Monthly Home Maintenance – Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

 Dear Friends,
How do you do with monthly maintenance around your home? The FlyLady has a Control Journal to help you establish routines for monthly maintenance.

My grandfather was a mechanic, and I grew up in his home. I was taught to care for certain things around the house every month from a young age. I have passed this knowledge on to my children now.

I use the first of the month as a touchstone for monthly maintenance. Air filters for our heating and air conditioning system are changed during the first week of the month.

Every three months, the dryer needs to be cleaned with the dryer lint cleaning kit. I put a reminder on my digital calendar.

The smoke detector has back-up batteries, and these are checked every six months. I also put this on my digital calendar.

Light bulbs are changed as needed, so that is not on my calendar.
During our Zone Missions for the Kitchen, I wipe down the stove and ventilation hood. Once a year I clean the oven (usually in the dead of winter).

The refrigerator needs to have the drip pan emptied once a month and the coils needs to be wiped off.

By using the digital calendar and The Home Maintenance Control Journal, I have established these habits. By teaching these habits to my children, not only do I have help, but I have also passed on valuable life skills.

What home maintenance projects do you need to do?

Your Zone Mission today is to dust along the baseboards in the Living Room.

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

My menu plan for Wednesday is hamburgers and mac and cheese.

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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