How does decluttering a little at a time help?

Getting Organized:
In Your Home and Homeschool

Dear Friends,

Many of you have been reading my Zone Missions, and you are wondering how decluttering one drawer can help you.

By decluttering one drawer, you are starting a process of purging things a little at a time. As you let go of things, you are making room for other things. If you work on a different drawer each month, you will get through all of your drawers eventually.

You will also be less apt to refill the drawers you have decluttered. You will enjoy having space to put things away properly. You will start living by the rule of getting rid of one thing when you bring a new thing into the home.

Some drawers will be easy to go through and declutter. Other drawers will be harder and take longer. You will find things you forgot you had. You may find things you don’t even know what they are!

The consistency in decluttering a different area each week keeps you from burning out on one thing. It also helps you work your way through your home systematically. This week is a special week. You can choose the room you do your zone missions.

Week 3 of the month always finds us decluttering the Main Bathroom and one Extra Room. If you do swish and swipe in your bathrooms daily, you should not have a lot of maintenance to do in your bathroom, so you focus on another room for 10 minutes a day.

We don’t all have the same types of rooms in our homes. Some have home offices or craft rooms. Some have basements or garages. Some have guest rooms. Some have attics. Many of you have a dedicated school room.

You can even rotate which room you focus on in the third week of the month. Throughout the year, this should help you get through all of the different types of rooms in your homes.

You can be successful in decluttering with small, consistent steps.

Your Zone Mission today is to declutter under the bathroom sink.

Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.

My menu plan for Tuesday is Taco Tuesday.

Have a blessed 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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