Category: Routines and Schedules

Cleaning, Routines and Schedules

A Deeper Clean: Wash Your Walls

Your walls needs some attention. Streaks, smudges, smears, and fingerprints on walls make even a clean, beautifully decorated home look grubby. Most of the time, it’s easy to fix. Assess and test. If the paint on your walls and trim is chipped and peeling or if the walls have dents, dings, and deep scratches, you …

Managing Life's Stuff, Routines and Schedules

School Lets Out, the Stuff Comes Home

As the weather gets warmer and warmer and the end of school draws nearer and nearer, my kids’ backpacks start getting heavier and heavier. All the shiny school supplies that went in that first week with hope and good intentions, come back used and abused along with countless papers, art projects, and classroom decorations. By …

Routines and Schedules, Tips and Time Savers

Two Tools to Smooth Out Your Week

Online calendars are lifesavers—we all moved over to them for good reason. My husband and I can both see the family calendar on our computers and phones. I can automatically add the next appointment while I’m at the orthodontist with my son. Pings from my work calendar keep me from getting immersed in something and …

Cleaning, Routines and Schedules, Tips and Time Savers

How to Stop Doing Laundry All the Time

Oh, the laundry. I can’t remember it ever being the easy check mark on the list. As a single person, I was in college dorms and cheap apartments where laundry day meant hauling clothes to a basement laundry room where you hoped to find an empty and working machine and enough quarters to cover that …