Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE!

I’m so excited to share a little sale with you – even though it’s not Black Friday yet, the sale is up and running so stock up!  I didn’t want you to wait until Friday when you should be relaxing and spending time with family and friends so….

Use the coupon code FRIDAYMONDAY for 15% off your entire order in CLEAN MAMA HOME!  Hurry – there are some limited quantities on some products and when they’re gone, they won’t be restocked before the sale is over!  This sale ends Monday, November 27th at 11:59pm cst.

Click here on this link for the coupon code to be automatically applied to your order!

Shop Update : NEW Stickers!

I added two new sticker sheets to Clean Mama HOME this week! There are 2 different sticker sheets – CLEANING ROUTINE and COLOR CODING. Use them on your spray bottles, calendar, planner, notepads, or cleaning planner.  (See the Clean Mama DAILY Planner up there – it’s a perfect companion for the stickers!) Come see…..

Add a little routine to your planner, calendar, homekeeping binder pages, and spray bottles.  The Cleaning Routine sticker page includes the Clean Mama Routine icons + a few more.
Use these round color coding stickers to color code by family member, activity, or simply to add little notes in your planner or on your calendar.
 The clear Clean Mama Home stickers are on clearance if you’re interested!

Cleaning Routine Stickers - Clean Mama

Shop Clean Mama Home here and the stickers here!

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Last Day to Pre-order the Clean Mama DAILY Planner + a Video

Just popping in to remind you that today is the LAST DAY to pre-order the Clean Mama DAILY Planner at a discount….so if you were thinking about it, grab it today 🙂

This blog post shows how I set up my Clean Mama DAILY Planner.  I also added a video to my YouTube channel – head over there and follow along – more cleaning videos coming soon 🙂

How I set up My DAILY Planner

 

Last week I released my brand new DAILY planner – did you hear the news (here’s the announcement)? I am so excited for this tool and thought I’d share a couple tips and tricks for how I’m using it myself with the hope that it will help you too! If you’re using a different planner, my tips can still help you get it set up 🙂  Like a video format?  I shared a video on my YouTube channel here.

Let’s get started…..

First things first, think a little bit about how you want your planner to look – this is a tool that you’ll be using for a year so it’s important to put a little thought into it first.  Do you want to use color?  Black + white?  Choose a writing implement or two and a small stack of sticky notes and/or a notepad get started.

Here are my must-have planner tools:

  • pens
  • colored pencils
  • paper clips
  • large bulldog clip
  • sticky notes
  • notepads
  • stickers
  • eraser

Start by filling out the month you’re starting with and as many other months you’d like to start with – I recommend filling in months as you need them.

The Clean Mama DAILY Planner includes 2018 and 2019 at-a-glance and holiday calendars perfect for referring to as you’re setting up the year.

Put the DAILY planner where you’ll use it.  I keep mine in my office on my desk open to the current day and then at the end of my work day I turn it to the next day.

Choose a time of day to fill it out for the day ahead.  You might want to fill it out the evening before or in the morning or maybe a little bit all day long 🙂

I start with the TOP 3 TASKS and frame my day around that.  These are the three things that I need to get done.  It might be work related, family related, or home related – these are the must-dos.

PRODUCTIVITY TIP: On days where I have a lot going on or I feel overwhelmed, or in preparation for the weekend/week ahead, I’ll do a little brain dump and write down all the things that are swirling around in my head.  Then I prioritize them and put them into the next day.  If they’re on paper and one of my TOP 3, I know I’ll get them done.

When using other planners I have always struggled with 4 things:

  • not enough space to write
  • time slots that made me feel constricted
  • feeling like the planner was lost when I didn’t keep up with the pre-printed days, weeks, and/or months
  • the prompts were irrelevant or non-existent

I set out to create a planner that was different and encourages just the right amount of productivity in a beautiful and simple way.  I love having a spot for all those little things that I think about during the day in my planner.  Money, homekeeping, menu planning, errands, health – these categories all have a spot to jot down a reminder or a whole list.

Here are a few little things I do that help me keep things organized.

  • I use a paper clip on the current day and move it as I go.
  • I use a little color coding with colored pencils to keep things together.
  • I separate work and home.  By keeping these two things separate, I find that I get more done in each category per day.
  • I keep receipts, stamps, stickers, and notes in the back pocket so they’re handy.

It’s here! The Clean Mama DAILY Planner

Introducing….The Clean Mama DAILY Planner!

This undated, flexible planner has been in the making for years and finally it’s available for you (and me) today! It’s the perfect combination of keeping track of those daily to-dos with just the right amount of flexibility for you to make it yours and to make it work for your schedule.

Traditional planners haven’t worked for me the way that I anticipated because well, life happens.  Plans change, days fly by without a glimpse of a planner page or a chair to sit down in and I just found that if a planner was going to work for me it needed to take a few more things into consideration.

I find that putting a plan in place for my days helps me stay organized. A simple organizational step is just to map out your priorities so you make time to get things done.

I’m really excited to share this tool from the Clean Mama Home paper line that can help you get your priorities on paper and accomplished: the Clean Mama DAILY Planner.

The Clean Mama DAILY Planner (2018-2019) is a simple, undated planner for keeping track of the everyday without the added overwhelm of a typical planner.  This unique, intuitive approach is designed to help you plan your day with ease and calm, ready for whatever life throws your way.
The Clean Mama DAILY Planner is the perfect way to organize your thoughts and ideas on paper in a simpler way.  Start any day, any month, and work through your day with less effort and get more done!
+ everyday a little something +

Here are a couple of my favorite features:

  • simple soft gray and Clean Mama aqua color scheme – perfect for adding you personal style and details
  • 160# card stock front and back covers with clear protective cover and subtle, clear binding
  • 12-tabbed monthly divider pages (thoughts+goals) with grids and blank aqua tabs
  • aqua back pocket perfect for storing receipts, stickers, important papers
  • smooth, bright white 70# paper
  • paper size is 8 1/8”x10 1/8”
  • planner dimensions with the binding are 10”x10”x1.5″
  • made in the USA

If you’re wondering how or if the Clean Mama DAILY PLANNER works with the Homekeeping and Menu Planners, they were designed to work together or separately.  The Homkeeeping and Menu Planners are in a smaller, weekly format whereas the Daily Planner is set up as a daily planner.  All of my planners are designed to be started any day of the week and any month of the year.  No pressure, no stress, no overwhelm – just calm knowing that you are keeping track of the mundane daily tasks in a simple and straightforward way. THE CLEAN MAMA DAILY PLANNER includes:

  • TITLE PAGE – 3 lines for you to personalize your planner
  • COVER PAGE
  • 2018 YEAR AT A GLANCE
  • 2018 HOLIDAYS
  • 2019 YEAR AT A GLANCE
  • 2019 HOLIDAYS
  • 12 – 2 PAGE BLANK CALENDARS – the perfect 2 page monthly calendar complete with a darling to do list on the right side
  • 31 DAILY planning pages in EACH month – date, goals, menu, homekeeping, errands, TODAY, health, money, today is…, and TOP 3 TASKS
  • 12 blank mini grid pages – one at the end of each month
  • 12 mini grid thoughts + goals pages – one at the beginning of each month
  • 214 two-sided pages // 428 pages total + 12 two-sided tabbed dividers

Each month has 31 DAILY planning pages – with plenty of space to write down the date, goals, menu, homekeeping, errands, TODAY, health, money, today is…, and TOP 3 TASKS.  I start by filling in the 3 things that must can done and then I fill in the pages from there – this simple act of priority setting is really helpful for me as I plan out my days.

Here’s how I fill it out:

Notice that there are two columns in the TODAY section – I separate those for home + work but you could divide by AM and PM or by person or any other way that works for you.

This daily planner simplifies my days instead of complicating them AND helps me be more productive. Its simple, undated format is a welcome change with a dose of grace for the daily to-dos.

Look at that beautiful AQUA back pocket – it’s one of my favorite features!

Shop Update : Clean Mama Home Wool Dryer Balls

I’m so excited to share a new product in CLEAN MAMA HOME today – Wool Dryer Balls!  I’ve been using wool dryer balls for years and am happy to bring these to my shop for you to see what a difference this simple product can make in your laundry.

 

Why would you want to use wool dryer balls?  Here are just a couple reasons:

  • replaces fabric softener and dryer sheets
  • static reducer/eliminator
  • reduces drying time
  • 1000 loads of laundry
  • eco-friendly
  • soften laundry naturally
  • no dyes or perfumes
  • biodegradable + antimicrobial

CLEAN MAMA HOME Wool Dryer Balls are unbleached and fragrance free wool from family-owned farms in New Zealand and hand-felted by women in Nepal to support their families with this craft.

Directions: Place all 3 dryer balls in the dryer with your wet, clean laundry.  You can leave the dryer balls in your dryer or place in a cute dish or jar when not in use.

Quick Tip: Add a couple drops of your favorite essential oils to the wool dryer balls, let dry completely and toss in with your next load for a subtle scent.

And guess what? There are more laundry products coming your way – stay tuned!  CLEAN MAMA HOME Wool Dryer Balls are introductory priced through September 30th!

Just a Little ‘Housekeeping’

I hope your Labor Day weekend is off to a fabulous start….I still can’t get over the fact that summer is pretty much over.  Before the weekend is in full swing, I want to give you an update on a few things here on Clean Mama!

  1. The Clean Mama DAILY Planner will be introduced mid-September – it’s undated so you will be able to start it the day it arrives at your door!  I might be biased but I am so pleased with it from cover to cover – I can’t wait to share it with you!  Besides being undated, it has a simple yet intuitive daily planner layout that you’re going to love.  Stay tuned!
  2. I have been working on something to help you get that clutter OUT of your home in a hurry and in a simple, action-based way. THE CLUTTER HANDBOOK (update! It’s here!) is coming your way on Tuesday, September 5th – it’ll be introductory priced and it’s in digital form.  Order and it’ll be tucked into your inbox instantaneously. If you struggle with a little or a lot of clutter, you won’t want to miss it!
  3. I have a brand new candle scent just for fall – Rosemary + Pine!  It’s in a larger 16oz size with an amazing 80-100 hour burn time.  I can tell you that it’s the perfect combination of rosemary and pine with just a hint of clove.  It’s cozy in a jar – grab yours here before they’re gone!

That’s all, I’ll see you back here on Tuesday with THE CLUTTER HANDBOOK – I can’t wait to share it with you then 🙂  Happy Labor Day Weekending!

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How to Use a Homekeeping Planner to Keep Track of Home Tasks

A week ago I introduced you to the new Clean Mama Homekeeping Planner.  Your excitement for the product is amazing – I thought that I’d share a little how-to for you as they start to arrive in your homes.

What is the Clean Mama HOMEKEEPING Planner?

A simple, undated planner for keeping track of homekeeping and the everyday.  If you’re looking for a way to take the guesswork out of keeping up with all things home-related, this is a simple solution designed to make your life easier!

Who is the planner for?

Anyone that wants to put pen to paper to remember those homekeeping tasks.  I love seeing what I’ve have accomplished every day and what needs to be put off to the next day.  This format is motivating and relaxing because it helps you get moving on those tasks and soothes those never-ending mental checklists.
  • Maybe you’re thinking…..I’ve never kept track of homekeeping tasks – this seems like overkill.  If you struggle with cleaning and homekeeping, this also might be a great motivator for your success.
  • Or …..I love keeping track of homekeeping – is this enough?  Or maybe you’re a member of Homekeeping Society and wonder if this is the same thing.  Homekeeping Society is much more in-depth and includes monthly focus areas and organizing tasks.  You’ll need to decide what works best for you!

Can I use this with another planner?

  • Yes!  I suggest using it with the *new* Clean Mama DAILY Planner – coming out in the next week or so – sign up in the sidebar so you don’t miss it!  You can also use it with the Clean Mama Menu Planner OR it can be used alone.  The best thing about it is that it can be used any way you want to use it.  The format is simple, easy to use, and UNDATED.  Perfect for honing your planning and not feeling like you are behind or missing something.
  • Or you can use this planner alone as a stand-alone planner.  Keep track of other things in the planner besides homekeeping tasks – there’s room for appointments and special dates and to-dos.

Show me how to use it….


The Homekeeping Planner is intended to be flexible and used in a variety of ways.  You can keep it in your cleaning caddy, on your kitchen counter, with your main planner….

Start by filing in the month and writing down any tasks that you’d like to accomplish for the month – this is your big picture planning space.

Then on the weekly spread, you can put in tasks, reminders and anything else you’d like to complete.  I add my weekly tasks in as well above the daily tasks.

Use the Notes pages at the end of each month to jot down things like organizing goals, DIY cleaning recipes, or anything else HOME-related.

At the back of the planner you’ll find a Cleaning Routine Calendar page with my suggested daily, weekly, and monthly/rotating tasks.  They are explained on this page for your reference. The last page is the Rotating Cleaning Checklist – use this to keep track of your tasks for the year on one page.  It’s so helpful to see tasks all laid out and at a glance.

THE CLEAN MAMA HOMEKEEPING PLANNER details:

  • 2 COLOR OPTIONS: AQUA + PERIWINKLE
  • 108 pages
  • smooth, bright white 70# paper
  • 160# card stock front and back covers with clear protective cover and wire-o binding
  • made in the USA
  • paper size is 5.75” x 8” – size with the binding is 6” x 8″

THE CLEAN MAMA HOMEKEEPING PLANNER includes:

• CLEAR Protective Cover and COVER PAGE
• TITLE PAGE – 3 lines for you to personalize your planner
• 2018 YEAR AT A GLANCE
• 2019 YEAR AT A GLANCE
• 12 – 2 PAGE BLANK CALENDARS – the perfect 2 page monthly calendar complete with a darling to do list on the right side
• 5 WEEKLY DOCKETS for each month (60 total) – Monday-Sunday with my 5 daily tasks penciled in for you each day. This page also includes a small thoughts section for a quote or verse and a tasks + to-dos check list as well
• NOTES PAGE – my favorite mini grid format
• CLEANING ROUTINE CALENDAR – my daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routine
• ROTATING CLEANING CHECKLIST – my suggested rotating cleaning for the whole year at a glance – January-December
• BACK COVER

Want to see more?  This post details the planners even more AND there’s a video at the bottom of the post too 🙂

 

Clean Mama Homekeeping Planners!

After 7 years of digital, printable planners, last year I introduced the Clean Mama Planner.  I was so excited to finally offer a PRINTED and SPIRAL BOUND option for my readers.  After several months of successful sales, I went back to the ‘drawing board’ and brought you a menu planner.  This year, I’m changing things up a bit and I finally get to tell you about it!  I’m introducing a new HOMEKEEPING PLANNER today (in 2 colors) and in a couple weeks I’m bringing you a brand-new DAILY PLANNER!  I’m so excited to share these simplicity tools with you!

I am a paper planner person – I love having my thoughts, plans, goals, and day on a planner in front of me.  I try to stay off the computer and my phone as much as possible (not easy when you have an online business) and a paper planner affords that offline space.  I noticed that in the original Clean Mama Planner I wasn’t able to write down all the details that I needed to keep track of and I wanted more space and flexibility.  But I loved keeping track of home tasks in the Clean Mama Planner.  So what did I do?  I decided I needed options!  And that means that you get some options too 🙂

Introducing…..

 

The Clean Mama Homekeeping Planner

If you’ve ever wondered what to clean and when to clean it and then gotten sidetracked with life, this little planner is intended to be that gentle nudge and reminder to keep you going.  Not everything will be crossed off and filled up but when you are ready to do a little cleaning or organizing this planner is your go-to resource.  Think of this planner as your place for all things home.  You’ll be able to see progress and goals in your home rather than getting caught up in the daily to-dos.

You’ll only be able to purchase the Clean Mama Homekeeping Planner in Clean Mama Home – here’s the section of my shop that you can purchase it in.

It’s available in two color options!  Clean Mama AQUA + PERIWINKLE

 

The Clean Mama HOMEKEEPING Planner is a simple, undated planner for keeping track of homekeeping and the everyday.

  • 100 pages
  • smooth, bright white 70# paper
  • 100# card stock front and back covers with clear protective cover and wire-o binding
  • made in the USA
  • paper size is 5.75” x 8” – size with the binding is 6” x 8″

 

THE CLEAN MAMA HOMEKEEPING PLANNER includes:
• COVER PAGE
• TITLE PAGE – 3 lines for you to personalize your planner
• 2018 YEAR AT A GLANCE
• 2019 YEAR AT A GLANCE
• 12 – 2 PAGE BLANK CALENDARS – the perfect 2 page monthly calendar complete with a darling to do list on the right side
• 5 WEEKLY DOCKETS for each month (60 total) – Monday-Sunday with my 5 daily tasks penciled in for you each day. This page also includes a small tasks + to-dos checklist
• NOTES PAGE – my favorite mini grid format
• CLEANING ROUTINE CALENDAR – my daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routine
• ROTATING CLEANING CHECKLIST – my suggested rotating cleaning for the whole year at a glance – January-December
• BACK COVER

Right now in the shop you’ll see the Clean Mama Homekeeping Planner in aqua and periwinkle and you’ll see the Clean Mama Menu Planner.  Next up?  The Clean Mama DAILY Planner – it’s a large format daily planner different from anything you’ve ever seen and I can’t wait to share it with you later this month!  In the meantime, grab your Clean Mama Homekeeping Planner and start keeping track of those little tasks.

Go here to grab your planner!  Clean Mama AQUA + PERIWINKLE

Shop all of Clean Mama Home here.

Here’s a little video if you’d like more details:

 

AQUA Bar Mop Towels are Back in Stock!

Hooray!  After a couple months of being out of stock, the oh-so-popular Clean Mama Home AQUA bar mop towels are back in stock!

My bar mop towels are one of my favorite cleaning products – I use them in lieu of paper towels in the kitchen (simply roll them up in a covered glass jar and keep them where you’d keep paper towels).  They work great for wiping down counters and general cleaning – 100% cotton, super absorbent, and super soft!

Head to the shop to stock up!

It’s a Happy July Sale!

We’re settling into summer and if you’re feeling like doing a little tidying of your home, check out the sale in Clean Mama Home.  Use the coupon code HAPPYJULY for 20% off your entire purchase – hurry, sale ends at 7pm cst July 4th.

A couple of my personal favorites?

Bar Mop Towels – perfect for cleaning kitchen counters and for general cleaning – soft and luxurious

Cleaning Buckets – 3 of my glass spray bottles fit in the bucket – store cleaning supplies, tools, or toys in this versatile bucket

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths – the cleaning powerhouse in my home?  Microfiber!  I have 4 varieties sure to work with any cleaning scenario

Glass Spray Bottles + Labels – I love mixing up my own cleaners – elevate the look with these beautiful, sturdy spray bottles

 

Last Day of the Clean Mama Home Homekeeping Sale + 3 more new products!

It’s the LAST DAY of the Homekeeping Sale in Clean Mama Home! Come see what’s new and grab your favorites on sale!

I’ve already highlighted two new paper products in Clean Mama Home and new microfiber and kitchen towels, go to this post. Today I have 2 new home goods and one more set of kitchen towels  – come see!

GLASS STORAGE JAR with Lid 

You might recognize this jar from my kitchen – it’s how I store my bar mop towels – it’s a delightfully simple and functional storage solution.  Use it to store anything from bar mop towels to granola to markers – it’s definitely a favorite in my house!

SINK SIDE TRAY | porcelain

Another favorite item in our home is this sink side tray – I love it for hand soap, dish soap, and my granite cleaning spray.  So chic and functional!

LIGHT GRAY KITCHEN TOWELS | set of 2

And….LIGHT gray striped towels – perfect for any kitchen or decor!

Come see what’s new in CLEAN MAMA HOME – use the coupon code HOMEKEEPING for 15% off your entire order – the sale ends tonight – May 6th!  I also added a couple new free shipping coupon codes in my Instagram stories if you’re interested!

More Clean Mama Home Updates + Homekeeping Sale

Did you see the homekeeping sale in Clean Mama Home? Come see what’s new and grab your favorites on sale!

Today I’m going to highlight two new paper products in Clean Mama Home – yay!  If you missed the new microfiber and kitchen towels, go to this post. I’m pairing the new products with a great sale – keep reading….

Weekly Cleaning Routine Sticky Notes | 7”x3” – 50 pages, smooth bright white paper


Use to track weekly cleaning tasks – use in a planner, binder, on the refrigerator…

 

Notes | Notepad  4.25”x5.5” – 50 sheets

 

The NOTES notepad is perfect for any day of the week or month. The soft grid is perfect for keeping you on track!

Come see what’s new in CLEAN MAMA HOME – I’ll be highlighting more new products this week – stay tuned and make sure you use the coupon code HOMEKEEPING for 15% off your entire order.  Follow me on Instagram for a couple secret sales in IG stories – it’ll be good! And for those of you looking for free shipping (who doesn’t love free shipping?), keep an eye on my Instagram stories for secret, limited time codes all week long.

Clean Mama Home Updates + Homekeeping Sale

I’ve been busy behind the scenes adding new products to Clean Mama Home – curating my shop is quite possibly my favorite part of Clean Mama.  Well, that and sharing and connecting with all of you 🙂

Today I’m going to highlight new microfiber cleaning cloths, aqua striped dish towels, petite bar mop cloths, and white ribbed kitchen towels – yay!  I’m pairing the new products with a great sale – keep reading….

gray microfiber dusting mitt | use on counters, appliances, electronics, autos

super soft + extra large microfiber cleaning cloths | set of 3 – I am obsessed with these!

aqua striped kitchen towels | set of 2

petite bar mop cloths | set of 6

white ribbed kitchen towel | classic and multi-purpose

Come see what’s new in CLEAN MAMA HOME – I’ll be highlighting more new products this week – stay tuned and make sure you use the coupon code HOMEKEEPING for 15% off your entire order.  Follow me on Instagram for a couple secret sales in IG stories – it’ll be good! And for those of you looking for free shipping (who doesn’t love free shipping?), keep an eye on my Instagram stories for secret, limited time codes all week long.  It’ll be good!

Clean Mama Home SPRING CLEANING SALE + 3 NEW Products!

It’s SPRING CLEANING season and it’s time to stock up on the best cleaning supplies to get your home clean and tidy in a hurry!  (My annual spring cleaning challenge is coming next week!).  Use the coupon code SPRINGCLEANING in Clean Mama Home for 15% off your entire order – including 3 new products!

PETITE Bar Mop Cloths!  If you love my regular bar mops, you’ll adore this smaller size – they’re 12”x12”.  I love using them to wipe down counters and the kitchen table.  Put one by the stove while you’re cooking to wipe up spills to keep things neat.  You’ll love the petite size, they make cleaning up a breeze!

DISH DRYING Mat – The perfect solution to drying dishes on the counters is this darling microfiber dish drying mat.  It’s washable and dries quickly!  The soft pewter color will blend with any decor and it looks great with my pewter kitchen towels too!

CLEAN MAMA WHITE Apron – if you’re looking for a simple apron perfect for keeping your clothes clean while you’re cooking (or cleaning).  I love that the cinched neck tie travels through the apron and ties at the waist for optimal comfort.

Hurry!  Sale Ends April 1st!  Use the coupon code SPRINGCLEANING in Clean Mama Home for 15% off your entire order.

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