Quick Tip! Kitchen Sink and Sponges

Did you know the dirtiest thing in your home is your kitchen sponge? YUCK! Well, considering we use these porous pals to clean the dishes we eat from, we’d better do something about that right?


There are a couple of options.
One way to sanitize your sponge is to nuke it.

Put it in your microwave for 30 seconds. I do not care for this method at all.
Another way (my way) is to use regular household bleach.
Not only will you have a clean sponge, but your sink will sparkle! Here’s how:

Put the sinks stopper in and fill the sink with hot water.

Add one cup of household bleach.

Throw your sponges in and let sit for 1 hour.
Using a long spoon, remove the stopper to drain.

You will have a sparkling sink, and a really fresh sponge!

Viola!! Sparklie sink and super fresh sponge!

Quick Tip! – Organize your Toddler’s Toys

My little sister Michelle and I both have Toddler boys. They are like any other small children, they love to make a mess! We have found a simple way to combat mess, avoid accidents, (Like stepping on toys with bare feet! OUCH!) and an effective way to teach them to clean up after themselves.
We purchased these Sterilite containers from the local Target store. They were very inexpensive and the best thing is, my toddler can not open them by himself! We labeled them according to the contents as you can see. If Justice or Landen want to play with trains, they must put the cars away first! Michelle printed out clip-art from her computer, and used a sticky laminate to affix them to the storage boxes. If you don’t have access to a lamination machine, good old clear packing tape should do the trick!

Quick Tip! – Dryer sheets

They’re not just for Laundry!

How nice and fresh are dryer sheets? They make your clothes smell so sweet and the fabric so soft! But these little handy helpers are more than just dryer buddies, they really are!

After they are used in a dryer cycle, don’t toss them out just yet. Wipe the tops of your washer and dryer to help repel dust!

Tired of dusty blinds? Wipe them with a fresh dryer sheet. This really cuts down on dusting!

Ceiling fan blades? YES! These too can be dust free! (Just be careful climbing up to them!)

Use dryer sheets in drawers to keep your clothes smelling fresh!


Use one as a bookmark! Helps combat that musty old book smell!

In your car as an air freshener.

Put one in your vacuum cleaner for a fresh smell.

Put one in the bottom of your trash can before you replace the bag. It will absorb any liquid that spills and keep your can smelling fresh!

Dryer sheets are a great shower cleaner!! Use them to remove minerals and grime from shower doors.