It’s Living Room Week! Are you ready to declutter?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Good morning! What did you do this weekend for Family Fun Day? This week we are going to declutter and detail clean in the Living Room or Family Room. You can pick one or alternate between the two. If you want to, you can play a game with the children and do both rooms quickly each day.
Here are you missions for the week:
Zone 4 Missions: The Living Room or Family Room
Monday – Go sofa diving!
Tuesday – Declutter flat surfaces & dust
Wednesday – Dust tops of doors, windows, etc.
Thursday - Vacuum & dust along the baseboards
Friday – Hot spot fire drill
Set your timers and then take a break when it goes off!
Your Family Room or your Living Room should be a place where your family gathers and spends time together. It should be comfortable and functional. If it’s like mine, it is used a lot. Some of you may homeschool in the Living Room or Family Room, so that may lend it to having more items in it than you would normally have in there.
If you have homeschool materials in this room, have a place for everything. Have your children put their school things away as they finish with them daily. Putting their things away should be a part of their daily routine.
Here’s your recap of the Weekly Zone Missions.
On Monday, go sofa and chair diving. Make this a treasure hunt for the children! Pull the cushions off and find the treasures that have fallen down between the cushions. Vacuum out the crumbs and put the cushions back. Make this quick and easy with helpers.
On Tuesday, declutter the flat surfaces in the Living Room. If you have things sitting around that you don’t love but have on display because you think they “should” be on display because someone gave them to you, put them in a box. If you don’t miss them, give them away. Don’t burden yourself with holding onto things because you think you “should.” Keep things that you want to keep and display.
On Wednesday, get your feather duster out and go across the tops of the doors, windows, curtains, crown moulding, and ceiling fan.
On Thursday, vacuum and dust along the baseboards today. Enlist some help in moving the furniture around to get behind it. Move the furniture back and vacuum the middle of the room quickly.
On Friday, spend 15 minutes doing a Hot Spot Fire Drill in the Living Room. Banish the clutter from this room. It will make it easier for your Home Blessings, and it will bring you joy to have a decluttered Living Room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wash the sheets.
Your Zone Mission for Monday is to go sofa and chair diving.
My menu plan for Monday is hamburgers and the fixings for the boys. Salad for mom.
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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