I’m so excited for this Clean with me series especially my new free spring cleaning printable checklists. I love have pretty lists to inspire and motivate me while I clean. Plus you can pin them on the wall or fridge and its like an added piece of functional décor!!! I decided to do this series to, one if I’m honest, help motivate me to get my spring cleaning done. But also I thought you all might get some motivation yourselves so win win. I love looking at these clean with me posts and videos online they always get me going when I don’t feel like cleaning. So today we are cleaning my main bathroom, guest bathroom, dogs’s bathroom, and 2 year old son’s bathroom. We have a lot going on in this room so I needed to find a solution to make cleaning in here and using it in each of these situations easier. [Read more…]
I don’t know about you but I hate the look of a shower door with water spots. I have a full see through glass door that doesn’t hid any spots. I tried the obvious glass cleaning ways in the beginning first my normal green method of vinegar alcohol and water this did nothing. I moved on to the next step up and tried Windex and once again nothing. So I tried some heavy duty shower cleaner and no difference. So I did some research and this is how I have cleaned my shower thus far. Give them a try and let me know what you think. Here are 3 ways to clean the grime off your shower door and how to keep them off. [Read more…]
Keeping your house tidy is not the most important job of a homemaker but I do think it is one of the more important jobs. Its so much more than just cleaning. Cleaning has many physical, mental, and emotional benefits.
- You and your family feel better when your home is clean. Your kids wont say this but having a dirty and cluttered house can cause them stress. I am sure if you asked your spouse he would begrudgingly agree hoping to not get scolded. As well as if you took an honest step back and thought about when your home was clean vs when your home was dirty you would also find that having a dirty home causes you to have more stress.
- Cleaning has a pretty significant effect on you physical health as well. Cleaning will reduce how often your family gets sick not only cleaning dust off surfaces and carpets reducing allergens. It will also reduce bacteria’s and prevent mold that can cause serious illnesses. So when we don’t clean we are actually making our family’s sick.
- Cleaning will also promote cooking when your kitchen and home is untidy it discourages you to cook. Keeping your home clean will help you to keep healthy home cooked meals on the table.
- The act of cleaning can actually be a great stress reliever as well as a way to burn some calories.
So get up and clean, clean, clean!!! You your house and your family will thank you for it. Below is my Daily Cleaning Routine to help you get started on the road to clean.
- Make your bed and tidy your bedroom
- After you brush your teeth wipe down the sink and tidy the bathroom
- If you still need to get ready and put on your make up wait to tidy the bathroom until you are done
- Unload the dishwasher while your coffee is brewing
- Start a load of laundry
- After each meal put dirty dishes in the dish washer and sweep and spot steam.
- Switch the load of laundry to the dryer
- ***** I usually add my weekly chores in here.*****
- 10 pick up before daddy gets home from work
- Fold laundry
- Start dishwasher
- Wipe kitchen table and counter tops.
This simple natural routine will keep your home clean and picked up so you can feel ready to take on the day everyday. I hope this helps or inspires you thanks for reading. Feel free to comment I would love to know what you think.
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I am a novice organizer I love having an organized space I’m sure like a lot of you. Unfortunately the space quickly returns to a disorganized mess which is of course very discouraging. For a while I thought I would never be able to organize my house and I gave up. My house became a cluttered unorganized and depressing place for me and my husband. Although they didn’t say it I am sure my children felt some anxiety from it as well. The current state of my house is a bit of a nightmare as I am typing this. I am actually working through a book called “Sparking Joy” and I feel a sense of peace as though things will get better and I can do this. I wanted to share with you my top 5 takeaways thus far and encourage you all to give it a try. It is not only freeing and up lifting it’s also fun. I am getting a thrill out of completing the tasks and seeing things leave my house and my house finally having a sense of order when it comes to our things.
- Clothes – When storing Shirts or really anything in drawers learn how to fold them so they stand on end making rows. This not only allows you to see everything in your drawers it also saves space you can fit more into each drawer because who doesn’t need that!!!! Another great benefit of storing your clothes this way is when you open your draws to get a shirt it can actually make you happy. This may sound silly but try it you will not regret it
- Papers – This may just be me but I was storing so many unnecessary papers. I only have one filing cabinet but even so reading this book has got me really thinking, “Why do we need to save utility bills or pay check stubs?” once they are paid or you have looked through them shred them get rid of them don’t store them. I never refer back to them and I also can’t really think of a reason why I would need to. For some odd reason I would file them needlessly into my file cabinet and they would sit there often for years.
- Make an event of purging – It has been very helpful to have something to hold me accountable so I am able to finish within a short period of time. Otherwise I would drag it on and on and never complete my goal. Look at your space and decide how much time everyday you would have to invest in your project. Use this information to decide on a date for a yard sale. See if your neighbors would also have a yard sale at the same time. This will not only hold you to the date but when you advertise your yard sale you will be able to say, “neighborhood yard sale” or “multiple family yard sale”. Doing this will get more people to come out and buy your stuff. On day 1 put your stuff for the price you want but on day 2 say everything is half off. When the yard sale is over either ask family members to come see if you have something they need and then donate the rest or better yet just donate it all. After that your house will be purged of all the things you don’t want or need and you will have some extra cash.
- Purging – When purging go through the clothes first and sentimental things last. This will allow you to practice deciding what you want to get rid of and what you want to keep before you get to the hard stuff. Go through everything and I mean everything!!! Do not leave anything untouched. Completely purging your house of unwanted and unneeded things is freeing and this will prevent you from allowing your self to go back to having a disorganized mess.
- Organize last – If you were to organize as you went you would have to change your organizational spaces over and over. Finding items here and there and then adding them to the perfectly organized space and throwing it out of whack. Once you go through everything and decide what you are keeping and getting rid of you will be able to see what you have. You can then see what size space it will fit in or where the best place would be to put it. Finding a place for everything.
Try these tips out and let me know what you think. If you like these tips and want to see more where they came from definitely check out the book Sparking Joy by Marie Kondo. (I am not getting any reimbursement I just felt this was worth sharing). Do you have any organizing tips you want to share? Comment and let me know and as always thank you for taking time out and reading my posts.
The world we live in today is a mine field making us sick. Not only from the chemicals in our food, but also the chemicals in our hygiene and cleaning products. We touch and breath in these harmful chemicals and they are making us sick. Carcinogens, Neurotoxins, and Endocrine distributors are a few examples of what are in these products you are using everyday. These cause cancer, headaches, loss of intelligence, and confuse your body’s hormones acting as your own body’s hormones causing; reproductive, developmental, and growth behavior problems. These are also associated with premature puberty, miscarriage, reduced fertility, menstrual problems, and ADHD. So are your cleaning products doing more harm than good? Make a small change and help your family stay healthy and save a bit of money in the process. Here are 7 DIY cleaning products to help you take this step to a cleaner life. [Read more…]