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Hi. I’m Claire from Claire’s Healthy Home. A BIG thank you to Katie for letting me share with you all today!
I love a clean house! Don’t you? But I don’t always like the work…boooo!
Today I am going to share with you how I clean house to keep it flowing and functional without spending all day cleaning. Be sure to read all the way through to my FREE GIVE AWAY at the end!
I have a daily chore chart that I follow. My 3 boys also help with these chores. If your child is 2 they are ready to start! Get ‘em while they’re young.
Here is the daily chart I follow.
Simple right?! We can do that!
I also want to share with you a little more detail about how I clean. Let’s start in the kitchen because I spend most of my time in there.
I am going to start backwards and share what I do at night. You will see why in a minute.
After dinner clean up, one of the boys sweeps the floor and another loads the dishwasher.
I wipe down all the counters, appliances and stove top.
Then I clean my kitchen sink.
This way when I wake up in the morning all I need to do is empty the dishwasher and load it with the dishes as they are used. If this is a new habit for you and your family, give it a try! It takes a little bit to get everyone in the habit, but it is well.worth.it. Waking up to a clean kitchen just starts my day in a good mood. Sounds silly, but it’s true. Less stress and ready to start my day in a functional and clear space.
Another time savor for the kitchen is meal planning. For ideas, check out how I make easy + healthy freezer meals.
When I wake up in the morning I throw in a load of laundry. By the time, I empty the dishes and start breakfast for the kids it’s ready for the dryer. Depending on my schedule that day, I either fold it after taking the kids to school or in the evening after dinner. For us, one load a day works because my two teen boys do their own laundry each week. Whatever your family needs, though, this will definitely help keep the laundry tame and in control.
My hubby and I have an understanding. Last one out of the shower for the day gets to squeegee the shower. This helps soooo much in keeping your shower in clean control. I also shared HERE how I clean my shower. And HERE how I remove soap residue from the shower floor.
Clutter Clean Up
Implement a 10 min nightly pick up and you will wake up to a cleaner home in the morning. I also have small baskets on my stairs. One for each boy. That way when I find things of theirs throughout the day, I put it in the basket and every evening I have them empty it. Love this! It really helps keep the clutter away. You could even have one for yourself.
Now that we have a good routine established, I want to share why I clean with natural cleaners and my favorite ones.
This is a picture of my old cleaning bucket. Any of it look familiar? You most likely have these in your home too. I thought I needed ALL these for the many jobs that come from keeping a house clean. These cleaners are toxic. As in, not safe. As in, not clean at all!
I now clean with only non-toxic and natural cleaners. These are the ones I chose to use in my business and my home. They save me money and they work! I went from this full bucket to just 3 products to clean everything…..bathroom, kitchen, dusting, floors, disinfecting, everything!
Shaklee Basic H Organic Cleaning Concentrate
Shaklee Scour Off Paste
Shaklee Basic G – germicide for disinfecting
Because each one is a concentrate, it lasts a looooong time.
Here is an example of how much is costs to clean with just the Basic H.
Can you believe those numbers???
I used to think the Dollar Store was such a bargain too, but when you break down the cost, look at how you can clean for pennies! This saves me a TON of money.
This information is scary! Did you know this? I did not until 2 years ago!
This is the disinfectant I use especially in my bathroom.
When I switched to natural and organic cleaning products, I got started with THIS starter Get Clean Kit. It is the best bang for your buck and replaces ALL the cleaning products in your home! From the kitchen to the laundry to the bathroom and floors, dusting, everything.
In fact, I believe you will love it so much that I am giving away 5 Basic H Organic Cleaning Concentrate samples right here on The Creative Bubble.
Each sample makes two bottles of powerful cleaner when diluted in 16 oz of water. One window cleaner and one all purpose.
Here are a few pictures of how I clean with Basic H….
Now on the the give away! Here is how you enter!
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Have a SAFE CLEANING DAY!