• Use this monthly cleaning schedule to stay on top of all your household cleaning

    How to Make a Monthly Cleaning Schedule That Works

    Looking for a monthly cleaning schedule that will actually work for you? While housework is a never-ending fact of life, the cycle of messes doesn’t have to be overpowering. By learning how to separate your cleaning and tidying tasks, and blocking out your housework to-dos into a monthly cleaning schedule, you can turn “overwhelm” into “under control.” The first step to creating a successful monthly cleaning schedule? Stop using the words “cleaning” and “tidying” interchangeably. Learning the difference between cleaning and tidying CHANGED MY LIFE. Seriously. *This article may contain affiliate links. That means when you buy something using our link, we get a commission at no extra cost to…

  • The dirty little secret I use to keep my house clean

    The Dirty Little Secret I use to Keep My House Clean

    Want to know about the dirty little secret I use to keep my house clean? It’s something I used to be embarrassed about. I felt like I was cheating at being the perfect wife who could do it all. But you know what? Using this secret weapon every so often allows me to keep my house clean without losing my mind. And that has become good enough for me. So, what’s the secret? I use a house cleaning service. Now, let me stop you before you think I’m some rich lady with a weekly maid who can’t relate to your situation. First off, I only use a cleaning service 2…

  • Want to stop being overwhelmed by housework? Here’s my secret!

    Do you ever feel like your house runs you instead of the other way around? You know, the never-ending pile of dishes, the laundry, the rotting leftovers in the fridge, the counters that are never clean, the husband that can’t see the mess… it’s exhausting. I’ve been there too! It’s discouraging and hard, but it can get better. And, contrary to what I initially thought it would take (i.e, cleaning harder and/or hiring a maid), improvement comes by focusing on your mindset. 3  T h i n g s  I  D i d  t o  G o  F r o m  O v e r w h e l m…

  • The crazy truth about how organization saves you money

    The Crazy Truth About How Organization Saves You Money

    If you’re looking for a way to spend less money, focusing on organizationis actually one of the best things you can do.  Did you know it’s actually proven that getting organized can help you control your spending impulses? And, that being disorganized actually has a negative effect on your brainpower (and spending impulse control). But, organization doesn’t just help with impulse control.  It also helps you save money in other ways. Here’s how: The Crazy Truth About How Organization Saves You Money 1. Organization Reduces Money Mistakes Getting organized doesn’t mean you’ll never make a money mistake again, but it can help cut back on late fees for bills and lost reimbursements when…