The other day, I showed you the big mess in our living room as we prepare for school. I have been organizing, purging, and cleaning like crazy. (Now I’m down to only one box to organize and then it’s the fun stuff ~ planning the school year and making our school areas all cute-like.)
I’m doing so much now before the school year even begins because I want us to start well. If we start well with an organized home, routines & systems in place, and an organized school, then my hope is that our school year will go more smoothly. In my mind, starting well = peace of mind + happy mom + happy kids + happy husband which ultimately equals a peaceful home.
There will be more on our organized school later but first, I want to start with our organized home. All summer, I’ve been working in our home to de-clutter and organize. I’ve been trying to start routines and cleaning systems. Besides the daily cleaning that is assigned on my Motivated Moms chart, I’ve assigned each day a task to be done or an area of focus.
You may remember Ma Ingalls doing this in The Little House on the Prairie books. I’ve also seen it around the web (at the old Large Family Logistics blog and my friend Salinda’s blog). I’ve also assigned each day a focus for our home.
Sunday is the Lord’s Day
Monday is Cleaning Day
Tuesday is Kitchen Day
Wednesday is Laundry Day
Thursday is Office Day
Friday is Homeschool Prep Day
Saturday is Grocery/Errand Day and Garden/Yard work Day
This week, my plan is to blog how I incorporated each of these days into our home. I would like to show what I did on those days, how I planned for those days, and maybe some resources that I used.
I will see you Monday evening with a look at our Monday is Cleaning Day.
Do you have any days assigned as a particular focus day in your home? If you do, I’d love to hear about it!