House Cleaning Hacks and Tips on Staying Healthy with Kiddos!

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Hello hello!  Everyone enjoying this 90+ degree weather that has no end in sight?!  We are 😉

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Trips to Chick-Fil-A are not only delicious but necessary when they have a super fun COOL indoor play space!

OK, so I wanted to share a few hacks I use when doing some around-the-house cleaning!  I have been finding my laundry piles to be extremely overwhelming.  One day I decided to just fold the towels as I pulled them fresh from the drier and stack them on top to put away. Woah did this decrease the amount it seemed!  This little think just makes my laundry loads seem much more doable!  I know it sounds little and silly but it really helps me!

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Another thing are these AMAZING sponges (Debbie Meyer GeniusSponge) that my Aunt initially got for me.  She said they were “the best sponges ever” and she was right!  She got hers from HSN as she is an avid HSN/QVC consumer.  I have yet needed to replace my supply because they are dish washer safe and last forever.  SUPER pleased with these.

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My Dyson Hand-Held– Yea, so I use this baby about 5-10 times a day. I love the different attachments that allow me to get into the sofa, around corners, etc.  Get one. It is worth it.  I have the V6 Trigger that costs about $198 but there are other options too.

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Mint Spray for ants– I admittedly get super freaked out by critters of any sort and size, so when I started to notice the beginnings of an ant issue near our front door, I jumped into action.  I wanted to use something that was safe for the kids and that would repel the ants, not kill them.  So, I bought a spray bottle at CVS for 2 bucks and added freshly chopped mint.  I keep the bottle in my fridge and spray the door frame first thing in the am, once in the pm and then at night (if I remember lol).

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PLINKS!  I HATE the way disposals can smell, but I LOVE these Plinks!  I have used them for years and since then, they have come up with different scents.  Right now we are using lavender. I can’t say enough good things about these babies and they only cost about $5 per pack on Amazon!  How often you use them is up to your individual needs/preferences.

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OK, now, how I avoid getting sick with 3 boys at home.  First thing is first: SLEEP. I cannot tell you how much sleep I insist on getting because it is downright embarrassing.  Truly.  LOL. But the point is, sleep is so so so important to your health overall and certainly to your immune system.   Because I run a good deal, I try to get at least 9-10 hours of sleep at night (I literally go to bed by 9 latest). It is really important that you support your immune system if you are a runner because distance runs work on the same glyco stores as does your immune system. So, I also take a shot of Emergen-C  EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. Without fail.  I literally cannot recommend doing this loud ENOUGH!!!!

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SUPER obsessed with the tropical flavor and super confused as to why it is upside down.  LOL.

Since I started this regiment about 6 months ago, I really have not gotten sick.  A few weeks ago I was laid up for about 12 hours with what felt like the start of a fever but I slept it off and it went away.  I would also say to try to limit stress.  And I say that as I laugh, because, who doesn’t have stress?! But the truth is, stress takes YEARS off of your life!  You cannot control the things/people you are dealt with in life, but you CAN control how you react to them and the attention you give to these stressors.  Remind me to read this over again later today when I feel stressed beyond belief 🙂  Happy people are the healthiest!  Be happy!  LET yourself be happy.  Love and accept all that life has to offer you!     And as an aside, be happy for others!  Sending positivity out into the world will surely allow  you to attract happiness for yourself!  Remember- there is NOT a finite amount of happiness in the world- your support of others will ADD to your happiness, NOT subtract!  Ok.  Preach over 🙂

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