Are Mondays Hard for You?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Are you ready for another fantastic week? Several years ago, I did not enjoy Monday mornings, and I learned I had to change my attitude toward Monday morning. Monday morning can be challenging, but when you have your FlyLady Routines in place, you can fly through the morning and enjoy yourself, too.
This week we are going to declutter and detail clean in our kitchens. This is an important part of your home, and when you have it decluttered, it makes meal prep a breeze.
Here are you missions for the week:
Zone 2 Missions: The Kitchen
Monday – Dust along the ceiling and light fixtures
Tuesday – Wipe down the cabinet doors
Wednesday – Declutter leftovers from the fridge and wipe shelves
Thursday – Declutter and wipe counter tops
Friday – Sweep and Mop the kitchen
Set your timers and then take a break when it goes off!
If you are struggling this morning, sit down for a few minutes with a cup of coffee or a cup of hot tea. Just breathe, even if the kids are loud around you. I want you to close your eyes and let yourself relax from the top of your head down to your toes.
Now, get out your favorite pen and notebook. Write down no more than 10 things that you would like to accomplish this week. Keep them small or divide into steps. Each day, I want you to do 2 things from this list. You will feel accomplished as you are able to check things off daily.
This morning, do your Morning Routine fully as soon as you finish this list. If you are not dressed, I want you to do that first. If your kids are not dressed, tell them to get dressed, too. Set the timer and make it fun!
While you are in your bedroom, make your bed if it is not made unless you are washing your sheets today.
When you are in the bathroom, do a quick swish and swipe.
Go back to the kitchen and check your calendar for today. Is there anything on your calendar that you need to do today?
Start a load of laundry.
Check your menu plan and see what’s for dinner. If you do not have a menu plan, check the pantry and freezer and make a plan.
With that, you have completed your Morning Routine. Set an alarm to go back and switch the laundry later.
Here’s your recap of the Weekly Zone Missions.
On Monday, you are going to spend 15 minutes dusting along the ceiling and fixtures of your kitchen.
On Tuesday, your mission is to wipe the outside of your cabinet doors.
On Wednesday, declutter leftovers and science experiments from the refrigerator.
On Thursday, declutter the kitchen counters and wipe.
On Friday, your mission is to sweep and mop the kitchen.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wash the sheets.
Your Zone Mission for today is to dust along the ceiling and light fixtures.
My menu plan for Monday is beef roast. 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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