Mornings are always a little rushed with two kids to get ready for school each day, and when the holiday season arrives, the morning is even busier. In addition to packing lunches, making breakfast, quizzing my oldest on his spelling words and checking the boys’ agendas, there are holiday forms to fill out, craft materials to send to school and last-minute plans to make for various activities.
It goes without saying that the cleaner my house is each morning, the easier that busy routine feels. But living in a rural community, I don’t have the option of putting garbage out each night. Garbage is only picked up once a week and even the night before garbage day trash has to stay inside because stray animals tend to rip it apart if it’s put outdoors. And that means that some mornings, even when the house is tidy, the garbage doesn’t smell so fresh!