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Friday, September 10, 2021

Simple Pleasures #6

I love having a clean and organized home, and while most people do spring cleaning, I prefer to do my deep cleaning and organizing in the fall.

When spring rolls around I am always ready to get outside, but in the fall I know that winter will be coming and I want my home to be cozy and clean.

farmhouse dining table

I remember when I would spend a few days getting it all done, but these days I am not in any hurry so I can stretch it out. 

I am gathering together the supplies I need and looking for some kitchen and bathroom organization. 

I remember when I was a kid and the Canadian Simpson Sears catalog arrived in the mail in November. I loved looking in there for the toys I wanted. 

Now, I'm looking online for cleaning supplies. How things have changed. 

Simple Inspiration

I have learned that I don't have to hurry. What I don't accomplish today will still be there tomorrow and the day after.

Hurry quote

Informative Reads I Found This Week

I started working on my combination pantry, utility, and coat closet yesterday. Yes, I have all of that and more in my small front walk-in closet. I really need inspiration and I found these fourteen pantry organizing ideas pretty amazing.

Who knew people could be so neat and tidy? Apparently not me. I personally have science projects growing at the back of my fridge, but I am furiously taking notes from these 15 kitchen organization ideas.

I love all of these space-saving organization ideas and I think my favorite might be using a tiered fruit stand to corral the items on your bathroom vanity. I have the fruit stand (It's in the closet. You know which one I am talking about), but unfortunately, my counter is a wee bit too small.

Do you have a linen closet? You do? I am having linen closet envy right now. My linens are in my living room dresser. It's one of the ways I add storage to my small space, but if you have a linen closet you will want to take a look at these 100 linen closet organization ideas.

Favorite Gluten-Free Recipe This Week

This gluten-free baked penne with roasted vegetables is perfect to use up some of those veggies leftover from your garden and it's nice and hearty for a cool fall night. Of course, if you are a gluten eater you can just substitute regular penne pasta.

I like this recipe because I can divide up the leftovers and put them in the freezer for later.

GF baked penne pasta with roasted veggies

If you are gluten-free like me I have added a gluten-free section to my lovely reads as a resource for you. 

Catching Up

Did you miss this week's posts?

Monday's home decor post was Farmhouse Style Fall Decor Ideas. Farmhouse decor lends itself so well to cozy fall ideas. 

Wednesday I had a bit of a change of pace and talked about Social Security and Women Retiring Poor in America. This is a difficult but important topic that can't be ignored. I hope you will take the time to read it. 

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Favorite Amazon Storage Solutions

What I'm Watching

I am watching two shows, Silk and Rose And Maloney on Amazon Prime. Prime has some great British TV shows and if for some reason you don't have Prime you can get a 30 day free trial.

What I Am Listening To

I found a great  free app on my iPhone, called Radio Garden Live, where I can listen to all types of live music from all around the world. 

I turn on an oldies station from Prague and dance while I am cleaning and organizing. It's great exercise (I feel like a teenager. The next day I feel like I'm 90) and makes the cleaning almost fun. I did say almost.

Organizing and Cleaning From Target

I have the Shark vacuum and love it. I also use the two Method cleaners and the silver polish and highly recommend those too.

Thanks for visiting with me today.

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  1. I'm a fall cleaner, too. Spring and summer are for outside fun and after a summer full of surf and sand activity, my house needs a good scrub!

  2. Good morning, Laura... you inspire me to get cleaning! I am sending your link to my neighbor who is gluten free. Have a great weekend.

  3. Wow, I didn't know you could even get that organized. Wonder if they're able to keep them organized? I don't have a linen closet either, so my sheets and pillow cases are in the dresser next to my bed. My towels are in a stand along cupboard.

  4. I am a fall cleaner too. I do it for the same reason. I want the house clean and ready for the holidays and family time.

  5. Hi, I am an autumn cleaner too. I want to be outside in the garden in spring and summer.

  6. I like your idea of autumn cleaning - makes much more sense! Consider me inspired! I did a lot of organizing last year and it felt so good. But, there's always more to do. My refrigerator is a disaster, so I should really start there.

  7. Fall deep cleaning to rid our home of pollen is absolutely necessary!


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