The answer? You don’t.
Homeschool homes just aren’t immaculate living spaces. I saw a sign once at Hobby Lobby that said, “Pardon the mess, but we live here.” I should have bought it. A homeschool home is undoubtedly a "lived in" living space.
The Bible says, “Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest” (Proverbs 14:4 NLT). We can paraphrase that to say, “Without children a house stays clean.” But what do all homeschool families have in common? Children. So there you have it. Take “mop the floors” and “dust the mantle” off your list of things to do until break. We’re too busy forming strong oxen, um, I mean God-fearing, well-educated children. The housekeeping will have to wait!
This is part of the Board Bits: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks series.
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