Simple living decisions

It’s always important to make time to reflect and try to figure out what next for the next few months. Whether you are trying to live a much simpler life or just trying to live, taking time out is key to surviving and being happy.

city scenes of my hood

city scenes of my hood

For me, I had a first full quarter with my new team and new strategy which has worked well, I have closed off a menacing issue that has been going on for the last three years of my life, and I have managed to relinquish and extra business activities which were causing unnecessary pressure.

Now I feel like I am finally in a mental and healthy position to enjoy life again and plan for the upcoming year. Yes, it’s nearly 2019 … can you believe it?

No matter what comes to play over the next few weeks and months, I know for a fact that I will continue to follow living a simple life - learning to live without rather than never being satisfied and wanting. My focus will now be back on my home and family.

How am I doing or starting this?

  • continue to clean and throw out things that our family do not need or have not used in over a year

  • stop buying commercial cleaners and making my own (I so love this and the house smells amazing every time I use my new homemade cleaning products)

Over this coming week, I am going to start planning our meals and grocery shopping again. I haven’t been doing much real cooking lately and I kinda miss it! I’ll share how that goes with you in a few weeks.

Home made cleaning products

So today I finally got my act together and starting cleaning my house with homemade cleaning products.

It actually started a few weeks ago, when I began using Eucalyptus oil and water to clean my floors, both timber and concrete. I was sick of buying cleaning products, going through them really quickly and then having to buy more products all over again. Not to mention the waste, but the cost of cleaning was and required shelf space to store was increasing. So much for my drive to live simply!

I always have eucalyptus oil on hand (great to put in steam to drive away colds and the winter lurgy), with it’s great anti-bacterial properties, I thought why not just start using it to clean the floors. It works wonders! Just mix with some water, spray or pour on the floors and mop away. It also leaves the house smelling divine and fresh.

After searching on the internet for homemade cleaning products and a trip to my best friend Chemist Warehouse, I came home with a few items to help me get started on my cleaning concoctions.

The following is an Apple Cider based General Cleaner which I put together and have just used to clean my bathroom and kitchen. I’ll look to use it for the whole house, once I get the motivation to clean again :-)

General Cleaner

In a spray bottle, mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and boiled water.
Add a few liberal drops of eucalyptus oil.

Shake well and clean away!!!

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General Cleaner

apple cider vinegar, water, eucalyptus oil