I’m sharing why I love cleaning bathrooms every week with you today. It may seem odd, but I really love to clean bathrooms. I feel like it cuts down on bacteria, obviously, the bathrooms have who knows what in the toilets, the bathtubs, the counter tops, and don’t forget the light switches. I have a definite routine for my bathrooms. My house is very small and only has 2 bathrooms. When I worked I had someone clean my house every week for almost 20 years, it was awesome. Yes, I am a perfectionist and I had to give instructions to the gal that worked for me. I had the same housekeeper for all those years and I loved her like a sister.

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Today I’m sharing 15 reasons why I store Borax for everyday use. Borax: We have all heard of 20 Mule Team Borax. I don’t know about you, but I grew up watching my mother wash our bed sheets and towels with it. So it is nothing new, but I thought I would share a few more ways for you to use it. This is a statement right off the 20 Mule Team Borax website and I quote:  “20 Mule Team® Borax is 100% natural, and 99.5% pure (there is about a half of 1% of naturally occurring trace minerals). Twenty Mule Team Natural Laundry Booster & Multi Purpose Cleaner – 65 oz

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Today it’s my Back To Basics: How To Clean Your House series. I am hoping this post will help families get organized, stay clutter free and have joy in their homes. If my house is clean and orderly I am one happy chick! I remember when my daughters were little and we had job charts. They each had different cleaning jobs that would be traded weekly so they would learn every job around the house. I was probably a little over the top in cleaning, that I regret now, but we all learn as young mothers, right? My grandkids come and I could care less about the hand prints on the windows. I actually cherish them. How life changes. I have learned to relax and enjoy life, spilled milk and handprints on the walls. Life is good. I also know we need to teach our children to work, need I say more?

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Today’s post is about how to save money on your paper products. Do you use way more paper towels than your mom did? How many in a day do you use? I don’t remember my mom even using paper towels at all. I asked my husband when did we start using paper towels? He said, “I don’t think we used them we first got married”. He was going to school and working two jobs so I doubt very much paper towels were in our budget. In fact, they would have been a luxury back then. Now that I am semi-retired paper towels are again a luxury to me. We are all looking at our budgets to see where we can cut costs, right?  When I was writing my book: Prepare Your Family for Survival: How to Be Ready for Any Emergency or Disaster Situation I had to calculate how many rolls of toilet paper and paper towels we would need for so many days, weeks and months. I want people to think about what to store for those unexpected situations that may arise after a disaster or unforeseen emergency.

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I really never thought I would write a post about how to get rid of pantry moths in your kitchen. I had never heard of pantry moths or the Indian meal moth until about a month ago. I was at a friends house and she mentioned, “I am so sick of these tiny moths in my kitchen!” They did not look like typical moths like the ones you see flying around outside light bulbs on your home. Well, of course, I had to look really close at the moths. I am not sure why I did, but I always like learning new things. The thing that’s different about these moths is the fact they are only about 1/2 an inch in length. I have only seen larger moths. I had my iPhone with me and we both decided to look up why these tiny moths could possibly be hanging out here. Lo and behold, they are called pantry moths.

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Can you use 11 ways to clean the bathroom quickly? I must say the ways I am showing you today are extreme get your bathrooms clean once a month jobs. I do not use “green” products when I want to scrub down a really needy bathroom. I personally clean my bathrooms every Sunday. Yes, it’s the Sabbath, but here’s the deal…that day works for me. I recently helped a friend clean an apartment that was a rental. You know when you see that black stuff under the toilet rim and you know it needs to go, right? Or the toilet seat looks a little disgusting? Just replace the toilet seat, you will be glad you did, I promise. I recommend NOT buying the cheap plastic toilet seats. I am going to list the items I use to clean my bathrooms every week as well as the deep cleaning supplies.

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