Three Quick Pick Up Tips for the Living Room

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Are you seeing a difference in your Living Room from your zone missions?
Here are three quick Living Room Pick Ups.
Flat Surfaces:
Look at your flat surfaces — the side tables, coffee table, TV stand, and bookshelves. Are they full to overflowing? Do you have piles that need to go? Spend 5 minutes pulling stuff off the flat surfaces. You have three options on what to do with them — Throw Away, Put Away, or Give Away. After you declutter the flat surfaces, do a quick dust, and then put back only the things that you really want to display.
If your family uses these flat surfaces as storage places for their stuff, remind them to find places for their things and to put their things away daily. From a homeschool perspective, if you homeschool in the Living Room or Family Room, you will likely deal with school materials on the flat surfaces on a regular basis. Have a place for your homeschool items and remind your students to put their things away daily.
Corners Filled with Clutter:
The Living Room or Family Room can have clutter lurking the corners. I know this because it has happened to me, too.
If you have things piled in the corners, find a place for them or get rid of them. Sometimes we get so used to things in the corners of our room that we quit “seeing” them. Look at your room with fresh eyes. Take a picture if you really want to spot clutter.
Spend 5 minutes dealing with these things. Find a place for them or give them away.
Evict the dust bunnies:
Your last mission might take a little longer than 5 minutes, but if you include your children, it can go fast. Get out your feather duster and go around the room and wipe all of the baseboards. Have your children help you move the furniture, or you can just work behind the furniture as best as you can.
If you have not vacuumed under the furniture in a while, you can do this now as well.
Today’s Zone Mission is to detail dust, wipe the baseboards, and vacuum under your Living Room furniture.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is teriyaki beef.
Have a great 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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