It’s a Sure Thing Every Day – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Blessing Your Family with Good Food, Clean Dishes, and Clean Clothes

Most of you reading this have more than one child in your home. Even if you only have one child at home, there are still things that have to be done in your home every single day.

You will have to cook every day. People like to eat. In my house, the boys really like to eat. Each week, I plan a menu, and recently, it has been very simple. I have repeated the same menu because of my travel schedule. Now that conference season is over, I am going to add more variety to our menu plan once a again.

Include your family in the menu planning and cooking. They will be learning important skills, and it will help you to have some extra cooks in the house. When I am having a busy day, my boys can handle the cooking for me.

Grocery shop once a week. This will save you time and money. If you are not stopping at the store daily, you will not be spending extra money on the impulse items you see in the store. I grocery shop on Friday afternoons. This helps me have what I need in the house for the weekend and the whole next week. It is rare when I have to go back to the store for something.

If you are cooking a lot, there are going to be dirty dishes. Teach your children to rinse their dirty dishes and put them in the dishwasher immediately. Teach them to rinse dishes and pots as they cook.

When you are doing dishes, use the time to pray for your family or to count your blessings. Use this daily task as a blessing for your family. Change your mindset, and it will change how you feel about those dirty dishes.

Set a timer when the dishwasher is ready to unload. For the most part, a dishwasher can be emptied in 5 or 6 minutes. We tend to procrastinate emptying the dishwasher, but it will help you keep your sink shiny if you have a dishwasher that is ready to be reloaded with dirty dishes.

You need to do at least one load of laundry a day. In my case, I have to do 3 loads of laundry per day. Each person has a laundry day to do their laundry and wash their sheets. I do a load of towels daily. We do a load in the morning, a load in the afternoon, and a load in the evening.

Laundry has 5 steps, and we get hung up on getting through them all.

1                     Sort
2                     Wash
3                     Dry
4                     Fold/Hang
5                     Put Away
Folding laundry is a time to reflect on your day. You are blessing your family with clean clothes. You can invite the children to fold clothes with you. It can be fun!

Put your laundry away as soon as it is folded or hung up. If you have room in your closet and dresser, this only take a few minutes.

Tell me which of these three things is the hardest for you to do daily.

Your Zone Mission today is to declutter one bathroom drawer.

Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.

My menu plan for Wednesday is spaghetti and meatballs with a side salad.

Enjoy this quick video on today’s topic!

Have a great 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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