How do your zones look?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Today is the last day in our zones of the week. How are things looking? Email a picture to me. I want to celebrate your progress with you. Email a picture to me at
This week we were in Zone 5 and Zone 1. How did your missions go?
We decluttered in the Living Room or Family Room. Often these rooms are left off as we tend to other areas of the house. Items get tossed into the corners of the room and forgotten. Flat surfaces accumulate clutter. It may help you to have a regular Hot Spot drill in the Living Room to help you tame the chaos.
As we moved over to Zone 1, we covered three important areas of the home. The front porch is the first thing people see when they come to our homes. Is your front porch decluttered, or is it an additional storage area for you?
The entryway to your home is the main area your family comes into and drops what is in their hands. Shoes, jackets, hats, bags, and more land in the entryway. Set up a place for the things your family needs close to the door, and remind them to put the other things away.
The dining room is often not used for nightly meals, but we do use it. How does your dining room look right now? Did you take care of the clutter that was in there?
Plan a nice meal for your family to serve in the dining room. You can even plan on using the pretty table settings. My family feels special when I set the table with the nice tablecloth and dishes.
Today, we are going to sweep or vacuum in Zone 1. Do this quickly and don’t get caught up in the details. If you still have some clutter in the areas, clean around it. You can declutter it a little at a time later. I want you to feel the success today of getting the sweeping or vacuuming done in this area.
Finish up your missions and enjoy your weekend.
What are you doing for family fun day this weekend?
Today’s Zone Mission is to sweep or vacuum in zone 1 – the front porch, entryway, and dining room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is take out.
Have a wonderful weekend!

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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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