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Update : Free Printables

I’ve been working on a couple updates on the blog and I thought I’d show one of them to you today…

FREE PRINTABLES page

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The FREE PRINTABLES page is updated with the hope that it’s super easy to download any or all of my free printables in minutes.  Enter your email address and instantly download/save printables to your computer.  Pin the page and save it for later 🙂

Not sure how to navigate to the FREE PRINTABLES page? Go to the PRINTABLES tab and click FREE PRINTABLES.  You can also access a thorough FAQ page and my shop.

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Once you get to the page (you’ll need to leave your email address), you’ll see a variety of free printables in categories – click on the DOWNLOAD link on any of the printables that you’d like.

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Then once the printable pops up, click on the ARROW/COMPUTER symbol to download to your computer.  That’s it!

How to Download a Free Printable

Heads up – the SPRING CLEANING SALE in my shop and this bundle ends on 4/9/15.

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FREE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST

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Spring is FINALLY here and so is my free spring cleaning checklist!

I like to break chores and tasks down into musts and maybes – and that’s how I approach seasonal cleaning. I might not get to everything on the list but at least I’ve gotten a couple musts out of the way first. Here’s a little explanation of my spring cleaning checklist – I hope you give it a whirl!

BASICS – SEASONAL CLEANING

These items are cleaning tasks that I rotate through 4 times a year or seasonally. Hence the spring cleaning checklist. Some of these items (dust, vacuum) are on my weekly cleaning checklist, so I do those on that day of the week, but I do a more thorough job. For instance, instead of just vacuuming the family room I move the furniture and vacuum under the couch. I dust all surfaces, but I also dust the corners and corners at the ceiling. If this is the only portion of the checklist that you complete, you have still done a great job. These basics will make a big difference in your home!

DEEP CLEANING

If you’ve never done a deep or thorough cleaning and you have extra time on your hands, you’ll want to check these items off your list. If you just washed your windows last month, you probably won’t need to wash them, check your home and see if any of these tasks should be completed.

TRADITIONAL SPRING CLEANING TASKS TO ADD IF YOU’D LIKE

Seasonal cleaning goes back generations, these tasks are ones that are generally associated with spring cleaning. If you’d like to complete them and it makes sense for you it will be time well spent. If you don’t have time and have never completed them, no need to feel bad – they are just suggestions.

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Grab your FREE Spring Cleaning Checklist here!

(Please note: You’ll need to put the calendar in your cart and checkout – it’s still FREE – once you create an account it will save any free printables and you can come back and access them anytime. Upon checkout you’ll see the link for the free printable AND it will also be emailed to you automatically!)

I also have a spring cleaning challenge going on too (I love spring cleaning)!
Grab the Come Spring Clean Challenge worksheet here.

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If you like this FREE printable you’ll love my HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY (April is Spring Cleaning Month) and the organizing printables in my shop!

This printable matches Clean Mama’s Spring Cleaning Kit AND the Everyday Cleaning Planner – both are in the SPRING CLEANING BUNDLE – grab yours now before it ends!

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Want to up the cute factor in your cleaning?  Check out Clean Mama HOME!

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Speed Cleaning to the Rescue

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If your days are anything like mine, having a couple of speed cleaning routines in your back pocket can be just the ticket for those days where time is minimal. In an effort to help streamline the “hot spots” where a quicker cleaning method is vital, I designed a kitchen, bathroom and whole house speed cleaning routine. These are perfect for those times where unexpected guests are on their way, when you are tired of spending time cleaning in the evening after the house settles down or for when you need to do a surface clean in order to maintain your sanity. All you need is between 15-30 minutes of time for each of these three routines to get the job done.

Kitchen Speed Cleaning Routine:

This is my nightly kitchen cleaning routine and my go-to method when I need to get the kitchen cleaned in as little time as possible. This isn’t for those times where you need to deep clean, but perfect for after mealtime or the end of the day. Be sure to grab the free printable too!

Bathroom Speed Cleaning Routine:

If you follow my daily cleaning routine, you’ll be familiar with Monday’s task: bathroom cleaning. This is one of my favorite routines for one of my least favorite things to clean. I think you’ll be as pleased as I when you can clean all your bathrooms in about 15 minutes. We have four bathrooms in our home and I can attest to this being the best way to get them all cleaned in literally no time flat.

Whole House Speed Cleaning:

This routine is perfect for when you have unexpected guests on their way, need a quick clean of your home or feel like you need a quick start to in your cleaning schedule. Sometimes we need to feel Iike we accomplished something at the end of a crazy day and that is where this quick clean shines. Don’t forget to use the free printable too!

Try one or all of these methods and let me know how they work for you!

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FREE Cleaning Calendar for September 2015

I don’t know about you but I feel like September is a great month for fresh starts – it’s almost like the new year.  I have some exciting things planned in the coming months sure to help you get your home clean and tidied up in a hurry.  It’s almost September and that means that it’s time for September’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.

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If you’ve been following Clean Mama for even a week, you know that every day 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 August and get ready to see how doing a little bit everyday really is the secret to a clean house.

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

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Go here to grab your FREE calendar for September 2015! Prefer it in googledocs? Go here.

(Please note: You’ll need to put the calendar in your cart and checkout – it’s still FREE – once you create an account it will save any free printables and you can come back and access them anytime. Upon checkout you’ll see the link for the free calendar AND it will also be emailed to you automatically!)

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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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FREE 2016 At-A-Glance Calendars

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If you’re planning ahead, putting together a homekeeping binder or planner, or trying to get dates on the calendar this fall, chances are you need to take a peek at the year ahead from time to time.  Today I have FOUR versions of 2016 At-A-Glance Calendars made to match different printables in my shop or you can use them by themselves or with your current calendar.

I put all 4 of the calendars in one zip file so you can grab the calendars in one simple download.  Go here to grab the zip file, download, save, and print!  (Not sure how to use printables, save zip files, resize for a different size planner?  Go here to see my Clean Mama Printables FAQ page.)

Like the At-A-Glance Calendars?  Here are the product lines from my shop that correspond with each calendar:

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(Please note: You’ll need to put the calendars in your cart and checkout – it’s still FREE – once you create an account it will save any free printables and you can come back and access them anytime. Upon checkout you’ll see the link for the free calendars AND it will also be emailed to you automatically!)

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FREE Cleaning Calendar for February 2015

It’s almost February and that means that it’s time for February’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 February and get ready to see how doing a little bit everyday really is the secret to a clean house.

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Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for February 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!

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Go here to grab your FREE calendar for February 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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FREE Printable To Do Lists

Need a simple and highly functional list?  I’ve got a great free printable for you today that you can use in a variety of ways.  Use it for multiple shopping stops, a place to write down to-dos, projects, a place for each person in your family, or anything else you can think of!  It would be great for keeping track of decluttering too!  I’ve created 4 versions (including a blank version) – download the zip file from my shop and you’ll get all 4 in one easy download.  You can download via Googledocs here.   (Not sure how to download a zip file?  Check out my FAQ page for easy instructions.)  Print off a couple copies and start list making.  Like free printables?  Check out this page.

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(If you like this style, you’ll love the Everyday Series in my shop!)

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Start Here. FREE October 2014 FREE Cleaning + Organizing Calendar

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Happy (almost) October! If you’ve been working through the Start Here. calendar since January I hope you’ve met successes and made some oodles of progress in your home. If you’re new here, check out the first post in this series for a little more explanation.

What’s behind the success of any clean and organized home?

Consistency and follow through.

This series Start Here. is a great place to start (and finish) because without starting something, you’ll never finish anything. Don’t get bogged down in the every day messiness that is life, you have to start somewhere to get anywhere and that’s what we’re doing today. If you are completely overwhelmed or just a little overwhelmed, start with a little bit every day – set your timer for 10-15 minutes and just do what you can on the list. It’ll get a little bit easier every day and every week – just keep at it and you’ll be making progress in no time!

Ready? We all have to start somewhere – let’s Start Here.

Here’s a little infographic that explains the cleaning and organizing schedule…

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Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for October (this is free in my shop– if you prefer Googledocs, you can go here to grab it) and give it a go. Follow along all month for motivational posts and tips to keep up with the daily and weekly tasks.

October 2014 Cleaning and Organizing Calendar via Clean Mama

Need a little more explanation? Go to this post to see more information on my cleaning and homekeeping routine.  I’ve covered a lot of cleaning and organizing ground – you can go here to see all the posts in this series.

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(If you like this calendar style, you’ll love The Streamlined Life Series in my shop!)

If you aren’t already receiving posts via email, you’ll want to sign up– something very exciting is coming!

 

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Start Here. FREE September 2014 FREE Cleaning + Organizing Calendar

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Happy September! If you’ve been working through the Start Here. calendar since January I hope you’ve met successes and made some oodles of progress in your home. If you’re new here, check out the first post in this series for a little more explanation.

What’s behind the success of any clean and organized home?

Consistency and follow through.

This series Start Here. is a great place to start (and finish) because without starting something, you’ll never finish anything. Don’t get bogged down in the every day messiness that is life, you have to start somewhere to get anywhere and that’s what we’re doing today. If you are completely overwhelmed or just a little overwhelmed, start with a little bit every day – set your timer for 10-15 minutes and just do what you can on the list. It’ll get a little bit easier every day and every week – just keep at it and you’ll be making progress in no time!

Ready? We all have to start somewhere – let’s Start Here.

Here’s a little infographic that explains the cleaning and organizing schedule…

Start Here.  Cleaning + Organizing Calendar Infographic via Clean Mama

Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for September (this is free in my shop– if you prefer Googledocs, you can go here to grab it) and give it a go. Follow along all month for motivational posts and tips to keep up with the daily and weekly tasks.

Need a little more explanation? Here’s a post on Weekly Cleaning Tasks and a post on Daily Cleaning Tasks.  I’ve/we’ve covered a lot of cleaning and organizing ground – you can go here to see all the posts in this series.

Cleaning + Organizing Calendar - September 2014 Courtesy of Clean Mama

(If you like this calendar style, you’ll love The Streamlined Life Series in my shop!)

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Come see my BRAND NEW products and updated look – the Everyday Line– it’s so simple and perfect for this busy time of the year!

 

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Start Here. April 2014 FREE Cleaning + Organizing Calendar

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Happy Spring!  If you’ve been working through the Start Here. calendar since January, pill I hope you’ve met successes and made some progress in your home.  If you’re new here, check out the first post in this series for a little more explanation.

What’s behind the success of any clean and organized home?

Consistency and follow through.

This series Start Here. because without starting something, you’ll never finish anything. Don’t get bogged down in the every day messiness that is life, you have to start somewhere to get anywhere and that’s what we’re doing today. Start here.

Ready? We all have to start somewhere – let’s Start Here.

Here’s a little infographic that explains the cleaning and organizing schedule…

 

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Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for April (this is free in my shop – if you’d prefer to grab it from Googledocs, you can go here to grab it) and give it a go. Follow along all month for motivational posts and tips to keep up with the daily and weekly tasks.  Need a little more explanation?  Here’s a post on Weekly Cleaning Tasks and a post on Daily Cleaning Tasks.  I’ve/we’ve covered a lot of cleaning and organizing ground – you can go here to see all the posts in this series.  If you’re getting in the mood for spring cleaning – check out my series on Spring Cleaning.

FREE Cleaning + Organizing Calendar for April via Clean Mama

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for April 2014!

My book, The Organically Clean Home, comes out April 18th!  Get your pre-order in!  (Thank you!)

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(If you like this calendar style, you’ll love The Simplified Life Series in my shop!)

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FREE Project Planner

The past few weeks have been full of kitchen renovations and the house has felt like it’s in a constant state of construction.  I’ve posted a couple pics on Instagram (cleanmama#) if you want to take a peek.Everything is just about complete and to celebrate I thought I’d share a free project planner in case you’re in the midst of a project around your house too.  A list has a way of clarifying a plan and making a seemingly complicated project a little simpler.  Grab the list, print it out, and make your plan!

Free Printable Project Plan via Clean MamaGo here to grab your free project planner here in my shop OR through googledocs here.

If you like this printable, you’ll love my shop!

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Start Here. February 2014 FREE Cleaning + Organizing Calendar

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A whole month of the year is behind us – if you’ve been working through the Start Here. calendar for January I hope you’ve met successes and made some progress in your home.  If you’re new here, check out the first post in this series for a little more explanation.

What’s behind the success of any clean and organized home?

Consistency and follow through.

I’m calling the series Start Here. because without starting something, you’ll never finish anything. Don’t get bogged down in the every day messiness that is life, you have to start somewhere to get anywhere and that’s what we’re doing today. Start here.

Ready? We all have to start somewhere – let’s Start Here.

Here’s a little infographic that explains the cleaning and organizing schedule…

 

Start Here.  Cleaning + Organizing Calendar Infographic via Clean Mama

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Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for February (this is free in my shop – if you’d prefer to grab it from Googledocs, you can go here to grab it) and give it a go. Follow along all month for motivational posts and tips to keep up with the daily and weekly tasks.  Need a little more explanation?  Here’s a post on Weekly Cleaning Tasks and a post on Daily Cleaning Tasks.  I’ve/we’ve covered a lot of cleaning and organizing ground this month – you can go here to see all the posts in this series.

February 2014 Cleaning + Organizing Calendar via Clean Mama

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for February 2014!

Want to make 2014 the year that you cleaned and organized everything? Me too!

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(If you like this calendar style, you’ll love The Simplified Life Series in my shop!)

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Simplify the Season : Holiday Menu Planner – 3 Free Printables

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If you’re hosting an event or dinner this holiday season the first thing you should do to simplify the season is get your menu together.  That way you can plan ahead, ask guests to bring dishes, and it will also prevent you from over buying and overstocking your refrigerator and pantry with just in case items.  Just like a to do list, getting the menu plan on paper is mentally freeing as well.

 

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Regardless of how you plan your menu (I prefer to use a recipe binder) – recipe box, recipe binder, pinterest, favorite websites, or google search, this Holiday Menu Planner printable is pretty and perfect for getting your plan on paper.

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Choose your favorite color combination (or all three!) and click the links below to grab your freebie!  Happy Holiday Menu Planning!

Red/Aqua/Green

Brown/Orange/Gold

Navy/Aqua

If you like these free printables, you’ll love my shop, Clean Mama Printables!

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This post is part of a series designed to help you Simplify the Season. You can see all the posts here.

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FREE Checkbook Registers – 5 Printable Versions

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A reader asked me for more color options for my old checkbook register freebie.  What a great idea!  So today I have 5 versions of the updated checkbook register.  You can go to the links below to grab each one.  If you have issues with Google, find make sure you are logged in and it should work in any browser.  Still having problems, no rx please email me at clean.mama@yahoo dot com and I will gladly send you the printables for free.  Enjoy!

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These checkbook registers match my Streamlined Life Series – you’ll love them!

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Clean + Organized 2013 – FREE October Cleaning Schedule

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Looking for a great cleaning schedule to simplify your life?  This is it!  At the end of every month I put up the next month’s free cleaning calendar.  Each day has simple daily tasks listed and one rotating cleaning task.  I find that with a crazy, busy life and schedules all over the place, this is the easiest way to ‘keep up with it all’.  And just so you know, I don’t always get each and every item crossed off my list every day, but I love how a list keeps me focused and on track.  Give it a whirl, I bet you’ll love it too!

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See that big arrow at the bottom pointing to DEEP CLEANING?  Guess what?  I’m adding the deep cleaning tasks that I rotate through each month to this calendar.  You can work through them as you are able to during the month, schedule it out, or ignore.  But for those of you that asked, I’m adding it to the calendar every month.

Clean + Organized 2013 FREE October Calendar

So grab the calendar, print it out, put it somewhere where you’ll see it.  Do a little bit everyday and I promise you every week will get easier and you’ll see a remarkable improvement in your home.

Need a little more instruction on the schedule?  Here’s a little infographic that explains the schedule a little bit:

Check out the links below:

Interested in my Cleaning Routine? – you can check that out here.

Monday – Bathrooms

Tuesday – Dusting

Wednesday – Vacuum

Thursday – Wash Floors

Friday – Catch-All Day

Saturday – Sheets + Towels

Don’t forget to like me on Facebook and Twitter for daily reminders in your feed.  If you’re a Pinterest-er, you can follow me here.

Check out my latest kit, The Simplified Life Kit – you’ll love it and there’s a great rotating cleaning checklist in the kit!

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