Confessions Of A Frazzled Housewife & Cleaning Tips


I don’t know about you, but it’s this time of year when I want to throw in the towel.

It’s crazy.  It’s madness.

Last week we had 2 band concerts and 1 band banquet.  This week I have been preparing for Mother’s Day, summer baseball meeting, preparing for my youngest Daughter’s Birthday party and there’s a field trip tomorrow.  Next week is the last week of school for our kids.  I begin to be anxious about my days of uninterrupted time being numbered {4 days now.}

My youngest just called & requested I bring her some more lunch money. {I lost some time…read on to understand}

Sigh…I was about to share how I need to focus my time today on cleaning my house.  Honestly, I don’t mind CLEANING, it’s the clutter pick up I can’t stand.  As I have mentioned before, this is my hang up, my snag, my difficulty.  The house is worse than it has been in a while because we have all been so busy.  Anyway, if you are reading this and are a prayer person, please pray I can focus on cleaning today.  I can easily get distracted and want to end up organizing {because it needs to be done too} or doing other stuff.  Please pray I can CLEAN my house before I go pick up my kids from school at 3pm.  Tomorrow my Daughter is having her birthday party here and since I will be chaperoning her field trip, I won’t be able to clean tomorrow.  It will be a MIRACLE for this to be done.  Seriously.  The only time this ever happens is when a housekeeper comes…and again I still haven’t hired a new one.  I guess it will take a day like this one to motivate me to set up some interviews.  Oh, and while your praying, can you ask God to please help my family KEEP it clean?  Yes…I know…I’m asking for a miracle, but I know the power of prayer.

Anyway, in celebration {HA!} of my massive house cleaning overhaul, I am sharing some cool cleaning pins/tips with you today:

Source: via Shan@ on Pinterest

Vanilla Extract 101 – Clean the microwave and leave it smelling sweet with this household trick! Mix 2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract in a microwave-safe container, and zap it on high for five minutes. When it’s done, remove the container and wipe down the interior of the oven. Any gunk should slide right off.

Source: via Shan@ on Pinterest

This is also on my to do list…so genius…Tension rod to hang spray bottles…thank you, hallelujah!

Source: via Shan@ on Pinterest

Great TIP…How to Remove Scratch Marks from Dishes.

Source: via Shan@ on Pinterest

THIS WORKS…Baking Soda and Peroxide Cleaning Solution.  I’ve done this on a pan that was over 10 years old and it looks almost new again!

Source: via Shan@ on Pinterest

I need to check this out: {another day, not today ;)}

Keep your house clean (yes, deep cleaned, even!) with one chore per day, includes a printable list.

Source: via Shan@ on Pinterest

Please don’t hate me for not crediting back to the blog instead of the pin, but I’m short on time…I got to get cleaning!  I appreciate all prayers today.

Keeping it REAL,


  1. Praying for you today! 🙂 The kids that are coming for a party don’t care about a clean house, they are coming for some cake and fun! Great tips, I will be checking out the pan cleaning one, I could use it. Keep cleaning girl you can do it!
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    • Ange, you haven’t seen my house. I think the kids would care. However, I appreciate you looking at the positive side, bright side of things. You are good at that! Thank you for the prayers. It’s almost time to pick up the kids and this is what I’ve done: Jack & Jill bathroom {2 sinks, toilet, bathtub, counters, mirrors, wiped the counters, baseboards, doors & cabinet doors, swept & mopped}, vacuum 2 kids rooms, vacuum & mop playroom, vacuumed the sofa cushions in the playroom and cleaned the half bath {sink & toilet plus sweeping & mopping.} I still have the 4 biggest rooms of the house to do: the living room, dining room, kitchen & breakfast area. You see, the party is the motivation I needed to get my rear in gear & clean my house. Hopefully, I can persuade my kids to help without a fight…HA…that will be a first! There’s just never enough time in the day to do everything.

  2. Cheryl Beaty says

    Love your cleaning tips! I bet you got the top priority things done today before 3pm. Love, Mom

    • Mostly top priority done…I worked until 9:30pm and there is still more to do, but a miracle definitely occurred for me to get as much done as I did. I am exhausted. However, it smells clean and fresh in my home. I love that smell. I don’t know how anyone can clean my home in only 3 hours. Again, it is worth the money to have a housekeeper. I’m off to bed. My whole body is sore from hours of vacuuming, mopping, etc. Thank you, Mom…love and hugs.

  3. В СМИ его даже стали называть «миноритарием от Бога».
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