“Moooom! I need some toilet paper!”
“Babe, where do we keep the paper towels?”
Fortunately, your week can flow without these interruptions by creating a simple weekly routine that starts with the Sunday reset.
The Weekly Routine that Can Simplify Your Life
The Sunday Reset
Sundays are for rest and replenishing at the Hines house. As the clock ticks toward evening, we enter “work week” mode; Matt empties all the trash cans and sets out the garbage cans, and I go about replenishing our home, making sure it is ready for the week. My routine goes something like this.
Starting in the corner of the bathroom, working clockwise, I take inventory of what needs refilling. Then, I gather the necessary supplies from the hall closet to restock and refill.
I also fill my medicine organizer for the week.
In the kitchen, Matt empties the trash and sets out the cans for trash pick up while I make sure we’re fully stocked on napkins, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap, etc.
Simplify this household routine by keeping a supply stock on hand. Your supply list will look different from mine, but I want to share mine just to jog your memory as your make your own list. You’ll also discover ways to shorten the list with multipurpose products.
Weekly Product Supply List
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- toilet paper
- Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salts – I prefer baths over showers, and I getting love the added benefits of epsom salts.
- Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap for hands and face
- pill organizer (pharmacy area of drugstores, grocery stores, Target and Walmart)
- Bon Ami for scrubbing the tub, shower and toilet
- conditioner – I also use conditioner as shaving cream
- body lotion
- plastic bags to line the trash can
- Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap in 32 oz. – for dish soap and hand soap
- tall kitchen trash bags
- paper towels
- scrubbing sponges
- Seventh Generation Auto Dish Packs
- Bon Ami for scrubbing pots and pans and the sink
- Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap in Lavender for detergent
- dryer balls
- lavender essential oil to add to wool dryer balls
- lemon essential oil to whiten whites
- hydrogen Peroxide to whiten whites
- baking soda to whiten whites and soften the water
- vinegar for fabric softener
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Organize Your Supplies
I stock cleaning supplies and household products in the linen closet located in the hallway. The bottom two baskets hold bathroom toiletries and soaps.
Under the Kitchen Sink
I use the lower, end cabinet next to the sink for storing paper towels, napkins, kitchen soaps, vinegar and distilled water.
This weekly routine takes 15 to 20 minutes and is so worth the short time investment to create an easy rhythm for your household.
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