Moving Furniture and Monthly Maintenance

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Good morning! Yesterday, our zone missions took us along the tops of things in the Living Room. Today, we are going to tackle the lower areas. Use a long-handled duster to help you, if you can’t move the furniture easily.
If you have many things along the walls in your Living Room, consider if you need to keep them all. It is easy to keep adding things in a room until you realize that you have completely filled up a room.
When I was growing up, my grandmother moved furniture in the Living Room periodically. This gave a fresh look to the room, and she cleaned under and behind the furniture when she did this. We never quite knew how the Living Room would look when she did this when we were at school.
As you contemplate changes to the furniture arrangement, put out a few fall decorations, if you have them. I have a cute little Fox welcome sign that I use in the fall with some silk flowers. You will have to check out my daily Facebook videos to see when I put them out this week.
Another fun activity in the fall for your children, is to cut out some construction paper “leaves” and write something you are thankful for each day. You can put them in a basket or jar. Then you have something that gives a fall feel and is a way to express gratitude.
We are getting close to the end of the month. Are there any monthly maintenance things you need to check around the house. We change our air filters for our heating/air unit at the beginning of each month. We check the gutters and downspouts on the house. We check the water filter on the kitchen sink and in the refrigerator.
Fire safety month is in October. That is a good reminder to check batteries on your smoke detectors. You might want to schedule a field trip to visit your local fire department. Bake some cookies ahead of time and have your children write a Thank You note to the fire fighters. They have an important job in our communities.
Finally, reflect on this month’s habit. How did you do with your Before Bed Routine?
Today’s Zone Mission is to dust the lower areas of your Living Room.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and 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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