I am coping well my maid left on Sunday, everything is under control. Housekeeping is not so bad, i would work much faster without so many interruptions from the kids.
The answer to running a household is planning and organisation. These two go hand in hand. Once you start something dont get side tracked stick to the task at hand and before you know it you are done.
Here are a few tips fromone lady who knows it all Julie Edleman the author of The Accidental Housewife shares a few tips and tricks.
Newspapers can multi-task – use old newsprint to shine faucets and chrome fixtures; clean windows (without the lint left by paper towels); and absorb odor in your garbage can.
Sticky labels be gone! – avoid icky residue from price tags and stickers by heating a small amount of white vinegar in the microwave, then pouring the heated vinegar directly on the label. Lift off the label and voila!
Brush your walls – remove colored marker (even permanent marker) from painted walls by spraying hairspray on the marks and wiping immediately. Use toothpaste and a toothbrush to scrub away crayon marks.
Lime-away right away – to get rid of tough lime buildup on sinks, soak an old rag or a paper towel in vinegar, then wrap around your faucet and clasp with a hairclip. Leave for an hour, then remove and wipe faucet with a micro-fiber cloth.
De-stink your fridge – saturate a loaf of fresh bread in white vinegar; place it on a baking sheet or a piece of aluminum foil and place in your fridge for 2-3 days. This removes lingering odors that seep into foods.
Cell phone 911 – if a portable electronic gadget takes a spin in your wash cycle, remove the battery and use a blow dryer, on a cool setting, to dry out battery and device. Leave the device in a bowl of uncooked dry rice, enough to completely cover it, and let it sit for 3 days to dry out.
Taken from Sanity Savers