Decluttering in Two Zones in One Week

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Dear Friends,
This week we are wrapping up January, so we will be in two Zones. Monday through Wednesday, we will be in Zone 5 – The Living Room. On Thursday and Friday, we will be in Zone 1 – The Front Porch, Entryway, and Dining Room. Do quick 10 minute Mission each day and don’t stress about it.
Zones 5 & 1 Missions: The Living Room & Front Porch, Entryway, and Dining Room
Monday – Declutter and Detail Dust in the Living Room
Tuesday – Move Furniture & Detail Vacuum in the Living Room
Wednesday – Put away anything that does not belong in the Living Room
Thursday – Declutter & Dust in the Entryway & Dining Room
Friday – 27 Fling Boogie in the Entryway & Dining Room
Set your timers and then take a break when it goes off!
As we transition into February, I want you to look at your daily routines. If you are not decluttering for 5 to 10 minutes a day, I want you to find a place in your schedule where it makes sense for you to declutter daily.
By decluttering a little at a time, you will find it gets easier and easier to maintain your home. You will have less stuff to deal with daily. I talk to ladies all of the time who struggle with making decisions on what to do with stuff. That is why it will help you to do this a little bit each day. You will only have to make a few decisions. If you try to spend a lot of time decluttering, you wear yourself out. Then you don’t want to do it again for a long time.
For me, my decluttering either happens in the middle of the afternoon or right after dinner. With homeschooling, I do not have time in the mornings to do my decluttering.

You can do it! You just need to practice it until it becomes a habit.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wash the sheets.
Your Zone Mission for today is to declutter the flat surfaces in your living room and detail dust.
My menu plan for Monday is pork chops.
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


Decluttering in Two Zones in One Week — 4 Comments

  1. Dear Tami,
    I’m always wondering if that 10 minutes of decluttering means doing the zone mission, or is this an additional 10 minutes of decluttering? If it’s 10 minutes additional, how to tackle it then?

    • Hello! This is a great question! During my Morning Routine, I do my Home Blessing. In the afternoon, I do my Zone Mission of the day right after lunch. Right after dinner, I do some decluttering, and it is usually the Hot Spot that developed during the day. I do not have a lot of paper clutter because I will declutter paper as I go through the mail daily. It takes 5 minutes. So you can see where I developed the routines into three parts of my day. If it is a really busy day, I will move the Home Blessing to the next day. Then I can hit the Zone Mission in its place.

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