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What’s your Laundry Schedule? and What do you use to clean your clothes?

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How do you do your laundry?

Do you do it all at once? Do you take your time and a do a load once a day?  Leave me a comment with your thoughts.

I’ve had this problem for sometime now. Since I work full-time, I rush around the house in the morning to get the baby, husband and myself out the door. I sometimes throw in a load of laundry into the washer and take a load out of the dryer and put it into a basket for later folding or hanging.

Recently, I got into a routine to start a load in the morning and when I get home I put a load away and put the load in the dryer.  I feel it is a lot easier to put laundry in the washer in the morning then putting in the dryer.

Here are some links to read more about laundry schedules:

http://www.positivelyfeminine.org/domestic/ss/laundry.htm

http://overhall.com/laundry.htm

http://www.household-management-101.com/

What do you use to clean your clothes?

I’ve been a fan of Purex laundry detergent since I read about it from the Queen of Clean a couple years ago.  Since I started using coupons I’ve started to try different brands when I get a good deal.

I like using Fels-Naptha as a pre-treater.  It works great at baby blow outs.  Yucky!  It also works well on greasy stains.  As seen on TV the Duggar family has their recipe too, which I hope to try some day.  For my small family that will last us a couple years!

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Working Mom vs. Staying at Home Mom

How much does it cost to work vs. staying at home?  Or how much does it cost to stay at home vs. work?

These questions have popped in my head for awhile. I enjoy my job for many reasons. I also like staying at home with my daughter.  I work a 9/80 schedule so I get every other friday off.  This is great because I get a taste of what it’s like to stay at home.  However, those Fridays are very busy and I’m usually very tired because of the long week.

I really do wonder could we afford for one of us to stay at home?  I did some research and I found a couple interesting calculators that help figure out the answers.

Kiplinger – Can One of you Afford to Quit?

Parents.com – Stay at Home Calculator

So, far it looks like we would have to cut out a lot to make it work.  One other option that I need to calculate is if I worked part-time.  I would have to investigate the cost of daycare for 3 or 2 days a week.

It’s hard to be a working mom.  I love my daughter so much and want to be with her everyday during the day. I love to provide for her and see her grow with her friends at daycare (school) too.    Not an easy answer.

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Feeling Better and Catching Up

The family had a great Christmas after all!

Everyone was sick for the last couple of weeks, so I haven’t had a chance to check my email on a regular basis, not to mention adding to my blog.

I did take advantage of a couple of deals including the 12/28/2008 CVS shopping trip of freebies and right before Christmas the Shoppers double and triple coupons. I saved almost $100 in coupons alone.

Right now we have painters in the house. As a big Christmas present we are having most of the inside of our house painted. We got a great quote and are amazed at the results. The house looks wonderful. It has been a little crazy with the dust and the miss placed items around house.

After all of the dusts settles (literally) I’m sure I will get back to looking for deals and writing posts.

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