Decluttering in Small Steps = Success

Dear Friends,
Happy Monday to you all today! I pray you had a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed the beautiful weather and spending time with family and friends. One of the boys wants to change bedrooms, so we will be doing that over the next few weeks.
When you have a home project, it is so much easier on you if you can stage it out over several days or weeks. Since he wants the room painted, and it needs new flooring, we started with packing up loose items and moving the furniture away from the walls.
When you are doing a project in a well-used room such as the kitchen, you might have to be creative in how you work on the project. I have gone through burst water pipes that caused issues in five rooms of our home at one time.
Here are you missions for the week:
Zone 5 Missions: The Living Room
Monday – declutter in the Living Room for 15 minutes. Find things that you are not using and toss it or give it away.
Tuesday – go sofa and chair diving and see what treasures you find.
Wednesday – have a Hot Spot Fire Drill in the Living Room. Pay close attention to your family members after you do this. You can work on reminding your family to put things away when they are finished with them.
Thursday – declutter items that have slid under the furniture today. Clean around the baseboard and vacuum under the furniture.
Friday – finish off the week with one more quick decluttering session in the Living Room and do your detail dusting.
Set your timers for 15 minutes and then take a break when it goes off!
Weekly Menu Plan
Monday – Chopped Chicken and Walnut Salad
Tuesday – Basalmic Chicken
Wednesday – Mushroom Pasta
Thursday – Corn dogs and tots
Friday – Take out
Enjoy your week! Keep your routines simple.
If you have a Family Room in addition to your Living Room, you can divide your time each day between the rooms for 7 minutes each, or you can alternate each day what room you detail clean.
As you go about your week, remember to check your smoke detectors, air filters, and any other maintenance things that should be done monthly.
If you have not cleaned out your dryer vent in a few months, this week would be a good week to do that, too.
Your Home Blessing for today is to wash the sheets.
Your Zone Mission for Monday is to declutter in the Living Room.
My menu plan for Monday is apple and chicken salad.
Have a blessed day!
Siggie - Tami Fox

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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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