Take Control of Your Holidays (Once & For All)

The holidays can be an exciting time, but they can also be a stressful time, especially if we come into this bustling time of year behind the eight ball. And, it seems to happen every year, doesn't it? The stress, the strain, and the overwhelm. We can so easily become so stressed out about the … [Read more...]

The Thirty Minute Speed Clean – From Chaos to Clean in 30!

Ever have those days like when the walls just seem to close in on you? These things seem to happen to me all the time, especially with a large family including kids who are home all day to add to the constant parade of clutter everywhere. I find that when this happens to me, I am often surrounded … [Read more...]

From Mess to Company Ready in 1 Hour: The Cleaning Checklist You Need

Are you having people over this weekend and have little time to clean? No need to worry. If you have an hour, you can make it look like your home is ready for a magazine spread, well almost at least. I find that having a plan, a checklist to follow so greatly helps keep me on task. It is as though … [Read more...]

The Super Simple Trick to Eliminating Clutter FAST!

Anyone will be able to tell you that clutter piles up - fast! If you don't stay on top of it, it can multiply to epic proportions, can't it? Whether you live with just yourself or with nine other people like I do, clutter can certainly become a problem. There are some important questions you can … [Read more...]

How to Encourage Your Kids to be Tidy: Tips From a Mom of 8

If your home is like mine, it can be a never-ending battle to get your kids to pick up after themselves at times. In my case, my older kids are even worse at it than the little ones. Perhaps it has something to do with that teen attitude, but I try to keep the younger ones on task even if the older … [Read more...]

Clean Your Dryer Lint Trap Using 1 Simple Trick!

While a complete dryer cleaning is a good thing twice a year or so, I am tackling the lint trap and dryer vent specifically today. This is such a good thing because a lint filled lint trap or dryer vent is a major fire hazard. On those twice a year more thorough cleanings, I take my dryer apart … [Read more...]

Clean Your Nasty Window Tracks Using One Simple Trick

Are you tired of looking at all the gunky nastiness in your window tracks? It is amazing how fast they can collect this ugly specimen of ickiness, isn’t it? The window tracks I will be cleaning today are from the sliders that are in my dining room, which means they are exactly what I look down at … [Read more...]

The #1 Laundry Stain Remover(and it’s free!)

Laundry stains. If you have been around for any length of time, you are most likely no stranger to laundry stains. If you are a mom, this whole idea is only multiplied. Of course, the worst stains always happen to kids’ best clothes, and they also happen at the most inopportune times, too. If this … [Read more...]

Clean Your Blinds Like a Pro & An Amazing Secret Weapon!

I hate cleaning blinds. Like I really hate cleaning blinds. I have been searching for an easier way for like forever, including when I posted about it here. I play around with it am forever trying new things, and can I just say, that I have found the solution I have been looking for all these … [Read more...]

Why I Packed My Kids Things Up & Why You Should Too

Are you wondering why I packed my kids’ things up? Does it seem even more extreme that I still do it? If so, hear me out. It’s not as bad as it sounds. As we talk about having less stuff, we will be talking about having experiences together instead. I've created the perfect way for you to do … [Read more...]

Mess Be Gone!!! The Secret That Will Save Your Sanity

Is there anything that can drive us more crazy that a mess? Wouldn't it be nice to wave a magic wand and say, "Mess be gone!?" It seems like no matter where you turn, you are looking at it, you are stepping on it, you are living with it. The mess. I live in a family of 1o, and if there is one … [Read more...]

Dealing With Kids & Clutter

Kids and clutter are two words that can be rather scary when they are used in the same sentence, primarily because they often go hand in hand. It was most likely around the time you had to come home and find places for all the shower gifts you received while you were expecting that you started to … [Read more...]

The Busy & Realistic Mom’s Guide to a Clean Home

Can the words “mom” and “clean house” coexist? As a mom of 8, I certainly understand that at times these words can be like oil and water. The truth is, being a mom and tending to the needs of our kids is a ton of work. Added to that is the fact that we are often homemakers, working women whether … [Read more...]

Disinfecting Green All Purpose Cleaner Using Essential Oils

If you are looking for an amazing all purpose cleaner, this disinfecting green all purpose cleaner is just what you have been looking for. The ingredients cost next to nothing, and because you control what goes into it, you have no harsh chemicals to worry about. Its power is second to none, too, as … [Read more...]

Have a Green Kitchen With Little to No Extra Effort

The kitchen is a great place to start when focusing on being more friendly to the environment because it is an area of our homes that generates lots of waste. With so many foods, dishes, and products of all kinds coming and going, the kitchen is an important place to focus on making smart decisions. … [Read more...]