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Organization, Delegation & Knowing My Limits

Posted by Hallee on Apr 25, 2014 in Homemaking with Hallee, Housekeeping, Life

I had an immediate knee-jerk thought of, “I don’t really do that much,” but the words never really made it past my lips. Because, I really have a lot on my plate. So, the answer to her, “I don’t really know how you do it all,” is simply this: organization, delegation, and understanding limits.

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Call for Testimonies

Posted by Hallee on Feb 25, 2014 in Blog Stuff

I’m going to write a book about managing a home with tips, tricks, encouragement, etc., from all of those angles. It’s still brewing. It won’t be until after summer before I can work on it (unless other things go faster than I expect.) But, I’d like to include testimonies from other wives/moms/homemakers out there who manage their home and other aspects of their lives…

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DIY: Toothpaste as Cleaning Agent

Posted by Hallee on Jan 24, 2014 in Homemaking with Hallee, Housekeeping

CAREFULLY apply the toothpaste to the cloudy lens keeping it away from your paint. Use an old toothbrush you are about to throw away anyway and scrub in a circular brushing motion overlapping as you go. There is no need to floss.

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Powdered Laundry Detergent

Posted by Hallee on Dec 9, 2013 in Housekeeping, Life

One of the most popular posts on this blog is my Homemade Laundry Detergent. It is so popular because you can wash laundry for the cost of about $1.06 per 64 loads of laundry.

Well, you have to make that soap ahead of time and let it gel up overnight. Which is cool when you’re paying attention. Not so cool when you lose track of how little soap is in the bottom of the container.

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Hallee the Working Homemaker

Posted by Hallee on Oct 15, 2013 in Housekeeping

I had someone recently suggest that I could no longer have a blog titled “Hallee the Homemaker” now that I work full time.

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Survey: Not Valued

Posted by Hallee on Feb 26, 2013 in Life

According to a Gallup poll stay-at-home moms are more likely to be *this* than moms who work outside the home. What is it?

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Old School Housekeeping

Posted by Hallee on Feb 25, 2013 in Housekeeping, Life

I’m so curious about it. This was an era before television, computers, some phones, mommy groups, play dates, working remotely, etc. I’m curious if women just felt like they had to fill those hours in the day with housework, or if there is truly something to be said for being that thorough every single day in your home. If it was done daily, and a good rhythm was established (note in the order of cleaning that the steps in and out of the room are even given), my entire house could be cleaned in just a morning. Instead, I do a room or a group of rooms a day, do my daily chores, and spend the rest of my (kid-free) time in front of a computer, working.

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Dear Hallee: Moldy Plastic Containers

Posted by Hallee on Jan 21, 2013 in Housekeeping

I know that you can answer this question for me…. If you have something in Tupperware [or any other plastic storage container] and it gets moldy, is it safe to keep the Tupperware or toss it?

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Refrigerator Shelf Trick

Posted by Hallee on Jan 15, 2013 in Housekeeping

At any given time, this is what the inside of my refrigerator looks like. Good or bad, I’m not going to pretend that the shelves of my fridge stay spill-free. I’m not even going to pretend that I catch or see every spill that happens. I will share with you this super neat trick that I use to make keep the fridge shelves clean much much easier on me.

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Stylin’ White Board

Posted by Hallee on Dec 7, 2012 in Housekeeping, Life, Writing

I tried to work without it, but honestly, I was a little bit handicapped. I tried using a notebook with a pen, but it wasn’t the same. My white board is an organizational tool that my brain uses as a leftover to my career days when I had two huge white boards going in my office at all times. It think better using one. I plot better. I write better.

But there was no way that big ugly thing was coming into my dining room.

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