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I have been using Purex fabric softener sheets for a couple of weeks and I have been pleased with the results. The scent is very strong going into the dryer, but then clothes come out clean and fresh with a pleasant scent.
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We had been having a little fruit fly problem this summer and then I saw this easy homemade fruit fly trap at My Blessed Life. It worked wonderfully. It was so easy too. All you need is a piece of printer paper, a jar, apple cider vinegar, and dish soap.
Simply put 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar in the jar, squirt in some dish soap, and then roll a piece of paper into a cone shape and set it in the jar.
See all those fruit flies in the bottom of the jar. They were swarming around our kitchen the day before.
I've been working on the Clutter-busting challenge all month and it has been a challenge. We are still going to be clutter-busting in June because we have a lot of cluttered areas in our home that need some TLC. It has been a lot of work, but the results are worth the effort.
I am so excited to share before and after pictures of my cookbook/art supplies shelves.
I donated a whole shelf of cookbooks to make more space and made room for the crock-pot in the kitchen. My bread machine went out to the garage since it is no longer working:( I miss my bread machine.
We love the new un-cluttered space. It is amazing the difference it makes when you remove the clutter. Here are some snap shots of stuff we got rid of since my last clutter-busting post.
Half a truck (we don't seem to have the cab anymore), an old trash can, a two piece bathing suit (from before 3 kids), kids place-mats, magic hat baby toy, odd shaped fabric scrap
An old laundry bag, worn out kids shoes, worn out kids clothes
Halloween pail, stamper (the baby chews on stampers), window cling shade, old kids clothes, old lip gloss, random puzzle piece
Bag of trash cleared out of my desk, happy meal toy, breast milk bottle, broken hanger, half a plastic egg, broken army man, wooden stick from toy we no longer have
Stuff from my desk that I don't need
I will keep you posted on our clutter-busting progress since we will still be clutter-busting in June.
I have been trying to stay on top of this challenge to reduce clutter by getting rid of 7 things each day except on weekends - gotta take a break sometime. Last week I took an old changing table that had been in the garage for over a year to the Salvation Army. I also found things to get rid of each day and then took most of it to Goodwill. Some of it just needed to be recycled or thrown away.
I am participating in Money Saving Mom's Clutter-busting Challenge. You can link up your posts at Money Saving Mom or comment here. I would love to hear about your clutter-busting accomplishments.
Here are some pictures of things I got rid of last week.
I found a few things in the kitchen to get rid of. I need to find more, the kitchen is way too cluttered.
An old worn out puzzle, a shirt that is too tight and unless I got awesome abs, I would never wear again, some baby stuff that we didn't even use when we had an infant
Two printed bib pieces that I will never use to make bibs, some old clothes, and a train car that does not go to any of our train tracks
Some old magazines, two empty bottles that were in my medicine cabinet, a few toys and books
I have been participating in Money Saving Mom's Clutter-busting Challenge this month. The idea is to get rid of 7 items each week day in May to reduce the clutter in your home. My son's school had a large garage sale last week. I worked at the sale and the prep beforehand. Each time I went over to work, I cleaned out more clutter and took donations for the sale.
Here is a look at my very messy cookbook shelves. My little guy saw the camera and had to be in the picture. He's enjoying a brownie I made for the yard sale/bake sale. I already pulled a few cookbooks off the shelf before thinking to take a picture. I have been wanting to reduce my cookbooks to two shelves for a long time to make room for art and craft supplies for the kids.
I cleared out enough cookbooks to create an empty shelf and found some other random things to donate. I took three loads of donations over to the sale last week. I did buy a few things at the yard sale which counteracts a portion of my de-cluttering, but I only bought things we could use and the big things were outside toys for the boys. All in all, it was a successful week of clutter-busting.
I am joining Money Saving Mom in the Clutter-busting Challenge for the month of May. The idea is that if you get rid of 7 things each day of the month, you will greatly reduce the clutter in your home. I took a few pictures of the most cluttered areas in our home. Boy, do we need this challenge.
This is the garage pile up. The recycle bin is in the bottom right corner, almost everything else is just messy clutter. We had several boxes of stuff leftover from our garage sale last summer that I donated to my son's preschool yesterday for their garage sale this weekend. We still have a lot of work to do in the garage, but it is already less cluttered than in this picture.
This is the garage storage closet. We have very little kitchen storage so I end up putting things in this closet, but it has gotten way out of hand. I plan to tackle this closet this month b/c I can't function this way. I can't find anything in this closet when I need it.
This is the boys closet. Not too bad, but it could use a little organization.
My desk could use some de-cluttering. I never sit at the desk, so it tends to pile up.
The dresser is another perpetually cluttered area.
The baby's clothes. I really need to buy him a small dresser. I already tackled this one. I just needed to rotate some clothes that he had outgrown so they would all fit in the drawers.
I was going to show you my closets too, but the uploading function isn't working on my blog program. My closets are so messy. I want to clean them out and give the boys a little space in one of them for hanging clothes because their isn't much room in their little closet for all three of their things.
As you can see, we have a lot of work to do this month, but I am looking forward to the end result. If you are "normal" like us and would like to join us in this challenge, I would love to see how you do. Money Saving Mom will post daily and provide a linky where you can link up your blog posts. You can also leave comments here on my post and share your results. Happy De-cluttering!