Simply Clean – FREE Cleaning Calendar for June

It’s time for June’s FREE cleaning calendar!

Every year I choose a new theme for the cleaning calendar and blog and this year it’s SIMPLY CLEAN.  With my new book Simply Clean, I thought it would be the perfect theme. Make 2017 your year to get a cleaning routine in order, find some new and workable solutions for organizing, hold yourself accountable, and get your home in a routine that work for you and your family.

 

The response to my new book, Simply Clean  has been amazing – did you get your copy?

If you’re feeling like you need some help with your cleaning and homekeeping and don’t know where to start, you’ll 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 workable solution for even the busiest of 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.

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 JUNE 2017 and get ready to see how doing a little bit everyday really is the secret to a clean house.

Here’s an infographic that explains my cleaning routine:

Weekly and daily tasks are detailed at the top, rotating cleaning tasks are on the bottom of the calendar with a little checklist. How you use the calendar is up to you – put it on a clipboard, in your planner, on your refrigerator.  Use checkmarks, draw lines through tasks or simply keep it up as a reminder.

QUICK TIP: Have a planner?  Simply resize the pdf when you go to print it in your printer preferences.

Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for June and join me!  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 and have a private Facebook group too called Homekeeping Society (just ask to join and I’ll add you) – it’s great for support and to meet others that are following along with my cleaning routine.

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for June 2017!

(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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Get Organized for Summer with a FREE Summer 2017 Calendar

The last two years I’ve shared a free summer calendar and it’s been so popular that I had to share another one for you this summer!  I have a couple fun summer survival type posts planned for you in the next couple weeks – chore charts, activities, etc. but this is a great way to intentionally start off the summer.

We’ve been working on getting the summer schedule figured out at our house and since I know that I’m not only one trying to figure out the kids’ schedules, I thought I’d share a simple way to see everyone’s classes and activities at a glance. I print out two – one to determine what’s enough and what’s too much – like a pre-planning calendar.  Once I have that under control, I use the second one for keeping track for schedules all summer long. I find that laying it out at a glance is the best way to see what’s going to work and what won’t work for the summer.

 

I left a little room on the top, bottom, and margin of the sheet if you’d like to make a little key and color code the activities/kids.  I hope this is a helpful and useful tool as you lay out the summer and make the most of the next three glorious summer months!

Go here to download the free Summer 2017 Calendar printable

This is a FREE download, once you login and save your info, your account will save all of your printables for you and make it easy to save and keep your printables.  Don’t forget to check out my FREE PRINTABLES page too!

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Simply Clean – Free Cleaning Calendar for May 2017

It’s time for May’s FREE cleaning calendar!

Every year I choose a new theme for the cleaning calendar and blog and this year it’s SIMPLY CLEAN.  With my brand-new book Simply Clean, I thought it would be the perfect theme. Make 2017 your year to get a cleaning routine in order, find some new and workable solutions for organizing, hold yourself accountable, and get your home in a routine that work for you and your family.

The response to my new book, Simply Clean  has been amazing – did you get your copy?

If you’re feeling like you need some help with your cleaning and homekeeping and don’t know where to start, you’ll 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 workable solution for even the busiest of 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.

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 MAY 2017 and get ready to see how doing a little bit everyday really is the secret to a clean house.

Here’s an infographic that explains my cleaning routine:

Weekly and daily tasks are detailed at the top, rotating cleaning tasks are on the bottom of the calendar with a little checklist. How you use the calendar is up to you – put it on a clipboard, in your planner, on your refrigerator.  Use checkmarks, draw lines through tasks or simply keep it up as a reminder.

QUICK TIP: Have a planner?  Simply resize the pdf when you go to print it in your printer preferences.

Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for May and join me!  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 and have a private Facebook group too called Homekeeping Society (just ask to join and I’ll add you) – it’s great for support and to meet others that are following along with my cleaning routine.

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for May 2017!

(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!)

Don’t miss out on the amazing Ultimate Homemaking Bundle – almost $2000 of hand-picked, helpful resources for just $29.97!  It ends on May 1st!

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How to Clean Window Blinds

If you have blinds you know that they do a great job of keeping the sun out of a room and adding privacy but they are also great at trapping dust and debris.  Dust and dirt left on blinds shows, but worse than that, it can add allergens to your home that you don’t need.  A little attention during seasonal cleaning is a great way to keep your blinds clean year ‘round.  Today I’m sharing my three favorite methods for effective blind cleaning. Try one or all of them – each one works perfectly to clean your blinds with ease.

Use a blind duster

These little blind duster tools are great for quickly cleaning window blinds.  The microfiber can be removed and laundered in between uses and it works great to trap dust from both sides of the blinds simultaneously.  Bonus: you can clean two blind slats at once.

Microfiber + water

If you prefer a more ‘hands-on’ technique, use a microfiber cloth and barely dampen it.  If your blinds are extra dusty or dirty, add a drop of rubbing alcohol and a drop of castile or dish soap to help cut through the dust and grime.

Vacuum Cleaner

If you have a vacuum cleaner (this one is my favorite) with a soft brush attachment and an extending hose, try using it to vacuum your blinds.  This is my favorite technique because it’s quick and it does a great job of capturing any dust in a hurry.


This month is all about spring cleaning and decluttering.  If you haven’t grabbed the free checklist, go to this post to grab it and get started.

I’ll be sharing blog and social media posts (follow below!) to help you clean and declutter at the same time. I’ve picked a couple areas of the home that NEED to be spring cleaned and with that cleaning I’ll help you with some very specific decluttering too.  Print out the checklist, follow along, and work at your own pace.

What’s your motivation?  Find it and start simply spring cleaning!

Grab the checklist and start working your way through some spring cleaning and decluttering.  Before you know it, your home will be spring cleaned, decluttered, and better than it was before you started!

Did you grab Simply Clean?  Of course I talk about spring cleaning and there’s a beautiful spring cleaning checklist included too! Amazon shopper?  Grab it here.

If you haven’t put your supplies together, go to this post to get started and then come on back for your checklist.

Don’t miss the SIMPLY SPRING CLEANING Challenge:

Follow Clean Mama on Facebook
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Join Private FB group – Homekeeping Society
Subscribe to Clean Mama:

Go to this post for my favorite methods and recipes for washing windows.

And this post for how to clean window tracks.

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How to Clean Window Tracks

Cleaning windows is an integral component of spring cleaning but cleaning window tracks is definitely one of those yucky jobs that no one likes doing.  As far as I’m concerned, cleaning the tracks is just as important as cleaning the windows themselves.  Depending on where you live you’ll find different types of dirt in your window tracks – dust, dirt, pollen, mold, insects, spiderwebs, etc. Any or all of these particles can be found in your window tracks – no one wants to open a window only to let dirt in to the house.  If you suffer from allergies you’ll definitely find some relief once you’ve cleaned the pollen and dust from the window tracks. The good news is if you clean your window tracks in the spring and fall you’ll be cutting down on how long this task takes.

Want to tackle this not-so-fun spring cleaning task?

Gather your supplies:

  • castile or dish soap
  • warm water in container
  • sponge
  • bath towel for the floor
  • microfiber cloth
  • soft cloths for drying window sills and tracks
  • scrub brush or old (but clean) toothbrush
  • vacuum if necessary

Get started:

Place a bath towel on the floor to catch and drips and dirt.

Carefully remove the window screens. If these are dirty, take the time to spray them with your hose outside or wipe them clean with your sponge.

Vacuum up any loose dirt or debris with the hose attachment of your vacuum cleanerif your window tracks are really dirty. Make sure you clean the attachment when you are done with the job.

Put about 1 teaspoon (or a good squirt) of dish soap to warm water in a container.  

Add warm water to the soap to make a soapy solution for cleaning your window tracks.

Dip your sponge in the warm, soapy water and scrub over the tracks.

If the sponge isn’t working, use a scrub brush to help loosen up the dirt and debris.

Rinse and repeat scrubbing until all the dirt is removed.  Change the water if it gets dirty. Yuck, right?

Don’t forget to wipe the sills and latches clean.

Dry thoroughly and admire your clean windows.


This month is all about spring cleaning and decluttering.  If you haven’t grabbed the free checklist, go to this post to grab it and get started.

I’ll be sharing blog and social media posts (follow below!) to help you clean and declutter at the same time. I’ve picked a couple areas of the home that NEED to be spring cleaned and with that cleaning I’ll help you with some very specific decluttering too.  Print out the checklist, follow along, and work at your own pace.

What’s your motivation?  Find it and start simply spring cleaning!

Grab the checklist and start working your way through some spring cleaning and decluttering.  Before you know it, your home will be spring cleaned, decluttered, and better than it was before you started!

Did you grab Simply Clean?  Of course I talk about spring cleaning and there’s a beautiful spring cleaning checklist included too! Amazon shopper?  Grab it here.

If you haven’t put your supplies together, go to this post to get started and then come on back for your checklist.

Don’t miss the SIMPLY SPRING CLEANING Challenge:

Follow Clean Mama on Facebook
Follow Clean Mama on Instagram
Join Private FB group – Homekeeping Society
Subscribe to Clean Mama:

Go to this post for my favorite methods and recipes for washing windows.

 

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Simply Spring Cleaning (and decluttering) Challenge

Are you getting ready to do some spring cleaning?  Or did you already start?  I’m so excited to finally share a little spring cleaning challenge with you – it has a bit of a twist and works perfectly with or without my brand new book Simply Clean.  

Simply Spring Cleaning (and decluttering) Challenge

Think of this challenge like a choose your own adventure for spring cleaning – take on the challenge and do it at your own pace.  I’ve aligned traditional spring cleaning tasks with decluttering tasks.  This works really well because you can do the two things in tandem OR do one on one day and the other the next. I think you’ll find that this approach works well for cleaning AND clearing clutter. Follow along step by step or skip around – do what works for YOU and your schedule.

Notice in the decluttering section that I’ve included some helpful decluttering tasks like zeroing out your inbox and decluttering 10 minutes in your basement or storage area.  I’ve included a few decluttering tasks that I need and maybe you do too 😉

Grab your FREE checklist here – you’ll need to put it in your cart and checkout – it’s still free!

I’ll be sharing blog and social media posts (follow below!) to help you clean and declutter at the same time. I’ve picked a couple areas of the home that NEED to be spring cleaned and with that cleaning I’ll help you with some very specific decluttering too.  Print out the checklist, follow along, and work at your own pace.  It might take you a weekend, two weeks, or a month or more.  The goal?  You decide! Clean neglected areas of the home, lose some excess stuff that’s causing you stress and cluttering up your home, and get ready to open those doors and windows and breathe in that wonderful spring air from your beautifully clean home!

What’s your motivation?  Find it and start simply spring cleaning!

Grab the checklist and start working your way through some spring cleaning and decluttering.  Before you know it, your home will be spring cleaned, decluttered, and better than it was before you started!

Did you grab Simply Clean?  Of course I talk about spring cleaning and there’s a beautiful spring cleaning checklist included too! Amazon shopper?  Grab it here.

If you haven’t put your supplies together, go to this post to get started and then come on back for your checklist.

 

Don’t miss the SIMPLY SPRING CLEANING Challenge:

Follow Clean Mama on Facebook
Follow Clean Mama on Instagram
Join Private FB group – Homekeeping Society
Subscribe to Clean Mama:

A couple favorite recipes for spring cleaning – just click on the image to go to the post:

All-Purpose Spray - Clean Just About Anywhere Spary - Clean Mama

The Perfect DIY Glass Cleaner - Clean Mama

DIY Cleaners Ingredient Storage - Clean Mama

Clean Mama Home Bar Mop Towels

Want to up the cute factor in your cleaning?  Check out my shop and product line, Clean Mama HOME!  Use the coupon code SPRINGCLEANING for 15% off!

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Simply Clean – Free Cleaning Calendar for April 2017

It’s time for April’s FREE cleaning calendar!

Every year I choose a new theme for the cleaning calendar and blog and this year it’s SIMPLY CLEAN.  With my brand-new book Simply Clean, I thought it would be the perfect theme. Make 2017 your year to get a cleaning routine in order, find some new and workable solutions for organizing, hold yourself accountable, and get your home in a routine that work for you and your family.

 

Simply Clean was JUST released this week – did you get your copy?
photo via Just a Girl and Her Blog

If you’re feeling like you need some help with your cleaning and homekeeping and don’t know where to start, you’ll 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 workable solution for even the busiest of 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.

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 APRIL 2017 and get ready to see how doing a little bit everyday really is the secret to a clean house.

Here’s an infographic that explains my cleaning routine:

Weekly and daily tasks are detailed at the top, rotating cleaning tasks are on the bottom of the calendar with a little checklist.  How you use the calendar is up to you – put it on a clipboard, in your planner, on your refrigerator.  Use checkmarks, draw lines through tasks or simply keep it up as a reminder.

QUICK TIP: Have a planner?  Simply resize the pdf when you go to print it in your printer preferences.

 Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for April and join me!  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 and have a private Facebook group too called Homekeeping Society (just ask to join and I’ll add you) – it’s great for support and to meet others that are following along with my cleaning routine.

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for April 2017!

(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!)

Don’t miss the SPRING CLEANING SALE in Clean Mama Home!

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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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Sunday Prep : Simple Things You Can Do to Get Ready for the Week

Part of the beauty of my cleaning routine is that Sunday is a day of rest, relaxation, and family time.  I still keep up with my daily tasks –  make beds, check floors, wipe counters, clutter, and laundry, but I don’t have a specified cleaning task.  Some Sundays I use that extra time that I’m not cleaning routine-ing to do a couple things in the afternoon or evening that set us up for the week ahead.

Don’t think that you need to do all of these things, just choose one or two that you think will be benefit your next week self.

Sunday Prep : Simple Things You Can Do to Get Ready for the Week

  • Double check the calendar and/or your planner and make sure you have everything accounted for and that you know what’s coming in the upcoming week.
  • Empty dishwasher or finish washing dishes – put everything away.  I love starting the week with an emptied dishwasher and sink.
  • Clear a counter or small space – a mini declutter session sets your home up for more organization.
  • Scrub the kitchen sink – I use this recipe and method.
  • Wash and cut produce for lunches, snacks, and dinner.  This is super helpful for keeping good habits of snacking on fruits and veggies in lieu of other choices and it’s time-saving for the coming week too!
  • Catch up on laundry – empty those baskets and make sure everything’s put away.  Check out two methods here.
  • Set out clothes for Monday or for the whole week.
  • Prep a meal or two (or more) for the coming week.  Simple steps like cutting up veggies for a salad or crockpot meal or browning turkey for spaghetti can make the week run a little bit smoother.  Here’s a post with a free printable checklist perfect for meal prepping.
  • Bake something!  We make muffins, granola, and energy bites on weekends.  They’re great for breakfasts and lunches for the week ahead.
  • Finish a project – if there’s something that you need OR want to get done, just finish it up.  I find that Sunday evenings I’m rested and ready for the week and a little more ambitious.  I might work on going through photos or finish up a good book.  It doesn’t have to be housework!

What’s one thing that might help your upcoming week?

I talk a little bit about Sunday prepping in my upcoming book, Simply Clean – did you pre-order it yet?

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Simply Clean – Free Cleaning Calendar for March 2017

It’s time for March’s FREE cleaning calendar!

Every year I choose a new theme for the cleaning calendar and blog and this year it’s SIMPLY CLEAN.  With my brand-new book Simply Clean  (did you pre-order it – I have some amazing pre-order bonuses available!) coming out in March, I thought it would be the perfect theme. Make 2017 your year to get a 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 cleaning and homekeeping and don’t know where to start, you’ll 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 workable solution for even the busiest of 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.

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 MARCH 2017 and get ready to see how doing a little bit everyday really is the secret to a clean house.

Here’s an infographic that explains my cleaning routine:

Weekly and daily tasks are detailed at the top, rotating cleaning tasks are on the bottom of the calendar with a little checklist.  How you use the calendar is up to you – put it on a clipboard, in your planner, on your refrigerator.  Use checkmarks, draw lines through tasks or simply keep it up as a reminder.

QUICK TIP: Have a planner?  Simply resize the pdf when you go to print it in your printer preferences.

 Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for March and join me!  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 and have a private Facebook group too called Homekeeping Society (just ask to join and I’ll add you) – it’s great for support and to meet others that are following along with my cleaning routine.

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for March 2017!

(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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Week 5 – Simply Clean Declutter Challenge

It’s the END of the Simply Clean Declutter Challenge – did you complete it or part of it?  I completed the challenge right along with you and it feels so great to get some decluttering done.  I designed this challenge to be completed anytime – you can still grab the checklist and  join in on the decluttering fun – go through the list with a task a day or do a couple mini-sessions.

I’m going to be sending out my February newsletter tomorrow with the February calendar and the declutter challenge and some other exciting stuff – if you aren’t on my subscription list, put your email in below so you don’t miss a thing….

Want to keep up with Clean Mama?  Join me here (I’m doing a great giveaway on Instagram tomorrow – 2/1):

Looking for a simpler approach to homekeeping?  Pre-order my NEW book Simply Clean!  It will change the way you clean!

Here’s what we’ve already decluttered:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

Here’s the end of the challenge:

 

DAY 29 – Bags + Purses: Declutter your bags and purses. This might be going through your bags and purses and getting rid of what you no longer love and use OR it might be to declutter your purse – emptying it out and getting rid of everything that doesn’t need to be in there. I only have one purse – it’s a great one and I use it year-round. Make this task work for you and your purse and bag situation.

DAY 30 – Declutter Toys: Today’s task is to declutter toys.  If you don’t have kids, declutter another area or a craft or hobby area. Work quickly (enlist the help of your child(ren) and do some quick decluttering.  Donate anything that can be donated and toss anything that’s broken.

DAY 31 – Quick Sweep Through the House: Do a quick whole house declutter. Make a quick sweep and pick up and put away any clutter or complete any uncompleted tasks.  HOORAY!

The Simply Clean Decluttering Challenge is intended as a way to encourage daily decluttering and slow and steady progress.  You’ll get what you put into it – I promise that even if you just do a little decluttering, you’ll be closer to having a decluttered home than you were before you started.  Keep going and enjoy the process!

Go here to download the FREE Declutter Challenge Checklist!

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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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Week 4 – Simply Clean Declutter Challenge

We’re four weeks into January and the Simply Clean Declutter Challenge – how are you doing?  I’m doing this challenge right along with you and I can tell you that it’s already making a difference in our home.  January is the perfect time for a little decluttering because you probably already feel motivated for it AND it’s the perfect time for a little fresh start.  It’s not too late to join in on the decluttering fun – start on the day that you feel like it and move ahead with us OR catch up with a couple mini-sessions.

Here’s what you need to do – choose a place or places to follow along:

  • Instagram  or Facebook – I post my cleaning routine daily in both of these places and am also posting the challenge every morning
  • my private Homekeeping Society Facebook page (just request to be added). If you need a friendly little reminder to show up in your feed so you get off your phone and get rid of something, follow along 🙂
  • off the grid?  grab the checklist (the link is below) and work away 🙂

Looking for a simpler approach to homekeeping?  Pre-order my NEW book Simply Clean!  It will change the way you clean!

Here’s what we’ve already decluttered:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

Here’s WEEK 4:

 

DAY 22 – Bathroom Counters:  Declutter and clean your bathroom counters. Remove what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and put back what you want to keep. Wipe off the counters before putting anything back.  Group like items together and put things back in a way that’s easy to keep tidy.

DAY 23 – Bathroom Drawers: Declutter and clean your bathroom drawers. You don’t have to do all your bathroom drawers, start with one and if you can do more, do more!  Remove what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and put back what you want to keep. Group like items together and put things back in a way that’s easy to keep tidy. I use divided drawer organizers in all of our bathroom drawers to keep them organized and easy to clean.

DAY 24 – Bathroom Cupboards:  Declutter and clean your bathroom cupboards. You don’t have to do all your bathroom cupboards, start with one and if you can do more, do more! Remove what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and put back what you want to keep. Group like items together and put things back in a way that’s easy to keep tidy.

DAY 25 – Bathroom Cleaning Caddy: Put together a little bathroom cleaning caddy. Put your favorite supplies in a caddy and keep it in your bathroom – perfect for speed cleaning and keeping your bathroom tidy! I keep my Clean Mama Home microfiber cloths, DIY window and disinfecting cleaners, and a scrubber in my cleaning bucket.

DAY 26 – Linens and Bedding: Declutter linens and bedding. This task will be different for different people – you might want to declutter and donate sheets that you no longer use or that have seen better days. Maybe you just want to tidy up your linen closet or storage.

DAY 27 – Bath Towels: Declutter bath towels. This task will be different for different people – you might want to declutter and donate towels that you no longer use or that have seen better days. I always keep a stack of old towels for icky clean ups, muddy puppy paws, a stand-in for rugs after playing in the snow….Or maybe you just want to tidy up your towel storage – do that today! I love using white towels to keep things fresh and clean looking.

DAY 28 – Shoes + Shoe Storage: Declutter shoes and/or shoe storage. Declutter as many shoes you can today – I keep shoes to a minimum with under ten pairs for myself and 2-3 pairs per child. Keep what you need and lose what you don’t use!

The Simply Clean Decluttering Challenge is intended as a way to encourage daily decluttering and slow and steady progress.  You’ll get what you put into it – I promise that even if you just do a little decluttering, you’ll be closer to having a decluttered home than you were before you started.  Keep going and enjoy the process!

Go here to download the FREE Declutter Challenge Checklist!

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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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Simply Clean – Free Cleaning Calendar for February 2017

It’s almost February (can you believe it?!) and that means that it’s time for February’s FREE cleaning calendar!

Every year I choose a new theme for the cleaning calendar and blog and this year it’s SIMPLY CLEAN.  With my brand-new book Simply Clean (you pre-ordered it right?) coming out in March, I thought it would be the perfect theme.

Let’s make 2017 your year to get a 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 cleaning and homekeeping and don’t know where to start, you’ll 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 workable solution for even the busiest of 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.

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 FEBRUARY 2017 and get ready to see how doing a little bit everyday really is the secret to a clean house.

Here’s an infographic that explains my cleaning routine:

Weekly and daily tasks are detailed at the top, rotating cleaning tasks are on the bottom of the calendar with a little checklist.  How you use the calendar is up to you – put it on a clipboard, in your planner, on your refrigerator.  Use checkmarks, draw lines through tasks or simply keep it up as a reminder.

QUICK TIP: Have a planner?  Simply resize the pdf when you go to print it in your printer preferences.

Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for November and join me!  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 and have a private Facebook group too called Homekeeping Society (just ask to join and I’ll add you) – it’s great for support and to meet others that are following along with my cleaning routine.

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for February 2017!

(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!  Even easier, go to my free printables page for a quicker download.)

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Week 3 – Simply Clean Declutter Challenge

 

We’re three weeks into January and the Simply Clean Declutter Challenge – how are you doing?  I’m doing this challenge right along with you and I can tell you that it’s already making a difference in our home.  January is the perfect time for a little decluttering because you probably already feel motivated for it AND it’s the perfect time for a little fresh start.  It’s not too late to join in on the decluttering fun – start on the day that you feel like it and move ahead with us OR catch up with a couple mini-sessions.

Here’s what you need to do – choose a place or places to follow along:

  • Instagram  or Facebook – I post my cleaning routine daily in both of these places and am also posting the challenge every morning
  • my private Homekeeping Society Facebook page (just request to be added). If you need a friendly little reminder to show up in your feed so you get off your phone and get rid of something, follow along 🙂
  • off the grid?  grab the checklist (the link is below) and work away 🙂

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Here’s what we’ve already decluttered:

Week 1
Week 2

Here’s WEEK 3:

DAY 15 – Kitchen Cupboards:  Declutter at least one kitchen cupboard. Remove what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and put back what you want to keep. Group like items together and put things back in a way that’s easy to keep tidy.

DAY 16 – Under the Kitchen Sink: Declutter under the kitchen sink. Take everything out, toss what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and group like items together and put things back in a way that’s easy to keep tidy. I use containers and a lazy susan to keep things neat under the sink – it’s so helpful!

DAY 17 – Kitchen Towels:  Declutter those kitchen towels.  Want a neat and tidy dish towel drawer? Empty it out, lose any tattered towels, group like dish towels together, fold in thirds and then in thirds again. Then put them back standing up.

DAY 18 – Laundry Area: Declutter your laundry area.  Lose any products you no longer use, simplify your supplies, and contain like items together.  Wipe down your washer and dryer and if you’re feeling really ambitious put it on the clean cycle let the washer do the washing.

DAY 19 – Catch up on Laundry: Take today to get caught up on laundry.  Work methodically and get everything all caught up.  

DAY 20 – Declutter Bath and Shower Products: Remove what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and put the bath and shower products back that you use.

DAY 21 – Declutter Makeup and Toiletries: Declutter all your makeup and toiletries.  Remove what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and put back what you want to keep. Group like items together and put things back in a way that’s easy to keep tidy.

The Simply Clean Decluttering Challenge is intended as a way to encourage daily decluttering and slow and steady progress.  You’ll get what you put into it – I promise that even if you just do a little decluttering, you’ll be closer to having a decluttered home than you were before you started.  Keep going and enjoy the process!

Go here to download the FREE Declutter Challenge Checklist!

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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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Week 2 – Simply Clean Declutter Challenge

We’re two weeks into January and the Simply Clean Declutter Challenge – how are you doing?  I’m doing this challenge right along with you and I can tell you that it’s already making a difference in our home.  January is the perfect time for a little decluttering because you probably already feel motivated for it AND it’s the perfect time for a little fresh start.  It’s not too late to join in on the decluttering fun – start on the day that you feel like it and move ahead with us OR catch up with a couple mini-sessions.

Here’s what you need to do – choose a place or places to follow along:

  • Instagram  or Facebook – I post my cleaning routine daily in both of these places and am also posting the challenge every morning
  • my private Homekeeping Society Facebook page (just request to be added). If you need a friendly little reminder to show up in your feed so you get off your phone and get rid of something, follow along 🙂
  • off the grid?  grab the checklist (the link is below) and work away 🙂

Looking for a simpler approach to homekeeping?  Pre-order my NEW book Simply Clean!  It will change the way you clean!

Here’s what we decluttered in Week 1 if you want to go back and check it out.

Here’s WEEK 2:

DAY 8 – Declutter Magazines and Catalogs:  Personally I LOVE magazines and have to keep my ‘collection’ to a minimum.  I keep a basket in the family room and whatever fits gets to stay.  It keeps me on top of the reading and subscriptions and makes for a cute storage solution.

DAY 9 – Books:  Curate what you have and give away or donate what you no longer use and love.

DAY 10 – Refrigerator + Freezer: Declutter the refrigerator and freezer – if you’re short on time, just do one.  Empty, wipe clean, and toss anything expired or old and return the good stuff back to its place.

DAY 11 – Food Storage Containers:  Completely empty the space you keep food storage containers, wipe the space clean, and toss anything that you don’t need/use anymore and put the containers back in place.

DAY 12 – Declutter your Kitchen Counters: Remove everything, wipe the counters clean, and relocate and/or toss anything that you don’t need/use anymore and put the good stuff back in place.

DAY 13 – Declutter Small Appliances: Remove what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and put the small appliances you use at least weekly where you can easily access them.

DAY 14 – Kitchen Drawers : Today’s task is to declutter at least one kitchen drawer. Remove what you no longer use, sort what you want to keep, and put back what you want to keep. Group like items together and put things back in a way that’s easy to keep tidy.

The Simply Clean Decluttering Challenge is intended as a way to encourage daily decluttering and slow and steady progress.  You’ll get what you put into it – I promise that even if you just do a little decluttering, you’ll be closer to having a decluttered home than you were before you started.  Keep going and enjoy the process!

Go here to download the FREE Declutter Challenge Checklist!

Find Out More Homekeeping Society

If you like this FREE printable you’ll love my HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY and the organizing printables in my shop!

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Week 1 – Simply Clean Declutter Challenge

We’re one week into January and the Simply Clean Declutter Challenge – how are you doing?  I’m doing this challenge right along with you and I can tell you that it’s already making a difference in our home.  January is the perfect time for a little decluttering because you probably already feel motivated for it AND it’s the perfect time for a little fresh start.  It’s not too late to join in on the decluttering fun – start on the day that you feel like it and move ahead with us OR catch up with a couple mini-sessions.

Here’s what you need to do – choose a place or places to follow along:

  • Instagram  or Facebook – I post my cleaning routine daily in both of these places and am also posting the challenge every morning
  • my private Homekeeping Society Facebook page (just request to be added). If you need a friendly little reminder to show up in your feed so you get off your phone and get rid of something, follow along 🙂
  • off the grid?  grab the checklist (the link is below) and work away 🙂

Here’s WEEK 1:

DAY 1 – Whole House Quick Declutter:  Start by simply setting a timer for 10 minutes and see how much stuff you can find and get rid of – aim for 3 bags. Toss, donate or sell your findings –  get them out of the house as quickly as you can.

DAY 2 – Floor Declutter:  Set a timer for 10 minutes and see how much stuff you can find and get rid of off your floors.

DAY 3 – Surface Declutter: Set a timer for 10 minutes and see how much stuff you can find and get rid of off surfaces. If you feel overwhelmed, pick one surface and completely clear it (coffee table, kitchen table, kitchen counters, desk, etc.). Taking that visual noise out of the equation makes a huge difference!  Once you’ve cleared one surface, wipe it clean and leave that surface empty for a bit before you put anything back.

DAY 4 – Sort Paper Piles:  Today’s task is to sort your paper piles – if you have more than one, start with the worst offender and go from there.

DAY 5 – Shred Papers: Today’s task is to shred those papers from yesterday.  If you don’t have a shredder, call your local bank to see when they have a shredding day and save your confidential papers for that.

DAY 6 – File Paper Work: Today’s task is to file paperwork from sorting the last couple days. If you don’t have a filing system, start with an in and out basket.

DAY 7 – Sort Mail Daily:  Today’s task is to sort mail daily.  Start with today’s mail and sort it as soon as it comes in.  Going forward, continue with this simple habit and you’ll find that paper clutter will be at a minimum.

 

The Simply Clean Decluttering Challenge is intended as a way to encourage daily decluttering and slow and steady progress.  You’ll get what you put into it – I promise that even if you just do a little decluttering, you’ll be closer to having a decluttered home than you were before you started.  Keep going and enjoy the process!

Go here to download the FREE Declutter Challenge Checklist!

Here’s what we decluttered in Week 1:

Looking for a simpler approach to homekeeping?  Pre-order my NEW book Simply Clean!

Find Out More Homekeeping Society

If you like this FREE printable you’ll love my HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY and the organizing printables in my shop!

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