House · McKinney · Organization

Cleaning Trick

Everyone I know, including me, really doesn’t love to clean the bathroom. BUT I mean you can’t go without doing that fun task, if you do don’t invite me over lol. I love to clean actually and really clean something everyday. It helps me to relieve stress and I am a serious Type A person.

I am always trying new products or what to use for different things that work and are cheap! Cleaning our glass shower is a nightmare. ugh the water spots and build up! I use this tool every time I shower.

I got this cleaning want at Dollar Tree for yes $1. I fill it half way with blue Dawn dish soap, yes it matters that you get the blue one, then fill the other have with White Vinegar. Boom that’s it. I store it in the shower and before I hope out I scrub down the walls and floor. Easy as can be and keeps everything from building up and our glass is spotless!

Give it a try and comment what you think!

What you Need!

1 cleaning wand with fillable handle (Dollar Tree)

Fill:

*1/2 with Blue Dawn Dish Detergent

*1/2 White Vinegar

Fitness · Health

Fun Facts

I got a great response to the previous posts of fun facts I see in magazines, so here are some more great ones! Tips & Tricks as well as good information to know about health and wellness.

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Food · Health · House · Organization · Products · Texas Life

Grocery Shopping

I took a poll on Instagram recently wondering how many people went to more than one grocery store for their shopping needs. I was surprised at the response but it appears that 60% do! The other 40% thought it was too much work.

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I recently have been going to two different stores because it has been saving a lot of money on our shopping. I will most likely be upping it to three because getting all the cleaning supplies and such I have found another place to go for even less. It does take more time but all the stores are fairly close and the savings is significant enough to make it worth it to me. Some areas or small towns this may be more difficult.

The way I break down our shopping:

  1. Produce & Meat
  2. Snacks, Boxed items, non perishable items
  3. Cleaning Supplies/Personal Care Items

In the past I have used a lot of coupons but that didn’t really make a difference, I now only use coupons on the food items we buy. Trying new brands or products never worked out for us, but it may for you. Using the stores rewards cards and apps actually seem to save us more money. The apps give you coupons you may not otherwise find and special discounts in the specific store.

We tend to go grocery shopping twice a month and cook a lot at home. Especially with me working from home now our shopping needs have slightly changed so going once a month just isn’t enough with perishable foods and produce.

Do you go to more than one store? What are your grocery shopping tips?

Boerne · House · Organization · Texas Life

Linen Closet

I have gotten several compliments on my linen closet so I want to share my tips with you. The closet is located in the guest bathroom and is a great size.

The first thing I did was get several different containers and baskets that coordinate together, are different sizes but not all the matchy matchy. Next I went through everything I had that needed to go in the closet.

  • Body Towels
  • Hand Towels
  • Wash Clothes
  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners
  • Body Washes
  • Lotions
  • Oral Health supplies
  • Miselanious

After separating everything into groups that I wanted. I put each into a basket/container and labeled it. This way when guests open the door they can find exactly what they are looking for without need to search. (sometimes as a guest I feel uncomfortable looking for something because I feel like I am snooping)

Next I place everything in the closet. This takes a couple times and is sort of a puzzle, I switch containers and move things around until it all comes together. I want to keep like things together so if you are jumping in the shower you can grab your shampoo, conditioner and body wash easily without searching.

It’s in the details, when folding towels keep the hems or details all facing the same way, it will transform the sleek look with this quick change.

Another question I get a lot is where do you get all those little bottles well it’s simple. When I travel I take them all from the hotel room we are in. I also ask other people for them if they are traveling. 🙂 I used to just keep them in glass containers in the bathroom but my collection is quit large now.

Boerne · Fitness · Food · Health · San Antonio · Texas Life

Meal Prep Tips

Getting into a meal prep routine can be hard. It takes time and planning so I wanted to share some tips to ease into it. I always make changes slowly so that I can set myself up for success. It can be difficult to jump into an entire full day of meal prepping. Here are some starting tips.

  1. After getting home from the grocery store before you put all your veggies/fruit and snacks away take them all out of the package and divide them into individual servings. Either in bags or containers whatever you have. This way your veggies and fruit are all clean, cut and ready to go and you can grab and go with your breakfast, lunch or snack.

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veggies2. Start with prepping just one meal for the week. I would recommend breakfast so that you get your day going in a positive way. Decide what you want to have for the week and on Sunday make a batch big enough for the week and divide it into serving sizes for that week. Now in the morning you are ready to go, don’t forget your coffee!

3. As you are cooking dinner make extra and set it aside in serving size containers for lunches the upcoming days.

4. When you leave in the morning for your day take everything with you that you . want to eat/snack or drink for the day. This will save you money and time. I have my lunch box stocked with my breakfast, lunch and snacks. I also have a water bottle that I can refill through the day.

Start with theses 4 meal prep tips and after a while you will start to get in a grove.