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Gather Your Tools | The Best Tools for Spring Cleaning

The Best Tools for Spring Cleaning via Clean Mama

If you’re ready to do some SPRING CLEANING, you’ll need to gather your tools.  I find it most effective to gather from tools I have and then assess the situation and see if I need to get anything else.  This ensures that I am ready to do a little bit of cleaning every day and stay on track to meet my goal of having the whole house spring-cleaned by the end of April in under 30 minutes a day.   Grab a container, a basket, or a cleaning caddy and collect the tools you’ll need for spring cleaning.  You can carry this from room to room with you or keep it in a mudroom or storage closet and just take out what’s needed each day.

Spring Cleaning Caddy via Clean Mama

The best tools for spring cleaning also happen to be some of my favorite cleaning tools.  I am guessing you have a few of these already and if you don’t and you don’t have the budget for anything new, make do with what you have.  Spring cleaning is mostly about dusting and vacuuming and cleaning those not-cleaned-very-often places in our homes.  If you do end up purchasing new, you’ll have great all-purpose cleaning tools to use all year long.

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Clean Mama’s Favorite Spring Cleaning Tools

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What else would you add?  I’ll be back in a couple days with my favorite SPRING CLEANERS – make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss a thing!

Are you cleaning along with us?  Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons and I can’t wait to get started with you!  The #springclean30 challenge starts on April 1st!

 

Spring Clean in 30 FREE Printables Checklist via Clean Mama

Don’t forget to grab and print your FREE checklist here!

Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning Kit

Can’t wait to get started?  The Clean Mama Spring Cleaning Kit is in the shop! You can see all the products in my shop here.

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Busy Week Menu Plan – Take 2 – 7 More Time Saving Meals for a Busy Week

Busy Week Menu Plan - Take 2 - 7 Time Saving Recipes for a Busy Week via Clean Mama

This post is one of those bossy posts where I tell you to try menu planning.  If you don't menu plan and you need a reason to, these seven recipes are it.  Seriously, go to the links, print them out and make them.  You probably only need to choose your favorite 5 or 6 recipes because there's most likely going to be leftovers from a couple of them.  Plan for leftovers - it's the secret to easy menu planning!  Once you've printed out the recipes, … [Continue reading...]

FREE Cleaning Calendar for April 2015

Free Cleaning Calendar from Clean Mama

It’s almost April and that means that it’s time for April’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 … [Continue reading...]

FREE Spring Clean in 30 Checklist

Spring Clean in 30 FREE Printable Checklist via Clean Mama

We're getting ready to do a little spring cleaning on April 1st - grab your free checklist in this post, print it out and get ready to spring clean your entire home in April in just 30 minutes a day! Feeling like your home needs a little spring cleaning?  I love spring cleaning and am so excited to be teaming up with Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons to bring you a Spring Cleaning Challenge (SPRING CLEAN IN 30) on April 1st!  Today we have the … [Continue reading...]

30% off Spring Cleaning SALE

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Happy Spring!  I'm just popping in to let you know I'm having a SPRING CLEANING SALE in the shop - Clean Mama Printables - today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday).  Use the coupon code 30SPRINGCLEANING for 30% off your ENTIRE order!  Everything's included, even the notepads with FREE SHIPPING!  Hurry!  Ends 3/21/15 at 9PM CST pm … [Continue reading...]

Busy Week Menu Plan – 7 Time Saving Meals

Busy Week Menu Plan - 7 Time Saving Meals for a Busy Week via Clean Mama

If you menu plan you know that having a plan for dinner is a huge time and money saver.  Over the next couple weeks I'm going to share my favorite busy week meal ideas, perfect for busy spring schedules (and spring cleaning!). I'm including a couple adjustments that I make to make the recipes work for us. I menu plan for the week, I take a look at our schedule, our busier days and days that may allow for a little more time in the kitchen.  We … [Continue reading...]

How to Speed Clean ALL Your Bathrooms in 15 Minutes

How to Speed Clean ALL Your Bathrooms in 15 Minutes via Clean Mama

If you follow along with my cleaning routine, on Mondays you clean bathrooms right along with me in your home. (I also post daily reminders on Instagram and Facebook, click to follow along.)Today I'm sharing a visual of how I clean ALL of my bathrooms in 15 minutes. I have 4 bathrooms and can attest to this being the absolute easiest and quickest way to get them all cleaned in a hurry. You'll notice that I am not sweeping, vacuuming, or washing … [Continue reading...]

Homekeeping Society | April Essentials

April 2015 Homekeeping Society main Clean Mama

Feel like you need a little help staying on top of the dailies, you will be thrilled with April’s HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY.  A big CHANGE - I've added an EASY PRINT feature to the downloads!  Open and print the pages in ONE step.  This is set up exactly how the printed version is packaged with 4 pages of the weekly planners, etc.  This change is designed to take the guesswork and any hassle out of the printing process.  Of course, the individual pages … [Continue reading...]

Spring Clean in 30 (Sneak Peek)

Spring Clean in 30 Challenge Sneak Peek

Feeling like your home needs a little spring cleaning?  I love spring cleaning and am so excited to be teaming up with Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons to bring you a Spring Cleaning Challenge (SPRING CLEAN IN 30) on April 1st!  From now until the start of the challenge I'll have a FREE printable calendar and cleaning plan, ideas for gearing up for spring cleaning, and simple menu plans for getting food on the table while you're busy spring … [Continue reading...]

How to Clean Woodwork and Cupboards

How to Clean Woodwork and Cupboards via Clean Mama

I recently posted a question to my readers and asked what their biggest cleaning conundrums are. I received a lot of great questions that I'm planning to cover in upcoming posts. Today we are going to look at methods of cleaning woodwork, doors and cupboards, as this seems to be a common cleaning issue with many. Fingerprints, food, dust, dirt and grime have the tendency to accumulate quickly. Cleaning all your baseboards, doors or all your … [Continue reading...]

Feeling Overwhelmed? Do One of These Simple Tasks

Feeling Overwhelmed Try one of these simple tasks via Clean Mama

Ever have a day (or week) where it feels like you just can't get anything accomplished or like you're chasing around not really getting anything done?  Everyone feels like that from time to time and some seasons feel more like that's just how it is.  If you WANT to feel like you're checking things off your list and getting out from under the frustration of clutter and mess, I have a couple SIMPLE things you can do today to jumpstart your … [Continue reading...]

How to Clean a Whirlpool Bathtub

How to Clean a Whirlpool Bathtub - Clean Mama

  Have a whirlpool tub that needs a good cleaning?  Today I'm sharing the best way to clean (really clean) your whirlpool tub.  With the jets and additional mechanisms, a whirlpool tub is more difficult to clean than a standard bathtub, but with regular cleaning  you can soak knowing that your whirlpool tub is perfectly clean. Cleaning Frequency This really depends on the frequency of use, but I recommend using this method monthly to … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

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 … [Continue reading...]

How to Get Ready for Spring Cleaning

Clean Mama's Spring Cleaning Kit

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 in the shop - perfect for stepping up your cleaning game this spring. 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 … [Continue reading...]