Playing Games to Clean Your Kitchen

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Happy Friday! As we end the week, how did you do with your missions in your kitchen? This is the heart of your home where you nourish your family. You deserve a decluttered area to prepare your meals. Email a picture to me at
One day this week, I played a 30 minute game with the FlyLady Premium members. We did quick 5 minute missions in the kitchen, and it made a big impact. We kept it short and fun, and before they knew it, they had handled the Hot Spots, decluttered the counters, wiped the counters, shined their sinks, and emptied the dishwasher.
If you did not get all of the missions this week completed, I want you to get out no more than 5 pieces of paper. Write down 5 things you would like to do in the kitchen today. Fold the papers and put them in a bowl or basket. Set your timer for 5 minutes and turn on some music. Draw a number and get started.
I have heard from ladies this week who had to run more than a load of dishes through the dishwasher to catch up. I heard from ladies who had a lot of pots and pans to hand wash. These ladies used their timers and got caught up with their dishes.
Some of the ladies sent me before and after pictures of their kitchen counters this week. I know first-hand how quickly kitchen counters can get out of control. That is why I do a Hot Spot Fire Drill mission daily with my kitchen counters.
Kitchen cabinets and kitchen drawers are sometimes overlooked when you are cleaning in the kitchen. If your children help you with the dishes, your kitchen cabinets likely need a little straightening every month. Since the kitchen renovation last year, the boys have not adjusted to some of the changed locations for items. Sometimes I find things in places that are different than where I would put them.
One of your 5 minute missions might be to just check your cabinets and drawers for things that need to be put where you want them to be.
Friday is the day I do my grocery shopping, so I will be looking in my pantry as I make a menu plan. I will use the items I have on hand, and I will use that as a spring board for my menu plan.
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 and mop the kitchen.
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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