Thursday, November 15, 2012

Homemaking does not a Blogger Make

It's not that I haven't had much to say, but lately this blog has really been taking a back seat.  You see, I've been a bit busy with my regular life and on a homemaking/organization kick.  I've switched to almost all all-natural homemade cleaners.  I love the homemade laundry soap we've been using and the vinegar and essential oil fabric softener does the trick.  I use tons of vinegar in all the cleaning we do. Guess what? Not only is vinegar extremely effective, it's super cheap.  After nearly three months, we have definitely seen a difference in our grocery bill.  Click here for the link to the book I've been using--it has recipes for every cleaning supply you can imagine.

The only homemade cleaners that were complete bombs were the dish washing liquid and the dish washer detergent.  Castille soap, used in dish washing liquid, is very expensive and was not worth the effort or the cost in making homemade soap.  The dish washer detergent did not work at all.  We suffered with horribly film covered, even dirty dishes for a month and I tried every natural suggestion I could find before Wingnut went out and bought the real stuff--the real expensive stuff.  We now have sparkling clean dishes again.  Sometimes the costly chemical stuff is the only way to go, unfortunately.

Another successful homemaking effort has been cooking more of all our food.  We eat in restaurants very rarely now.  It of course takes a bit of forethought and organization to make it work, but really there is so little restaurant fare that is better tasting than homemade any way.  Pinterest has been a huge help in this regard.  I'm easily bored with making and eating the same things, so Pinterest has provided a wonderful creative outlet for my cooking enthusiasm.  We've add many new and tasty recipes to our repertoire.

I've returned to using FlyLady in helping me stay focused on weekly cleaning zones.  Along with her zones and missions, I make a list of things I'd like to have cleaned in that zone for the week.  This week I tackled light fixtures in our bathroom.  They are sparkly shiny clean and it makes me smile just to look at them.

There, now, I've managed to eke out a blog post on why I'm too busy to blog.  Not too shabby.

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Katie said...

I could never get the natural dishwasher detergent to work well either. The glasses would come out film covered every single time.

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