Are you ready to toss expired items with me?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 

Dear Friends,
Happy Friday! Are you feeling good about what you accomplished this week? If you have not been able to get to everything on your list, I want you to stop beating yourself up about it. You are doing fantastic!
Several years ago, we had 6 children at home, and life was hectic. I felt like I had conquered the world if I got through the daily routines! Some of you are in that season right now. Your routines should be your primary goal for the day, and anything else is icing on the cake.
Your list that you have written out (or in your head) is a goal list. You are not going to complete it in a day or a week or a month. Start celebrating your accomplishments when you complete steps to the things on your list.
Your routines are your foundation. They are what helps guide you to a decluttered home. I am sitting here tonight with two things on my list that I wanted to do today besides my routines. One of them was to write to all of you.
The other one is to study for a test I have tomorrow. I put a priority on my writing, so I could focus on the studying afterwards.
Yesterday, my husband was looking for something in the pantry. As I joined him to locate this item, I found a canned food item that I knew I had had for a while.
Take a look at the expiration date on this canned food item.
Yes, you are reading that right. It expired in 2014! I had no problem tossing it. Tell me what you find in your pantry today when you do search for expired items!
I always want to share the things I am doing, so you know that I am right there in the trenches with you. I have great days, and I have days when I get the bare minimum done with my routines.
Today’s Zone Mission is to declutter expired items from your pantry.
Your Home Blessing for today is to empty the trash, sweep, and mop.
My menu plan for Friday is take out.
Have a great weekend!

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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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