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Chore tip from the horrible housewife- using Woolzies dryer balls decrease your laundry's drying time You are probably sitting at home trying to wrap your head around ME giving out a housewife tip. What am I thinking, right? Think of this dryer balls post as more of a lazy housewife helping out the rest of the lazy housewife population with their chores. Does that make sense? Let me go ahead and pick your jaw up off of the floor so we can start talking about balls… dryer balls, to be exact! (And you thought I was the only pervert out there!)

Ps: There is a giveaway at the end of this post.

 In case you can’t watch my Woolzies dryer balls video…

Chore tip from the horrible housewife- Woolzies dryer balls are a simple way to reduce the drying time of your clothes

(Yes, my dryer is tinted blue.)

You know you are getting old when your date nights consist of laundry, lots and lots of dirty laundry. How do these marvelous dryer balls help me get to the extracurricular date night activities quicker? You know, the activities that are supposed to happen on a date night? (I don’t either.) Woolzies help reduce drying time by 25% so the odds of you having the energy for extracurricular activities is 25% higher! Score for all of the tired parents out there! Are you ready for the best part? Dryer balls don’t require you to toss your shoes in the dryer! (Shoes in the dryer creep me out, not to mention, they are really loud.)

I had a <huh?> moment with Michael last week and Woolzies dryer balls saved me from it. I don’t know where he got the bright idea to turn the dryer knob all the way up and left it run forever, but he did. And here I was wondering why it took so long for each load to finish during our marathon laundry nights. Seriously, all I can think of while we are waiting for the dryer to get done is how I could be working! I got to school him in the beautiful world of get it in, get it dry, and get it out.  (That wasn’t a typo, I really meant it when I said I schooled him!)

It’s time for the Woolzies dryer balls giveaway!

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I received a set of Woolzies dryer balls in order to facilitate my review. All opinions, pictures, and video are my own.

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Mallery

My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

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  1. Realia M

    do a little at a time, i get so bored if i do it all at once

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  2. Vera K

    Best chore tip – do a little every day so it doesn’t pile up.

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  3. Claudia

    I don’t really have a best chore tip. what I do is clean a part of the the house each day, so I won get overwhelmed with cleaning.

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  4. Jennifer Marie

    make a chart!

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  5. rich morris

    i set aside a little time each day

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  6. Danielle B

    Have a schedule so things like laundry don’t get out of control!

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  7. Sara Zielinski

    Do a certain chore on each day of the week

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  8. nicole barr

    if possible get as much done while your kids are in school

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    Mallery Reply:

    I’m dreaming of the day Michael is in school! hahaha

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  9. Sherri Lewis

    if you have a place for everything and always put everything back where it goes, then you don’t spend half your time picking stuff up and putting it away…. I really wish my daughter would grasp this concept :)

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    Mallery Reply:

    I really think this is the secret and why I can’t keep up in my house! We haven’t made our new home ‘ours’ quite yet so there is a lot of stuff that doesn’t have a spot yet.

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  10. Jamie

    Multi-task and so much can get done in a short time.

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  11. Jackie

    Clean a little each day so it doesnt get overwhelming
    Thanks!

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  12. Tari Lawson

    My best chore tip is to delegate. Have everyone chip in.

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  13. Laura

    My best chore tip is if you leave it long enough… your husband will do it :-)

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    Mallery Reply:

    LMAO! This is a tip taken out of my own book. :)

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  14. Cynthia C

    My tip is every time you leave a room, do one small thing to make it better. Little things add up!

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  15. Tamar

    Do a little at a time so it doesn’t add up later.

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  16. Diana Stanhope

    My best chore tip is to clean up after yourself then you only have light maintenance chores on the weekend.

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  17. debbie jackson

    always tell yourself you don’t have to clean you are just doing this little thing……….it works debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  18. kim burnett

    make a chart

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  19. Anne

    I’d love to win these. I’m fed up with chemicals in everything, length of dryer time and especially all the “DO NOT USE DRYER SHEETS OR FABRIC SOFTENER” items in our laundry that grows weekly. My husband is worried about clothes being itchy, but I’ve only heard good things about this product. I think if use them without telling him and THEN see what he thinks.

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    Mallery Reply:

    I agree on doing a blind test!

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  20. Margot C

    Make lists, I make lots of lists.

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  21. Sarah L

    Turn up the music and dance your chores!
    Thanks for the contest.

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  22. julie murohy

    Mix lemon juice and water. Zap in micro 3 mind. Makes it easy to wipe out

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  23. Christine

    do a little every day

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  24. Marysa

    Don’t let it pile up.. don’t wake up to a sink full of dirty dishes!

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    Mallery Reply:

    That is the one chore I try to always do! It helps that my tornado of a child can’t instantly reverse those efforts. :)

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  25. jessica edwards

    make a list, keep to it

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  26. Eric Sanders

    Make a Schedule of What get’s done and When it get’s done and Keep it

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  27. Lisa

    Sometimes I get laundry piled so high I cave and go to the laundromat (this is how I’ll spend my Tuesday) but usually I do it as I watch my shows on dvr. As a “chore tip”..I’m still trying to figure that out..

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    Mallery Reply:

    How about we let each other know when the other one figures it out? :)

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  28. Terri Moore

    My best tip is to invite company over! All sorts of things get done right before that and the whole family helps out because you have a deadline.

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    Mallery Reply:

    LMAO! Isn’t that the truth! hahaha

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  29. laurie nykaza

    I like to put fresh cut lemons in a pyrex 4 cup measuring cup fill with water and put in the microwave to clean it . I set it for 4-5 minutes and then it smells great and it steams all the splattered mess inside so it comes off easy.

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    Mallery Reply:

    Are you spying on my microwave? hahaha

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  30. hminnesota

    do a little chore every day so weekend may not get that stressed.

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  31. sheila ressel

    assign specific tasks to different days of the week, so you don’t have to do every thing at once.

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  32. Jeri Thurber

    Best chore tip is to put things away before moving on to something new.

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  33. Ouida Lampert

    Best chore tip? Just get it done. Don’t spend any time dreading it. If I let dread set in, well, it may NEVER get done!

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  34. Julie

    I hate chores so I love tips. I guess the one I really like is using a pillow case to dust ceiling fan blades. I hate chores that make me do more chores like chase dust balls. I have a couple wool balls and NEED more! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Diana T

    DO the most important things first thing in the morning before you run out of steam.

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    Mallery Reply:

    I love this tip!

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  36. Ada Mangoes

    I have to do little bits at a time unless I have someone to accompany me otherwise it is just so, so, so boring.

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  37. Krystal

    We try to invite people over on a regular basis…That way we work to clean up our house. The more we have people over, the more it stays clean. Well, except after the said people left. Then we have dishes galore!

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    Mallery Reply:

    I do this in the Summer time! haha

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  38. Celeste Calcote

    Do a little everyday so it doesnt pile up!

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  39. Crystal

    Try and use all natural products.

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  40. Jessica s

    Have the kids help!

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  41. Amber Edwards

    Ok, that is just awesome, I didn’t know they had reduced drying time too! Love that!

    My household tip…don’t let it pile up!! Once all the work piles up, you just want to quit! I make a list of small items to do each day. And if I do a little each day it keeps the house manageable and I don’t have one day that is harder than another.
    Amber Edwards recently posted..Modesty Reinvented to meet Fashion with MikaroseMy Profile

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  42. Jackie Watson

    Try to do at least two loads of laundry and use Charlie’s Soap!

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  43. lisa g.

    My best chore tip…take of the chores that I really don’t mind doing (not many!) and then guilt the husband and kiddos into helping with the rest. After all, they are responsible for the majority of the mess!!

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    Mallery Reply:

    I like the way you think!

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  44. Debi H.

    Don’t put it off….it just builds up and then you are overwhelmed. I usually start in one room and work my way through the house.

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  45. Elizabeth Volker

    Let the kids help! My little ones love to take wet rags and “mop” the kitchen floor :)

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  46. Hotsy Malone

    Boy could I use these Balls, my dryer takes forever! My tip is you just get done what you can and don’t go crazy wearing yourself out, especially if you are like me and only have the weekends to do stuff. I just try to keep stuff orderly as possible, would not pass any white glove tests that’s for sure!

    hotsymalone@att.net

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  47. Kirsten H.

    I schedule different chores on different days so I don’t get overburdened.
    Kirsten H. recently posted..Review: Montagne Jeunesse Face MaskMy Profile

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  48. Jennifer Mae Hiles

    I try to do a load of laundry each day and do the dishes at least once a day…or just tell my husband to do it, 😉

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    Mallery Reply:

    I like the tell your husband to do it tip! hahaha

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  49. Karin DiNarda

    do it now! it won’t wait!

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  50. Stacy

    I have a reusable chore chart that breaks it down to one room per day & a few everyday chores. It’s a lot easier that way!

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  51. Gina Hodges

    My husband and I have our weekly chores list and we try to make sure we get them done unless something unexpected comes up. but splitting the chores is great!

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  52. Eryn Jacksn

    To have a plan and not do everything at once!

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  53. Terri Herman

    I put all my bathroom cleaning supplies in one bucket and take it from bathroom to bathroom. That way I don’t have to have so many supplies & they don’t take up room in my bathroom cabinets. (We have 3.5 bathrooms so this is VERY helpful for me!)

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  54. Susan K.

    when trying to get housework done, I set a timer for 30 minutes and focus on one room for that amount of time.

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    Mallery Reply:

    I love this idea!

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  55. Sarah Hayes

    best chore tip, do it right the first time so you dont have to do anythng over

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  56. Deana

    I try to do at least one load of laundry per day. I also just try to think about one room at a time. If I think about my whole house being a mess I get quite overwhelmed but I can handle one room at a time.

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  57. Cara P

    Keep baby wipes in the bathroom to quickly wipe down surfaces.

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  58. Kristi Cartwright

    Staying on a routine cleaning system is my best tip–so that you don’t get MORE behind and make it take longer later! :)

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  59. Michelle

    My best chore tip? Make it a game and get the kids to help!

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  60. Sara Swanson

    Make your husband help! It goes faster and is more fun!

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    Mallery Reply:

    Help or do it all?? 😉

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  61. Julie

    I also enjoy cleaning more when I can see that I’m making a difference (i.e. I prefer to clean something that’s really dirty rather than just maintaining)…that’s probably not a very good tip though. Vinegar and water in a spray bottle and you can let your kids clean almost anything–and they love the spray bottle.

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    Mallery Reply:

    I’m not good at maintaining either. I will scrub the tiniest thing before I tidy up a room.

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  62. Melanie

    Housework tip? Sorry…I’ve got nothing. You would understand if you saw my house.

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    Mallery Reply:

    I bet it looks like my house. 😉

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  63. Chelsea Korth

    My best chore tip is to never let things pile up- once they do it is so much harder to get them done!

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  64. Summer Davis

    My best tip is to do a little bit every day. I have a list and I do a little bit each day. In theory. I don’t actually do a little bit each day because I suck. I think I could give you a run for your horrible housewife money.
    Summer Davis recently posted..Valentine&#8217;s Day Outfits on a BudgetMy Profile

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  65. Madison

    Use a hand steamer! They get showers & floors super clean!

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  66. amber g

    kid the kids to help, it teaches them responsibility and…….:)

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  67. Jessica w

    I also let the laundry pile up. It takes days to put it all away. By then, the dirty laundry has piled up again! It helps to have a large capacity front load washer- fewer loads for the less organized!

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  68. Mary D

    My best chore tip is…make someone else do it! They don’t call me mom for nothing, right?

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    Mallery Reply:

    YES!

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  69. jess

    chores… am I supposed to do those? I thought the dustbunnies needed to keep each other company!

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    Mallery Reply:

    I’m glad someone else thought the same thing! :)

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  70. Ghada

    I don’t really have one, I my self trying to figure it out still :)

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  71. Ghada

    Not sure my comment went through or not but any how, I don’t have any good tips really cause I my self still trying to figure it out even though I been married for 2 years now!!

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  72. janet

    My best tip – guilt your husband into doing it. Most recently I have been considering bribing the child. He’s almost in Kindergarten. It is time for him to grow up into a chore-loving man!
    janet recently posted..My boy and his Sports {Wordless Wednesday}My Profile

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  73. Julie Matek

    do it when u have lots of energy:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  74. Kathy S

    Hire a housekeeper!

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  75. renee walters

    Clean a little each day.

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  76. Carmen

    My best tip would be to win the lottery and hire a housekeeper.
    But that hasn’t worked for me yet, so I just try to keep up with it in bits and pieces so that it isn’t so overwhelming.

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  77. Lori Walker

    bring clean sheets directly up to change the bed

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  78. Shannon

    I feel weird sharing a tip because I am not very good at keeping a tidy home, but when I do have that wild hair that occasionally pops up I usually try and focus on one piece of furniture or counter space at a time. It really helps me to break the room down into smaller bits so I can move from room to room feeling accomplished. For example: My bedroom may still be a huge mess, but my dresser is lookin’ super clean! Then always remember to point out to your husband how GREAT of a job you did. This usually guilts him into cleaning the kitchen.

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    Mallery Reply:

    Guilt is a good thing! I’m a lot like you and focus clean, rather than big clean. :)

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  79. Wendy

    Make the kids help out.

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  80. denise

    Don’t put it off

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  81. Susan Climan

    Only do them when you’re feeling motivated.
    Susan Climan recently posted..Celebrity Reflection – Our Trip on the Inaugural Sailing!My Profile

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  82. Wendy Mastin

    just walk around in circles and do a little every day

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  83. Charlene Shaver

    Everyone in my house pitches in, so the work gets done faster & we can go do something fun :)

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  84. Juana R.

    Clean house chore tip.. Don’t try to clean the whole house at once..here and there. Start one corner from room until you’ve cleaned room.
    Juana R. recently posted..iPad2 Giveaway US CA only ~ ends 3/4My Profile

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  85. Danielle Royalegacy

    My best chore hint is to make a schedule for the kids to do the chores
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    Mallery Reply:

    I love this tip!

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  86. Donna Cheatle

    I take the “fit it into my schedule” approach. I fit a load of laundry in commercial breaks, or unload the dishwasher between games with the kids. That way I’m concentrating on the things I want to do and not the things I have to do. Sometimes it works, sometimes, not so much, lol

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  87. Michele

    One room at a time.

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  88. Kathy B

    Enlist the kids
    Kathy B recently posted..Hi and welcomeMy Profile

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  89. Doina

    Best chore tip is get it done ASAP! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. Helga

    I do all my cleaning in the morning when I have energy!

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  91. Wendi S

    I always make a list. Checking even a little thing feels good.

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  92. Melissa D

    I have a chore schedule so I know it will get done.

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  93. Autumn C.

    Set aside 20 minutes every day for housework like dusting, vacuuming, etc. You’ll be AMAZED at what you can get done in 20 minutes! Laundry is another story, LOL!

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  94. Nicole Newby

    I have a 6 month old, early bird baby who only lets me get stuff done in the morning when he first wakes up. I try to get my laundry going and get as much as I can done then. It works out though because then I have the rest of my day :)

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  95. karen mayernick

    stick with one room a day

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  96. Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    mom always said do something you hate to do , then something that needs done and something you like done
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  97. Jaque Richards

    HIre a maid…seriously, clean as you go…don’t let it get out of control. :-) Thank you.

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  98. James Beck

    use your back

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  99. jeanne conner

    I take trash out everyday

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  100. Breanne

    Do a little every day

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