I recently came upon a blog that has some amazing tips for cleaning and organizing!
You know I'm a sucker for that kind of thing!
As I was soaking up the valuable information here, I knew that I just HAD to share this with you!
This site had put together 25 Blogs with Advice for Homemakers!
I was super excited to find new sites for Time Management, Organizing, Cleaning, Menu Planning and even a few that will help keep the flame burning in your marriage.
They have some other amazing posts with some great tips!
One of my favorites is 10 Lessons Children Can Learn From Doing Household Chores, found here.
Here are the first 3:
- Self-Sufficiency and Independence – When kids learn to complete their chores on their own, without having to be cajoled into doing so by a parent or caregiver or directed in the proper way to do so, they’re also learning their first lessons in self-sufficiency and independence.
- A Sense of Responsibility – Children who know that there are certain tasks that must be completed, and that it falls to them to ensure that they’re done well, are learning about personal responsibility. Gaining this understanding during childhood years helps kids grow into more well-rounded, capable and successful adults.
- The Knowledge That a Feeling of Accomplishment Accompanies a Job Well-Done – One of the greatest rewards of a job well done is the sense of accomplishment and pride that comes with it. Mastering a task boosts a child’s self-esteem and confidence level, helping her to excel in other areas.
10 Tricks to Make Your House Easier to Keep Clean, found here.
Here are the first 3:
- Keep shower doors cleaner with Rain-X. Start by thoroughly cleaning your shower doors with a glass cleaner. If the glass is textured, use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get into the glass grooves. Using a razor blade, scrape off any soap that has caked onto your doors. Dry the glass completely with a soft towel. Spray on Rain-X or a product called Aquapel, then wipe the glass clean with a microfiber cloth. The product leaves a thin coating on the glass which will repel soap and water. The end result is that your shower doors will stay cleaner for much longer. While these products, which can be found in the automotive department at discount stores, are typically used for windshields, they also work great on shower doors.
- Squeegee off the walls after each shower. By squeegeeing off the water and soap after each shower you will limit the amount of water and soap that dries onto your shower walls and doors. Make sure to dry any water off of your faucet and the metal around the glass on the shower doors to avoid water spots. This will keep your shower looking sparkling clean.
- Brighten cabinets with heat. Over time kitchen cabinets get coated with grease. This happens so gradually that it’s usually not even noticeable. Microwave a sponge for 30 seconds and then put on some rubber gloves before grabbing the sponge. Spray the cabinets with a cleaner that contains orange oil. Use the hot sponge to wipe away layers of grease and grime that have accumulated on your cabinets. Not only will the kitchen smell like fresh oranges, but the oil will give the cabinets that just like new shine. The oil will also help to prevent food from sticking in the future.
And lastly, 10 Uses for Bleach for House Cleaning, found here.
Here are the first 3:
- Mold and mildew – Bleach is great for killing mold and mildew while whitening at the same time. You can use it on grout, in the shower (including shower curtains and mats) plus to remove mold from cement and exterior paint on your house. Mix with water and let stand for at least 15 minutes before rinsing.
- Kitchen – Every household should have a spray bottle of bleach mixed with water to use in the kitchen. You can use it to kill germs on cutting boards and counter tops plus use to clean your kitchen appliances.
- Sanitizer – Since bleach is an effective way to kill bacteria, it can be used to sanitize just about anything around the home. Use it to sanitize kids toys, second hand items bought at a garage sale or anything else you touch with your hands to keep from spreading germs.
So, go on over to Housekeeping.org and check out their amazing tips.