spray nine cleaner - so tough on grime. it really helped me with this cleaning project.

My front door area was pretty gross… and I had ignored it for months. I FINALLY did a serious deep clean, and the difference is staggering!

Why I love cleaning my wood floors, even with 3 kids and a dog.

We finally ripped the carpet out of our dining room, and replaced it with wood. I’m SO thankful to have such an easy-to-clean floor in there that I don’t mind cleaning it every day. (Or almost every day).

How to Create a Cleaning Rhythm that works for YOU. Routine is rigid. Rhythm flows. This is a different way to get yourself to actually succeed at keeping the house clean!

Rhythm is fluid and flexible. Routine is rigid. I can’t do rigid. So I created a cleaning rhythm for myself to work into my perfect day.
A cleaning rhythm means I know what comes next. Once I start cleaning the rhythm carries me through the chores and things go smoothly.

Tired of cleaning? Here are 6 awesome ways to make cleaning your house really fun.

You might be thinking there’s no way to make cleaning fun, but you’d be wrong. There are a lot of little tricks and games we can play to make cleaning really rewarding, and even relaxing. I really love when I get some time alone to clean my house, listen to podcasts or books, and make

Our Emergency Laundry Catch-Up Game

Suddenly, laundry catch-up inspiration hit.

What if, instead of asking or forcing my kids to help me, I wasn’t the person telling us to get the job done?

What if I invited them to play a game with me and we used a timer instead? And what if the prize for BEATING the timer was exciting enough to make it fun??

How to Have a Clean Home (Without doing any work at all)

Of course, if you want a clean home, you’re going to need to clean it… eventually. But how can you keep it clean the longest, in between? Here’s how to have a clean home WITHOUT doing any of the work.

Teach Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms ... Every time you ask. (Without threats, bribes, or punishments.)

Kid Stuff. It’s everywhere. Toys and books litter the living room floor, clothes are all over their bedrooms, and somehow there’s garbage mixed in with everything. Food wrappers, scraps of paper, pieces of trash that look to your child like they could be “something” with just a little bit of glue, glitter, and ribbon added.

What's your cleaning style? Here are the 5 types, and how to create a cleaning routine that works the best for YOU.

There isn’t really one right way to clean. Some of you might be frustrated about that. I understand. I’m the kind of person who likes to do things the Right Way whenever possible. I always liked school rules and guidelines, etiquette books that instructed me in the one correct way to eat a piece of

Washing machine and colorful things to wash, Isolated

Think you know how to do laundry? Think again. I was interviewed for this awesome collection of laundry tips and tricks on mom.me, and I shared some of my favorite laundry secrets: How to avoid musty smells while saving money. How to save time and (electrical) energy. & Permission to be a bit lazy (and

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve also been following our road trip… after over a week of basically living in the car, I really wish we had taken the BISSELL LiftOff part with us… the car wash vacuum hose doesn’t get in all the nooks and crannies in the car seats, and it looks pretty greusome in there.


We’re going to be on the road for THREE MONTHS. If you hang out with me in person, you know my car is basically already another home. The kids and I go a lot of places together, and I make sure to have changes of clothes, diapers and extra underwear, toys, books, potties, wraps/slings/carriers, snacks, and so on.

how to easily drain a toddler pool

We’ve really enjoyed splashing in the toddler pool in the evenings this summer. I know I mentioned it before, but I had thought we were going to go to the community pool a lot… not so. It’s so much easier to stay close to the house, in case someone needs a diaper or a bathroom

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