The 7-Minute Bathroom Cleaning

The bathrooms are the second part of my getting-the-house-back-to-normal effort, to recover from the neglect they suffered while I was busy obsessing over some fun baby projects. My kitchen is sparkling and functional again (I have some acorn squash baking in the oven to prove it!), but the bathrooms were too grimy to leave for another day.

Granted, this is not a method to deep-clean, but if you need to get your whole house cleaned up with minimal effort in minimal time, it’s perfect! I actually did this for the first time about two weeks ago, but I timed myself again, just to be sure it wasn’t a fluke. It’s true. You can get your bathroom “company ready” in under 7 minutes! Today, I did both bathrooms in 14 minutes. AND, I used only my homemade, non-toxic cleaner, so there were no nasty fumes going in this pregnant mama’s […]

How to Clean a REALLY Dirty Kitchen

I have a confession… I can get a bit obsessive when I am in the middle of a project. Last week I helped out some with a friend’s baby shower and I also made several gifts for her. It was so much fun, but my house… it kind of fell to pieces. Sadly, this is a regular occurrence when I get wrapped up in something new, but this time things really got away from me. Anemic and seven months pregnant, my energy is very limited. I knew I needed to do something different if I was going to get things under control without completely exhausting myself, so I curled up on the sofa and made a plan.

The first room to tackle was the kitchen, for obvious reasons…

Terrifying, I know. This is the room in our house where you can quickly see the “snowball” effect. One […]