7 Cleaning Hacks for Moms #FridayFrivolity

It’s Spring Cleaning Week and we’re celebrating the purge here at Friday Frivolity. For busy moms like myself I’m sharing with you seven cleaning hacks to make cleaning up after our mini-mes a little easier.

1. Wash Stuffed Toys in a Pillow Case

First make sure the toy is machine washable. Once you read the label and verify it’s okay to take the stuffy for a spin, throw it in a pillowcase and tie a knot at top to keep it from falling out. Wash stuffed animals on a gentle cycle.

2. Wash Plastic Toys in The Dishwasher

Most toys can be washed in the dishwasher saving you tons of time and energy. Honesty most of anything can be washed in the dishwasher. Baseball caps, brushes and combs, and shoes are just a few.

3. Line Fridge Shelves with Food Wrap

Press and Seal food wrap can be used on refrigerator shelves to cut down on scrubbing. It can also make spills easier to pick up. Whenever they get sticky just replace the wrapping.

4. Set Up a Donation Box

Setting up a donation box somewhere in your home will make it easier to maintain your home year-round. Whenever the box gets full to can drop it off at your local church or charity. It also opens the conversation of charity and donation with your children which is always a plus.

5. Use a Broom to Scrub Your Bathtub

Avoid the strain on your knees and back of bending and kneeling to scrub your tub by using a clean broom. Sure, they make cleaning tools specifically designed to do this but why spend $25+ dollars when you can spend >$5 on a broom from the dollar store and get a clean bathtub all the same.

6. Use Coffee Filters to Clean Glass

Clean coffee filters do an excellent job of cleaning glass and are cheaper than paper towels. They don’t leave lint or streaks behind. Some people recommend newspaper as well.

7. Refresh Your Mattresses DIY Style

Mom4Real explains the process which involves using a homemade mattress deodorizer and vacuuming the fabric. Find out all the steps here.

What are some your favorite cleaning hacks?


Now on to the link-up! 😀
Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!


Featured Post from Last Week:


 My featured post this week is from Raising Fairies and Knights. The Ostara Spring Equinox Cards comes with a free printable template and are such a wonderful idea for a gift.
In a fun twist, since we now have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple FEATURES…. but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there! 😉

The Hosts:

Audrey is a wonderfully eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore – “MUsings NOt FOod RElated.” Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! She has some free spring stock images available for you to use for your blog, social media posts, etc.

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity

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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an “un-labelly spot” for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa’s latest post is a fun Passport to Jamaica post that is full of recipes, crafts and ideas for a staycation or homeschool country study. 

FridayFrivolity host Jessica from Babi a Fi
Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes at Babi a Fi on a whole range of topics — from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! Jessica has a great flashback post sharing a bunch of movie ticket stubs she found from her teen years. 


Amethyst is a fantastically encouraging and thoughtful blogger, who shares new-mama adventures, self-care advice, book and product reviews and so much more over at One Sage Mama. She’s currently running a giveaway for store credit to KidCuteTure and posted a review of a dress, Style Your Kids With KidCuteTure

Could it be you?? #FridayFrivolity link-up looking for new cohosts!
Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. 🙂 Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions!


Now time for the new stuff!

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you’re here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin’! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome!
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