Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Anybody have ideas on routinely cleaning their house? do you start in the living room and so forth? do you clean your bathrooms every day or once a week? Do you just follow your kids around and clean up after them? For me my oldest is 4 he shoudl be able to help out more but only so much, then I have 2 and 1 year olds. Not so much help. Do you limit your computer time? TV time? my husband is not working much right now and we keep getting hooked on TV shows, its hard to turn them off since every day is like a day off. Also I want to try and set a family day so I spend purposeful time with my kids any suggestions? It cant be too excessive but I just want them to know how much they mean to me and stop being so selfish.
BTW I love my laundry detergent, in the past I have been pretty stingey with my laudry detergent because of trying not to use it too fast. Now I am realizing that when I wait a few hours to switch from the washer to dryer that it is still smelling all fresh and before it wasnt, Im guessing that my clothes werent really coming very clean. Well they are now, I actually use 2 scoops of detergent just becuase I can this 1 1/2 gallon bucket that I made cost me around $2.00 and it works really well, I do want to try a few other recipes becuase I used bar soap this last time and it was deissolved but then lumped up again I use hot water in one cycle to make sure it rinses off. I am going to try some other soap fels naptha instead and see if it stays dissolved. Ill let you know how that goes.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Today I didnt do the stuff I wanted to, but... I did do alot actually. I washed all the dishes I did a few loads of laundry, changed Gareth bed sheets, and now I made cookies and Chili for dinner,
Which brings on the subject of food, These prices are killing me!! I had a thought of having Cody go hunting and I really dont like venison. I could get used to it, the price of even ground beef isnt going on sale. Well I live in a small town so there are only a few grocery stores, well 2 actually but I think that limits me on the couponing options, so if anyone has any tips for me on how to get good coupons that would be great! I really need to get some deals so I can actually fill my kitchen with food =)..... (written yesterday)
Now I am back to finish up. Yesterday I didnt get near enough done, I have this problem, everytime I think about getting laundry put away Ellina is sleeping in my room. I was thinking about putting her crib in the kids room but I need it in my room at night cause she wakes up to eat... constantly.. So I need to figure this one out, I always have an excuse why I dont get things done. I need to get rid of as many excuses as I can

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Busy days

Well today was one of those days, the kids and I had appointments and we had Gareths teacher come and do a home visit, My husband, Cody actually helped alot by picking up the living room, he is one of those people that is very good at making things llok good without doing much of anything, he put the rest of the laundry in a basket, which by the way I got alot of it done. And then he got everything looking pretty good, I was very happy. Then I thought of something, do you ever go to someones house and they go on and on about how messy their house is? And you walk in and its all picked up and clean? Well I guess to most people my house was a mess, but to me it ws nice and clean. I also realized today that mine and Codys biggest struggle is getting on a routine and getting structured. I think we are getting to that point, (at least I am) where I am ready to get on some kind of schedule where things are getting done everyday. Also, a good friend of mine and I decided to start a Facebook page,!/pages/The-Clean-Home-Project/196011717133312 check it out if you get time, its for interacting and challenging on what we can each get done in our house and then we try and encourage eachother

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Can I get a laundry maid?

So I am really liking that having this blog is helping me accomplish things, I have decided to just have a goal every day. I got the kitchen clean yesterday I didnt get to the floor before I had to make dinner and well I could start again today because I didnt get up after dinner and clean. But today I must set a new goal, although I do plan on doing dishes my goal today is laundry.
'sigh' laundry has become my hugest challenge. Turns out my kids have too many clothes and no matter how many times I get rid of them, I seriously have a give away bag every time I put away laundry, I still have trouble finding a place to put them all. When we moved back into our little house I decided to try and put all the clothes in my room vs the kids room. in hopes that their room would stay cleaner, well my problem stems from not hanging things up I think, I used to have hangers but went at least a year in this house without the closets put in so I don't know where all my hangers went now and even though I have closets now I don't hang anything up. So there are always clothes everywhere stuffed drawers and and no where to put stuff, I know this is going to be an issue when it starts getting cold and my kids need to wear socks again cause I just have a tub with unmatched socks in it. I am going to work on laundry today but this is something I really need help with, hopefully I can DO the work myself and someone will help me with ideas of how to organize clothes, I plan on buying hangers next time I am in walmart and have a little extra money. But I want to remind you when thinking of ideas for me my house is tiny. it is 700 sq ft and the rooms are both very small too