I am a stickler for structure and I absolutely adore schedules. It can turn into a hobby for me–on any given day, one will find an assortment of schedules floating around the house.
Because I’m often asked, “How do you keep everything going?” or “How do you fit in everything?” I decided to give a summary of what happens on Mondays.
Monday is my big organization day. For this reason, we don’t usually book appointments on Mondays and Jared has a late therapy (1:30 to 2:30).
My “weekly home blessing,” is scheduled for Mondays. This includes vacuuming and dusting the house, mopping the kitchen floor, cleaning the bathrooms, emptying the refrigerator, paying bills, changing all of the bed sheets, returning phone calls, attempting to catch up on e-mails, etc. Believe it or not, this only takes me an hour–one of the joys of living in a small home and having little helpers who would rather shadow Mama than spend time in the play room. The idea of losing the play room is becoming easier as I discovered they really would rather be around me throughout the day.
After all is done, we visit the grocery store.
Since my kiddos like to help me clean, I use an organic, botanical based cleaner from Amazon Herb Company. I also use the Lluvia skin care line from the same company and absolutely adore it! The household cleaner can be adjusted to different strengths and can be used as a general all purpose cleaner, window cleaner, carpet cleaner, a fruit cleaner, and a lot more! I have a whole booklet of practical ways to use it.
I buy several of the little bottles, which are in concentrated form, and have about 4 or 5 spray bottles. I mix up a variety of different strengths and then label each bottle. I like that my kids can help out as much as they like and I don’t have to worry about their getting into toxic chemicals and poisons.
A few months ago, I was given my own Amazon Herb website because I’d purchased so much of it, but I’m sure it’s been taken down since. Their products are very concentrated, so it was difficult to keep up with the required sales/buying amount.
I’ve used their products for nearly a year and can’t recommend them enough!
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