111 Daunting Decluttering Projects Podcast

Podcast #111 from ASlobComesClean - Daunting Decluttering Projects


In this podcast, I talk about how to get going when you can’t seem to stop fixating on that ONE huge and daunting decluttering project that’s taunting you!

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Using Dawn to Clean More than Just Dishes

Cleaning the Fish Kitchen with Dawn Dish Soap

I’m excited to once again serve as a Dawn Wildlife Ambassador!

Two years ago, I traveled to California with Dawn to experience firsthand the work done by The Marine Mammal Center. Dawn is a huge supporter of this organization and so many other wildlife organizations including The International Bird Rescue.

This relationship between Dawn and wildlife rescue is real. You’ve seen the oil-covered birds being washed in Dawn, right? Well, Dawn is used all over The Marine Mammal Center as well, though not on the animals.

Photo Credit - Susan Goldman

Photo Credit – Susan Goldman

While we were there, we had the chance to help out the volunteers in their day to day duties around the center. The center is basically a hospital for marine mammals who are injured in the wild, and brought in for rehabilitation. We used Dawn to clean, well . . . ummm . . . . everything.  We cleaned the entire kitchen (where they grind up the fish for “yummy” fishshakes for the sea lions) with Dawn, and we cleaned the crates they use to transport animals. They spend so much time and energy getting injured animals to the center and healed animals back to the wild. (Did I mention that the people working there are volunteering their time?)


We even cleaned the trucks using Dawn.

So even though I already used Dawn for many different cleaning tasks in my home before that trip, over the last two years I’ve expanded my bag of cleaning-with-Dawn tricks.

I always squirt a little on a wet dishrag as I’m wiping down counters. I love to sling a circle of Dawn around my sink to give it a good (and super fast) scrubbing with a dish scrubber. I squirt some in small buckets of water and hand them to my kids so they can clean outdoor furniture, or their bikes, or anything else that needs cleaning.

My daughter used one of those Dawn-plus-water buckets to spiffy up her play kitchen that she’ll be selling soon.

And, of course, I use it on Scruffy:

Oh my word, isn't she even cuter when she's wet??

I decided if it’s good enough for the birds . . .

No, really. I’ve heard from so many people since I started working with Dawn about all of the ways they like to use this versatile not-just-for-dirty-dishes cleaner. One thing I hear over and over again is how people who deal with puppies love to bathe them in Dawn. It’s safe for the dog while also being amazingly effective.

One way I haven’t tried using Dawn, but definitely will is on grease stains on laundry. I despise grease stains on my kids’ shirts (fine, and my shirts), and it makes sense that Dawn’s grease-cutting power would be effective on those stains.  I’ll let you know my results.

61% of Americans use dish soap for other purposes besides cleaning dishes!

Tell me the ways you use Dawn! 

Disclosure: I’m a paid ambassador for Dawn, but the obsession with using it to clean as many things as I possibly can is all mine! 


Holiday Bonus Book for a Child in Your Life!


This is fun!

My publisher has arranged for 200 people who purchase How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind, today, to claim God Bless our Christmas, a cute picture book for kids, for free!

You could knock two gifts off of your Christmas list this way! Or you could give God Bless our Christmas to your child so you can have a little quiet and read for a few minutes.

Please note that the books won’t come together. To get the free children’s book, you must email your receipt [email protected] You can order from any where, or purchase it in a store (Barnes and Noble and Mardel and Family Christian Stores have it), and then send a photo of your receipt. Lots of people have been purchasing the book over the past few days, but many haven’t sent in their receipt, so there are plenty left for you to claim yours!

The promotion started Monday, so if you haven’t purchased yet or want to get another copy for a friend, this is a great time!

Where to purchase:

You can order online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million , (takes Paypal), iBooks, Walmart, Family Christian Stores (checked a few and some have them in stores), TargetMardel (order online, or most stores have them) or anywhere books are sold!

Any of the above information is meant only to help you, and may have changed since the time I posted it. Check and double check when you order!

This offer is limited to the Continental U.S. Sorry.



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