Summer Projects – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool


Summer Projects

Do you have a list of summer projects to do? Summer is the time of the year when we have a little more flexible time than during the school year.

One thing on my list this summer was to paint the upstairs hallway. I don’t mind painting, but it takes time and many steps. I broke this project down into smaller steps, and I spread it out over several days.

Any project you want to do this summer can be broken down into steps. You can do a small part of it each day, or you can do a little bit in the morning and a little bit in the afternoon. You do not have to start a project and work on it until it is done.

I painted the hallway and the trim work, and it was done over the course of three days. I broke it down into the prep work (declutter, move things, tape plastic on the floor); paint the walls; paint the trim.

Perfectionism pushes you to start a big project and keep at it until you are exhausted. There is a different way!

Another summer project will be to declutter in my garage. I will spend 15 minutes at a time doing this. I will not spend a whole day tearing it apart and putting it back together. If I do, I will burn out and not want to do it ever again.

Some of you have big projects on your list, make a list, and then break it down into manageable steps.

You can achieve your goals one step at a time!

Your Zone Mission today is to declutter the left side of your bed.

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

My menu plan for Wednesday is spaghetti and salad.

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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