Having People Visit Your Home

Getting Organized:
In Your Home and Homeschool

Do you have people visit you in your home, or do you avoid it? CHAOS stands for Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome. Many of us have lived this way in our homes. We have lived with the piles, the clutter, the dust, and the fear of someone coming over.
You do not have to live this way. I do not live this way, and I do not clean like a crazy woman before I have people in my home.
Last week we had overnight guests in our home. Now, granted, our teenager did clean his room thoroughly for the guests to use his room. But I did not go into crisis cleaning mode. A regular Home Blessing Hour was enough to get ready for company.
The one big project I did was paint the upstairs hallway, and that was already on my summer project list.
If you have not had friends or family over for a visit in a while, talk to your husband and pick a date that works for both of you. Talk about who to invite and plan a menu. Then make some phone calls!
It is a wonderful time of year to have a cookout and enjoy some fellowship! Your house does not have to be perfect to do this. Looking at my house right now, I could be company ready in less than 15 minutes. I have not cleared my daily hot spots. Otherwise, I have done everything on my routine list, and my Home Blessings are done.
Remember to not stress out and make your family miserable getting ready for company. You want them to be excited about getting ready for company. You don’t want them to dread it.
Tell me about your next get-together at your house. I want you to enjoy it!
Your Zone Mission today is to deal with your living room Hot Spots.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wash sheets.
My menu plan for Monday is chicken 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 Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at https://tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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