30 Minutes to a Clean Home: How to Get Your Home Summer Party Ready!

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Summer is a notoriously busy time of year. Between all the activities, home projects and summer gatherings, there isn’t much time when moving from one thing to the next. Our to-do list of projects for our house is still miles long. We’re filling in every spare moment with tasks indoors and out. The other day, I had 30 minutes to clean our home before guests arrived. How do you clean your home for a summer party in 30 minutes? It is possible! Here are my summer cleaning hacks:

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My Method for Cleaning Fingerprints Off of Stainless Steel Appliances

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Clean Fingerprints off Stainless Steel Appliances

Less than 24 hours after moving into our new home, the refrigerator broke. We scrambled to gather coolers and purchase ice to keep our food from going bad. It was 1:30 in the morning and you can imagine the grumblings from the two of us. Remodeling the kitchen and purchasing new appliances was in our 5-year plan for this house – but replacing a major appliance on the first day?! Argh.

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Bath Time With a Staph Infection

The last few days were highly stressful. I always keep my cool, but there were times when I didn’t think I could handle it. C was tested for a staph infection on Thursday morning and it came back positive midday Friday. There were a few hours when we didn’t know if it was the dangerous MRSA (the kind of resistant staph that you hear horror stories about on the news) or a type of staph that was sensitive to the antibiotic that C had started.

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#Mamavation Monday: Cleaning!

These past 2+ months have been really challenging for me, and the state of our household definitely reflects that!  We haven’t seen our tabletop for months, and mail kept piling on top of it.  The bathroom wasn’t getting cleaned regularly, the stovetop was filthy and the place was in need of some serious dusting.

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Breakfast Cookies, Cleaning and Fit Throwing

After lying around on various surfaces of my apartment since Sunday, I finally rocked out an awesome night as a housewife. Last night, I vacuumed; did a load of laundry; gave C a bath by myself (it’s difficult, guys!); washed dishes; cleaned all our CSA veggies; and baked flour-free, egg-free, peanut butter oatmeal banana breakfast cookies. (Found them on Pinterest; C had it for breakfast and loved it.)

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When Did I Become So Domestic?

Hubster gave me a Swiffer Wet Jet for my birthday.  Why, you ask?  I asked for it.

No, I literally asked for a Swiffer Wet Jet.  I like clean floors.

I also received a cute little stainless steel trash can, a fantastic OXO salad spinner and an Everlast tower punching bag.  Yeah, so that last one isn’t very domestic but I do love to box.

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