In your home and homeschool
As you know, we break the house down into Zones for detail cleaning. The FlyLady has also written a Student Control Journal to your children. In it, she helps them break their bedrooms down into Zones. Each day of the week, they focus on a different area of their room. By the end of the week, they will have worked their way through their room.
You can download a free copy of the Homeschool Student Control Journal for your children to build their routines, but here is an overview of how they would break their room down into Zones.
- Monday – Wash Sheets and Make Bed; Clean Under Bed
- Tuesday – Closet (Rotate floor, hanging clothes, shelfs, etc. each week)
- Wednesday – Floor (Under Furniture, too.)
- Thursday – Desk/Flat Surfaces – Declutter & Dust
- Friday – Detail Clean Bathroom or Declutter Chair or Anything Stacked in the Room
By using this technique, you do not have to use blanket statements like this: “Go clean your room.” Instead, you can be more precise. You can ask them if they have asked their bedding and made their bed on Monday (or whatever day you choose for each person to wash their bedding.)
Think about ways that you can provide tools for your child to be successful in keeping his or her room cleaned.
Do they have a basket for dirty clothes?
Do they have a trash can?
Do they have adequate storage for their clothes?
Have you taught them how to sort laundry and wash their clothes?
There are many tools and ways of encouraging your children to take care of their rooms. Please feel free to ask any questions. This area is always a work in progress for children. It takes patience and persistence in your training.
Your Zone Mission today is to declutter 1 dresser drawer.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is a beef roast and vegetables.
Have a great day!
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