Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How To Get The Musty Smell Out of Your Washing Machine

Uh oh.  Now I've done it.  I stuck a load of clothes into the washing machine.  I got busy with my day, then I started to feel sick.  Before I knew it, I had forgotten about the wash for over a full day.  I approached the machine and cautiously opened it to find.....
STINK



I tried rewashing, but the smell was still there.  Only now it smelled worse.





I had to find a way to get the smell out.   So I went online and found a few ways.

Here is the one I used:

I wiped down the gasket with hot soapy water, but that didn't take all the smell away, so I wiped it down with vinegar.  That got it.

I then ran the machine on a cycle with a cup of bleach.

No more smell.





Sunday, June 26, 2016

Decorating Your Home

Future Decorating post

Sneak Peek of This Week's Chore List

Daily list:
Take out trash
Make sure all items for dinner are available and make a list of anything needed
Clean up all breakfast dishes. Wash them and put them away
Quick clean main bathroom: Wipe off counter and sink, wipe off mirror. Put anything away that was left out. 
Make beds 
Start a load of laundry
Fold and put away a load of laundry
Wipe off kitchen counters and sink after each meal
Sweep kitchen floor after dinner
Scoop litter box 
Go through mail and either throw it out, deal with it or put it into the decision file
Run the dishwasher
Unload the dishwasher
Close the kitchen at the end of the day
What does close the kitchen mean? Click here to find out: Close The Kitchen

Weeklies this week:

Clean out the fridge before you grocery shop
Write your menu if you do it weekly
Grocery shop
Clean out the car
Deep clean your main bathroom and change the towels out
Wipe inside and outside of garbage can
Water plants
Wash bedding
Deep clean kitchen
Dust house
Pay bills
Vacuum entire house

Monthly or more list:
Clean out your dryer vent
Clean front porch
Clean cobwebs on entire house
Magic eraser on walls
Dust Ceiling fans

Polish any wood furniture

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Free Refrigerator and Freezer Storage Chart



We all question from time to time how long we can keep something, or if it freezes.  Below find a link to a pdf that even tells if something freezes well.

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The chart:

 Fridge and Freezer chart




Want to see some of my other posts?  My cleaned and organized fridge
This week's cleaning and organizing chore list  Chore List For This Week
My thoughts on your "Good" China  Good China



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Konmari and My Clothes Horse



So I went through my closet KonMari style.  We couldn't sleep on the bed for three days.  I got rid of seven garbage bags of clothes.  I hung the rest neatly in my closet, but a few months later, I wasn't sure I had completely purged.  I was pretty sure there were still clothes hanging in there that I had not worn and probably never would wear.

I needed a way to figure out if there were unworn clothes hiding in the closet.  I turned all my hangers backwards.  All facing the same direction.  When I wear an item, I turn the hanger round.  Now I know what I have worn, and after some time, it was very easy to see what I had not worn.  I had another two bags of lurking clothes that I thought I was wearing, but I was not.

I thought I loved each and every item in my closet....but I wasnt wearing some of them!  Why keep it if I love it but never wear it?
Try it!  Turn your hangers!  Let me know in the comments if you found clothes you aren't wearing!




View my cleaning and organizing free task list here:   Free Task List for this week

Monday, June 20, 2016

How to Cook Bacon in an oven



Sometimes, I look at my freshly cleaned stove top and I don't want to cook bacon on it.  Or sometimes I just have a lot of bacon to cook because there are so many of us.  I needed to be able to cook bacon in the oven.  I have cooked thick bacon here, but thin works just as well.  Just watch your thin bacon because it can go too crispy very quickly.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. First I get out a cookie sheet with edges (jelly roll pan) and put a metal cookie cooker rack in it.  If you do not have a rack, you can use crumpled up aluminum foil.




Next, lay your bacon onto the grill.  I laid mine long ways, but they were some big thick bacon.  You may need to lay yours the opposite way that I laid mine.






Place them into the preheated oven.  Big thick bacon like this takes about 25 minutes.  Thinner bacon takes closer to 15, but watch it carefully.





When it is finished you can pull it out and enjoy!  I added mine to a breakfast bagel.  #YUM



Homemade shower and tub cleaner - safe for toddlers



Yesterday, I noticed a scum ring in my tub, so I grabbed the spray bottle of chemicals and sprayed it down. I scrubbed it and gave it a quick rinse and moved on to other tasks because I have a toddler in my house.

Not even an hour later, I was playing with my toddler.  We were making dad a gift of painted hand prints when my son took his painted hand and landed it right on top of his head.  Needless to say that when we finished, one of us needed a good bath.

I ran some water and put him into the tub.  I grabbed a washcloth to start working on the paint while he played with his bath toys. He ran a truck along the water line and it filled with water.  He then took a drink of the water.  This had scraped the area where I had sprayed chemicals.  Ew.

I grabbed the bottle and had a look to see what was in the cleaner.  Ew.  I couldn't even pronounce the names of the ingredients.

I then decided that from now on, I will only clean my tub and shower with things that won't harm my son (in small quantities).


TUB
So to clean my tub I use baking soda and vinegar.  When you combine the two, they will fizz, but use enough vinegar to make a paste and scrub the scum away with a sponge, then rinse.  It works like magic.

SHOWER
For the shower, I use a spray bottle labeled VINEGAR and I spray vinegar onto the shower wall.  I then sprinkle some baking soda onto my sponge and wipe the shower wall.  Rinse afterwards.


Yesterday, I called a glass company in to get an estimate for a new shower.  Would you believe that the contractor said not to use harsh chemicals.  He said they recommend vinegar and baking soda.  wow!





Sunday, June 19, 2016

FREE list of Cleaning and Organizing tasks for this week

Dailies: 

Take out trash
Make sure all items for dinner are available and make a list of anything needed
Clean up all breakfast dishes. Wash them and put them away
Quick clean main bathroom: Wipe off counter and sink, wipe off mirror. Put anything away that was left out.
Make beds
Start a load of laundry
Fold and put away a load of laundry
Wipe off kitchen counters and sink after each meal
Sweep kitchen floor after dinner
Scoop litter box
Go through mail and either throw it out, deal with it or put it into the decision file
Run the dishwasher
Unload the dishwasher
Close the kitchen at the end of the day
What does close the kitchen mean? Click here to find out: Close the Kitchen



Weeklies this week:

Clean out the fridge before you grocery shop
Write your menu if you do it weekly
Grocery shop
Clean out the car
Deep clean your main bathroom and change the towels out
Wipe inside and outside of garbage can
Water plants
Wash bedding
Deep clean kitchen
Dust house
Pay bills
Vacuum entire house


Monthly or more:

The 25th of the month is Saturday.  This is the day that we look ahead to next month and see who has a birthday, anniversary or other event so that we can buy a card and address it now.  Stamp and all.  
Organize the Living Room (not the family room)
Organize the Kitchen (big job)
Organize your Pantry
Wipe all light fixtures in your house
clean out coffee maker
Organize any spot you have missed


Remember, if you cant do it all, try to do something that will stay finished once you do it.  The kitchen sink will be dirty in a few hours if you wipe it out, but a bookcase will stay organized for a month or more.  


If you are into budget meals, I am working on a budget meal plan right now, but you can check out my older one here.  Budget

Feed your family Cheap Week 1 FREE Shopping list and Ideas for saving additional

I shopped at Food Lion and Kroger.  For convenience I rounded prices ending in .99 up to the next dollar.  



5 lbs chicken breast                                                                                                                         10.00
Rice32 ounces                                                                                                                                   1.28
Baguette Loaf for garlic bread and subs                                                                                                 (2)3.00
Lunch meat for subs                                                                                                                       4.69
Lettuce – 2 heads..one now, one later in week                                                                                  2.00 (99cents each bought one now)
Tomato – for salads, salsa and subs                                                                                         2.13
Cucumber                                                                                                                                           .50
Bread                                                                                                                                                      1.50
Tortilla shells                                                                                                                                      1.75
Bag of potatoes                                                                                                                                 3.00
Turkey or veg burgers                                                                                                                    5.00
Burger buns                                                                                                                                       1.00
Mayo  (I have this but it’s 1.75)
Corn on cob                                                                                                                                        2.00 for 5 ears
Ham steak                                                                                                                                           3.50
Broccoli                                                                                                                                                 1.59
Carrots                                                                                                                                                                 .99
Green beans                                                                                                                                      1.00
Tomato sauce                                                                                                                                    .75
Tomato paste                                                                                                                                    .75
Diced tomatoes                                                                                                                                1.25
Onion 2 large onions                                                                                                                       1.31
Pineapple                                                                                                                                            3.00
Rice crispies                                                                                                                                        2.50
Bag of marshmellows                                                                                                                       .75
Box of brownie mix                                                                                                                         1.38
Eggs                                                                                                                                                       1.59
Strawberries                                                                                                                                      2.00
Bananas                                                                                                                                               1.40  seven bananas
Frozen fruit for smoothies                                                                                                          4.00
Pancake mix (I don’t make these from scratch but you could if you wanted)        2.00
Ice cream                                                                                                                                             2.00
Milk                                                                                                                                                       1.60
   Total 70.22

Leftovers at end of week:
This is week 1 and I will have some leftover rice and some leftover chicken plus leftover tortilla shells for next week.
Pantry items:
 I currently have butter for the corn, peanut butter and mayo plus Italian spices for the spaghetti sauce. I also have half of a bag of shredded mozzarella cheese for make your own pizza lunches.   I also have a bottle of salad dressing that I paid $1 for in the pantry that we will use for salads.   If you have not purchased the pantry items, you will need to pick those up this week.   

Leftovers:
Once I make Hawaiian chicken, the leftover pineapple is free for snacking.  
Depending on the night, I cook for 2 teenaged boys and one small girl, or one teenaged boy and one small girl (plus hubby and myself).   We are not milk drinkers, so I buy a small container of milk for cereal. 

Hints:
I cube or slice all my chicken because I found that there is less waste and the chicken cooks faster.


What could I have done to make it cheaper?  Ragu spaghetti sauce was on sale for. 1.57 this week, which is cheaper than homemade.  I prefer homemade because I don’t add sugar and Ragu does.  I could have substituted subs for blt’s.  Bacon was cheaper than sub meat and could be served on our cheaper loaf bread.   Hamburgers here are pretty expensive.  I could change this meal out for a cheaper meal, but we prefer the variety even if it is a little more expensive.    Instead of buying an entire pineapple for $3.00 I could have bought a can of pineapple for 1.00, but there is salt added to canned pineapple and we prefer fresh.    Finally, smoothies are expensive.  If I cut those out and replace them with other options, we could save about $2.00 more.   A container of oatmeal cost about 1.50 and lasts for weeks.


Not cheap enough?  Check out my extremely low budget here  Emergency Low Food Budget

Or go back to the original list here Feed Your Family on $70


Feed your family of five on $70 a week (teenagers included) Week 1



My rules:

No ramen/no premade mac n cheese and no hamburger helper
Fresh when possible

Hawaiian chicken skewers, rice, green beans
Spaghetti with homemade sauce, homemade garlic bread, salad of cucumber and tomato
Chicken soft Tacos, salsa chips or Rice
Hamburgers (turkey burgers or veg burgers) potato salad, green salad
Grilled bbq chicken, mashed potatoes 
Ham steak, carrots,  corn
Grilled chicken, potato wedges, mixed green beans, broccoli and carrots





Lunches:
Make your own salad
leftovers
Fajita Chicken Salad
Peanut butter sandwiches
Make your own pizza with tortilla as crust
Subs, homemade fries


Breakfasts
Cereal rice crispies
toast and eggs
pancakes with strawberry
smoothie or smoothie bowl
peanut butter on toast

I dont make desserts nightly, but I do make them a once or twice a week.  

Desserts:
brownies
rice crispie treats
Ice cream


What could I do to make it cheaper?  Click over to my shopping list with prices and a list of ideas I could have used to make this week cheaper.

Continue on here:  FREE COPY of my Shopping list with prices are here:   Shopping list with prices.



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Friday, June 17, 2016

My relief from Plantar Fasciitis

It all started with a vacation trip.  I decided to save packing space and only packed one pair of shoes.  The shoes were flat with zero support, but it was only for 5 days, so what harm could come from that, right?   We take active vacations.  We hike, we see museums, we are on the move all day long.  The third day in, my feet started to hurt.  I let hubby know they were bothering me, but he had no sympathy.  He ranted and raved that I was ruining his vacation and he continued to drag me around.  Two more days in and dragging me around wasn't an option.  My feet were so swollen that I could barely get the shoes on and any pressure on them at all sent excruciating pain up the backs of my legs and under my feet.  I was in tears from the pain.

We made it home and I phoned my family Dr who referred me to an orthopedist.   The first available appointment was six weeks out.  I was miserable for those six weeks and stayed off of my feet as much as possible.  I gained over 10 lbs in those six weeks because I am usually a very active person.  The appointment finally came and the doctor said he thought I might have plantar fasciitis and he recommended I go to a drug store and buy a device to wear at night that holds your foot at a 90 degree angle.  I bought two.  I am not saying that these were a bad product, because they did help some, but my foot was so damaged that in order for it to get near 90 degrees, the part of the orthotic that went around my shin bit into my calf very hard and caused problems.    No mention was made of my foot being nearly twice the size that it should have been.  

I was frustrated and looked up another physician in town.  When I phoned them, they said they could see me in two weeks.  They apologized for the delay and said that they were opening new offices as fast as they could and should be able to see people in a more timely manner very soon.  I was impressed that they thought 2 weeks was a long wait and scheduled an appointment.  

They gave me a cortisone shot and sent me to physical therapy, six weeks later, another cortisone shot and more physical therapy.  I was also given a boot to wear non-stop for two weeks on one foot, then I was to wear it for two weeks on the other foot.  After the two weeks, I was to wear the boots at night.  I got one more cortisone shot before I was told by the Dr that the therapy was not working that they needed to try something else.  He recommended an ultrasound therapy that was not covered by my insurance.  I went for three sessions on each foot.  My right foot reacted very well and the pain and swelling were gone.  I still limped on my left foot though and could not walk well.  I could not tel you why the ultrasound worked on my right foot but not my left.  

I went back to the physician and he recommended a procedure that I had never heard of before.  It was called a tenex.  He explained that he would stab a micro blade into my foot and use ultrasound to break up the damaged tissue.  My foot was numbed and I was put asleep for the procedure.  I woke up with a numb foot and had to wear the boot for two weeks.  

When the boot was removed, I felt some relief, but I felt sore.  It was a different type of sore than before.  Over the next few weeks, the soreness subsided and I was able to walk.  I wore my custom orthotics religiously and did not walk barefoot because I had been instructed to.  For a few months after, if I stood too long, my feet would hurt, but they have never hurt like they did prior to the procedure.  

I would highly recommend this procedure if your physician says you are a candidate.  It has been almost a year since my procedure, and I can walk barefoot for short distances.  I can run, I can walk and I can stand.  I would do it all over again.


Want to see my favorite chicken?  Click over here   Mahogony Chicken

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Date night idea when you have a large family. Budget friendly!

Laundry folding party!!!  Date night!
If you have a lot of kids like I do, you may notice that even your one load a day just doesnt cut it.  So here is an idea to try.  Get a movie and some snack foods.  While you and hubby watch the movie and snack, fold clothes.  I gave this a try this week and WOW.  I had 5 bedrooms worth of bedding and a weeks worth of towels and I felt like I was drowning.  We put the kids to bed and started the party.  Before I knew it, the laundry was folded and I got to spend time with hubby.  NICE.  Ok, not nice, but it got done.



If you want to see my cleaned and organized fridge like Konmari, head over to the link.  Konmari Fridge

Monday, June 13, 2016

Vegan Breakfast Bowl

Mango, Pineapple and Strawberry, topped with Mango, Cherry, Granola and a Raspberry




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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cleaning and Organizing for this week



Dailies: 

Take out trash
Make sure all items for dinner are available and make a list of anything needed
Clean up all breakfast dishes. Wash them and put them away
Quick clean main bathroom: Wipe off counter and sink, wipe off mirror. Put anything away that was left out.
Make beds
Start a load of laundry
Fold and put away a load of laundry
Wipe off kitchen counters and sink after each meal
Sweep kitchen floor after dinner
Scoop litter box
Go through mail and either throw it out, deal with it or put it into the decision file
Run the dishwasher
Unload the dishwasher
Close the kitchen at the end of the day
What does close the kitchen mean? Click here to find out: Close The Kitchen

Weeklies this week:

Clean out the fridge before you grocery shop
Write your menu if you do it weekly
Grocery shop
Clean out the car
Deep clean your main bathroom and change the towels out
Wipe inside and outside of garbage can 
Water plants
Wash bedding
Deep clean kitchen 
Dust house
Pay bills
Vacuum entire house


Monthly or more:

Organize your Living Room 
Organize your Main Bathroom
Organize all other Bathrooms
Organize Master Bedroom
Organize Bonus Room


If you dont have time to do everything, try to do something that will stay done.  Wiping the sink in your main bathroom is nice, but in an hour, someone will have messed it up again.  If you organize the items in your bonus room and get things where they belong, it is likely to stay that way longer.  Try to spend a few minutes each day making sure the long term things you have organized stay that way.



If you want to see what my organized fridge looks like, head on over and see my pics.My organized Fridge


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About Me/Contact Me

Emma Francis is a stay at home mom of four kids living a dream life of homemaking and housekeeping.  I love cooking, being frugal and anything organizing.  This blog will be full of recipes, tips on cleaning and organizing and all things fun and frugal.  I am a mom, so you will also see articles on family and friends and fun things to do with kids.  I am vegan, but my family is not, so you will see a lot of recipes that are vegan or have an option to make them vegan because that is how I cook.  I look forward to serving you!


Want to contact me?  You can email me at  Emmafrancisishome@gmail.com



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Friday, June 10, 2016

Organizing the Fridge

Cleaning and organizing our fridge is a weekly task.  I will tell you how mine is organized and post pics.



The top shelf of my fridge is for opened drinks and some smaller drinks.  It is pretty straightforward.



The second shelf, pictured above is for foods that need to be eaten now, before they go bad.  I have some cherries, strawberries, a mango that is really ripe and some leftovers.  Anything on this shelf is ok for anyone in the house to eat.  I have six people living here, I have found that a designated shelf works well.  The items are in clear containers so that everyone can see what they are and they get eaten pretty quickly.



The next shelf has a shoe box bin on it.  This bin is for small things that might get pushed back on the shelf and lost.  One of the kids stuck part of a tomato in the bin because she wants to eat it for lunch today.  I store canned fruit on this shelf also because it fits perfectly.  Below that is my largest shelf.  I have stored some extra juice here, but in a pinch, that could be moved out and larger items put onto this shelf.



Next come the drawers.  My family does not generally open a drawer to find anything, so I use the top drawer for items that I use to cook meals.



The bottom drawer is the snack drawer.  When the kids dont see their favorite food on the shelf, they will open the bottom drawer which I keep stocked with their favorite snack foods.


Hope you have enjoyed seeing inside my fridge.  Remember, I am NOT perfect.  I am a busy mom with lots of kids and things can go downhill here very quickly.


If you want to see my daily lists of things to do, you can head over here.  DAILIES

Or Look at my WEEKLY MENU HERE  WEEKLY MENU PLAN - BUDGET FRIENDLY

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Friday Fabulous Rant about "Good" China. Be Konmari, let it bring you joy!



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Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Thursdays Task List for an Organized Home

Take trash out
Make sure all items for dinner are available and make a list of anything needed
Clean up all breakfast dishes. Wash them and put them away
Quick clean main bathroom: Wipe off counter and sink, wipe off mirror. Put anything away that was left out.
Make beds
Start a load of laundry
Fold and put away a load of laundry
Wipe off kitchen counters and sink after each meal
Sweep kitchen floor after dinner
Scoop litter box
Go through mail and either throw it out, deal with it or put it into the decision file
Run the dishwasher
Unload the dishwasher
Close the kitchen at the end of the day
Today we will organize a bedroom closet. If you have finished all of yours, pick another closet. My guest room closet has many things lurking in it that have been there for years, untouched. I am going to go through it and donate what is not used. My guests don't need them!
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesdays organizing task list

Take trash out
Make sure all items for dinner are available and make a list of anything needed
Clean up all breakfast dishes. Wash them and put them away
Quick clean main bathroom: Wipe off counter and sink, wipe off mirror. Put anything away that was left out.
Make beds
Start a load of laundry
Fold and put away a load of laundry
Wipe off kitchen counters and sink after each meal
Sweep kitchen floor after dinner
Scoop litter box
Go through mail and either throw it out, deal with it or put it into the decision file
Run the dishwasher
Unload the dishwasher
Close the kitchen at the end of the day

Today's organizing challenge is to organize at least one closet. Pick a closet that has not yet been organized and go to it. I actually plan on doing two today, one large one and one small one. The large one contains school supplies, it's going to be a huge task, but I figure I can donate anything I can get rid of to famlies whose kids will start year round school soon.
#organizing #organized


If you want to see what my fridge looks like, head on over to this link. My FRIDGE
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