28 Days and Drowning in Clutter? Set on Sale!

It’s officially back to school season. We start in two weeks.

Even I, the Queen of Denial, am printing out school supply lists. Blech.

Knowing that many of you are starting your Real New Year (every mom knows the REAL New Year is the beginning of the school year) even sooner than I am, I’m putting my 2 e-book set on sale through Labor Day.

For 5.00 (which is the normal cost for one e-book), you get both 28 Days to Hope for Your Home (Not for the Mildly Disorganized) AND Drowning in Clutter? (Don’t Grab a Floatie, Drain the Ocean!) using the code: BTS14

If you’re overwhelmed, these are specifically written to help you not be overwhelmed anymore. While the blog is all about my personal experiences, the e-books are instructional. I’ve taken those personal experiences and used them to create guides to help you get your home under control. My hope is that you’ll get farther faster.

Be sure to click on the book descriptions in the box above is you’re not sure if these are for you.

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Just click here to purchase. Use the code BTS14 to get the sale price of $5.00 for the two e-book set in PDF version. You can also purchase the Kindle version on Amazon here. (No code is needed on Amazon.)


Automatic Door Closing Hinges are a Thing. Who Knew?

Automatic Door-Closing Hinges (Who Knew?) at ASlobComesClean.com

I’m taking the summer off from blogging, but had to share this thing I didn’t even know existed until yesterday.

Did you know there are hinges that make doors automatically close?

We were spending the day at my best friend’s house yesterday and with 8 kids running around, the doors to the outside were constantly opening.

Pretty normal, right? But . . . get this . . . they also closed. Like, every single time.

I had no idea that you can buy hinges for doors that will make them automatically close!! So, of course, I took a picture and am now sharing an Amazon affiliate link to one with good ratings.

It’s called a “spring hinge.” Click here to see one.

They got theirs at Lowe’s. They used two, one on the top hinge and one on the bottom.

Yay for moms solving one more brain-exploding problem!! Yay for not paying to air-condition the neighborhood! Yay for kids not being raised in a barn!! Yay for not letting bugs in!! Yay for all sorts of other phrases moms won’t have to repeat over and over!!!



Getting Back into the Rhythm After Vacation

Me Doing Laundry on my Vacation

We had a glorious time up in cool, crisp Canada last week. This week, we’re back in Texas where I’m most definitely not hanging beach towels on the line without streams of sweat pouring off my face.

Vacation recovery week is always interesting. I’m working to get back into the routines I need so badly to survive around here. I’ve run the dishwasher every day, done loads upon loads of laundry (adding sweatshirts and jeans back to my summer laundry takes much more time!), and trying to pick up.

Not that you’d think I’d done a single thing if you walked into my house right now.

But I know how much worse it could be.

Oh boy. Do I ever know.

Survive (the gloriously routine-free) Summer! Free Printable Checklist at ASlobComesClean.com


It’s SUMMER!!!

I love this fun and crazy and unscheduled time of year with my kids, but the lack of routine sends my house into chaos!

For the summer, I’m focusing on the four simple habits that will keep (or bring) any home out of Disaster Status.

Here’s how we did:

Do the dishes

Sweep the kitchen (Nope. Didn’t even think of this one til I read it here. On MY OWN list. That I created. Ugh.)

Check bathrooms for clutter

Do a five-minute pick-up


Our extra task for today:

I’m kind of combining three days into one here, but I’ve been doing laundry for all of those three days.

How did you do today?

Share your own success and failures in the comments!
Don’t forget that you can get your own copy of my Surviving Summer Checklist by subscribing to my email list. You can sign up for daily emails (only sent if I’ve posted something) or weekly summary emails. Plus, you won’t miss a post! Click here to sign up for free.

If you’re completely overwhelmed at even the thought of the four habits listed here, don’t worry! I totally understand! I recommend my e-book, 28 Days to Hope for Your Home, which is a step-by-step guide to getting your home out of Disaster Status.

If it’s your first time at ASlobComesClean.com, welcome! Right now, we’re totally focused on helping our homes survive the gloriously routine-free summer! Regular blogging will resume when school starts in August! Until then, find out what goes on around here the rest of the year by checking out my decluttering strategies (based on WAY too much personal experience) and my free printable checklists. See my advice on getting started.

And if you’re worried about whether you’ll fit in here, read this.


See all my e-books (including Drowning in Clutter? and Teaching Kids to Clean) here.



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