Hey there friends!! Just about everywhere you look on the internet and social media, people are cleaning up and cleaning out. De-cluttering, purging, organizing, all the things! And, man oh man do I love it! I don’t know what it is about the first of the year that makes people go crazy with the STUFF in their house! HAHA! Maybe it’s the extra decor we have around for a month before Christmas. Maybe it’s all the things (gifts) that come into our home at Christmas. Maybe it’s just the idea of a new year and a need for a new start. No matter what the reason, have you caught the bug??
What a year it has been! I love all things DIY and design and I love sharing with you! I appreciate each and every one of you for following along! Whether you are a new follower or one of the faithful few that have been here from the beginning (almost 6 1/2 years ago 😯 ). Like most people, I like to take some time at the end of each year to look back and see how far we’ve come, the things we’ve accomplished, and even the things that didn’t quite go as planned. So today I’m sharing the 10 posts that y’all enjoyed the most! Again, thanks for reading!
If you’ve been around here for a while you’ve seen a few posts about homemade cleaners. Several years back I was seriously tired of spending tons of money on cleaning supplies. Can anyone relate? It’s awful I know! I’d rather buy food. So, I did some research and decided to try my hand at making some cleaners on my own. Did you know that you are paying for mostly water?? Yep, me neither. Over the years I have reverted back to store bought on some products that I couldn’t find a suitable recipe for. But, there are three things that have lasted and the I LOVE. Because they do their job, and because they save me money.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! It has been oh so hot here the past few days, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time with family and friends! Yesterday I took some time to rest and recover the house. I don’t know about you, but we are having fun, the last thing I worry about is cleaning up! HA!
About 3 years ago I got tired of spending mega bucks on cleaning supplies and started researching alternatives. Of course with the help of Pinterest I found a ton! I have been making my own laundry soap ever since which I love and a few other homemade cleaners that I swear by.
One of my favorite all-natural cleaning weapons is vinegar. It really has so many uses but today I would like to highlight my 5 favorite.
- I have to say, even as I typed that title I laughed to myself. I’m here to admit that I am not the best at housekeeping. Not for lack of trying mind you, it’s just not something I have ever enjoyed. I love it when it’s done, I just don’t want to do it. Can I get an amen from anyone. It’s okay, this is a safe place.See I would much rather be
making a messcrafting or DIYing then cleaning one up.But to my surprise the posts that get the most action on pinterest are the ones about cleaning. This post I did about cleaning baseball pants has been all over. It really is a great tip!! If you have a child who wears a white polyester uniform in the dirt you need to read about this magic soap!Then, a while back I recreated a cleaning schedule that I thought would help take the guess work out of house work. It got a lot of attention also. I have to admit though, I haven’t been very successful with keeping up with it. :-/I told you I don’t like to clean.But seeing so many posts about spring cleaning gives me the itch to do my part to get things in order around our home. If you don’t know A Bowl Full of Lemons you should check her out. She is a gold mine of information on organization and housekeeping. She is currently doing a 30 day spring cleaning challenge. I follow her on instagram and I love that she posts one simple task each day. Easy peasy – I can do that. 🙂 If you don’t do instagram you can follow the link to her blog, where she posts the tasks each week.And here are my favorite, go-to homemade cleaner recipes. I haven’t bought cleaning products from the store in forever (aside from clorox wipes, because well they are just so handy)!Thanks for stopping in today!! I hope you were inspired to get something tidied up!! If you don’t hear from me for a while it’s because of this.Over the past two years I have worked diligently to de-clutter and organize our home in an effort to make it function better for our family, and for it to be easier to keep up. The attic is a place that has been neglected. Mostly because it is either too hot or too cold to even go up there. So, I talked my hubby into taking all of it out and putting it in the garage so I can go through it and set it all straight. So, that is just what I am working on, and man have I found some treasures. I’ll share soon. After I stop crying. (Babies are almost grown.) 🙁