This project has been on the list for a long time. It was so easy to make, I wonder why I waited so long to get it done! Using tips from Shelley at House of Smiths, I just changed it up to be what I needed.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Reduce heat, and stir in cheese cubes until melted. Mix in milk and garlic powder.
- In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Stir into soup; cook, stirring frequently, until thick.