the Living Room or Family Room, and then we will spend time decluttering the Front Porch, Entryway, and Dining Room.

Your Zone Mission today is to declutter in the Living Room or Family Room for 15 minutes.


Zone Missions: The Living Room, Front Porch, Entryway, Dining Room
Monday – Declutter Flat Surfaces in the Living Room

Tuesday – Detail Dust the Living Room and Under the Furniture

Wednesday –  Sweep the Front Porch

Thursday – Declutter the Entryway

Friday – Declutter the Dining Room

Menu Plan for Monday – Bunless Burgers and Salad

Weekly Home Blessing – Wash the Sheets

Have a wonderful day!
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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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