How do your kitchen cabinets look?

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Dear Friends,

This week we have been focusing on the kitchen. Do you have a kitchen cabinet or two that are in disarray? Kitchen cabinets take a lot of abuse from us. We throw things in them. We close doors quickly so things don’t fall out. We duck when we open a certain cabinet. You know what I am talking about.

Last fall, we did a kitchen renovation. I emptied my cabinets to refinish them. In 28 years, I have never emptied my kitchen cabinets. I found things that have sat in the same place for 28 years and never been used.
As I went through my cabinets, I decluttered a lot of stuff. I did not let sentiment dictate that I keep something that I had never used. I donated many things. Hopefully, someone else is using them now.

You do not need to empty your cabinets, but I do want you to pick the cabinet with the most clutter. Set your timer for 15 minutes and purge the stuff you are not using. If you have a large collection of plastic storage containers, try to thin that down. I got rid of half of mine, and I have not missed them.

You might have a cabinet with a lot of your disposable (paper) products. Sometimes that cabinet gets messy. Declutter and organize those items. Then write down the things you are out of or running low.

Each month I will remind you to declutter in one cabinet, so you will have time over the course of the year to work your way through your cabinets. Start with one and work your way down the line each month.

It is possible to declutter in small steps and be successful in getting rid of things.

Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter items from one kitchen cabinet.

Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.

My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and a 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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