This post is sponsored by Cascade. However, as always this post is 100% my own views. #PureEssentials
Being a mom does not stop at just caring for our kids. We have other responsibilities added to our repertoire such as keeping up a clean home! Keeping a clean home can seem like a constant cycle. The dishes, laundry, sweeping, mopping, etc. it’s all so much! And as if having these extra duties was not enough to worry about-we also want to make sure we are using products safe for our family! How do we keep up with all that? Let me share with you the ways I help tackle all these household duties.
1.Create a schedule
For me, schedules are an absolute must. I have 2 dry erase boards around our home; one for family one for my blog AND a planner to help me keep track. Along with that I have a meal schedule on our fridge and have created a cleaning schedule as well. Spending 15 minutes per day doing one task seems more manageable than spending one whole day doing EVERYTHING.
2.Get everyone involved
We ALL have jobs, including my two year old. We give her chores and responsibilities she can reasonably take care of so she can learn it’s all about a group effort. There was a time when I did it all and it killed me. My husband handles the outdoor duties, takes out the trash, does his own laundry, and currently handles sweeping and mopping so I don’t hurt my back. Zoey, 8 yrs old, helps with dusting, her laundry, and toy clean up. Our two year old handles the toys, every night she puts them away, helps us with some laundry and makes sure to put her dishes in the sink. And mama…well I handle my laundry, Lia’s laundry, the bathrooms, kitchen counters, AND THE PILES OF DISHES THAT NEVER SEEM STOP!!
3.Choose good products for our Family
Part of those duties includes what feels like neverending dish washing. Many days and nights loading up our dishwasher is the answer to keeping our sanity and not pushing ourselves over the edge. As easy as dishwashing is for our soon to be family of 6 we always want to make sure we are using products we feel good about. I was so happy to discover .
Cascade ure ssentials, available at Target, is free of phosphates and chlorine bleach yet is still a powerful cleaning product. It can tackle those baked-on foods meaning…NO NEED TO PREWASH at the sink. And as a mama with a twin belly I appreciate that SO MUCH! I can barely reach the sink faucet at this point. Along with a simplified formula, you still get a great scent from the perfumed int he formula that are infused with essential oils that offer a light citrus aroma in two refreshing scents: Lemon Essence and Orange Blossom.
I can now have products that can help me tackle my duties without sacrificing what is best for my family. I don’t need to spend what seems like forever washing dishes and scrubbing or prewashing. Thank you Cascade for allowing me to focus on my kids while feeling good about the products I use to clean what they eat on!
If this is not convincing enough, make a trip to Target and pick some up to try. Through March 30, save $1 off Cascade Pure Essentials (30 count or larger) using Cartwheel in the Target App here !
Everyone in the family helps make the mess so everyone should help clean up the messes. We don’t have a dishwasher. I know plenty of people who use this product.
I’ve used this and its awesome n my dishwasher!
Amazing Post. Very helpful for someone like me who is most of the times clueless about home management.
Love this! and ironically I’m reading in-between cleaning my house 🙂 I love the idea of getting everyone involved!
Wow the idea of chores as a family never occurred to me but it’s a great one. I love the fact that even the 2 year old has chores. Definitely teaches her responsibilities. Great share mamma!
Great tips! I have an almost 3 year old who we have always included in cleaning/chores. It has really helped! My mom was over the other day and was impressed my daughter cleaned up her toys without being asked! http://www.thedarlingdahlia.com
Thanks so much for all of these great tips! I will be utilizing these in my Spring cleaning soon.
We definitely have a schedule so that everyone knows what to clean and when. We’ve recently started teaching our two year old so that he can get involved with the cleaning as well.
Great tips! Getting the whole family involved is very important, it’s impossible to do everything on your own