To DO this summer: Family emergency binder (store passports, birth and marriage certificates, SS cards, health records, emergency contacts. Keep in safe place and easy access in case of fire or emergency evacuation. See template GREAT IDEA
Lemonade Kool-Aid as Dishwasher Cleaner. Clean lime deposits and iron stains inside the dishwasher by pouring a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid (the only flavor that works) into the detergent cup and running the (empty) dishwasher.
Keep one in the shower filled with a mixture of half vinager, half Dawn dishsoap. Use it to wipe down the shower while you are in there and your shower will always be clean.THERE IS SOOOOOO ONE OF THESE IN MY SHOWER!
Cleaning House: A Mom's Twelve-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement by Kay Hill--would this work with Kyle? Wills Wyma, Great book about establishing a sense of responsibility in your children. LOVE this book!
CLEAN YOUR MATTRESS: Pour about 1 cup of baking soda into a Mason jar & drop in 4 drops of essential oil. Put on lid & shake jar. Sprinkle the baking soda mixture all over the mattress & let it sit for an hour. Thoroughly vacuum the mattress.