The Power of 5 Minute Missions

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 


Dear Friends,
As I am getting my house back in order after the wedding, I am finding that 5 minute missions are a great way to get back on track.
On Monday, I had bedding to wash from 6 beds. I also had other laundry, and I wanted to put things away that came home with us from the wedding.
It was also the first day of our zone missions for the Master Bedroom.
The first I did was write down some key things I needed to do. Then, I used my timer and switched from one mission to another. This meant that I broke up my Master Bedroom mission into three 5-minute missions. In doing that, I was able to throw out a trash bag full of trash from one of the closets. I also added to my box of items to donate. I was ruthless in purging.
With many loads of sheets pulled from the beds, I used the 5 minute missions to keep the laundry going and was able to get all of the bedding washed, dried, and folded. I decluttered in the linen closet last week, so putting them away was a breeze.
My kitchen counters had accumulated several things from the wedding, so I did a 5 minute mission just to deal with the hot spots in the kitchen. I used another 5 minute mission to unload the dishwasher. A third mission was all I needed to do the dishes and shine my sink.
Next, I checked the entryway for more items from the wedding, and I used a basket to contain the items I needed to return to the bride and groom when they return from their honeymoon.
Using my timer and my list kept me focused. I took little breaks, and I sipped my water throughout the day. I also had several little computer things to take care of, so I was able to have little sit-down breaks, too.
You can accomplish a lot of things using your timer and following the 5-minute rule. It made a huge difference in my day and in how my house looks tonight.
What did you accomplish yesterday?
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
Your Zone Mission for today is to attack the clothes pile in your room. This is also a great mission for your children.
My menu plan for Tuesday is taco soup for the boys. Veggies and salad for me.
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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