Category Archives: Cleaning

Homemade Laundry Detergent

With rising prices on just about everything.  I have found many ways to cut corners on the cost of everyday items, my favorite new one is homemade laundry detergent.  This seems to be all the rage right now in frugal … Continue reading

LemonsHow to Combat the “Boy Pee” That Lurks Around Your Toilet (I know, gross!)

With four children, three of which being boys (who, for some reason, don’t know how to lift the seat to pee) cleaning products are a must-have staple in our home.  The area that seems to be the most daunting to … Continue reading

WaterHow To Spot Clean Carpet

My husband is a fanatic when it comes to keeping the carpets clean. I think it comes from his high school days when he worked as a carpet cleaner. Not to mention he is a little obsessive about a clean … Continue reading

Beautiful Messy Hands10 Tips for Less Frustration and Mess-Free Fun

“Stop, take a deep breath, and think” That’s the lesson from an episode of Blue’s Clues on dealing with frustration. It’s taken me some time to figure out how to not get frustrated with my toddler (or myself) over the … Continue reading

Vomit Preparedness KitHow To Clean Up Vomit Fast and Minimize Odor: The Vomit Preparedness Kit

This may be the grossest topic I’ve ever written about, but a must read if you have a child since it’s inevitable you will have to clean up their vomit a few times before they even get to their 3rd … Continue reading

Child & BroomThe Lost Value of Work

Recently at my job, I’ve observed and participated in a few interesting conversations regarding work. There are quite a few fellow employees that think work is standing around at the front desk, talking to each other about the woes of … Continue reading

How to Clean Your Washing Machine (DIY)

We all have a washing machine. Or access to one. After time, washing machines build up gunk that doesn’t allow your clothes to be cleaned as well as they should be. And then there can be that funky smell! Not … Continue reading

Fresh BrushMy kids fight to clean the toilet. Honestly!

Saturday in my house…”Connor you need to empty all the trash cans this weekend.”  “Ok Mom, but I still get to clean the toilets, right?” What?? This is NOT a typical Saturday in your house??  Hmmm. Yes, that really did … Continue reading

Pay up, Sweet PeaGood-bye slobs! Teaching kids to clean up after themselves!!

Does having clothes on the floor after bath time, toys dropped randomly in every room, dirty dishes on the counter and wrappers left where they were open sound familiar?  It was a constant at my house.  Now I do not think my kids … Continue reading

Costco Baby WipesBaby Wipes – Did you know they could do that?

If you are a parent of a child who isn’t potty trained, then you have an abundance of baby wipes on hand. We buy the Costco brand, which is sold in a box of 9, giving you 900 baby wipes … Continue reading

Getting your home in order (and KEEPING it that way!)

Organization was never one of my strong suits.  And if I’m being honest, I could say that cleanliness in general was never something that came naturally to me.  Just ask my best friend from high school who was forced to climb over stacks … Continue reading