This post is sponsored by Cascade, however, all opinions are my own.
My life has changed dramatically since becoming a mom. At one time, our life was extremely efficient and we had an impeccably clean house. Everything was planned and everything went pretty much according to plan. Fast forward to two kids later and our house is straight chaos most of the time. While this can be hard at times, we have embraced the chaos and established new routines that help our family work well. I have messed up, I have done things right, and I have learned. I have found what works for our family, so I wanted to share my Top 5 Household Mom Essentials with you in hopes that they would help you as well. These 5 little things help me make life easier, so I can focus on the things that really matter!
In The Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, so why not start there! After an amazing meal, I need products I can trust and rely on. Cascade Pure Essentials offers a dependable clean with a simplified formula that meets our needs perfectly. When it comes to household products, I need something reliable and that I feel good about being around my family. Cascade Pure Essentials checks off everything on my list with no compromises. It cleans off baked-on foods and is tougher on stuck-on messes, which means I can skip the pre-washing at the sink and spend more time with my family! Did I mention Cascade Pure Essentials is free of phosphates and chlorine bleach, but still full of the power needed to get your dishes sparkling? It is also infused with essential oils that offer a light citrus aroma in two refreshing scents: Lemon Essence and Orange Blossom. The best part, is that from February 24 through March 30, you can save $1 off Cascade Pure Essentials (30 count or larger) using Cartwheel in the Target App here to try these for yourself!
In The Laundry Room
Mamas, the first lesson I learned upon leaving the hospital was that I needed a stain removal strategy. We were heading out of the hospital and as I was changing Brooke’s diaper, she decided to spray me with said “diaper insides” all over my clothes and even the hospital wall! I knew right then and there that I needed a tough stain strategy. For us, my key secret is the soak. Every item that needs stain removal goes through my soak process and then enters the wash with a stain removal. I can proudly say, that I have only thrown away two outfits from either of my kids that my strategy couldn’t remedy. Find what works and use it often! Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
In The Pantry
The key to every mom’s success lies in the pantry…. okay maybe not every moms success. But, the key to my success lies in the pantry – coffee! I need my caffeine. Motherhood often involves late nights, full days and early mornings. Coffee is a major essential for me. It is something I have for me and helps give me an extra boost of energy in the morning!
In The Bathroom
Okay, this section might be slightly TMI, but there is one thing that is a huge essential in our bathrooms for the kids – flushable wet wipes. With one potty trained and one on the way, flushable wet wipes just make everything easier. Trust me – buy the wipes! It makes potty time so much easier with toddlers!
In The Bedroom
I mentioned above that we had a rhythm before kids. Kevin and I had a very efficient strategy that worked well. Well, that strategy has been altered significantly based upon what we can do with the hours we have in a day. For me, my “bedroom” essential is a cleaning strategy. I have certain things I do that we both enjoy like making the bed or keeping the floor swept. These are little things that make a difference in how we feel. Find a cleaning strategy that is filled with what is important to your family! Maybe your husband likes the bed made or enjoys clean mirrors. Or, he might tend to enjoy a clean floor. Find what is important to the both of you!
I hope these household mom essentials help you fine tune what works for your family! Every family is different, however, some things are similar. Our love for Cascade Pure Essentials runs deep and you need tried and true products you trust in your house. Find out if Cascade Pure Essentials is for you too with the Cartwheel $1 off offer in the Target AppTarget App here from now until March 30th!