Settling In

Well I am finally settling in. Made some headway in the garage. Still trying to figure out where everything should go. Of course our plan is to move in the next year or so, so sometimes I feel like it’s a moot point. But I am still working on it. I have started back on my daily chore sheet and Flylady zones so hopefully in the next month even more headway can be made. I am hopeful this week to get back to going to the gym, regular cleaning and unpacking and cooking. I need to work on my menu plan and shopping. Right now we just have the one fridge and the freezer is very tiny so I am shopping week to week. Once the garage gets fully cleaned out and set up I can plug-in my deep freezer and spare fridge. THAT I am looking forward to.

Of course it’s not all sun and flying unicorns. On Saturday I got up early and decided to cook breakfast. I turned on the stove and it made a loud popping noise and a flame shot out. Not exactly what I wanted. So now this week we get to switch out a stove. Luckily I have a great father who will do it rather than waiting 2 weeks for the hubs to get home. Never a dull moment in my home.

So, do you have a new house adventure when you moved into your home?

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Summer Schedules

    This summer is the first summer in six years that my oldest hasn’t been in summer camp. This means I have both girls home ALL DAY LONG. Which means my house is a constant disaster in the making. I try, really I do. I get up in the morning and straighten up and pick up throughout the day and at night before bed but I swear I am just spinning my wheels.

    Now I have tried so many things. Flylady, lists, schedules, yelling…wait…I can’t admit to yelling on a blog can I? Anyway, nothing seems to work. Also depending on what I do during the day with the girls sometimes I am to tired to pick up in the evening, which just sets myself up for disaster tomorrow.

    Whats a mom to do?

    Seriously? What should I do?

    Right now I am thinking I should just let go and let God for the state of my house this summer.

    Thoughts? What do you do in the summer time if all of your children are at home?

WFM Wednesday- Clean Vehicle

One thing I like to do that helps my life run smoothly is keeping our vehicle cleaned out. Is it perfect? No, but we can all ride in it comfortably. I follow Flylady and one of her habits is Clean Car Friday. So most Fridays I go out an pull out all unneeded items and return them to their rightful homes. I also take our snack box and refill it with snacks and then I grab a wet washcloth and wipe everything down. If I am out and about I try to pull into the carwash and vacuum it out. It takes only a few minutes and the benefits are huge. I also try to fill up the truck and check the tire pressure. Total time is 15-30 minutes depending on if I fill it up and vacuum.

To give you an idea of what I do here’s my list:

1. Grab empty laundry basket and pitch everything that doesn’t belong in the truck.
2. Grab empty shopping bag and place in it all trash. Place additional bag in vehicle for during week trash.
3. Return things to rightful spot. (Umbrella under seat, chargers in console, etc)
4. Bring in laundry basket and snack box. Refill snack box.
5. Replace snack box and take wet rag and do a quick wipe down of everything.
6. Vac, gas and tires if going into town. If not I will wait till I do.

This plus using pockets of dead time to clean helps keep my vehicle looking nice. (Pockets of dead time is my term for when I am waiting in the car for a child. I will do a quick pick up of trash and take the microfiber cloth I keep in the truck and wipe everything down)

Do you have a clean vehicle routine?