Kitchen Chores for Kids

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Participating in kitchen clean-up is good for kids and for parents. Here’s how it works at our house. I remember when my eldest child was just five years old. We gave him the job of busboy. I bought a small plastic dishpan. After each meal, he would load it up with the dishes and take […]

Tackling the Living Areas (Zone Defense)

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on the living areas. I have lived in six different homes in my almost nineteen years of marriage. A couple were short-term rentals, but each of the others was a place we wanted […]

Cleaning House

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Find your house in a mess that paralyzes? Time to hit the reset button so you can get back to business. It’s been one of those weeks. Yeah, I know. As I type this, it’s still Monday. I’m referring moreso to the previous seven days. A week ago I was plotting my hubby’s 50th birthday […]

We Call Him Jarvis

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: jteam1@ A few months ago, Neato Robotics contacted me about trying out their new automatic robot vacuum cleaner. Initially, I declined. I’d heard about other similar robot machines that really didn’t work that well. Then I read Tsh’s review. Here’s what she said, emphasis mine: I love […]

Zone Defense: Cleaning the Kitchen & a Progress Report

This year we’re on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and disorder. Each month we’re tackling a different zone of home and life. March’s zone was the kitchen. I told my husband that I could just forget working out. If I simply cleaned our house, I could lose weight and have a cleaner house! You can guess what […]

I Hate Cleaning

Daily housekeeping can be a chore. But, with a few tricks, we can change-up our systems and put the joy back in having a clean house. There, I admitted it. I hate cleaning. I love things to be clean, but it really takes effort to motivate me. Kind of like exercising. I love how it […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Kitchen Equipment

This year we are on Zone Defense, tackling one area of home and life at a time, until we’ve beaten back clutter and disorder. We are going to regain our lost ground. This month? We’re in the kitchen. And head’s up! If you make a purchase through any Amazon links, I do receive a small […]

Cleaning & Decluttering the Master Bathroom (Zone Defense)

We’re going on Zone Defense this year, tackling clutter and reorganizing our homes to suit us and the way we live. This week we’re facing the bathroom. This month on Zone Defense, we’re tackling personal space. And what area of the home could be more personal than the bathroom?! But not only the place where […]