Thursday, 1 March 2012

March 1st 2012

Hi Everyone....
I made it ..two months writing here everyday.  lol.   I think what I will do now is post weekly as there are not alot of followers.  If you do have any questions just email me...Some of you do email me and thanks!!!
Happy Day!!!

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Wednesday Feb 29th 2012

Happy Leap Day!!!
  Weed it out Wednesday!  'Give it a flying Leap'!!!  lol.....
How is everyone doing with 'weeding' it out??
Happy Day!!!

Monday, 27 February 2012


Hope the decluttering went well...Im forever decluttering....BUT I am getting there.  Its amazing how much your basement can hold..Big or Small we always find spots to 'stick stuff'...Girls and I started on our basement yesterday...First step for me is to get it organized...alot of totes..Now i got everything organized I have to start
going through the totes....It will take awhile but WE WILL get it done!!  Recyclables ..what do you do with yours??  I have realized yesterday I dont need to hold on to all the that the blue ray player came for for telephone...etc....I recycled them all and freed up alot of space!!!!
Happy Recycling!!    (if your reading this honey...don't worry...your GI Joes are fine..I didn't recycle them) :-0

Feb 27

15 minutes!!! Take fifteen minutes to declutter a room.
Will make you feel good. And remember...trash goes in trash....give away goes in car
and dropped off right away. put away goes where it belongs!!! Happy Day!

Sunday, 26 February 2012


Sorry im late to those on the east coast!!!  lol....Its Sunday.  Time to get everything ready for next week!
Lunches packed...Clothes laid out...Bookbags ready..makes Monday mornings go so much smoother!!
Happy Day!!

Friday, 24 February 2012


ok I know you have been asking for before & after pics.  I have not been doing them :-(  so sorry.
I will try. lol.
My fabric softener towel is drying I type.  Will give it a test run tomorrow. As I am SURE as the sun will come up I will have a load of laundry to do.

Found another tip that excited (it doesnt take much)  Use car wax on your vents to keep them dust free! Praise the Lord!!  Im always vaccuming or wiping the bathroom and living room vents..I will for certain keep you all in the loop if this works...if you do try it let me know!!!!
Happy Day!!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Feb. 24 2012

I found this tip and will try this on the weekend.  Get out your favorite fabric softener and soak a old hand towel with it.  Wring it out. Let it dry.  Throw it in the dryer with the next load!!  Should last for 40 loads!!!! 
ITS FRIDAY!!!!  Happy Day!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Thursday Feb.23

WOW where is this week going??
Baseboards!!!  Gotta love them...makes the walls look lovely.  Don't forget them when you wash your floors!!  Dust loves to sit upon them   :-)  
Happy Day!!!!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Wednesday Feb. 22

Weed it out Wednesday!!!!
    You know the drill now!!!!   Have fun!!!

Happy Day!!!

Feb 21 2012

Everyone asks me what I do with my dirty dishes because I dont have a dishwasher....I wash them.  LOL We may do dishes 5-6 times a day but we always wash them.  One thing about dishes is do them before you go to bed...nothing worse than waking up to a sink full of dishes....
Happy Day!!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Feb.20th 2012

Happy Family Day everyone!!!

What are everyones plans for today??  In my house its family day family is my Life.  The girls and I are going volunteering together.   My youngest just became a 'official' volunteer and now we ALL can volunteer.  So excited.  To help others and do it as a family.

Do something as a family today...could be watch a movie....go for a walk....a drive....whatever the case may be have fun!!!!

Happy Day  :-)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sunday Feb. 19 2012

Happy Sunday!!
  Time again to get everything ready for next week...Well actually Monday is a Holiday so enjoy it!! Have some fun...Got a little extra time?  Clean out your inbox...   :-)

Have a great day!

Friday, 17 February 2012

February 18th 2012

Happy Saturday
  Today I am scouring my bathrooms....the only way I find I can do this is by taking everything out of the bathroom....Wash shower curtain in washing machine....I find alot of dust on my walls here so i do vaccum down everything first...Than i start from top and work my way first and shelves...than down to sink, tub, toilet and lastly floors and baseboards....It does take more than fifteen minutes but its got to get done!!!
Happy Day!!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Feb.17th 2012

Weekend upon us again....
  Anyone have magazine racks??  Or in my case a coffee table with shelf underneath where the books, magazines, flyers land....Time to clean it out!!!  Whatever is outdated toss it...
Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Feb 16th

WOW!  Yesterday was weed it out & I got a nice treat when I arrived home from work...My darling daughters went into the basement and cleaned out all their 'stuff'....they got a garbage bag full!!!   They were so excited and proud of themselves...made me so happy  :-)

How is everyone??  Getting the rooms decluttered?

Remember to take it 15 minutes at a time so you don't get overwhelmed....Some people laugh at this time frame but 15minutes compared to saying I got 8 hours is quite a difference!!  :-)   You dont want to get so frustrated that you completely give up..  Give it a try..say to yourself...Im going into the master bedroom for 15 minutes to will be surprised!
Happy Day

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Feb 15th 2012

Lets go!! 10 things you can find to toss!! Kids can get involved as well.


Monday, 13 February 2012


Happy Valentines day!!!
   I discovered this tip years ago and it worked like a charm....My washing machine drained out into my utility sink but would always end up clogging the drain with lint.....I hung a wire paint roller over the side...the lint stuck to the metal..never had a clogged sink after!!!!
Happy Day!!!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

monday Feb.13th

Happy Birthday Michelle!!
  Hey everyone....Well its day 45...Today I got sort of.  My daughter wanted to go swimming and we have misplaced her rec card.  I tore up the kitchen looking for it....well 2 hours into it I found alot of interesing things and also a few things I misplaced before.   A few people knew what I was doing and I was asked by a couple...."why are you looking for it? your miss organized".....Well no Im  And today was proof.  However...I have realized that whatever I do not use IS garbage and I know longer need to hold on to bills that have been paid...Shred them everyone!!!   go buy a shredder and shred to your hearts content...Wonderful feeling to get rid of all the paper!!  
It is a slow get organized...but with each passing day it gets easier.  You just have to forge ahead!
I do hope by day 365 I will be 'miss organized'....Love you all!!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sunday Feb. 12th 2012

Sunday again!!! Time is flying by.....
Today get everything in order for Monday morning...Mondays are usually chaos...but with a little planning
it can be smooth.....
House smelling a little musty not being able to open the windows yet?? Put some cinnamon in a small pot with some water and simmer
over low heat....add some orange peels for a great combination!!!! Make sure you stir can stick to the bottom and get gloppy!!!
Happy Day!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Saturday Feb, 11th 2012

Not sure if I posted this yet ...(NO I didnt look back)  but here is a cleaner recipe I found for the shower!

Ingredients: 12 ounces white vinegar 12 ounces liquid , blue dawn detergent Directions: 1 Heat vinegar in microwave until hot and pour into squirt bottle. 2 Add the Dawn soap. Put the lid on and gently shake to incorporate. 3 You now have a powerful cleaning product that will melt soap scum and tub and shower buildup, clean sinks, appliances and just about anything. Just spray it on, scrub, rinse and be amazed. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit as long as overnight. Then, scrub and rinse.

feb 10

Its Friday!!!!
   I am late posting today...:-)
Dryer sheets....Do you throw them out when the cycle is done??  Keep them...they are great for dusting and you can also put them on your dry usually takes 2 dryer sheets because they shrink in the dryer....picks up dust like a charm!!!!
Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Feb 9th

I Found two recipes to make your own Febreeze......
  1).  12-15 drops of essential oil
         1/2 cup white vinegar
         1  1/2 cup water

2).  4tbsp. of fabric softener
       (place in spray bottle and fill up with water!)

Enjoy  :-)
Happy Day!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Feb 8

Hi Everybody!!
(Is anybody actually following this?? lol).....Wednesday again.....Lets make Wednesdays ..'weed it out'!!
Lets all take 15 minutes and find 10 or more things we can get rid of !!  Have a Happy Day!!

Happy Birthday to my youngest..She is 12 today...where does the time go??

Monday, 6 February 2012

feb 7

Loofah bath Sponges smelling funny????  Throw em' all in the washing machine with your laundry...when wash is done just hang em' back up in shower ....don't put them in the dryer!
Have a Happy Day!!!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Feb 6

Found this and had to share!!!!  Happy Monday!!!
Question: Our front bathroom is pretty much used by our 2 boys. My problem is that I cannot get rid of the "boy bathroom smell." I scrubbed the bathroom last week, and have made a point to wipe things down and have them do it as well. I even replaced the toilet seats. It makes me want to go in there with a pressure washer full of bleach! Any suggestions on how to get rid of the smell?? I always worry guests can smell it too unless I turn the wax burner on.

Answer:  I have to start by saying that this question makes me so glad that I have a girl!  Okay, now that I've said that let's fix the problem!
Here's what you will need:
Baking Soda
Lemon Juice {fresh is better}
White Vinegar
Damp rag
Step 1: Mix a paste of baking soda and lemon juice.  If you don't have lemon juice you can use water but lemon juice is a great disinfectant and great for removing odors.  The consistency of the paste should be about that of pancake mix.

Step 2: Spread the paste all along the bottom of the toilet {where it meets the floor}, the toilet seat, and any other area that gets a lot of over spray. 

Let it set for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 3: When the timer expires spray the dried paste with white vinegar and let it fizzle.  Once it is done fizzing wipe it up with a damp cloth.  

It's very important that you don't forget about the walls and/or cupboards on either side of the toilet.  It's easy to remember to wipe the floor and the toilet but the walls and cupboards will also get sprayed and they will need to be wiped down regularly too.  Spray them down with vinegar, let it set on them for a few minutes and them wipe them down.

Cleaning the toilet, floor and walls at least once a week, with these steps, will keep the smell at bay and you won't have to worry about what your guests think anymore!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Feb 5

Sunday!!!  Get everything ready for Monday morning....Sunday night is Hoarders night on TV!!!
Im going to declutter for 15 minutes!!  Care to join me??   GO!

Friday, 3 February 2012

feb 4

Heres my daughters tip of the day.....
   Never ever use wax paper to line the cookie sheet when making any cookies in the oven!!!!   It may look like parchment paper but its makes the house smell like its burning also leaves a funny taste on the cookies!!!!
 Happy Day!!!

January 3

Heres a neat idea I discovered at work......
   Do you use a wet Swifter?  I do and i know the refill bottles are expensive....When the bottle is empty refill it with your favorite all purpose cleaner and water....Poke a hole in the 'end' of the bottle...the size of half a dime.  And when you move the swifter the solution will come out...instead of spraying it will come out the end of the bottle as you move!!  Make sense??   lol...
Happy Friday!!!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Feb. 2

Another BONUS from one of my favorite

Dear Friends,

Today is Anti-Procrastination Day! What have you been putting off? 

How many times a day do you allow your perfectionism to paralyze you! You know exactly what I am talking about. You hear that nasty little voice in your head all the time. I don't have time right now. YOU DON'T HAVE TIME FOR WHAT? To do it RIGHT! To do it like your momma did! 

We are not good judges of time! In our heads we think emptying the dishwasher will take hours when it only takes 3 minutes! 

Our perfectionism/procrastination also hurts us in other ways. We keep putting off going to the doctor because we don't have time! We don't place an order for something we know will help us and then all of a sudden it is gone and we start to beat ourselves up over our procrastination again. 

I live by the Do it Now Principle! When something needs to be done and if it is not done then you will feel bad; this is when I do it! Think about putting a fresh roll of toilet paper in the bathroom. We only
think of it when we are in there. Guess who usually gets left with an empty roll. YOU! Your procrastination has hurt you again. 

Our minds are going 90 miles an hour. We can think of more things to do in 5 minutes than we can do in a lifetime. Let's channel some of that power into action by Doing It Now. When you find yourself using this principle more often you are going to surprise yourself! This is not getting sidetracked! It is staying focused and accomplishing something so we don't have to beat ourselves up later! 

Have you been putting something off? One day soon we will run out of our calendars and there you will be begging for one and beating yourself up because of your procrastination. You do have time; if you will just do what needs to be done and don't put it off another day! Just think, this will put an end to those nasty voices in your head! 

There are many of you that are procrastinating about shining your sink! This is the habit that changed my life! Please give it a try! It won't take that long! I know you think I am crazy when your house is a mess and you have a to do list longer than your arm and I am telling you to shine your sink. Apply the Do It Now principle and see how good you will feel! Send me an email and tell me what you accomplished today in honor of Anti-Procrastination Day! It can something small or big, it does not matter! Don't let perfectionism get in the way of Do It Now!

Feb 1

Alot of people have been asking me how to clean a room out....What I suggest is starting in one corner and move around the room....Spend 15 fifteen minutes at a time...Take anything out of the room that doesnt belong and put it in its space....if its garbage throw it out....Once you get it decluttered you can move your furniture out to sweep,vaccum behind, underneath....dont forget your baseboards....Once your all done and if you have hardwood its time to mop the floor!!  I hope this gives you a start!!!
Happy Day!

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

january 31

  WOW I did it!  A full month writing here...lets see if i can manage next month!!!
Today is for the kids.....Go to your rooms and find 10 things you can throw away!!!  If your really good at this maybe you can find 10 things to donate!!!!
Happy Day!!!

Monday, 30 January 2012

January 30th

Happy Monday!!!
  I have to tell you about a wonderful product i found years ago when the girls were babies....I had a hard time keeping up with milk spills and stains.....A lady told me about this in Nova Scotia and i was like "yeah...ill have to try it to believe it".....well it works!!!  it gets stains out of everything...and anything...spray it on...let it sit ...than agitate it with your finger and voila! its gone!!!!    Its at Canadian a white trigger bottle with green letters called Folex.      
Have a great day!!!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

january 29th

Happy Sunday.....
  Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.  Get everyone today to get their things ready for school, work for tomorrow morning....  How is the microwave?? Kitchen drawers??  Why not wipe out the microwave and tidy up the kitchen drawers ...this should take no more than fifteen minutes...And if you did clean them out earlier it will be very quick....
Take Care..

Friday, 27 January 2012

January 28th

 Yeah for the weekend!!  The bathtub....everyone have their own loofah sponge??  I think we have 5 hanging in the tub...I was lucky enough to find a wire rack with 4 hooks and suction cups on back to hold the sponges, shower caps etc....but you can also use window hooks...You know the ones..suction cup with a little hook on front to hang things from your moisten the suction cup and stick it to the bath tub wall...voila!! Sponge holder...better than having them hanging from the faucet....
Happy Saturday!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

january 27

I know you all have them.....mismatched socks...what do you do with them??  Do you hold onto them waiting for the partner to magically arrive??  lol...I use to save all mine in a cloth bag..when the girls were young we would make sock puppets.  Funny thing was...once the puppet was made the 'partner' magically did show up!!! Anyhow...I did throw out all the mismatched socks but 3-4...i put them on my hands and spray some pledge and away i go!!!  My hand dusters!!!!  I do like 'Swifter' dusters but i also like my 'sock dusters'....
Happy Day!!!   Enjoy the weekend!!!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

january 26

It has been a very slow few days for me.  With a bad back there is not much  I can do.
So today I will clean out my inbox!!!  Get rid of all the junk and old emails!!!
Happy day!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

January 25

Hi !! drawers, bathroom drawers, kids dresser drawers,  drawers in the garage, drawers in the basement, master bedroom drawers....I love 'drawers' but they drive me silly.  Its a great place to 'stick' stuff but it gets to a point when I say.."wow..i got to do something here"....My unmentionable drawer in my room is so full of 'stuff' now that i cant fit all my socks & underwear in it....Crazy!  Soooo today is the day ...Drawer one...get rid of old receipts, mail etc.  that has piled up in here.....(yes i said mail in my tend to throw it in there thinking i open the drawer everyday three times a day and i will 'get around to it' lol )
Happy Day !!

Monday, 23 January 2012

january 24

I found this useful tip over the internet and I tried it and it works great.  Ever run out of steel wool or SOS pads while doing those baked on greased glass dishes??  Crumple up a piece of tin foil into a ball and scrub away!!!
Happy Day!!!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

january 23

 Hope everyone had a great weekend....I got a wonderful tip from my sister-in-law  !  Sheets & Pillowcases...have a hard time finding the pillowcases to match the sheets in the linen closet?  Or is the pillowcases you know you have to match yours on someone elses bed???  Heres the solution....When washed and the sheets IN the pillowcase ...and of course the pillowcases to match.  Never search again!!! And to keep the sheets extra fresh place a dryer sheet inside as well!!!!   I love this!
Thanks T  Have a Happy Day!!!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

january 22

Its Sunday!!  Have fun with your family.  Don't forget to get everyone on board and get everything ready for Monday morning!!!!
Happy Day!

Friday, 20 January 2012

january 21

Want to refresh your home with a pleasant scent??  We have a furnace for our main heating and let me tell you with these temps in Alberta its pumping all day long...I use my dryer sheets..i tuck them in my vents in the makes a wonderful smell through the house!!!!   :-)
Happy Day!!!

january 20

Sorry im so late!!  I have been trying to figure out a way to get ALOT of lint out of a hoodie.
Clear Tuck Tape!!   Just wrap a piece around your hand and a way you go!!!!  Its also good for jewellry
boxes...take out all your jewellry and trinkets and continue to dab the cloth with tape....voila! All dust and lint is gone!!  Happy Day!!
Enjoy the weekend....

Thursday, 19 January 2012

January 19th

I guess I got ahead of myself yesterday...with the sorry.
Hoping the fridge is getting cleaned....Today don't forget the freezer...remove all the old food...the packages of saran wrap or tin foil we are unsure of....get rid of it...and dont forget to wipe it out...a warm cloth will do just fine...if you have alot of crumbs in your freezer you can vaccum it out..sometimes crumbs will also gather around the rubber seal of the door and can wipe it out or even get a toothbrush and guide it along....
Happy Day!!!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

wednesday January 28th

How is the cleaning of the fridge??  Ok so you did the drawers, and the about the main part today??  I find it easy to do one shelf at a time....and remember to wipe it out as you go!!!!
Happy Day & Stay warm!!!

Monday, 16 January 2012

january 17

With flu & cold season upon us.....stock up on Lysol wipes and spray....and don't forget the gingerale and javex for those not who arent so lucky and get the stomach flu.  of course the ginger ale is to drink & the javex is to clean!!!!
Happy Day!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

January 16

Hey !! Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.
ok so we cleaned out the fridge how about the door?  Get rid of all those expired salad dressings and lemon juice!! haha....don't forget to wipe out the shelves in the door !!!
Happy Day everyone!!!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

january 15

Happy Sunday!!!
 Its family day..a wonderful day to spend time with those you love...And don't forget to tell those you love to get their things ready for Monday morning!!!!  Its always easier to have lunches & snacks packed the night before school & their clothes ready!!!  We will be digging out our long-johns today!! -35 all next week!!  BRrrrrrr
Happy Day everyone!

january 14

Its the weekend!!  Nothing too strenuous today!  How about your toothbrush holder??  Why not take out your brushes and give them a good rinse in hot water and sanitize your toothbrush holder!!!
Happy Day!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

January 13

Friday the 13th....
 Computer desk....Whats on yours???  Lets go through the papers, pictures, cords, pens, pencils,'crap' & figure out where everything goes....Happy Day!!!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

January 12

Bonjour, Hello !!!
  I got todays tip from a wonderful friend 'back home'.  She has started to organize her 'special' things....Love letters, poems etc.   They have been placed in cabinets, dresser drawers, boxes.  She has a chest and have gathered them all together to put them in.  Having them all together is very nice.  Sit back and let the memories flow.... :-)    To my dear friend.....I hope you are enjoying everything together!!!
Happy Day!!!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

January 11

Ok ..back to the kitchen.  That drawer that none of us likes to know the one.  You open it and take out a pan...and pray when you go to close it it will shut without something slipping behind....THE OVEN DRAWER!!!  ok lets take 15 it up..take everything out....vaccum it out...(i find this makes it easy to get the dust under the stove as well)...wipe it out and put everything back neat and tidy!!! Voila!!
Easy....Easy.....Happy Day!!!

Monday, 9 January 2012

January 10

Have anyone seen the show 'Hoarders'???  I feel bad for all the people on the show.  They are all dealing with many problems and I pray they get the help they need.  One show that always gets me is the 'cat lady'.  They found two dead cats in her home buried under layers and layers of 'stuff'...i just cant imagine.  Every time I do watch Hoarders I feel the need to clean.  I take a bag and find 10 things I can throw away.  I usually go in the basement.....10 things to throw away in fifteen minutes!!  So there you have it....Monday night in my house was watching Hoarders (and it was the cat lady!) than throwing away 'stuff'....I also ended up taking the dog for a
Happy Day!!!  Now go find 10 things you can throw away!!!

Sunday, 8 January 2012


This is what I found today in the flylady site and thought i would share with you all.  

I found the internet in 1996 when I was attending Brevard College. The very first thing I ever searched for on the internet was help getting my home in order. I typed in the search box, The Sidetracked Home Executives, Pam Young and Peggy Jones. I was delighted to find them after several years of being sidetracked and "Off their Bandwagon"!

Their books and system helped me to survive a bad marriage and keep things together for my son! They taught me how to be kind to myself. I went searching for ways to "Get Organized" and found myself in the process of eliminating the clutter in my life.

It is amazing what you can find underneath all the clutter you have stashed. Over the years we have held on to so much useless junk. Much of that junk was the anger, guilt and sadness we stuffed because we didn't want to deal with it. What I found as I got my home in order was that with each physical piece of clutter I got rid of, I also got to toss out some of my negativity and perfectionism.

That negativity and perfectionism was holding me down. It was keeping me from FLYing! The truth is that it was really stopping me from being who I was supposed to be. When your clutter has held you captive you become its slave. You don't have time to follow your dreams. After many years of imprisonment you even forget what your dreams were.

The reason you forgot your dreams is they seemed impossible to attain with the house being a mess. I can help you find your dreams again and all you have to do is put one foot in front of another. This is not a magical "Get Organized Quick" Scheme.

We can all get our houses clean really fast if company is coming. The problem is that our homes do not stay that way very long because we can't find anything after we have stashed and dashed. I want to give you the tools to keep your house only 15 minutes away from being company ready. As we get rid of our clutter we find places to put things. As my Granny always said, "Everything has a place and everything in your place.

When you don't have a place for things because your useful storage is occupied by clutter, that's when your stuff is homeless. All of your homeless stuff begins to take over every flat surface in your home. We call those cluttered up flat surfaces Hot Spots. Our Hot Spots make our homes look messy. That messy home makes us feel bad and when we feel defeated we close out the world and stop dreaming.

We all have to start someplace or just start over! Jump back on the FlyLady Bandwagon and go shine your sink. Lay your clothes out for tomorrow, get up and get dressed to your lace up shoes, use a timer to keep you focused and declutter for 15 minutes each day. The beauty to all of this is that it is not too much to do. You don't feel pressured. The best part is that you are empowered to keep taking these babysteps because they are doable! With each step you take the
peace begins to give you time to dream again!

What is your Dream? As your home comes together your dreams will become clear. I want to hear about your dream. Send it to me; with TIME TO DREAM in the subject line.

Jump on the Bandwagon!


January 9

The Refrigerator!!!
 If your like me....I have a freezer on top and fridge on bottom.  And when I buy groceries it seems things get pushed to the back all the time and we cant see it!!!  And we cannot forget about the bottom drawers....I opened mine today and realized I forgot food in there AGAIN!!!  had to throw out a head of lettuce, a stalk of celery, and two gets frustrating!!  NO MORE!!!  Time to take out the food and get rid of anything that is expired.  The drawers can be taken out and washed clean.  When you get it all clean and put your food back in you can make a list....yes a list...write down what is in the fridge...especially the drawers to let you know what is in there and keep it on the front of your fridge!!!     Now Food won't go bad!!!  You will remember its in there!!!   Happy Day!!

january 8 SUNDAY

Sunday...Day of rest.
After supper tonight...gather everything you need for the morning.  Even get the kids to make their lunches tonight and get their clothes ready for morning...It makes every morning go much smoother!!!

Saturday, 7 January 2012


Good Morning!!!
I know for you following me in Newfoundland its afternoon..:-)  Today is the day in Newfoundland when everyone takes down there Christmas tree and decorations...Growing up in Newfoundland this was always the day.  After old Christmas day.  So when your packing away your decorations take special care in wrapping the 'special' ornaments.  Newspaper is a great way to wrap them.  This year I used a couple sandwich containers.  Wrapped them and placed them inside...also pay attention to anything that is broken.  If it is no ggod..throw it out or glue it back together before you put it away...Dont forget to check your Christmas packed everything away and i realized I forgot to take out the gift cards....He had to go to the shed and take everything back out again!!!  lol  Cutting cardboard to wrap Christmas lights around is a great way to prevent tangled lights next year.  I hope these few tips help!!
Happy Day!!!!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

January 6

Last day of Christmas...'ole Christmas Day'.  I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays.
Fridays Tip...Your Microwave!!!  lol...i have to admit i do not like cleaning the microwave..but i have a found a easy way to get all the food off easily.  Take a bowl and place some water in it along with a few drops of lemon juice.  Microwave for a minute and use the water with a wet cloth to wipe away all the food!!!  Easy Easy & it only takes less than fifteen minutes!!!
Happy Day!!  Enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

January 5

Did you know that AVON bubble bath is wonderful for cleaning?  Pick your favorite flavor and add a capful to your bathroom sink full of water and a way you go!!  Excellent for mirrors.  And it leaves a wonderful smell.  You can google AVON bubble bath if you don't believe me!!!!  Happy Day!!!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

January 4

How is everyone??  How is the New Year treating you so far??  Is anyone following me??  LOL....I am doing the tips I put here.  I have had several e-mails asking me if this is all the cleaning I do in my home.  NO its not!!  LOL....I do have a routine in my housework. At least I try.  I have followed for at least 5 years and she has helped ALOT!!!  And of course my mother....without her I would not know how to do anything (love you Mom)  I LOVE Lysol wipes...everyday my two bathrooms get wiped down with them along with my kitchen counter.  (Saturday I give my bathrooms a complete clean)...Laundry is a pet peeve but we do it EVERYDAY!!!  Yes everyday.  In the morning it goes in the washing machine before work and usually the first one home puts it in the dryer and than it gets folded and put away.  I guess after so long of doing it this way it grows on you.  I do love to vaccum.  I can vaccum all day  My faithful buddy is a upright electrolux and now at 16 years old I think its soon time to bury him.  Hubby keeps saying it will burst into flames soon. :-(
ok enough of babbling.....
Tip of the day:   Under the kitchen sink.  We all like to put our cleaning supplies here.  With it being a New Year & everyone thinking clean & Organized lets organize our cleaning supplies.  Take it all out.  Wipe out the cupboard.  Put it all back.....and get rid of old supplies or anything you do not use!!!!   
Happy Day to everyone!!!

January 3

Medicine cabinet (or in my case a basket full of medicine)
Lets go through it.....15 minutes!  Take it all out.  Look at the expiration dates & if out of date get rid of it.
(you can bring your old meds to the pharmacy and they will dispose of it properly.  Please dont flush it down the toliet!!)  Don't forget to wipe the shelves before you put it back!!  Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, 2 January 2012

January 2

Today is time for the kitchen silverware drawer!!!   AGHhhhhhh...i opened mine and shut it again.
Ok so the way i tackled it was to take EVERYTHING out of it.  Wipe out the drawer & plastic trays.
Goodness (and Emma) only knows what i found in there!!   we threw out about 30 napkins, 40 plastic bread ties, chopsticks, ketchup packets, Found several items for the toolbox and other areas of the home.  lol.  We also threw out ALOT of things we just dont use.  And if dont use them....I dont need them!   15 Minutes was all it took!!   Get going.....GO clean out your drawers!!!

January 1 2012

Happy New Year!!!
and welcome to my blog.  This is my first time blogging.  I follow alot of people and there blogs and thought I can do this as well!!  SO what i am going to do is each day give a handy tip for the house.  Cleaning & Organizing being the main focus!
Here we go!

Day 1:
  Entryway closet...Bottom only! Gather three bags or boxes.  One for Keep, One for Garbage, One for Donate  Remove ALL footwear and whatever else may be lying in there.  It tends to gather as we just kick off our boots, shoes, & sandals throw them in and hope the door will close.  Once you get it all removed look to see what is too small, never worn anymore, too ugly and cant believe you kept it this long or just garbage!!  Now GO!!!  15 minutes is all the time this should take...once you get it sorted grab your swiffer or what ever you use to wipe out the bottom of the closet.  If you have anything for the give away pile go and put it straight in your car.  (out of sight out of mind) you can put back your footwear!!!   Nice & Neat!!!  Way to go!!