Zipping Through Your Zone Missions

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 


Dear Friends,
It’s the last day of July! Each week this month, we have focused on a different zone. We have been zipping through our zone missions, and I hope you are seeing progress.
You live in your homes, and as a homeschooler, you tend to be at home more than the average family. That means that you are using the things in your house more. The zone missions help you stay in control of the amount of clutter in your home. Each week, you focus on a different area.
You use the principles of throw away, give away, and put away.
As the amount of clutter goes down, you will find it gets easier and easier to let things go. I think the reason for this is that you begin to see how much easier it is to care for your home when you have less stuff to manage.
I read a note from someone who was struggling with her Home Blessing time because of the clutter that was in the way. If you have this happen, do a 15 minute room rescue and involve your family. I find this especially helpful on Monday morning.
We enjoy our weekends and our rest on Sunday. Our children still play and get things out on the weekend, and many times those things are still out on Monday mornings. Most of you can relate to this, especially if you have young children.
Some of you are looking at the calendar, and you see that the summer will come to and end whether or not you have completed your summer wish list. Use your timer today to do that room rescue, and then do something fun with your kids!
Don’t get consumed with a To Do List and act like a General with the troops. Set reasonable goals for your list, and incorporate fun.
Our first day of school was Monday, and it was not a stressful day for us. We did some placement testing last week, and we started lessons today. We broke it up with some movement and fun. We folded a load of laundry in between lessons. Our routines did not fall apart because we started school.
We normally start school early because it is just too hot outside in August to play very much, and we have more flexibility with our breaks during the year when we start early. We also like to be finished with the year before the end of May.
What are your goals and dreams for August?
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
Your Zone Mission for today is to look for trash and go sofa diving in the Living Room.
My menu plan for Tuesday is tacos. 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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