Let's be real. You're probably reading this while cooking dinner and kids yelling at you to help with homework because you have to multi-task to get it all done!
I feel ya..
Which is why I wanted to share with you my best tip for saving time and getting everything done on the to-do list.
It all starts with the night before. Look at what's on the calendar for the next day and see what absolutely has to get done tomorrow. Those items go on the to-do list for Monday (for instance).
What needs to be done in the week? Maybe certain items can be moved around to another day and combine the errand/running around time.
You have all heard of food prep. Yes, it takes some time and it's usually on Sunday when I food prep until Wednesday. It honestly saves a lot of time to cut all the vegetables at once. Lately, I've been making a meal for about 4 people. Let's say a small pan of lasagna. I eat one slice right away, eat the next piece the next day, and freeze 2 pieces in snapware in the freezer to use at a different time (usually a week later, I will pull out these leftovers and reheat in the oven for another 2-meal dinner.
Sundays are my Prep for the up-and-coming week with the schedule, with food prep and even with ironing my outfits for the week. Yes, I'm a little OCD in the planning department!
During the week, I have a set schedule of waking up, time with God, getting my mind right for the day, exercise and then the work day can begin with my coffee! Mornings are blocked off for phone calls leading into the afternoon of paperwork. Afternoons consist of appointments and showings. My goal to be home around 7:00 pm at night to relax and watch TV and begin again.
Fridays – are always clean up everything from the week and what didn't get accomplished Monday through Thursday.
This schedule works pretty well for me. You need to decide what's important for you to accomplish during the week. If you decided to take on exercising 3 days a week, GUESS WHAT? You need to put it on your calendar.
Too many people don't have the time or energy to do a full spring cleaning. Thankfully, a quick and simple home refresh will go a long way toward making your home look new without breaking the bank or your back.
In a Houzz article, Laura Gaskill outlines several easy ways to refresh your home for spring. For example, freshen up your entry simply by sweeping and mopping the front porch and adding a new welcome mat.
If you're fortunate enough to have a back entrance or mudroom, it's time to clear out all the remnants of winter. Consider adding extra storage with baskets, racks, or closet organizers to keep your newly tidied mudroom or entrance clutter free. And while you're decluttering, why not tackle clutter catchalls like junk drawers and countertops? You'll be able to find things again, and your space will feel brand new.
Can't remember when you last cleaned your light fixtures? You're not alone; most of us miss this step during regular dusting.
By wiping down neglected lamps and sconces (and those ever-so-dusty light bulbs), you'll lose the grime that's accumulated over many months (years?). Your living space will suddenly feel so much brighter and lighter you may decide to tackle your mirrors and inside windows next.
It needn't cost the earth (or take forever) to change up your décor. New paint is great, but you can achieve a similar result with less work by applying one of today's trendy large-scale adhesive murals to a blank wall. The result: an instant accent space that's easy to switch up when it's time for a change. And don't forget greenery-add plants and flowers to your living space for that instant spring feeling.
As you can see, spring cleaning no longer has to be intimidating. With these simple tweaks, your home will feel like spring before you know it.
Easy tip to sell your home!
Make your house smell amazing so people have a great first impression when they walk in. If you want to do this without using lots of chemically made fragrances then I recommend essential oils!
Using certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) essential oils allows for a pleasant aroma to linger throughout the space without irritating the nasal passages.
What types of essential oils you ask?
Lemon, Wild Orange and Peppermint!
If you are wanting to neutralize odors, try Purify.
Just a few drops in a diffuser and you've done the trick!