Mom LIfe, Cleaning

4 Powerful DIY Disinfectants That Actually Kill Viruses

Co-vid 19 has caused a shortage in disinfectants and sanitizers. Reasonably, most sources are directing their supplies to hospitals and healthcare workers. Unfortunately that leaves most households wondering how we are supposed to protect ourselves and our families. Many turn to DIY products, but how do you know which of the DIY disinfectants actually kill viruses? I've read and searched to find the best DIY alternatives backed by science that I could. Since we can't buy what has already been tested, we should be able to feel secure in the
Mom LIfe, Cleaning

11 Essential Chores Your Kids Can Master

With the kids home there is more laundry, more dishes, more chores in general. Sudden changes in our routines has everyone stressed, but some sort of daily life has to carry on. Overwhelm sets in quickly. There is hope though! Unless your kids are very small, there are definitely chores they can do to help ease the workload. It isn't mean or unfair to expect your kids to contribute. In fact, it is beneficial. So, give them chores with no guilt and know that you are making more self-sufficient adults. I do
Cleaning, Anxiety, Depression, FYI

12 Extremely Useful Spoonie Cleaning Tips

12 Extremely Useful Spoonie Cleaning Tips
I wrote a post with a few cleaning tips before, and enjoyed sharing some of the shortcuts I've found over the years. I recently had a request to share some more, and I was happy to compile another list of spoonie cleaning tips. These really work for anyone who wants to spend less time and energy on housework but, obviously, my fellow spoonies come to mind first. :) [caption id="attachment_1196" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This is what we are trying to prevent![/caption] Vacuuming We need to vacuum our carpet almost daily, since we have
Cleaning, Depression, Life Tips

This Lazy Woman’s Guide to Housework

This Lazy Woman's Guide to Housework
I have never liked housework. Now that I deal with fibromyalgia, dysautonomia, and arthritis, I'm less able to do it. It still needs to get done though, so here are some of my thoughts and tips to get the most done with the least effort. Work out what your bare minimum is. What do you have to have done for you to feel you are not living in filth? For us, that includes vacuuming, sweeping the kitchen floor, doing at least one load in the dishwasher, and a load of laundry.