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The Clean-zine, Issue #28
September 01, 2015
It's hard to believe that September is upon us. Fall is just a few short weeks away, and we're all transitioning from our laid-back summer life to the crazy busy fall season already underway with the start of school.
Before fall officially arrives, let's take a look at a few things we can do to simplify the busy days ahead.
In This Issue:1 Organizing Bathroom Life: 4 Family Bathroom Scheduling Ideas
2 5 Tips for Mastering the Medicine Cabinet
3. Some Things Last Forever: Make Up Isn't One of Them
4. September Home Maintenance Checklist
Organizing Bathroom Life: 4 Family Bathroom Scheduling Ideas
You can't get your school-age kid into the bath or shower, and you can't get your toddler or teenager out.
What's a water-conscious mom or dad to do?
4 simple bathroom ideas for scheduling
can help conserve water and tame morning-rush tempers.
5 Tips for Mastering the Medicine Cabinet
This is the time to judiciously review every item you keep inside your medicine cabinet, both as a spacing measure and for your family's safety.
5 tips will help you clean your medicine cabinet
and keep it nicely pruned with space left over to stash at least a few of your daily essentials.
Some Things Last Forever: Make Up Isn't One of Them
Unlike diamonds, it expires. Yes, sadly, it's true.
Those expiration dates on cosmetics are not a marketing ploy to get you to buy more eye make up when you can still scrape some definition out of your old mascara tube.
It's a safety issue. Especially with eye makeup.
Every time you wand on that mascara and dip the brush back in the tube, you transfer bacteria from your eye to the tube, where it will make baby bacteria that you will then reapply to your eyes the next day.
Here's how long you can expect your new makeup products to last once you've opened them.
how long you can expect make up products to last
once you've opened them.
September Home Maintenance Checklist
The problem is, we don't always get to these tasks. Or, we lump them all in with our plan for spring cleaning. Which becomes such an overwhelming task, it doesn't get done, either.
A better plan: create a house cleaning schedule and a monthly home maintenance checklist that spreads tasks over 12 months.
September home maintenance checklist
that works for me this month.
Before we wrap up for September, I want to say thank you to everyone who has contributed cleaning and decorating tips in the house cleaning forum or has helped answer cleaning questions.
It's thanks to you that Clean-Organized-Family-Home.com remains a vibrant, help-and-be helped community.
That's all for this month. We're hard at work on a few more stories that will be released in the next week or two.
I can't wait to share them with you! :-)
Stay tuned and talk to you soon,
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