Back to School Goals for Mom

This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Happy Wednesday! The countdown for school is really on in my house as we just have one week! There is a mix of emotion at our house. The kids are excited to see their friends and meet their new teachers. I am excited to get back to a little routine and even have a few hours to myself at home. But, we are all sad that our fun summer is coming to an end. This year my youngest starts Kindergarten and while it is only a half day program, it will still be a change for him and me! This will be the first time in nine years that I will be all on my own for more than just a couple hours a week! I already have some big plans for filling my time (and keep my  mind off this transition!). Today, I am going to share a few goals I have for the fall.

Great Toy Purge

First and foremost, the moment the kids leave the house I am going to start tackling our toy situation! Over the summer I let our toy clutter go because the kids actually played with their toys! Now that summer is over, I want to go through all of our toys and purge as much as I can.

With the house to myself, I can mindfully go through the toy collection and decide what to pack up and save and what can be donated. My kids are getting to the point where toys will soon be a thing of the past. My daughter is long past the Barbie and My Little Pony stage, but I do want to hang on to these toys to pass on to her when she gets older. So, I am going to box up all of the toys that we want to keep and then store in the attic.

Fall Deep Clean

Just like in the spring, I like to do a fall deep cleaning! I find that it is even more important to have a fall deep clean because our family has played hard in our house all summer. We have tracked in SO MUCH sand and dirt! Seriously, do you find sand in random spots in the house long after summer?!

I will be using my favorite cleaning tools to get my house back into pre summer shape! One of my favorites is my Wonder Mop by the Libman Company. I’ve been using this mop for years and it always gets the job done! Libman products have been around for over 120 years…chances are you have a Libman product in your house too!

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I love how easy it is to use this mop–no tricky steps or fancy attachments!

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Each Wonder® Mop has microfiber GRIPSTRIPS™ that lift up to 20% more dirt leaving your floors cleaner. With the power wringer you will be able to remove more water from the microfiber mop head allowing your floors to dry faster. Once you are done mopping, you can throw the mop head right in the washer!

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Cleaning is always a little more fun when you have the right tools to do the job!

My Fall Cleaning Checklist:

  • Wipe down baseboards and walls
  • Mop all floors
  • Vacuum under and behind all furniture
  • Wash/Vacuum all rugs
  • Wash all windows and window blinds

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Get Back to Dinner Themes

Fall is a time to get back to family routines! If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love weekly dinner themes! We didn’t follow our dinner themes over the summer. We tended to grill out or keep meals very simple. I am looking forward to getting back to our schedule. Fall is my favorite time for crockpot meals too. I love the routine and comforts that fall brings!!

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Establish a Workout Routine

Besides projects around the house, I am hoping to get some time for self care. Over the summer, I did not have much time for organized workouts unless you count pool time and bike rides with the kids! I am so excited to get back to some of my workout classes. Bonus–I get to spend time with my friends and catch up! I always feel like a better (happier) mom when I have a chance to work out!

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This is my game plan for the fall! I have a lot on my  to-do list and I am hopeful that I can tackle most of these! My Kindergartner is only gone for three hours a day so I will really need to be diligent about scheduling my alone time!

What are your plans for the fall? Do you do a fall deep clean?

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4 Comments

  1. August 16, 2018 / 9:39 am

    I love that mop, it’s the one we use too!

  2. August 16, 2018 / 9:39 am

    I love that mop, that’s the one we use too!

  3. September 8, 2018 / 4:03 am

    I used to get so excited about back to school and the opportunities for more of the things that I want. Really appreciate the way that you bring it up.

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