Why I Speed Clean Every Morning

why I speed clean

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Recently there’s been a blog post circulating about 10 reasons to keep your house clean. I decided to read the post and found myself agreeing with many of the reasons.

After mulling it over a little I decided that I had three top reasons for speed cleaning every morning. I’ll also share what speed cleaning looks like for me. Here we go!

1. It looks so much better.

I spend […]

To Do Lists Work

To Do List

Lately, I’ve benefited from making daily to do lists for myself. They’ve helped me stay organized and focused throughout the day. Without my list I tend to get distracted easily and forget what goals I set for myself. List making has most definitely upped my productivity.


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Here’s what works for me.

1. In the morning, make a list of all the things you would like […]

My Messy Kitchen

messy kitchen

Here’s what happens every weekend – a totally messy kitchen. I don’t know why, but it does. {Ahem…so embarrassing.}

Lately, I’ve been setting the timer before cleaning a space or room. It helps me stay focused. Today, I set the timer for 20 minutes. That turned out to be a little ambitious, but I did get it everything cleaned up in 25 minutes.

I promise I didn’t just move everything to the next room […]

Spring Cleaning ~ Hall Closet

Hall Closet

Yesterday, I had a little time on my hands while the kids were completing school work, so I decided to tackle the hall closet. I didn’t think it would take too long since it’s rather small. That was a big mistake! How can so much stuff fit into such a small space?

Here’s the before shot.

I found more stuff for the garage sale {table cloths I never use, unopened craft kits…}, threw out […]

Spring Cleaning ~ Guest Room/ Craft Storage

Spring Cleaning

I was able to start my first little bit of spring cleaning yesterday. {I’m gearing up for the BIG clean which will take place next week during spring break.} After you see the pictures of my guest room/storage room, you’ll know why I started here.

I can’t tell you how embarrassed I am at the condition of this room. Yep, there’s stuff everywhere. But by sharing the pics I figured you’ll see how much […]

Jewelry Valet – A Storage Solution

So, I have a little bit of a jewelry storage problem. Here’s where I’ve been keeping my necklaces, tucked away in the corner of the closet. Not convenient to get to and also easy to overlook what’s there. {I know you’re wondering why in the world I have that colorful beaded necklace ;)}

As I was looking through a catalog that came to the house, I came accross this jewelry over-the-door valet. It seemed […]

Storage Solution for all those Coupon Finds

Storage Solution

It’s a new year and time to get organized!

There’s not much to do outside in this cold Ohio weather, so it’s a perfect time to clean out closests and reorganize. Today, I tackled the laundry/storage room. My goal was to find more space to store all the great deals I pick up while couponing.

I added a shelf (from IKEA) to our storage unit and then attached two walls of pegboard with hooks.


How to Organize Craft Supplies

This past week, I was once again reminded of how nice it is to have my craft supplies organized. With all my various teaching responsibilities (homeschool, piano lessons, music and art classes, clubs, children’s church) it seemed as though I had to make preparations for all of them this past week.

Here is my craft supply storage are that I have been very happy with for the last couple of years.

The storage boxes […]