Home Keeping 101

Daily Chores

Daily Chore Chart

Daily Chores

Six things to do everyday

1. Make Bed

2. Manage Clutter

3. Sort the mail

4. Clean as you cook, a dirty kitchen costs you money!

5. Wipe up spills when they are fresh

6. Sweep the Kitchen floor

Wrinkle Release Spray

Wrinkle Release Spray

As the mothers of two young boys each, we do a lot of laundry. A LOT. But let's face it, it doesn't always get immediately whisked out of the dryer, folded/hung up, and put away. And this means wrinkled clothes. And ironing? Please.... The iron pretty much only comes out when we need it for a craft project.

Fake Febreeze

Fake Febreeze


I came across this great idea to Make Your Own Febreeze over at Homemade Mamas, and I just had to give it a try to see if it's as good as the real thing.

Well, it is as good as the real thing.  No.  Actually....It's Better!

I changed their recipe up a bit to Refill my already existing 32 oz Febreeze Spray Bottle:

Stovetop Splatters

As soon as the stove has cooled enough to touch (but isn't so cool that the spill has hardened), wipe away the mess.

Cover dried-on spills with a wet, soapy dish cloth and let it sit while you tackle another cleaning challenge. Use the cloth to wipe up the softened spill.

For stubborn, neglected messes, make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Apply to the spill, leave on for 10 minutes, and wipe away with a damp paper towel.

Messy Barbecue Grill Rack

As soon as the last burger comes off the grill, brush down the rack with a stiff, long-handled brush and close the lid. The dying coals will continue to burn off anything that remains on the grill, and it will be well seasoned for next time. If you have a gas grill, leave the heat on for a few minutes after brushing. If you brush the rack down after every use when it is still hot, there's no need to remove it for cleaning.