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

Clean Mama Home Overstock SALE

I recently moved my Clean Mama Home products to a distribution center and I have some overstock of products at the Clean Mama HQ (my home).  I listed them with a discount in my Etsy shop – check out what’s up for sale – hurry, when they’re gone, they’re gone!

kitchen towels closeup - cmh


How to Get Rid of Marks on Dishes


It's normal - if you use silverware on ceramic dishes (I have Fiesta dishes) you will see little gray marks and scratches appear over time on your dishware.  The marks come from the metal from the metal from silverware scratching the surface. If you have small scratches, you can try water, dish soap and a little baking soda.  If you meet a little resistance, I recommend the powdered Bar Keeper's Friend. Before we move on, I will tell you that I … [Continue reading...]

Come Clean – Free Cleaning Calendar for October 2016


It's almost October and that means that it’s time for October’s FREE cleaning calendar! Every year I choose a new theme for the cleaning calendar and blog and this year it’s COME CLEAN.  2016 is the year to get your cleaning routine in order, find some new and workable solutions for organizing, hold yourself accountable, and get your home in a routine that works for you and your family. If you’re feeling like you need some help with your … [Continue reading...]

What’s on My Book Stack : 13 Homekeeping Books to Inspire Organization


Fall is the perfect time of year to do a little cleaning, decluttering, and getting ready for the ‘long winter’.  I find that I’m always a little more motivated once fall hits - maybe you are too?  The books I’m sharing today are ones some of my favorites and have a little something for everyone.  I’m breaking them down a bit so you can see if a book will fit your personality and needs. Feel like getting cozy?  These 3 books have fun projects … [Continue reading...]

How to Clean Hardwood Floors WITHOUT Vinegar


All right friends - the most controversial topic in cleaning just got a little more controversial.  You guys know that I clean my sealed hardwood floors with an itty bitty amount of white vinegar in a whole lot of warm water, right?  If not, go to this post and then head on back here for some new insight.  I will still stand by my original statements that washing hardwood floors with just the right amount of white vinegar is still a-okay but for … [Continue reading...]

Mason Jar Storage Solutions


I love using mason jars for just about anything - they are the perfect little vessel for all types of storage. I use them all over the house for storing food, craft items, cleaning supplies, etc.  Every month I share a post on BHG.com as an @Home contributor.  This month I’m sharing 10 mason jar storage solutions that will change how you look at that canning jar again.  My favorite storage solution is #4 – come see what it is!   You can see all … [Continue reading...]



If you’re looking for a simple way to stay on top daily, weekly and monthly tasks in just minutes a day, Homekeeping Society is perfect! October’s Homekeeping Society subscription is up - I hope it’s just what you need to feel successful in your homekeeping.    Make sure you read all the way through the post - there’s a great coupon code if you’d like to try it out! If you don’t know where to start or are feeling a little defeated, I … [Continue reading...]

How to Clean a Glass Cooktop


Frustrated with your glass cooktop? The most common complaint I hear for glass stovetop owners is how they show every single spatter, drop and food remnant. It takes seconds for those little spills to bake on and once they are there, they are difficult to remove. There are plenty of commercial cleaners on the market but they don’t always deliver on their promise to clean and they come with a pretty hefty price tag. Today I am sharing with you my … [Continue reading...]

Working From Home : Find Your Own Work Flow


Today’s blog post is for anyone that struggles with comparison - this can be looking at someone else’s life, kids, social media, financial standing, or it can be about blogging and the comparison that goes with that.  This is something that I feel you can watch play out among bloggers, online business owners, etc.  EVERYTHING is out there for all to see which makes comparison a very easy trap to fall into.  I thought it would be a good discussion … [Continue reading...]

How to Naturally Clean Any Washing Machine + Free Printable

How to Naturally Clean Any Washing Machine - Clean Mama

A clean washing machine is essential to clean laundry - if you’ve had issues with sour or musty smelling ‘clean’ laundry, you probably need to add cleaning your washing machine to your routine.  Cleaning your washing machine takes under a minute of active cleaning time and you’ll reap the benefits in clean laundry. You can clean a top loading or front loading machine with white vinegar or bleach.  My preference is to use either white vinegar OR … [Continue reading...]

Home Tour : A Simple + Efficient Kitchen


I’m slowly making it through my home tour this year and today I’m sharing my kitchen.  I’ve shared different parts of the kitchen on the blog and on social media but today it’ll all be in one place.  We did a small update a couple years ago - we added added new countertops, a backsplash, moved the island, added new lighting, a new cooktop and vent and a couple other smaller details.  We love the kitchen and workspace - it’s large and … [Continue reading...]

Simple Weeknight Meals to Make this Week

Simple Weeknight Meals to Make this Week - Clean Mama

The start of the school year always has me feeling a little overwhelmed when it comes to meal planning. After school activities, waiting in pickup line, and other errand running and odds and ends seem to creep closer and closer to dinnertime and leave me with less time to meal prep. On those days when I don't have much time to plan and execute a complicated dinner, I love to have a handful of dinner options that require minimal brain power and … [Continue reading...]

Menu Planning : Family Favorites Free Printable

Family Favorites Free Printable - Clean Mama

One of my best tips and tricks for menu planning is to keep a running list of favorite recipes on hand in my recipe binder.  Yes, it’s easy to recall favorite recipes but sometimes when menu planning it’s hard to come up with winner-dinners.  I’m not saying that every night you need to knock it out of the park but it’s nice to have a list of favorite recipes to rely on for menu planning. As part of the Menu Planning Mini Challenge I have this … [Continue reading...]

Menu Planning Mini Challenge

Menu Planning Mini Challenge - Clean Mama

I’m challenging myself (and you!) to a little MENU PLANNING MINI CHALLENGE this week!  Follow along on Instagram for each daily challenge.  I’ll be showing you my completed challenge in our home ‘live’ as it’s completed each day and sharing a couple posts throughout the week as well.The premise is that with about 15 minutes each day, we can put a little menu planning in place that will carry us through the busy months ahead. Menu planning is a … [Continue reading...]

ENDED: EXTENDED through 8/30 – Last chance to get the Clean Mama Home Essentials Kit for FREE!


EXTENDED - Grove has extended this deal for you! Don’t miss this out on getting the Clean Mama Home Essentials Kit for FREE ($31+ value + free shipping) - hurry and grab yours before it’s gone 8/30!  Here’s a little recap.... Grove Collaborative is an online marketplace that delivers natural household and personal care products right to your door. Most of the products that I use and love are on their shelves and now you can also … [Continue reading...]