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u/JacquesOffDerrida · 3 pointsr/homemaking

First of all, I highly recommend this book. The author is a mother of nine and is a Christian, and there is a lot of Christianity in the text, but I’m not Christian and it didn’t bother me at all. This book helped me figure out how to structure every day to get everything done. I would buy it even if it cost $100+ because it helped me so much. I reread it every so often, too.

I instituted routines that take place throughout the day, every day. We have a morning routine: wake up, bathroom, brush teeth, sunscreen, make beds, get dressed. Nothing else happens until this is done. It has saved so many tears because everyone knows what to expect, and when. Then I get breakfast prepared and they can play or use an educational game on their tablets. I only have educational games because when other things were on there it was a fight to get them to play the educational stuff; now they love it.

After breakfast we have our “after meal routine,” which the author of the above book refers to as “table chores.” I never liked the word “chore” so I don’t use it. We do this routine after every single meal, no exceptions. It gets done quickly! Here it is: take dishes to the counter, cups go on the drink tray that I keep on a shelf they can reach themselves, brush off the table, wash the table, vacuum or sweep under the table. While I’m helping with and supervising that stuff, I’m also filling a bowl or dishpan with warm, soapy water for the dishes to soak in, and another of rinse water. The kids help with the dishes. Give them a little scrub in the soapy water and then they go into the rinse water, and then to the drying rack. It seems like a lot, right? I timed it today at breakfast and it took us seven minutes from start to finish. When it’s done I say encouraging things about how shiny and pretty the kitchen looks and how they are the best helpers. I have a dust pan and brush for each child and a spray bottle for each for washing the table.

The toys are tidied up and the kids are in pajamas (more like what they will wear tomorrow, if I’m being honest) before dinner. Toys do not come back out after dinner at our house! Not unless I want tears and fighting and to probably end up in tears, myself. No thank you. Once the after meal routine is finished they can play with fluffy slime (it’s not gloopy and oozy like regular slime, or messy like play dough) or color or do something relaxing. Then we go to read books. We brush teeth halfway between book time right before I take the littlest one to bed, and then the older ones can continue reading.

I’ll add another comment when I think about more. Most of this stuff I got from that book! I really think it saved my life.

u/myflurrygirl · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I have a CLR spray that I use. I like to go from the top down so I start by spraying Windex on the mirror and using paper towel to clean it. Then I spray the counter and sink with CLR and use a wash cloth to wipe it off, rinsing frequently. Spray the entire outside of the toilet and the seat and the rim and wipe them off. I have a scrubbing bubbles toilet cleaner thing (link, don't buy it on Amazon though!!) for the inside of the toilet. For the shower/tub I again just spray everything with CLR and wipe clean. Then for the floor I just mop with Mr Clean soap and water. I also sometimes use a Scrub Free cleaner or Vim instead of CLR. I don't really notice a difference between any of them.

u/BestOrganizingIdeas · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I know of this product from two of my friends and I see it has many great reviews so you might want to try it. Good luck :)

u/eepie-carpetrod · 12 pointsr/homemaking

Do you have your own closet? Maybe it would be possible for you to keep your clothes enclosed in their own garment bag, like this :

This one hangs inside your closet, and there are free-standing versions too. That will protect them from outside smells, and you could also put some dryer sheets or sachets inside for some extra nice smells. Sachets inside bureau drawers will help also.



u/herdaz · 1 pointr/homemaking

I'd use a hand towel to wipe down the windows daily. You could also look into getting a small dehumidifier. I recently bought this one on Amazon to stay on top of our bathroom that never seemed to be able to dry out. I've definitely noticed a difference since starting to use it. It pulls up to 8 oz of water out of the air daily, and it's small enough to sit on the counter.

u/FlorianApple · 1 pointr/homemaking

Sweater bricks are awesome for that.
Dritz Sweater Stone Clothing Care

u/kv4268 · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I just scrubbed a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom tile floor and it turned out amazing! Here's what I used: This grout cleaner with this amazing grout brush. Then I used a larger scrub brush like this with this tile cleaner. Anything that didn't come off with that I scraped off with a razor blade scraper like this. When I was done I sealed the grout with this. I used a small artist paint brush to apply it. The brush that comes on the bottle isn't very useful.

This may be overkill if you're just trying to get the job done, but I wanted to do the job right (and get rid of a gross odor from the old roommate) and make sure I wouldn't have to do it again for a while. I'll use my steam mop to maintain it, as the whole apartment is tile.

u/cleanforever · 2 pointsr/homemaking

I use an industrial chemical called Consume by Spartan Chemical but it's not going to be available at any normal retail store, only janitorial supply companies and stores. You can probably find a different enzymatic cleaner at your local supermarket, they're usually marketed as cleaners for pet messes (OUT!, Nature's Miracle), but they work as well on other organic matter.

Here's one available online:

u/ChickenNuggetTime · 2 pointsr/homemaking

The easiest answer is to avoid spots by hand-drying glassware after washing and thoroughly rinsing them.

For a quick shine before setting the table, a barely/partially damp lint-free cloth should work. Something similar to a car chamois/shammy, perhaps.

If, like me, you have awful hard water leaving heavy deposits on your glassware, it's a bit more involved. I've used a clay-bar kit (mostly out of curiosity) with great results; nothing short of that seems to work, however.

u/MoonOverJupiter · 4 pointsr/homemaking

I really like this replacement sink strainer by Good Grips.

The center post is easier to grab than the standard sink strainer/plug, and the silicone part turns inside out over the trash.

Obviously, it does not replace a plug but I'm not sometime who fills the sink to wash dishes anyway.

u/Cananbaum · 2 pointsr/homemaking

> Murphys Oil Soap

so when you recommended this, did you mean this stuff?