52 New Things – Week 34

Trish –

My new thing this week was a money challenge.  I budgeted a very slim week to try to save a little moola.  It sucked.  But I did it and it’s a nice reminder of how grateful I should be for being able to buy that extra little stuff here and there.

Angie –

This week I’ve implemented a new cleaning system of sorts. I don’t know about your household but we use paper towels like they’re going out of style. I buy them in huge packs and we probably use 2 rolls a week. It’s really quite ridiculous. The other day while reading blogs, I clicked on one that took me to another and so on to where I saw this idea and loved it. ( I would love to give this mom credit but for the life of me can’t remember where I saw it!) I went and bought a pack of plain white, inexpensive washcloths from Target. I put them under my sink in the kitchen next to my spray bottle of 1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar. Instead of using wet paper towels to wipe the girls down after each meal I use these wet (not with vinegar) washcloths. I also use one (or more) throughout the day with my water/vinegar cleaner to wipe down the kitchen. Tables, chairs, counters, it’s an all purpose cleaner and it’s safe for little helpers to actually take a rag and “help” you clean. At the end of the day I put them in the laundry room to wash. So far it’s working great and I seem to be keeping the kitchen cleaner now.

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