Sometimes Monday

is a good day for cleaning up. The sun is out, the laundry is on the line, and the afternoon stretches ahead without obligations.

One of my goals is to get on top of the housework. I am not very good at household chores. I do what needs to be done and ignore the corners. But I have a little party coming up in June and I decided to start tackling some of those corners so I won’t need to clean the whole house on the day before the gathering.

In addition to developing better cleaning routines, I have been wanting to try more environmentally friendly (less toxic) cleaners. A few weeks ago I gave this company a try. Many of the products are available in my local stores but it was fun to browse and order knowing there were “free” gifts involved. I love the Bon Ami and the walnut sponge. The glass bottle with silicone sleeve is also very nice (I may order a few more so I can have one in each bathroom). I’m not crazy about the scent of the Method cleaner but it doesn’t leave any residue which is a good thing.

Do you have favorite cleaning supplies? Or tips on housework? I’m off to check out some tips and lists on this site. And then, I’m thinking a book and in iced coffee will be in order.