How I Learned to Like Housework

I don’t really like to clean very much. I love a clean house, I just don’t care for the process. Cleaning requires so much, well, scrubbing, and work. . . ugh! And, in a household of eight people, most of my cleaning tasks either go unnoticed, or the results just don’t last as long as I would like.

However, a clean house IS a gift that I can give my family. AND, likewise, a clean house is a gift that my family can give me and each other.

I grew up in a house with a working mom (like me!). I learned to dread Saturdays. Saturdays became house cleaning days. It was NO fun. We pretty much had to scrub the place from top to bottom, leaving no cobweb ignored.

I vowed to not be that mom. (Sorry, Mom!)

And, even though we do sometimes still have Saturday cleaning binges, I try to take a more bit by bit approach.

After dinner each night, I try to tackle one task. If it is bath night for the girls, I am likely to clean the bathroom while they happily splash in the tub. (Plus, the floor usually gets pretty damp, so I can do a quick floor wipe.

Some nights I dust and polish our wooden furniture (the girls LOVE getting in on this!). I try to vacuum the living room carpet nearly every evening. If it happens to be a night when I have to do the dishes (the boys usually rotate through this), I will also deep clean part of the kitchen. . .usually whichever part bugs me the most.

I still don’t love housework. . .but I do enjoy it more.

I also found that just the right products, can make the job a lot more enjoyable. . .sort of a spoonful of sugar.

I like products that work well, smell good, and, especially since my little ones help me, are safe and have minimal toxic ingredients.

I fell in love with Mrs. Meyers and Method brand cleaners a few years ago. I got into the habit of buying them at my local big box stores, but they tended to be expensive and the stores did not always carry all of the products or scents that I preferred.

Then I discovered ePantry!

ePantry is known for carrying all-natural cleaning and personal care products

I learned about ePantry when I read about it on another blog. I fell in love with the prices, and with the fact that they carried ALL of the products that I loved!

ePantry is so easy to use:

Simply sign up, answer a couple questions, and ePantry delivers right to your door.

You have the opportunity toHow I Learned to Like Housework 1  plan out a delivery schedule months in advance (set it and forget it, whee!), or you can customize an order when you need one.

ePantry has given me an exclusive offer to YOU my readers! A FREE (that is my favorite price point!) Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap and $10 off of your first order!

I am so happy to offer this to all of you, since Mrs. Meyer’s is amazing! I keep a bottle of Mrs. Meyers hand soap by my kitchen sink. (I stock up on the limited edition cranberry scent during this time of year. . .it is my favorite!) Mrs. Meyers hand soap is formulated with aloe vera and olive oil as well as essential oils to get my hands clean without icky anti bacterial additives or parabens. I spend a lot of time cooking in my kitchen, so I like to have a hand soap that works well!

Mrs. Meyers Cranberry Liquid Hand soap


How ePantry works

  • This special offer is available for a limited time only, so sign up with this link.
  • Next, answer a few easy questions about your home, cleaning schedule, and favorite products. ePantry uses your answers to get a feel for what you like & to suggest products for future shipments.
  • Customize your basket! This is definitely the most fun part.
  • Including the hand soap and $10 off, your total must come to at least $20. The minimum is for first-time orders only.
  • Once you have filled your basket, click Finish & Pay. Your free hand soap and $10 credit will already be included.


Example basket: I have put together an example basket to demonstrate the amazing value of this offer! Of course, I highly recommend taking a look through ePantry’s full lineup. They have a lot to choose from and they are adding more all the time!



With a $10 credit, the total for this basket comes to $24.24, a $56+ value!

ePantry is not your usual subscription service. Other than the first order, there are no minimum orders. ePantry will suggest items that they think you will enjoy, but you only order what you want when you want it!

Refer friends and family, get $10 off!

  • If you refer friends and family to ePantry, each person you refer will get $10 in credit for their first order! And, more good news! You will also receive $10 in credit for each person who checks out. It’s a win-win!


To top it all off, ePantry has wonderful customer service! Every question I have ever had has been answered by a real person within a few hours!  This is a family owned and operated company, and they treat you like family as well!They even offer an extra $2 off if you answer the question in the chat box. So go on ahead and check it out!



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Written by Dakotapam
I'm a Lutheran pastor's wife and mom to six kids, including young adult sons down to 8-year old twin daughters. My life is sometimes normal, and sometimes crazy; but through it all, I know that I am blessed! Some people say that I have my hands full, I prefer to call it living life with both hands full, and I love it!