Growing up, it was common to walk into the bathroom or kitchen and smell bleach. It was such a common household product that I was shown how to “safely” use it when I was in sixth grade to clean the bathroom.
Thankfully, when we know better, we do better and that will not be the case when it comes to teaching my children how to clean, they will know how to properly use non-toxic household cleaners.
The holidays have become a time of great stresses and budget busters, partially caused by materialism.
Don’t get me wrong, I love getting gifts and having material objects as much as the next person. However, I personally feel that such a huge focus on material objects greatly detracts from the spirit of the season – loving and appreciating the gifts and people we have in our lives.
Let’s admit that Christmas is AWESOME, but DANGEROUS. Saving money at Christmas just goes out the window, doesn’t it? I don’t think there’s another time of year where it’s just so easy to completely blow your budget without even thinking about it. Everywhere you look at Christmas there is money to be spent.read more
It’s not something I personally LIKE to think about because it feels like something I have so little control over. In fact, I’m almost of the opinion that we can’t avoid harmful chemicals in household products… because they are in almost everything we use on a daily basis. It could actually be panic inducing, if a person over thinks it.read more
Before we can have an honest conversation about how to stop wasting food, we need to look at some statistics. Did you know that just one quarter of all wasted food could feed the 795 million undernourished people around the world who suffer from hunger (source)?? What about the fact that In the USA, 30-40% of the food supply is wasted, equaling more than 20 pounds of food per person per month (source)?read more
Becoming a mommy (or daddy) comes with all kinds of new cleaning challenges.
You’ll find yourself googling heaps of things you never worried about before (not least of all how to get poop out of the carpet).
(Yes, poop.) (Carpet.)
If you have a kid, you’ll need to know this at some point.
Apparently when I was a year old I scribbled all over my dad’s new brand new lazy-boy with a ball point pen. Fortunately, ink is pretty easy to remove if you know how. (My parents still had that chair, and it was ink-less, until I was about 16.)
Deciding what to get rid of is THE HARDEST PART of decluttering. (I am so wishy-washy… if I don’t take that box or bag RIGHT to the thrift store, stuff sneaks back out of it.) Sometimes you just need simple inspiration about what you can get rid of to help you get started and that’s what today is about.read more
I never had mildew before I had baby
But then again, there are lots of things I never had before I had a baby (uneven boobs, for example) and I guess new things come with the territory.
It’s been about 1072 degrees here this month, and I am trying REALLY hard to stay on top of the laundry… but failing apparently. 1072 degrees + an abundance of wet spit-up baby things = mildew.
There’s good reasons why the decluttering movement is such a BIG one.
In our current consumer driven age, it’s not hard to find yourself buried in piles of stuff – without even realizing it’s happening!
During any stressful or turbulent time in our lives or when we simply begin to feel overwhelmed by the chaos, it’s natural to look for something we can physically take control of.