Nancy Note: This wonderful information is NOT only applicable to parents and children. I’ve been an empty-nester (who now works from a home office full time) for 15 years, but these tips and common-sense plans really reminded me that I can make my home an easier, neater and restful place to be for my husband and me, too. And the conversation about decluttering my calendar?? Worth its weight in gold. This book is well-written – I hope that you’ll buy it, read it, recommend it and enjoy the blessings it offers all of us in this fast-paced world!
To Dream The Impossible Dream of An Organized Home
Does the idea of organizing and cleaning your home seem like an impossible dream? Homeschooling mother of six Tami Fox shares how she uses routines in her home to make it a haven for her family. She’s taught her children these routines, so they’ll be able to take their wings and fly into life as prepared adults. She shares positive methods for organizing and cleaning. Tami wants to help you give your children wings, so they can FLY, too!
Tami lives in rural North Carolina with her husband of more than twenty-five years and their children. She has been a home educator since 2000. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Systems and uses her education to be a better teacher for her children. Tami is a writer and speaker to encourage moms. She writes reviews and other details about her life with her family at www.TamiFox.net.
She is in the trenches just like you and takes life one step at a time with mercy and grace. You can contact Tami through her blog or through email at Tami@TamiFox.com.
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Do you always feel like you are rushing and not accomplishing anything? Over the years I have talked to a lot of women about home organization, and how hard it is for them to maintain a clean home. When we start talking about outside activities, we discover that it is difficult to keep home cleaning routines in place when the schedule is so busy. Lots of outside activities equals less time at home. If activities keep you out of the house several days a week, it is hard to get the laundry done from start to finish. Piles of laundry start forming, and if it is not getting folded and put away, you will likely find clean laundry in the midst of the dirty laundry. Have a basic cleaning schedule is also hard to maintain. You will have to be creative with the time that you do have at home to keep the laundry done and keep the house clean.
You will have to use a teamwork approach. Everyone needs to pitch in and help. A huge help in keeping your home clean is to ask a person to pick up behind themselves. If you have too much stuff, you need to declutter. If you have a place for everything, it is easy to put everything away. If you have perpetual piles of stuff to deal with, spend 5 minutes a day purging. Keep a box in your car at all times with items to donate. When you have a few minutes to declutter, take the items to give away to your car immediately. That will get it out of your house. If you schedule is so busy that it stresses you out daily, consider dropping some things from your schedule. I have limited outside activities for the past two years, and my stress level is so much lower. My children are happier, too. They have enjoyed the slower pace to pursue things they enjoy, and they have been able to do that from home. The goal to have a clean home and less busy schedule is the peace that it will bring your family.
Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, ages from 24 to 8. She and her husband have homeschooled for 15 years and have graduated two of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 4 boys who are in grades 10, 8, 6, and 3. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool writer and conference speaker. You can contact her through her blog TamiFox.com or by email at Tami@TamiFox.com.