Tossing Single Lids and Bowls

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Who has plastic lids in the kitchen and you have no idea where its matching bowl is?
Ah, yes, there are a few of you nodding your head right now. You are holding onto those lids in the hopes that one day you can match them back up to their respective bowls.
Your plastic bowls and lids are a bit like your single socks. They wait for months or years on their mate, and it never shows up. Sound about right?
Today, I want you to spend 15 minutes decluttering this kitchen cabinet or cabinet and drawer.
If you cannot find the mates for the single lids or single bowls, it’s time to toss them. I did this last year when we did our kitchen renovation, and each month, I check that cabinet again. Most of the time the bowls or lids that are singles are disposable items anyway.
You have been trained to hold onto everything. You might need it one day. You are covered up in clutter, and yet you are holding onto items for years that you are not using and are waiting on the other piece to show up. Take a deep breath. You CAN let go of the singles that are missing their mates.
As you declutter in your home, you will start to enjoy letting go, but I know some of you find it hard to do it. Use a box for items to donate and keep it in your car. Add a little bit to it each day. With the consistency of letting go of items, it will get easier, and you will start to see a difference.
Many of you have asked me about how to accomplish these missions, and for many of you, you just need to let go of your perfectionism and stop procrastinating. Today is the day to start decluttering! You can do it!
Your Zone Mission today is to declutterr extra plastic containers and single lids.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is lasagna with a salad.
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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