Ironing can be avoided sometimes.

  Here is a simple idea to avoid ironing the school dresses (uniforms) and shirts. Hang them directly onto coat hangers. The sun and wind irons out the creases for you while they flap around on the clothes line.       No ironing required; providing someone takes them off the line neatly and hangs them straight…

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Hang Out Time

Hanging washing would have to be one of my favourite chores in this busy household. Perhaps some of you must be thinking WHAT, HAS SHE GONE MAD?   No, I haven’t (not quite); however I am not talking about the amount of washing which piles up day after day, day in and day out; I am talking…

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Washing blunders and what the……..

Washing is something large families do EVERY SINGLE DAY, so when something goes wrong with the washing machine, leaking pipes, an overflowing sink or drainage problems occur; these mishaps can create complete chaos and all efforts of getting through the days washing is a big fail. Overflowing sinks would not be a problem if the…

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Dirty School Lunch boxes

Either at the end of the term or final school year the children’s lunch boxes can become very dirty and worn. Those that wont last another use get tossed into the garbage; however the ones that can go another round, can easily be given a good clean and sterilise. All that is needed: sink nappy soaker…

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Just hanging around….

Here is a handy hint!  What to do with those micro-fibre mop heads,/pads cleaning cloths, mitts  or gloves. Perhaps you haven’t heard, but I am a big fan of the Sabco brand and love my mop.  I have two because one was not living up to its part of the bargain (you can read about Mr Sabco Mop here).  …

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Too many face washers?

I came up with another idea today for The Kids Bathroom; if you have a look a the link and go down the page you will see that I tried storing the face washers in the cabinet drawers.  I got the idea from The Organised Housewife.  While it worked for a little while, I also found that…

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Organising and tidying the Linen Closet

Of all areas in my home, the linen closet would have to be the one that ALWAYS gets into an untidy state.  Recently I labelled some of the shelves and made it easy for the children to find and store things; however the kids for some strange reason CAN NOT read these labels or even notice they are there.

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Stain remover…which is the best?

When one has a lot of children (regardless of them being boys or girls) doing the laundry/washing can be confronting. One can even become angry and frustrated because a child has spilt some thing on a good shirt, dress or trousers.   Anything from grass stains, mud, dirt, blood, oil, tomato sauce, orange juice etc, all…

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UNDERWEAR & SOCK HOLDERS

I came up with clever way to hang underwear and socks.  These are made with 2 wire coat-hangers, scoobies and pegs. When I hang my socks up, I match the pairs, and hang them together by the toes.  When they are dry I roll them into each other while still on the peg.  This way…

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The laundry, a mothers refuge or a prison?

  Refuge or prison? For me it’s my refuge. Perhaps I am one of the few that actually don’t mind washing, hanging out the clothes and folding them into their designated piles. I also find that my laundry is a great place to hide from the kids when all hell is breaking loose!

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Monday Morning Madness

What is with kids and disrupting the school mornings; nothing ever seems to happen of a weekend morning *sigh* This seems an appropriate time to actually do this! Last Tuesday (see here) I also had “one of those mornings”.  So what happened this morning you ask?  (And of course  during the time before getting the kids…

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