Day 1 – 31 Days to a Clean House + FREE Printable

It’s here –  31 Days to a Clean House!  I hope you’re excited and ready to clean your whole house this month – I’ve been working hard to find just the right mix of cleaning tasks to clean an entire house in only 10-15 minutes a day.  Of course, you can work longer or shorter than that, but with a little determination and gumption, we can totally do it.  And think about the clean start your holiday season will be off to – it’ll be great!  And please don’t fret if you miss a day or two or come to the party a little late – I have some built in make-up time.  Or you can just move to the day that we are on and catch up when you can.
Not into cleaning every day?  No worries!  I have giveaways, free printables and other fun posts planned this month too!
I made a printable for us to track our progress,  you could just take it and run, but I think you’ll like the daily motivation and tips and tricks that this series will provide.  So come back every day for the assignment and check off your progress as we go.  You can go here to grab the free printable.
So are you ready to get started?
Today’s task is to dust edges and corners.

Use a long-handled duster or this trick:

Start on your second floor (if you have one), dust all the edges and corners of your home.  Work quickly, trying to keep your time under 15 minutes – I like to set a timer to keep me from veering off into other cleaning tasks.
That’s it!  Pretty simple and if you keep moving and dusting, you should be able to make quick work of the dusting.  Make sure you are shaking your duster out periodically to eliminate dusty streaks as you work.

I have more free printables here too!  Are you excited to get your house clean this month?  I’m so happy that you are here today and ready to jump in!  Don’t forget to subscribe over to your right in the white box, follow me on Facebook for daily reminders and on Pinterest for all things clean and organized!

You can go here to see a list of all the 31 Days to a Clean House posts in this series!
And a BIG shout-out to The Nester for the idea of 31 Days in October – I’m so excited to see what everyone is posting about this year!  New here?  Check out my Etsy Shop – Clean Mama Printables for creative, printable ways to simplify your everyday life!



  1. I am going to commit! Starting day one on October 1st!!

  2. Awesome, awesome, awesome! I’ve already shared your link with a friend – we were having a discussion about how to tackle an overwhelming cleaning job. So excited to follow along with you this month!

  3. I will do my very best to tag along! Love your blog! It always keeps me motivated!

  4. Thank you!

  5. Looking forward to following along this month. I’m doing 31 days of home organization which is along this same idea but I really need to so some falling cleaning, too. 🙂

  6. Becky, thanks for the free printable!

  7. I have been following your cleaning schedule, like crazy and my house is still not as clean as I would love it to be, with two kids and a new puppy no wonder right. I’m so committing to do this 31 days with you now too!!!

  8. Yay! Excited for this series! I need someone to tell me what to do every day so I get into better habits. Thanks for helping 🙂

  9. Yay! Ready to roll, let’s do this! 🙂

  10. Before I found out you were doing this series I had already committed to cleaning my house this month…and blogging about it! I’m almost 6 months pregnant and need to get those hard to reach places clean while I’m still fairly mobile. Looking forward to following you this month and learning some tips along the way! Thanks for the free printable, too! I’m doing my cleaning M-F, so I’m doing a little more each day, but it will still be very manageable for me since I’m a stay at home wife. 🙂 Have a blessed day and thanks again for sharing! P.S. I love your blog!

  11. 15 minutes? I can do that! I commit to the Challenge! If I get it done now, I don’t have to worry about it when the craziness of the holiday’s start.

  12. I’m excited! I’ll be cleaning things I NEVER clean! You do such a good job motivating us and giving us FUN stuff to do. I love to have a clean home!

  13. I want that dust mop with the purple duster on it!! Where did that come from or what brand is it??

  14. Love this! I just printed out the schedule and dusted all my corners (what a great idea to use a rag over a broom – thanks!). Super excited! 🙂

  15. Oh I am so excited! With canning season almost finished my poor neglected house needs some love! Looking forward to this month and the challenges to help stay focused!

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  17. This is awesome and SO TIMELY, Becky. THANK YOU!

  18. Im following along too!!!

  19. I am so excited for you to start this! 10-15 minutes a day sounds so much easier than trying to fit it all into one day, especially with a mobile infant!
    Thanks for the printable!

  20. Gonna follow – looks good! – but 5 months pregnant and getting tired… I’ll do the best I can! 🙂 Such a good idea!

  21. Looking forward to joining you!

  22. What a great idea! I love the idea of breaking down the cleaning to 10 or so min a day! I run a Deep cleaning service so I have to do it all in one shot in my client’s homes. But I can go bit by bit in my own home. Thanks for the idea!

  23. First of all, thanks for the great blog design. Typically in the cleaning mood and there lots of real cleaning tips.
    In your list of cleaning duties, you can add curtain cleaning London for example. Keep up the good work.


  24. This is amazing motivation – especially because your lists are so darn cute! I might just have to do a 30 days of cleaning in November when I’m not too busy focusing on my own 31-day series :S
    Looking forward to your future posts!!

  25. The tips are more helpful and happy to say this is definitely solve my problems what i am face when do cleaning my home, thanks

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  26. I am wondering if these are things you do with your daily routine every month or if you do them once every few months?
    This is such a fantastic idea! Can’t wait to have a sparkly clean house : )

    • This is something I do if I need to whip the house into shape in a hurry and I do these tasks alongside my daily cleaning tasks 🙂

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