How to Clean a Stroller

the best way to clean a stroller using all-natural, kid safe cleaners.

Not only is it time for spring cleaning, but garage sale season is also here. I'm scoring deals but also buying a lot of used items, which means cleaning stains and doing more laundry.  We buy most of our kids' clothes at garage sales or get them as hand-me-downs, and sometimes I'll even buy clothes with stains on them knowing that I can get them out! My secret weapon? Shaklee's Nature … [Read more...]

40 BAGS 40 DAYS Week Three Progress

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This week I focused on two spaces that needed a large burst of energy rather than a quick clean up: the kids’ room and clothing and craft storage. I also cleaned up my purse and a nightstand, and focused on keeping the laundry going and keeping things put away. Shortly after I wrote last week’s progress post, I got to work cleaning out the kids’ room: their closet, drawers, room, and bins in … [Read more...]

40 BAGS 40 DAYS Week Two Progress

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Earlier this month we kicked off our third annual 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS decluttering challenge. Want to join in? It’s not too late! Check out this post, get our printable calendar, and join the closed facebook group for support. Are you already joining us or want to see blogs who are? Link up at the bottom of this post! Saturday (3 BAGS): started the kids room. I brought bins down from the attic … [Read more...]

40 BAGS 40 DAYS Week One Progress

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This past Wednesday, we kicked off our third annual 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS decluttering challenge. Want to join in? It’s not too late! Check out this post, get our printable calendar, and join the closed facebook group for support. Are you already joining us or want to see blogs who are? Link up at the bottom of this post!   This week, I wanted to start small and tackle the places that were … [Read more...]

How I Clean My Hardwood Floors (with Oreck Grab-It and Steam-It)

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With three young kids in an old home with all hardwood floors, I feel like I am constantly cleaning up the floor. We have dust bunnies, the occasional crumb, toddler messes,and a crawling baby who tries to eat any speck of mess that he finds. (yuck) A few of you have asked how I clean our hardwood floors. I’ll tell you how I used to clean them, and then how I clean them now. Here’s how I used to … [Read more...]

My Small, Calming Bedroom

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In case you were wondering, I haven’t finished our upholstered headboard. Maybe you don’t even remember the headboard I started back in December. You might not even have known this blog then. I’ve done some major cleaning in here and it looks NOTHING like the room I last showed ya. You know what, I owe you guys a view. These are the “before the after” pictures. The only thing that I bought in an … [Read more...]

End of Summer Purge and Organize

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When I’m not blogging I’m doing stuff, and when I’m blogging, I’m a procrastinating slob. Anyone else have this issue? I’ve had an itch to do some decluttering so I started with my basement. Dun dun dun. One thing that really helped me was this notion, would you want to move it? Even the stuff you like? Box it up, move the box, unload it, and find a new spot for the crap? The answer is … [Read more...]

Let Your Mess Make You Money with ForRent.com

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Although we just finished the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge, things are still gonna get messy around here. I’m sure everyone has that one room that has a hard time staying clean, for us it’s our bedroom. Something needs to be moved? Put it in our room. No room in the linen closet? Don’t make space for it, just put it in our room. Laundry not finished and people are coming over? You get the … [Read more...]

40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS–Week 7 & OUR ATTIC IS DONE!

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Woo hoo, week 7! Today is day 39! Are you proud of yourself? I am. :) Since we technically still have today and tomorrow left, I am going to hold a link up next Friday. It’ll be more like a reflection of the whole challenge: what you got out of it, how you feel about your home now, what you learned, are happy about, all that stuff. So you’re not off the hook, and we’re not completely done yet!! … [Read more...]

Our Daily Schedule

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I asked on our facebook what you’d like me to post about, and one of our readers left the following comment: I need to hear from other moms of 3 or more children - on how they maintain/keep up with house and balance time for themselves and their family. I am drowning these days and it doesn’t help that I have an infant waking up a lot through the night!!! Yawn!!!!!! I love this idea and … [Read more...]