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Becky is a winner of Top 25 Home Management Moms - 2013

What's your best tip for keeping your home organized during the busy holiday season?

Make a plan! Start early and decide what you will and won't do for the holidays. I am big on making lists and writing things down so I start at the beginning of November and plan out what needs to be completed when, then everything just starts to fall into place. I want to enjoy and take in the holiday season not watch it fly by in front of me. A plan helps tremendously!

What's your favorite store bought or homemade cleaning product?

I have a lot of favorite cleaning products and tools but the most important thing for any cleaning product is that it's non-toxic and it has to WORK! Right now my favorite product is for stainless steel appliances: use straight white vinegar on a microfiber cloth (place the vinegar on the cloth) and wipe with the grain. The smudges and fingerprints disappear (so does the icky scent) and you'll be left with streak-free stainless. If your house is anything like mine, that only lasts a couple minutes, but oh well, right?

What's the most important home management skill a mom can teach her child?

Make your bed! Small children can learn this skill and it's a great habit that translates into adulthood and home management nicely. Make it easy for your children - a simple quilt and sheet that they can pull up themselves and make their own beds. Think about it - doesn't that made bed start your day off a little better too?