Decluttering and Maintaining

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Thank you for your emails and comments this week as we have been making a difference in the Master Bedroom. The missions have been quick ones, and they make a big impact.
Today your mission is to declutter items from the top of your dresser. For some of you, this is a landmine of things. You tend to stack things on your dresser. You might have clothes there that you are not sure what you need to do with them.
Your family may have given you clothes that need to be repaired. When you walk by these piled, you have feelings of guilt. Today spend 15 minutes on these items and make a decision. Do you just need to donate some of them?
Set aside some time one evening to work on the repairs. For me, it is usually buttons that need to be sewn back onto an item.
This mission is a great one for your children to do as well. Children have the tendency to pile their treasures on their dresser tops (or any flat surface in their bedroom). Give them a trash bag for any trash they can collect from the tops of the flat surfaces, and then ask them to put away the items they want to keep.
After the flat surfaces in the bedroom have been decluttered, make it a point to maintain them throughout the month. Before you put something on your dresser, take the few extra minutes to put the item away.
How is your homeschool year going? January can be a hard month in the homeschool year. Take time this week to evaluate where you are with your curriculum. Are you on target? Do you need to make adjustments?
It’s time to look at the big picture for a few minutes. We get caught up in the day to day part of homeschooling, and we often overlook the big picture. Giving my children a love a learning and the knowledge of how to find the answers to their questions is important to me.
Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter the items from the top of your dresser and dust..
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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