Not a Coupon Queen

At Not A Coupon Queen, I write about living a healthy lifestyle while sticking to a budget. And I do it all without being a slave to coupons! Meal planning, frugal tips, healthy and frugal recipes, and a few DIY projects too.

Mo 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?

Never leave a room empty handed! Going up stairs to change a diaper? Take that basket of laundry up with you. It might seem simple, but I always leave things near the stairs, so that next time I go up stairs, or down to the basement, I can take that laundry/book/toy/crockpot back to its proper spot. It saves time, instead of making a trip just for that item to be put away.

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

Vinegar! I use white vinegar to clean just about everything in my house (just watch it on stone counter tops, it is an acid afterall). Straight vinegar for counters, vinegar and water for the wooden kitchen table, vinegar and blue Dawn dishsoap to clean the tubs and showers.

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

There should always be a load of laundry going in the washer or dryer. Every single day! That way you don't get trapped under a mountain and do nothing but wash and fold clothes all day long. If there are no clothes to wash, there must be towels or sheets that need to be done. Or how about that muddy coat that came home from school? Do atleast 1 load every single day!