declutter your home

10 Ways To Declutter Your Home (And Life!)

The last time I moved, my rooms were filled to the ceiling with boxes. I felt weighed down, both literally and spiritually. “How can I feel free to pick up and move — to a better city, to a better house — if I’m surrounded by all this STUFF?” I wondered.

Enter Marie Kondo, the Supernanny of tidying. A cleaning consultant in Tokyo, she spends her days helping clients lighten their load —literally. When I discovered her guide The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I realized I had been going about decluttering all wrong.

Green Cleaning Tips to Combat Fall Germs and the Flu

Fall is prime time for the flu and this year, the Enterovirus D68 is making people ill in more than 28 states nationwide according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Couple that with the start of school and it all adds up to germs and lots of them.

So, how can a busy mom help prevent her children from becoming ill?

As a working mother of three, I’ve developed my own common-sense cleaning tips and routines to stop seasonal viruses from lingering in my home. Here is my fab five for flu season along with two of the best natural cleaning solutions to help combat nasty germs and the flu.

 

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