Clean Sweep

I don’t know what it is, but this time of year I always feel the cleaning bug come upon me.  I make a list of all the things I want to get done and try to tackle at least one thing a day.  It feels so great!
Here are some simple things you can do to make you and your home feel more organized and clean:

1) Have your carpets cleaned.  We just did this a couple weeks ago and it has made all the difference!  EVERYTHING felt so much cleaner.
2) Organize a shelf or closet a day.  This is something I’ve been trying to work on.  Somehow all my spaces get disorganized at some point.  I love looking in a shelf and having it all organized.

Before

 After

This felt so much better to me! I know quite the food pantry, huh?  Not my favorite, but it does the job! 🙂
Tomorrow’s project is cleaning out under the sink in the bathroom. *sigh*  I can do it!
Also, I’ve been trying to wipe down all the blinds and baseboards in my house.  These little things make all the difference! (Disclaimer: I by no means am telling you I have the cleanest house in the world)
3) Another way to change things up and clean is to move your room around.  I love this change.  I’d show you mine, but it hasn’t quite happened yet.  What a great way to clean out all that “lingering” stuff that somehow gets under your bed 🙂

And this doesn’t have anything to do with cleaning, but I made a yummy soup tonight I wanted to share!   This is a must try.  Not the healthiest in the world, but it does have the word “broccoli” in it.  My family just loved it.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food, cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. In a stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter until softened. Stir in broccoli, and cover with chicken broth. Simmer until broccoli is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat, and stir in cheese cubes until melted. Mix in milk and garlic powder.
  3. In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Stir into soup; cook, stirring frequently, until thick.
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