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Clean House Friday 9/12

Instead of just doing regular cleaning every Friday, sometimes I like to tackle a project that will definitely be noticed! This week that project was my medicine cabinet! I noticed while stocking up on Robitussin this week at Walgreens that this area of my kitchen was turning into chaos. But in order to share this project with you I’m gonna have to let you take a peek into my medicine cabinet!!! Just pretend you’re over visiting and got curious while I stepped outside to get the mail. 🙂

Here it is before:

This cabinet is a really tall cabinet in our kitchen, and really we can only reach the 1st two shelves without sitting on the counter…. so everything was just getting thrown in to where ever we could reach. So, I decided to take everything out, and organize it by utilizing small baskets and boxes…

After

Down a the bottom I have an old silverware seperator that is full of all kinds of band-aids and other bandages. This is easy to grab the whole container, bring it out and then find what you need.  Around the edges of this bottom shelf I put the vitamins and stuff we need frequently.

close-up

Above that, I have a “pen” box full of my Tylenol, Advil, and Excedrin that I keep getting for practically free at CVS and Walgreens. 🙂 Again, it’s easy to grab the whole container and find exactly what you need. Towards the top is all the stuff we hardly ever use.

For the most part I’ve really improved my medicine cabinet simply by using categories similar to the ones I might use in my coupon organizer!!!

Hopefully this will be something that happily surprises my husband when he comes home.

What are you doing to make your house special this Friday?

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Clean House Friday- Intro

Today is my first “Clean House Friday” post…. but it’s certainly NOT my first clean house Friday!!

For the past decade at least…. I’ve made it a goal in our house to always have the house clean when my husband gets home from work on Friday. Lord knows he would love it to sparkle and shine every day, but we’ve settled on at least once a week he can expect to walk in the door and not get onto the kids about their rooms or have to look at that strangely growing pile of stuff at the bottom of the stairs and on the counter.

So… here on my blog, I would like to encourage all you other Mom’s out there who never really thought about how we keep our house is a reflection onto our husbands. With kids and pets and lots of other stuff in our lives, it’s a good thing to keep them as priorities… but it’s also a good thing to still maintain a pleasing environment to live in!

Today’s Clean House Friday tip is:

Dawn Simple Pleasures dish soap now comes with an air freshener on the base of the soap bottle. This air freshener always seems way too strong for my kitchen counter. I prefer to smell the foods I’m cooking over air freshener. BUT… I discovered that you can REMOVE the air freshener base! It’s attached with tape, and grooves, but it comes off quite easily.

Today, I cleaned out my garbage cans that are in the house. We have a cabinet with 2 cans built into the sliding cabinet. One for trash, one for recycling. After cleaning them both out with Pine Sol for freshness, I decided to use that Dawn Simple Pleasures air freshener to maintain that fresh smell in my trash cabinet. I placed it way in the back of the cabinet… back in the corner where the trashcans won’t bump into it.

Now when ever I open the trash cabinet to put something in the trash I’m blessed with a pleasant smell instead of a trashy smell!!!

You can download a coupon for $1off here:

Just make sure you wait and use it when it’s on sale! 🙂

Join me on this Clean House Friday!! Got any tips or special techniques you use to keep things clean? Leave me your link!

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