Looking for the perfect cleaning resource? Check out my book, The Organically Clean Home!

Free Printable : House for Sale Cleaning Checklists

House for Sale Cleaning Checklists - free printable - via Clean Mama

You’re moving.  Now what?  Not sure where to start to get your house ready to go up for sale?  I’ve got a great two part checklist for you today – one side gets you ready to list your house and the other is a simple checklist to follow when you have showings.  Moving can be stressful and sad and happy and exciting.  This simple checklist takes some of the work out of what to do and when to do it.  Print out a couple and get your house ready to SELL!

Grab the FREE checklist in my shop if you’d prefer in googledocs, here.

House for Sale Cleaning Checklists via Clean Mama

Not moving but need a Speed Clean Checklist?  Check out this one!

Free Printable - How to Speed Clean Your House in Less Than 30 Minutes via Clean Mama

If you like these FREE printables, you’ll love my shop!  These printables match the EVERYDAY LINE.

Everyday Complete Kit small - Clean Mama Printables


Laundry Day vs. Laundry Every Day – Two Methods that Really Work

Laundry Day vs. Laundry Every Day - Two Methods that Really Work via Clean Mama

Laundry is always a hot topic – either you think you have the perfect method or you are desperately looking for a better or more efficient way to tackle the mountains of clothes that need to be washed, folded, and put away.  I am always looking for the simplest and most efficient ways to tackle homekeeping and while I have a great method for doing laundry in our home, I thought I’d break down two methods that really work.  Try one or try them both – the goal is to get away from baskets of laundry in-process.

First things first….

  • Love your laundry care items.  If you are unhappy with the performance of your detergent, softener, and/or stain remover, find something that you love and enjoy using.
  • Tidy up your laundry room/area.  Eliminate anything that you don’t need, doesn’t work, etc. and clean this hard-working space.
  • Have enough, but not too many laundry baskets.  My recommendation is one per person, one for cleaning rags, one for bath towels.  The more baskets you have, the more unfolded laundry you’ll accumulate.
  • Figuring out ways to make laundry simpler is key – what will make the laundry process a little easier in your home?  A couple things I do to make things easier?  White towels throughout the house.  They’re easier to launder – I wash them on hot and with chlorine-free bleach or oxygenated bleach and NO fabric softener.   Purchase the same type and color of kids’ socks and put them in a basket in a dresser drawer, un-matched and un-folded.
  • Involve the family!  Even little ones can help with laundry.  Teach your kids how to fold and put away their clothes and with consistency and practice, they’ll learn how to manage their laundry on their own.  It’s a win-win!

Method #1 | Laundry Day

If you’d rather have all your laundry done and every laundry basket emptied out on the same day, this is the method for you.  If you get home from work at 6pm and don’t want to do anything house-related, you are probably better off doing laundry on your day off or on the weekends.  If we’ve had a particularly crazy week or if we’ve been out of town, sick, or just haven’t gotten to the laundry in a couple days, this is how I quickly work through the baskets.  Here’s the most efficient way to tackle LAUNDRY DAY:

  • Gather all the laundry in the house and put the baskets or hampers within reach of the laundry room.  Line them up in order of what’s going in the washing machine first to last.  My recommendation is to start with adult clothes – do one load of whites and one load of darks per adult.  You could also combine these clothes into two loads instead of 4.  Next in line is the kids’ laundry (one basket per child – no sorting, all of it goes in the same load on COLD).  After all the clothing has been washed, it’s time for sheets, towels, and finally cleaning rags.
  • While each loading is washing and drying, fold, hang, and put away each and every load as soon as it comes out of the dryer.  Depending on wash and drying time, this will most likely go on all day long, but it just takes minutes to fold and put away the clothing in between each load.
  • Once the laundry is done, run a cleaning cycle on the washing machine and leave the door open and walk away from the laundry room until next week.

Clean Mama Laundry Room - Clean Mama

Method #2 | Laundry Every Day

My preferred method is a do a load or two of laundry every single day.   If you are easily overwhelmed by laundry (like me!) embracing a load of laundry every day is really the way to go.  I would rather spend 10 minutes or so folding and putting away a single load every day vs. trying to do the laundry all on one day.  Again, this is my preference and here’s the most efficient way to tackle laundry EVERY DAY:

  • The key to making this process really work is to take one load of laundry from dirty to folded and put away every day.  You might think that you’re too busy to try this method but I think this method could surprise you.  Am I saying that this is the only way to do laundry?  No, but if you struggle with finding time to do all the laundry and can’t seem to get the laundry from the dryer to put away, you might want surprisingly easy way to simplify the task.
  • Start by figuring out a simple laundry schedule of what gets washed on each day of the week.  I have a flexible laundry schedule because I know that the minute I try to make something permanent it’ll get changed.  Here’s my flexible laundry schedule: M-W (kids’ clothes – each child on a day or if there’s smaller loads, I throw it all together and turn it into one load.)  Thursday-Friday I wash adult clothing – separated by whites and colors.  Saturday is sheets and towels day and I usually will launder cleaning rags at the end of laundry on Saturday and then run the washing machine’s cleaning cycle.
  • Short on time?  Put a load of clothes in at night and set your machine (if you have the option) to run at 4 or 5 am.  Put those clothes in the dryer right away when you get up and fold before you leave in the morning or in the evening before bed.

Looking for more laundry and cleaning routine posts?  I have some great posts in the archives, here are a few you might enjoy…

Six Things I Do Every Day to Keep the House Clean via Clean Mama

6 Things I Do Every Day to Keep the House Clean

Clean Mama's Cleaning Routine - everyday a little something

All about the Clean Mama Cleaning Routine

How to Naturally Clean Any Washing Machine via Clean Mama

How to naturally clean your washing machine

DIY homemade laundry detergent - Clean Mama

My recipe for Homemade Laundry Detergent


How to Get Ready for Spring Cleaning

If you’re ready to get your house cleaned up after the long winter, but don’t know where or how to start, keep reading!  I have a brand new kit that’s in the Spring Cleaning Bundle (this bundle has ended, but you can purchase the kit mid-March) – perfect for stepping up your cleaning game this spring.  And if you think I’m crazy for suggesting spring cleaning in February, it’s almost March and I say, as long as you’re cooped up in the house, you might as well get some of that spring cleaning accomplished!

The perfect companion to your spring cleaning is a plan.  Clean Mama’s Spring Cleaning Kit is complete with cleaning recipes, checklists, and a guide to help you along the way.  Here’s how I put mine together.  It’s just what I need to get ready to spring clean.

Full Kit - Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning KitStart by printing out the kit.

Spring Cleaning Kit in a Binder - Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning KitPlace any pages in your homekeeping notebook or binder that you’d like to reference.

Trim and Laminate - Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning KitTrim pages that you’d like smaller (I laminated them for extra durability).

Mini Checklists to Make Spring Cleaning Simple - Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning KitMake mini-books for referencing recipes and checklists.  This kit makes it super easy to get your checklists ready.  You can print and slip the checklists into a binder or trim them and make adorable checklists for your cleaning.

Cleaning Recipe Cards and Mini Checklists - Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning KitGather your cleaning supplies and tools.  Put your tools together in a caddy so you have everything at the ready for your spring cleaning.

Kids Cleaning Checklists - Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning KitHave kids?  Get them involved by making a mini-cleaning caddy.  Add dusting tools, microfiber cloths, a spray bottle with a non-toxic cleaner or even just plain water, and a checklist.

Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning Kit


• Spring Cleaning Kit COVER (with cleaning icons)
• GUIDE/INSTRUCTIONS – guide to fitting spring cleaning into an already busy schedule
• ONE MONTH OF SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST – want to tackle a little bit every day?  This full page checklist is perfect and includes my proven process for getting the cleaning done in minutes/day over the course of a month.
• MINI CLEANING CHECKLISTS (3 pages/ 9 checklists) – Supplies, Ingredients, Simple Checklist, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Living Areas, Utility, and a Blank Checklist.  Perfect for spring cleaning (or anytime!)  Print and trim (print on cardstock and laminate for extra durability) or keep as a full page.
• ESSENTIAL CLEANING RECIPES – My 5 favorite DIY formulas for spring cleaning – your house will smell lemon-y fresh!
• MINI CLEANING RECIPE BOOK (2 Pages) – trim and assemble your own mini recipe book to keep on your cleaning caddy, print on cardstock and laminate for durability (as shown in images)
• KIDS CLEANING CHECKLISTS (1 page/ 3 checklists) – want to get the kids involved?  Print out the kids cleaning checklists and make a mini spring cleaning bucket and they’ll be cleaning right along with you!


Clean Mama’s Spring Cleaning Kit is not available in my shop until mid-March.


Giveaway: Date Nights for a Whole Year!

Are you ready for this?? 

How would you like to go on a dinner date

EVERY month for the REST of the year on us?!

vertical-550x1467We know that date nights out can sometimes get expensive so we have partnered up with 7 of our VERY favorite Pinterest pals and decided that we would make date night on us for the rest of the year!! Each blogger is giving away a gift card to one of their favorite restaurants.

10 Restaurant Giftcards are up for grabs!


Yep! You better believe it- one of YOU will be the lucky winner of 10 – $75 DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATES TO 10 DIFFERENT DELICIOUS RESTAURANTS!!

The oh-so-lucky winner will snatch up gift cards from all of these restaurants:

$75 Chili’s Giftcard {from Freebies2Deals}Freebies2deals is all about saving your heard earned cash by finding and telling you about the best deals out there!
$75 Olive Garden Giftcard {from Clean Mama}- If you want to learn how to keeps your home clean and organized in only 15 minutes a day you need to be sure to check out Clean Mama!
$75 Chick-Fil-A Giftcard / $75 Buffalo Wild Wings Giftcard /$75 Panda Express Giftcard {from The Dating Divas}- Each Monday, the Divas offer a fabulous date idea already completely planned out for your upcoming weekend.
$75 Texas Roadhouse Giftcard {from The 36th Avenue}- The 36th Avenue is your destination for DIY projects, free printables, adorable handmade gifts, delicious recipes, and more!
$75 Applebee’s Giftcard {from Kara’s Party Ideas}- Kara’s Party Ideas holds millions of party ideas you can search, party recipes, a party supply shop, a fab party book, & more!
$75 Chipotle Giftcard {from Dollar Store Crafts}- Dollar Store Crafts is a daily crafting blog with an emphasis on projects that are cheap, chic, and easy to do!
$75 Outback Steak House Giftcard {from One Good Thing by Jillee}- Sorting through the beautiful clutter of life to find that “One Good Thing” each day and sharing it with you!
$75 Panera Bread Giftcard {from Super Healthy Kids}- Super Healthy Kids is all about making fruits and vegetables simple, fun, and delicious with healthy recipes, meal plans, and shopping lists.

That is a grand total of…

$750 dollars worth of gift cards!!

Square3-700x700Are you excited about this yet because I am doing a happy dance for you!! $750 dollars worth of date night gift cards from all of the top Pinterest peeps and YOU could be the lucky winner!! Yahoo!! No more excuses that date night is too expensive this year because you have just hit the jackpot!

Wanna throw your name in the hat?


Here’s how! Just click on each name below to be sent to their Pinterest Page, follow them, and once you are done, put your info into the widget below and you are officially entered! Then once the giveaway is over, make sure you are checking your email. If you win, you’ll need to reply back to us within 24 hours.

Follow EACH site below on Pinterest and then enter your info into the widget to be officially entered!

What are you WAITING for?

These ladies will beautify your Pinterest feed with millions of over-the-top amazing crafts, tutorials, recipes and more!

Dinner Date Giftcard Giveaway!

{Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. It ends on March 3rd. We will individually email the winner as soon as the giveaway is over. The winner will need to respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. Once we hear back, the winner will be posted in this post.}

Good Luck!


FREE Cleaning Calendar for March 2015

It’s almost March and that means that it’s time for March’s FREE cleaning calendar!  If you’re feeling like you need some help with your cleaning and homekeeping and don’t know where to start, you’re going to love my cleaning routine and calendar.  I keep daily homekeeping tasks to 15-30 minutes a day and this simple plan is how I do it!  This is a solution for busy households – give it a go, I think you’ll be surprised how a little bit every day can make a huge difference in your home.

Fresh Start Clean+Organized 2015

If you’ve been following Clean Mama for even a week, I hope you know that everyday is a chance to start over and so is every week, month, etc.  I hope that you find that my cleaning routine is SIMPLE, EASY TO IMPLEMENT, and full of GRACE.

Read on, grab the FREE calendar for March and get ready to see how doing a little bit everyday really is the secret to a clean house.

 Cleaning Routine Infographic - Clean Mama

Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for March and give it a go. Follow along for motivational posts and tips to keep up with the daily and weekly tasks.  I also post daily reminders on Instagram and Facebook!

FREE Printable Cleaning Calendar for March 2015 via Clean Mama

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for March 2015!  If you’d prefer to download from Googledocs, go here.

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If you like this FREE printable you’ll love my HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY and the organizing printables in my shop!


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Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle

THIS BUNDLE HAS ENDED.  Today is an exciting day!  We’re kicking off spring cleaning with an amazing bundle sale!  I am so excited to introduce you to this amazing sale AND to introduce my brand new Spring Cleaning Kit that’s included!  Read on for all the details and to purchase – act fast, this sale is over on 2/28/15!

Spring is arriving & it’s time to open up the curtains and freshen up our homes. With the help of a brand new wildly popular printable bundle, you’ll be able to accomplish all of these spring cleaning tasks right along with us! Clean Mama & A Bowl Full of Lemons have partnered again with several creative & fabulous bloggers, to bring you everything you need to spring clean this year. From tons of cleaning recipes, checklists and outdoor cleaning tasks, to chore charts, closet purging & natural cleaning guides, you’ll be all set and ready to conquer those dust bunnies and overflowing closets. It’s all included in this one of a kind cleaning bundle. From February 20th to the 28th, you will have a chance to purchase this exclusive bundle. You don’t want to miss out on this 85% off sale. For only $20, it’s definitely a good thing.

 Spring Cleaning Bundle



What’s included in our Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle?

You will receive 9 printable pdf kits (169 pages) including a 9 session video series in this unique bundle sale – all for only $20. The digital files can be printed out & used to get your home in tip top shape for spring time (or anytime of the year).

  • A Bowl Full of Lemons – 2015 Spring Cleaning Kit
  • Clean Mama – Spring Cleaning Kit
  • iHeart Organizing – Donation Printable Kit
  • Clean & Scentsible – Outdoor Cleaning Kit
  • Organizing Homelife – Chore Charts for Parents & Kids
  • Country Chic Cottage – A Guide to Natural Cleaning
  • i Dream of Clean – The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Your Closet (9 Session Video Series)
  • Simplify 101 – How to Organize your Closet
  • A Slob Comes Clean – 28 Days to Hope for your Home (E-Book)


2015 Spring Cleaning Bundle



How much does the bundle cost?

The 2015 Spring Cleaning Printable Bundle is only $20. That’s an amazing 85% off the retail cost of the kits!

How long is the bundle for sale?

The bundle will be available from 8am EST on 2/20/14 through 11:00 pm EST on 2/28/14. There are no exceptions.

Details about each kit:

Listed below are the pictures, details, and links to the 9 exclusive kits within the Spring Cleaning Bundle Bundle. If you have any specific questions about a kit, please email the blog associated with the kit. For general Bundle questions, you can contact us at springcleaningbundle at gmail.com. Please look at the FAQ page before emailing with questions. All kits are pdf files and will be sent to you in a zip file, once payment has been made (instant download). All files are 8.5 x 11 inches unless stated in the description.




Spring Cleaning Printable Kit via A Bowl Full of Lemons Spring Cleaning Printable Kit via A Bowl Full of Lemons



A $10 Value

The Spring Cleaning Kit includes an organized set of checklists that take you room to room, so you can complete your spring cleaning one check at a time. You can also print out the cleaning caddy recipe cards & make your own cleaners, to save money!

A Bowl Full of Lemons Spring Cleaning Kit includes:

  • Cover Page
  • 8 Cleaning Recipe Cards (Front & Back) 2 pages
  • Family Chores Checklist (Blank)
  • Cleaning Caddy Checklist
  • Detailed Bathroom Checklist
  • Detailed Kitchen Checklist
  • Detailed Living Room Checklist
  • Detailed Bedroom Checklist
  • Weekly Cleaning Checklist (Blank)

Blog: www.abowlfulloflemons.net

Shop: http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/printables-shop



Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning Kit

Cleaning Recipe Cards and Mini Checklists



A $10 Value

Clean Mama’s Spring Cleaning Kit is the perfect solution for your spring cleaning, but you’ll probably want to use it year-round! This printable kit includes pages for your homekeeping binder or notebook and functional mini cleaning checklists sure get your home tidied up in a hurry. You’ll also find 5 essential cleaning recipes that you can print and trim to create a mini recipe book or use the full page version. A simple kids’ checklist page (with 3 mini checklists) is perfect to get the little ones involved too! The colors are Clean Mama aqua and black to coordinate seamlessly with a variety of planners, binders, and decor. You’ll love the simple and straight forward format and chic cleaning icons! Simply print off the pages and get ready to tackle a little bit every day and move forward to a clean and organized home. Spring Cleaning shouldn’t be difficult….use this essential kit to make it simplify your routine.

Clean Mama’s Spring Cleaning Kit includes:

  • SPRING CLEANING KIT COVER (with cleaning icons).
  • GUIDE/INSTRUCTIONS – guide to fitting spring cleaning into an already busy schedule.
  • ONE MONTH OF SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST – want to tackle a little bit every day? This full page checklist is perfect and includes my proven process for getting the cleaning done in minutes/day over the course of a month.
  • MINI CLEANING CHECKLISTS (3 pages/ 9 checklists) – Supplies, Ingredients, Simple Checklist, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Living Areas, Utility, and a Blank Checklist. Perfect for spring cleaning (or anytime!) Print and trim (print on cardstock and laminate for extra durability) or keep as a full page.
  • ESSENTIAL CLEANING RECIPES – My 5 favorite DIY formulas for spring cleaning – your house will smell lemon-y fresh!
  • MINI CLEANING RECIPE BOOK (2 Pages) – trim and assemble your own mini recipe book to keep on your cleaning caddy, print on cardstock and laminate for durability (as shown in images)
  • KIDS CLEANING CHECKLISTS (1 page/ 3 checklists) – want to get the kids involved? Print out the kids cleaning checklists and make a mini spring cleaning bucket and they’ll be cleaning right along with you!

Blog: http://www.cleanmama.net/

Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleanMamaPrintables




I Heart Organizing I Heart Organizing



A $10 Value

Decision making can be challenging during the sorting and purging process of any organization project. This kit will provide you with tools to ease the pain and help you sort quickly, and the colors may even keep a smile on your face while you work! The kit provides a a room-by-room checklist, sorting labels, donation tracker, donation resources and references along with a checklist of questions to ask yourself throughout the process. With these printables, you will be well on your way to a clutter free home!

The I Heart Organizing Donation Kit includes:

  • Room by Room Declutter Guide
  • Donation Guide (3 pages)
  • Donation Tracker
  • Cut the Clutter Questions
  • 4 Sorting Signs

Blog: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/

Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/IHeartOrganizing




Clean and Scentsible clean & scentsible



A $10 Value

The Outdoor Cleaning Kit has everything you need to get the outside of your home looking just as good as the inside! It comes with six colorful PDF printables including checklists to keep you on track and easy to follow DIY outdoor cleaning recipes. Up your curb appeal this season and transform your outdoor spaces into a beautiful retreat!
The Outdoor Cleaning Kit Includes:
  • 2 outdoor spring cleaning checklists
  • 1 outdoor spring maintenance checklist
  • 6 DIY outdoor cleaning recipe cards

Blog – http://www.cleanandscentsible.com




Printable Chore Charts via Organizing Homelife
Girl Chore Chart



A $15 Value

Organize your entire family with this chore chart kit. Designed for children, teens, and adults, you have several options to suit your needs. Parent/adult/teen charts have four columns for each day of the week. Organize chores, meals, calls, things to buy, school, sports, and much more. Print out a new schedule each week or laminate and use repeatedly. Use a wet erase marker and wipe clean each week. The kids’ chore charts include matching sheets of “sticker” designs. Print out on sticker paper and use a 1” circle punch to make your own stickers. Or, laminate the whole page, punch out the designs with your 1” circle punch and use sticky tack to use again and again. Alternatively, the charts can be laminated and checked daily with a wet erase marker.

The Organizing Homelife Chore Chart Kit Includes:

  • A weekly chore chart for moms/adults – 1 in black and white and 1 in color
  • A weekly “construction” theme chore chart for boys
  • Boys page of stickers
  • A weekly “butterfly” theme chore chart for girls
  • Girls page of stickers

Blog: http://www.organizinghomelife.com

Shop: http://www.organizinghomelife.com/printables-shop



Country Chic Cottage Your complete guide to natural cleaning picture


A $1.99 Value

Get all of The Country Chic Cottages natural cleaning ideas in one BIG printable book. Print this complete guide to natural cleaning and keep it as a handy reference around your home.
The Natural Cleaning Guide Includes:
  • 225 ideas for using vinegar, cream of tartar, lemons, hydrogen peroxide, steam, baking soda, corn starch, salt, and rubbing alcohol to clean.





I Dream of Clean



A $39.99 Value

SIMPLIFY YOUR CLOSET is a 9 session video course (90 minutes) designed to help you PLAN your ideal wardrobe, STREAMLINE your current closet, and CREATE outfits that fit you and your lifestyle. Instructions for accessing the video course will be given in the PDF file included in the bundle. This file includes a direct link to sign up for the online course, which must take place by March 15th.

Blog: http://www.idreamofclean.net

Shop: http://idreamofclean.net/simplify-your-wardrobe



Simplify 101

Simplify 101



A $19 Value

At simplify 101 we believe life is more fulfilling (and fun!) when youíre organized in a way that’s just right for you. We offer online classes that make getting organized easy and affordable. They’re designed to help you create customized organizing systems that cut clutter and reduce stress, giving you more time for what matters most to you.

The How to Organize Your Closet printable pack includes:

  • Everything you need to transform your closet from chaotic and cluttered to functional and fabulous.
  • Includes all written lesson materials, questionnaires, organizing checklists & planning forms delivered as colorful, printable, & editable pdfs.
  • 69 pages in total / 2 lessons of easy-to-implement content from simplify 101’s class “Organize Your Closet.”

Disclaimer: The printable bundle does not include online class features such as MP3 audio files, access to the simplify 101 community forum, access to online class videos, or access to class materials on the simplify 101 website.

Blog: http://www.simplify101.com/organizing-blog/

Shop: http://www.simplify101.com/shop/online-classes/how-to-organize-your-closet/







A $5.00 Value

28 Days to Hope for Your Home, an e-book by Dana K White (“Nony” of A Slob Comes Clean) guides even the most overwhelmed homemaker through the development of four basic habits that will get (and keep) any home under control.

28 Days to Hope for Your Home includes:

  • 28 days of specific instructions to help you develop four basic (but essential) home management habits.
  • Insights into why these concepts seem foreign to you.
  • Practical tips to keep you from giving up.
  • Bonus sections with realistic strategies for laundry management, meal prep, and decluttering.
  • More than 45 pages of all new, exclusive content!

Blog: http://www.aslobcomesclean.com

Shop: http://www.aslobcomesclean.com/28-days-to-hope-for-your-home/



Important Details:

  • If you have any questions or issues with your Spring Cleaning Bundle, please visit the FAQ page. Look over the questions and answers on the page BEFORE emailing. If you have not found your answer on the FAQ page, please email springcleaningbundle at gmail dot com. To ensure that your question is answered in a timely manner, please take care to email at the “Spring Cleaning Bundle” address (not our personal blog email address). Please note that due to high email volume, we will do our best to respond within 24 hours – thank you for your patience! When emailing, please include a copy of your Paypal receipt and highlight your issue in the “subject” line.
  • The Spring Cleaning Bundle is an exclusive sale & only available from 8 a.m. EST on February 20th to 11:00 p.m. EST on February 28th, 2015. There are no exceptions.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE BUNDLE WITH ANYONE ELSE. It is intended solely for the person who purchased the bundle. Please be respectful of the authors’ copyrights.
  • After purchasing, you will automatically receive an email (to the email address you provide) containing the download link. Please check your spam or promotions folder, if you cannot find the email.
  • Please download and back up your Spring Cleaning Bundle AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE IT. You only have 5 download attempts to access your files. The download link expires on 3/15/15. After that date, we will not be able to provide new links to download. Please remember to back up your files. We are unable to send you copies of the printable bundle that have been deleted or lost. We will not respond to those emails.
  • Due to the digital nature of this sale, there will be no refunds & no exceptions.
  • If you have any questions or issues with a specific printable included in this bundle, please contact that author directly.
  • The bundle is provided as a zip file. Please read the download directions on the FAQ page, if you are unsure of how to download a zip file, BEFORE attempting.


Disclosure: This is an affiliate post. If you purchase a bundle from my link, I will receive a percentage of the sales. Thank you for your support!


Spring Cleaning Bundle FAQs

FAQ PageTHE BUNDLE SALE HAS ENDED.  Are you experiencing troubles or do you have questions about The Spring Cleaning Bundle?  Take a look through these frequently asked questions. Please look over the questions and answers on this page BEFORE emailing. If you have not found your answer on this page, please email us at springcleaningbundle@gmail.com. To ensure that your question is answered in a timely manner, please take care to email at the bundle address (not our personal email address).  Please note that due to high email volume we will do our best to respond in 24 hours – thank you for your patience!

I paid for my bundle but haven’t received it. What do I do?

  • Check your spam folder and double check your receipt to see what email address you used.
  • You will receive 2 emails from ejunkie – one is a thank you email with a link to this FAQ page and the other is the email that directs you to your download screen.
  • If you have not received your bundle and you have a paypal receipt that says PAID please forward your email to springcleaningbundle@gmail.com and we will respond within 24 hours. Thank you!

Important Details:

  • The Spring Cleaning Bundle is only available from 8 a.m. EST on February 20th to 11:59 p.m. EST on February 28th, 2015.  There are no exceptions.
  • PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE BUNDLE WITH ANYONE ELSE – it is intended solely for the person who purchased the bundle. Please be respectful of the authors’ copyrights.
  • After purchasing, you will automatically receive an email (to the email address you provide) containing the download link. Please check your spam folder if you cannot find the email.
  • Please download and back up your Spring Cleaning Bundle purchase. You have 5 download attempts to access your files. The download link expires on 3/15/15.  After that date, we will not be able to provide new links to download. Please remember to back up your files. We are unable to send you copies of the printable bundle that have been deleted or lost.  PLEASE take responsibility for your purchase and back up your files!
  • Due to the digital nature of this sale, there will be no refunds.
  • If you have any questions or issues with any of the printables included in this bundle, please contact that author directly.

You will receive your Spring Cleaning Bundle as a ZIP file. Not sure how to open a ZIP file?

You need to open and save the zip file in order to see the nine amazing printable tools.

  • PC – right click on the folder and select open – you should see the digital items in an open folder. Save to your computer or cloud storage and enjoy!
  • MAC – save the zip to your desktop or downloads folder. Double click on the zip file and it should automatically extract the files. If it doesn’t automatically extract/open, open with your zip application or converter.
  • iPad – download WinZip from the app store (free) and then open in iBooks or Kindle App or alternatively you can open the zip on a computer and attach and email the pdfs to yourself and open and read using your favorite app on your device. Here’s a great tutorial on how to get pdfs on your iPad or Kindle!
If you still don’t understand how to do this, please use your favorite search engine and look up “how to download a zip file” on your specific platform before emailing us.

Some Printable Tips:

  • Did you know that if you have a tablet, like an iPad you can use printables paperless with an app like Notability that lets you digitally write on your pdfs? If you have a Kindle you can use Note Everything for a similar result.
  • Most of the printables in this kit are formatted for 8.5×11 and aren’t designed to be reduced unless you have a printer that can accommodate – here are two posts that give a little more explanation.   RESIZING    2+ TO A PAGE 
  • You need Adobe Reader to access the printables. Make sure that you have the most updated version – FREE – here:
  • If the printables look different than what you thought you purchased, make sure you don’t have them in ‘preview’. Some platforms default to preview instead of Adobe Reader.
Thanks for your purchase!!  Enjoy your Spring Cleaning Bundle.
~Becky & Toni

The Best Ways to Eliminate Residue, Stains, and Gunk in the Bathroom

The Best Ways to Eliminate Residue, Stains, Gunk in the Bathroom via Clean Mama

How to clean bathtubs and showers is one of the most often asked questions that I receive from my readers. As I made a list of all the questions that you asked after my What’s the Best blog post, I wasn’t surprised to see the bathroom theme continue.  Today I am focusing on bathtub cleaning and how to tackle those grimy tubs and showers as easily as possible.

Bathtubs and shower surrounds have the tendency to accumulate soap scum and stains in a hurry. Part of it is a result of soap, shampoo and body washes that you use while part of it can result from the hardness or softness of your water. Regardless, let’s take a look at a couple of cleaner options that can help make a difference. Depending upon your cleaning style and cleanser preferences, I am sharing products that you can find at your local store as well as ones that you can make yourself.

Magic Erasers:

These helpful little numbers can be ideal for a thin layer of soap scum or residue. Simply wet and scrub away. I recommend using the ones that are heavy duty over the regular ones as they tend to be a bit more durable.

Favorite Cleaners:

Bon Ami products can do a great job at removing rust, residue and stains with minimal fuss and work. Both come in a can in a powder format and soft scrub liquid – I recommend the original 1886 powder as it’s the safest version.  This powder works as a gentle, mild abrasive that scrubs without damaging surfaces. Put on a pair of gloves, sprinkle it in your tub or shower and around the faucet. Dampen the surfaces as well as a sponge and scrub in a circular motion.  Rinse your tub really well when you are done in order to get all the cleaning residue off.

If you prefer a soft scrub formula, Ecover has a great Cream Scrub that’s perfect for cleaning all things bathroom.  Concerned about scratching a fiberglass tub?  Use a soft, damp sponge or microfiber cloth and scrub away.

If the soap scum is thin and you need a spray cleaner, try the Bathroom Cleaner from Method.  It’s natural and will dissolve minor soap scum and dirt.  You’ll need to use a scrub brush to give your scum the heave-ho, but this is a great product if you prefer a spray method.

Favorite Bathroom Cleaners for Soap Scum, Residue, and Stains via Clean Mama

Make Your Own Cleaners:

Making your own cleaners isn’t rocket science, nor does it require any crazy ingredients.  Both Borax and vinegar can be found in most grocery stores.  I love making my own cleaners and being able to mix up a remedy for just about cleaning conundrum.  You can check out my book, The Organically Clean Home, all about making your own natural cleaners.

Mix 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Borax with 2 cups of hot water in a spray bottle. Shake and spray surfaces thoroughly. Let it sit for up to 15 minutes and use a Magic Eraser sponge to clean. Rinse and wipe dry.

Saturate paper towels or rags with white vinegar and drape over fixtures. Let it sit for 15 minutes and rub with the cloth to eliminate the rust.  Rinse, and repeat if necessary.

Once you  have a clean tub or shower, it’s important to maintain it with regular cleaning. Thankfully, keeping up with it doesn’t have to be majorly time consuming. For an easy run-down on how to clean your shower and keep it that way, check out this post that covers everything you need to know.

There are certainly issues and situations where no amount of cleaning or cleaners will “fix” the problem. You may need to consider recaulking or regrouting your tub or shower when stains, mildew or mold issues persist.  If the surface of your tub or shower has been damaged or has disintegrated beyond repair, it may be time to consider replacing or having the surface reglazed.

Getting rid of those tricky stains and residues in your tub and shower doesn’t have to be a day long cleaning chore nor does it take an arsenal of cleaning supplies. Choose one of the suggested cleaners for your situation and look forward to a cleaner, fresher bathroom!



Sneak Peek : Spring Cleaning Bundle

Sneak Peek

I am so ready to open up the windows and do a little spring cleaning and I have the perfect thing to get prepared!  The SPRING CLEANING BUNDLE – it’ll be available this Friday (February 20th) and it’s available for one week only!  If you’ve taken advantage of the 3 other bundles that Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons and I have put together you know that it’s a great deal and something you don’t want to miss!  Sign up for here for emails so you don’t miss out on this one! 


Shop Update : Notepads!

Shop Update - Homekeeping Notepads - Clean Mama

For those of you that have asked for printed products, I’ve added a limited quantity of 2 different adorable notepads to my Etsy shop – perfect for homekeeping and menu planning.  They are affordably priced and ship for free (to the US only).

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Clean Mama’s MENU PLAN for the Week NOTEPAD 8.5 x11 inches
Looking to streamline your menu planning? This functional and adorable notepad is perfect for putting your menu plan into practice.  Each day of the week has a large space for meals (Monday-Sunday) and room for a small shopping list, tasks in the kitchen, and a place to plan for the upcoming week too!

  • 8.5×11 inches
  • signature aqua + black color scheme
  • 50 sheets – cardboard backed
  • bright white 24# paper
  • packaged in a clear cello sleeve with a Clean Mama sticker closure
  • ($10) FREE SHIPPING, shipping to the US only

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Clean Mama’s HOMEKEEPING ROUTINE NOTEPAD 5.5×8.5 inches
Need a little spot to jot down those homekeeping to-dos? This handy notepad is perfect for daily household to-dos and tasks. Stay on top of the list with this adorable and functional notepad. Its small size is ideal for your dailies.  There’s a place for the week, Monday-Sunday with 8 spots for each day, notes section at the bottom with a visual reminder by way of Clean Mama’s Cleaning Routine Icons on the bottom of the notepad.

  • 5.5×8.5 inches
  • signature aqua + black color scheme
  • 50 sheets – cardboard backed
  • bright white 24# paper
  • packaged in a clear cello sleeve with a Clean Mama sticker closure
  • ($8) FREE SHIPPING, shipping to the US only

Notepads in Cello - Clean Mama

Want them BOTH?  Get BOTH homekeeping notepads for the discounted price of $16 (regular price is $18) – Clean Mama’s 2 Pack of Notepads – Homekeeping +Menu Planning

Sneak Peek

Don’t miss the Spring Cleaning Bundle – coming this FRIDAY to the blog!


Homekeeping Society | March Essentials


March 2015 Homekeeping Society Main - Clean MamaFeel like you need a little help staying on top of the dailies, you will be thrilled with March’s HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY.  I am so excited to have so many of YOU keeping up with the everyday tasks with the help of the Homekeeping Society.  March’s monthly essentials are mint and aqua with adorable touches – perfect for getting ready for spring!  If you’re a member (log in here) and if you’d like to sign up today, it’s an instant (almost – it might a few minutes) download.

The Homekeeping Society MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION is designed to create order out of your household chaos and help you keep your home clean and your mind less cluttered. Take a peek at what I’ve created for the month of March – you’re going to LOVE it!

Curious about Homekeeping Society and want to try it out?  I’ve got a coupon code this month for 25% off your first month – enter the code 25MARCH at checkout (coupon expires 2/28/15) and you’ll receive 25% off this month’s subscription (the regular price will resume after this month).  I’ve also added a new payment option so you can choose to pay by credit card and bypass PayPal altogether.  Check it out – and everything is secured with SSL encryption.

Keeping a home clean can be both rewarding and frustrating. Sure, it’s possible to get your home clean, but to keep it that way can be the biggest challenge. Throw in the additions of busy schedules, jobs, kids, chaos and lack of time and it can feel downright defeating many days. Why bother cleaning when it’s only going to be a mess again the next day!


March 2015 Homekeeping Society - Clean Mama

I understand just where you are coming from. Keeping your home clean while maintaining your sanity can be incredibly stressful. You may feel as though you can’t do anything right when it comes to maintaining a clean, organized, and welcoming home and even if you could find the time, you wouldn’t know where to start.

Need some serious help, a virtual hand to hold and guide you through the process of cleaning, homekeeping, and creating a home you feel proud of? That’s exactly why I created the Homekeeping Society, the perfect monthly intervention that is purposely designed to get your life and home in order with ease and adorable seasonal touches to keep you motivated.

I’ve created a monthly essentials subscription designed to help you get your home and life in order – HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY. This monthly subscription is made for YOU to get your life in order – with ease and adorable seasonal touches to keep you motivated to do the daily tasks that get boring and monotonous.



March 2015 Instructions Homekeeping Society - Clean Mama


  1. INSTRUCTIONS – tells you how many pages to print out of each page and suggestions for implementing and making the pages work for you
  2. COVER PAGE – with the month and the inspirational quote for the month – great for putting in your binder or homekeeping notebook
  3. HOMEKEEPING FOCUS page – every month will focus on a room or area in the home (March is bedrooms) – this page lays it out and gives you room for making your own adjustments and goals
  4. TO DO LIST – every month features a new, and highly functional to do list
  5. DAILY PLANNER PAGE (Sunday start and Monday start)– great for those busy days (or every day!) includes schedule, to dos, notes, and a space for meals
  6. WEEKLY DOCKET– Use the weekly docket to see your whole week and schedule on a page
  7. MENU PLAN FOR THE WEEK WITH A SHOPPING LIST- make a menu plan and take it with you
  8. MENU PLAN FOR THE MONTH – always includes a list for recipe ideas or ingredients to pick up
  9. 2 MONTHLY CALENDARS (1 blank, 1 pre-filled) – suggested daily cleaning tasks, weekly cleaning tasks, rotating cleaning tasks, organizing suggestions
  10. SEASONAL PREPARATION PRINTABLE – a helpful seasonal prep printable is always included in the monthly subscription – perfect for placing in a binder (March is a take back your home declutter checklist)
  11. KITCHEN SINK QUOTE– the quote for the month – 5×7 – frame and put at your kitchen sink or tape to your fridge to give you a little motivation and inspiration for the month
  12. INFORMATION PAGE – this month includes an HOME MAINTENANCE RECORD – fill them out and save in a family info section of your homekeeping binder or notebook and you’ll have a complete information section (insurance, 401K, etc.)



Daily March 2015 Homekeeping Society - Clean Mama

Want to see more and get on the list? I can’t wait for you to join me! Go here to learn more and sign up for a digital subscription or go here for the printed for you subscription. Want to see some ideas and more information on how to implement Homekeeping Society? Go to this post.


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Please note: As a member, you will be able to download your digital subscription every month by going to your account page, click on the link for March and it will allow you to download the monthly essentials zip file. If you are a member, your essentials are already in your account – yay!


The Best Way to Clean and Care for Hard Surface Floors

The Best Ways to Clean and Care for Hard Surface Floors via Clean Mama

This past week I opened up the floor for your cleaning and organizing conundrums and issues. I received a lot of great questions and am excited to share what my solutions are to many of your common cleaning and organizing annoyances are.  Keep an eye out for your question to pop up here on the blog, Facebook or Instagram in the coming weeks as I work through them with you.


Today’s questions and answers focus on FLOORS, more specifically on how to clean hardwood, laminate, tile and grout.  Before I clean the floors, I always start by vacuuming to get rid of crumbs and dirt. If you have pets or a lot of dust, you may want to follow up with a quick sweep using a microfiber based floor duster.  If you follow my cleaning routine, Wednesdays are Vacuuming Day and Thursdays are Floor Washing Day.

Favorite Floor Tools via Clean Mama1 /2 /3 /4



Before using any cleaner, make sure that your hardwood floors are sealed.  How to clean your wood floors is not always dependent on the kind of wood but rather the finish that is on them. If you aren’t sure what sort of finish is on your floors, check with the manufacturer.  I prefer to use a refillable or microfiber mop versus a steam mop on my hardwood floors. While many people love the ease of a steam mop, my personal preference is to play it safe and use a more gentle, and less moisture approach with the refillable mop.  Alternatively, a damp microfiber mop works – just use a spray floor cleaner and spray and wipe you go.



If you have unfinished, waxed, or bamboo hardwood floors, the best approach is to use a barely damp (with water) microfiber mop pad.  Always check with your manufacturer’s instructions first.



A couple helpful tips for streaks and residue on floors…if you are using a microfiber pad, dampen it before starting and rinse often while washing the floors.  If you have streaks with a steam mop and rinsing the mop head frequently doesn’t solve the problem, you might need to use distilled water (purchase by the gallon at your local grocery or drug store).  If you have hard water the minerals in your water may be contributing to streaking and residue on your floors due to the minerals in your water.



When it comes to just what brand or formulation of floor cleaner I prefer, I like to give a range of options and solutions. Some people love making their own cleaners while others prefer the pre-mixed, ready to go options.  I only recommend products that are non-toxic and safe to use around people and pets, but these are all products that I use and love.
If you are looking for the most economical and green choice, then making your own cleaner is the way to go. Here is my tried and true recipe:


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 gallon of warm water
  • 2-3 drops essential oils (I love lemon or lemon and clove for my hardwood floors)

I mix this up using the same ratio in my refillable floor mop:

  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 16 ounces of warm water
  • 1-2 drops essential oils (I love lemon or lemon and clove for my hardwood floors
If you prefer the convenience of pre-made cleaners, there are many options to choose from. My favorite brands for performance and safe ingredients are Murchinson-Hume, Bona, and Honest. All of these are ready to use – simply use the spray and mop method or pour into your refillable mop and clean away. Babyganics also makes a great floor cleaner concentrate that is unscented and easy to dilute – you can use it in a bucket and a refillable spray mop and it’s even compatible with carpet cleaners (see the links below).  If you like a mop and bucket for washing floors (not my preference), you might like a spin mop.  The one that’s pictured in the main photo is this one.
Favorite Hard Surface Floor Cleaners via Clean Mama
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One of the biggest complaints I hear about laminate floor cleaners is that all the commercial cleaners leave behind a sticky residue that attracts dirt and dust. My all time favorite laminate floor cleaner is a simple DIY cleaner using every day ingredients. Try out this recipe for an effective, economical solution to cleaning your laminate floors. Again, I prefer using a refillable mop for ease, but this solution can be mixed up and put into a spray bottle as well.  The vinegar cleans and the rubbing alcohol aids in the drying and adds a sanitizing component.  The combination is great for getting those floors perfectly clean.  Laminate and water are not a good combination so you’ll want to use this in a spray format in lieu of a mop and bucket.


Mix equal parts of:
  • white vinegar
  • rubbing alcohol
  • water
I like to add several drops of peppermint essential oil for a invigorating and fresh scent. I mix up five ounces of each of three ingredients with 3-5 drops of essential oil to fill an average size spray bottle or to pour into a refillable mop.



It doesn’t take long before grout in between tile can show dirt and wear especially when it is in high traffic zones like kitchens, entryways and mudrooms. There are several different approaches that you can take to deep clean both your tile and grout. A favorite tried and true method that takes a little more elbow grease is a combination of cream of tartar and water. Mix up a paste using these two ingredients that is the consistency of runny toothpaste. Using an old toothbrush or a thin grout brush, dip the brush in and scrub away at the grout. The cream of tartar is a natural ‘bleach’ that should help lift the stains out gently but effectively. Check your local dollar store for an inexpensive container rather than paying full price for a little one at the grocery store.
For effective tile and grout cleaning, I love using my portable steam cleaner. Homeright makes a great model that comes with a lot of attachments so you can use the machine for more than just tile. The small nozzle attachment combines with the power of steam cleaning works wonderfully on tile and grout especially. Try it on your floor, bathroom or wherever you have tile and grout issues.  Homeright has a multi-purpose steam mop that has attachments that cleans grout and tile really well.


I hope this helps clear up some questions and gives you some ideas of methods and products that work!  I can’t wait to continue the What’s the Best… series!

Quick Prep Meal Starters for the Freezer + FREE PRINTABLE LIST

Quick Prep Meal Starters for the Freezer + Free Printable List via Clean Mama

I love cooking and baking but figuring out ways to spend less time in the kitchen is important to me.  Prepping for meals is easy when I have a couple easy meal starters at the ready in the freezer.  This is the best way to simplify busy weeknights and still get a healthy meal on the table for our family.  Today’s post is intended to help you think about ways to simplify your meal planning by planning ahead a bit and doing a little quick prep to stock that freezer.

My latest addition is a huge hit in our house and a super yummy one-bowl meal with lots of room for variation.  I’ve been making stir fry veggie bags and I have to tell you it’s the perfect quick prep meal starter.  Choose your family’s favorite veggies – I like using squash (yellow and green), red onions, mushrooms, asparagus, peppers, broccoli, and snap peas.  The options are endless and really depend on your taste and supermarket availability.  I use the stir fry veggies as a side dish – tossed with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.  Better yet, I also add the veggies to a protein like chicken or steak and add a stir fry sauce and serve with rice or Soba noodles.  So good and so easy.

Quick Prep Meal Starters for the Freezer + Free Printable List - Stir Fry Veggies + Free Printable List

If you haven’t tried doing some quick-prep work for the freezer, you’ll find that it’s so much easier than prepping entire meals because you can prep for multiple meals at a time and cut your cooking time down to minutes.  Here’s a great list to get you started!  Choose one or two things to try in the next week or two to load up your freezer.  I like to add a little bit every week and it makes meal planning and preparing so much easier.  Enjoy!

Quick Prep Meal Starters for the Freezer via Clean Mama

Download this FREE printable Quick Prep Meal Starters for the Freezer List here!

On the Menu Clean Mama Printables

If you like this free printable, you’ll love the Everyday Menu Planning Kit in my shop.


What’s the Best….

What's the Best - Clean Mama

I’m starting a little series here on the blog and on Instagram and it’s all about what YOU want to know.  Most questions I get asked start with, “What’s the best…”

and they go on to ask questions such as:

  • way to clean floors
  • way to wash pillows
  • bathroom cleaner
  • natural disinfectant
  • way to organize paperwork
  • cleaner for mold
  • vacuum for hardwood floors
  • steam cleaner

Some of my favorite posts are ones where I’m answering your questions.  So tell me – what do you want to know?  Got a cleaning or organizing conundrum?  I’ll do the research and let you know what I find out.  Leave your questions on the ‘What’s the Best’ post on Instagram or here in the comments.  I’ll be dual-posting the answers over the next few months (and hopefully beyond) on the blog and on Instagram.  Follow me over on Instagram and subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a single post!


50% OFF Clean Mama Printables FLASH SALE

Flash Sale - Clean Mama PrintablesI hit a big milestone on Facebook (200,000+ fans) and I know a lot of you follow me there and on Instagram.  (If you aren’t, click on over and follow!)  How about a BIG (but quick) sale to celebrate?  Use the coupon code 50THANKYOU for 50% off your ENTIRE order in my Etsy shop, Clean Mama Printables.  Hurry, this coupon code expires tomorrow (2/5/15) at 10pm CST – no exceptions!

Here are a couple of my best sellers, in case you’re curious what people are buying…..click on the image to go directly to the product.

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Clean Mama Printables Streamlined Life Complete Kit - 2015

The Modern Day Homekeeping Kit via Clean Mama Printables

2014 Work @ Home Kit - Clean MamaThank you so much for all your support!  Enjoy the FLASH SALE!