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 🙂

 

ENDED : FREE Clean Mama Home Essentials Kit!

EXTENDED – Grove has extended this deal for you! Don’t miss this out on getting the Clean Mama Home Essentials Kit for FREE ($31+ value + free shipping) – grab yours before it’s really gone 8/30! I hope you know that I LOVE cleaning, helping you clean, and figuring out the best ways to naturally clean just about anything.  Today I get to let you in on a two-fold little secret – where I find natural cleaning supplies and products AND that you can now find Clean Mama Home Products at the same place!  Keep reading to find out how you can get a Clean Mama Home Essentials Kit  for FREE ($31.27 value)!  (THIS OFFER IS ONLY GOOD UNTIL 8/30/16 OR UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST – DON’T MISS IT!)
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Have you heard of Grove Collaborative (formerly ePantry)?  Grove Collaborative is an online marketplace that delivers natural household and personal care products right to your door. Most of the products that I use and love are on their shelves and now you can also purchase Clean Mama Home products as well!  Hooray!
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My kids go back to school this week and I’m putting everything I possibly can on autopilot.  If you’re feeling like you need to simplify and automate something, start with your homekeeping goods and personal care products.  Grove makes it so simple and easy, and it’s actually cheaper than online retailers AND the big box stores.

Why you should put your homekeeping shopping list on auto-pilot:

  1. Less leaving the house for shopping = more money in the checking account.
  2. I save time and energy by keeping a list in my Grove Collaborative shopping cart – I reorder what I need, when I need it.
  3. The Grove Collaborative prices are LOWER than just about anywhere else for natural cleaning, homekeeping, and personal care products.
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I am so excited to finally be able to share this collaboration and partnership with you!  To kick it off, Grove Collaborative is giving my readers and followers this exclusive bundle to say thank you for trying out their service!  (Sorry, this offer is only open to new Grove customers BUT if you are an existing customer you’ll see Clean Mama Home products available – yay!)
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Here’s how you can get 3 Clean Mama Home products + Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap for FREE (with free shipping too!) while checking off items on your shopping list at the same time.

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Here’s what you need to do to grab your Cleaning Essentials Kit for FREE ($31.27 value) and free shipping!

  1. Go to Grove Collaborative by clicking here.
  2. Take a simple 4-question quiz (this only takes seconds) to help them find your favorite products.
  3. They will create a custom cart of products for you to try (you can change scents, quantities, or delete entirely) and it will add 3 Clean Mama Home products + Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap for free – and bonus, you’ll get free shipping on top of all that!
  4. Change or delete any products you don’t want (just keep at least $20 in there to get the free products!)
  5. Check out, save money and free stuff shows up at your house!
  6. If you join their VIP program, you always get free shipping + 5 free gifts each year!

Why I use Grove Collaborative as my natural homekeeping resource:

  • Flexible delivery schedules — automatically receive monthly shipments or edit delivery dates to get products exactly when you need them
  • Custom baskets — They make suggestions, but you can always make changes or add/remove products – I love this for finding new products!  You can search by brand or by category – if you’re looking for more Clean Mama Home products just look on the brands dropdown and you’ll find it under Clean Mama.
  • No surprises — you’ll get two reminder e-mails (one week and one day before a scheduled shipment) so you can make any necessary changes.  You can cancel anytime, pause delivery,
  • Great customer service — they have an entire Community Happiness team ready to answer your questions and help you with your purchase.

Cleaning Essentials

  • Grove Collaborative makes creating a healthy, beautiful home easy with the best natural products – and now you can get select Clean Mama Home products too!  What better way to begin creating your healthy, beautiful home than with this incredible Cleaning Essentials kit?

You’ll get these products for FREE and you’ll get FREE shipping!

  • A beautiful, high quality, Clean Mama Home Glass Spray Bottle + 3 cleaning recipe labels : all-purpose disinfecting spray, window + glass spray, and granite + marble spray
  • An incredibly durable and effective Clean Mama Home Microfiber Cleaning Cloth that can be used on all surfaces
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap – you choose the scent!

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Here’s everything you’ll see in your basket – keep it or change it up for your needs – just keep at least $20 in your cart so you get the FREE Clean Mama Home Essentials Kit.

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Come Clean – Free Cleaning Calendar for August 2016

It’s almost August and that means that it’s time for August’s FREE cleaning calendar!

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Every year I choose a new theme for the cleaning calendar and blog and this year it’s COME CLEAN.  2016 is the year to get your cleaning routine in order, find some new and workable solutions for organizing, hold yourself accountable, and get your home in a routine that works for you and your family.

Don’t miss the FREE Summer Calendar here (June-August) – it’s a great way to see the whole summer at a glance!  I use it to sketch out classes and activities to ensure we aren’t over-scheduled.  If you’re looking for a little more in-depth cleaning this summer I also have a FREE Summer Cleaning Checklist here.

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.

Come Clean 2016 - Clean Mama

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 2016 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.

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

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Go here to grab your FREE calendar for August 2016!

(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!)

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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Want to up the cute factor in your cleaning?  Check out Clean Mama HOME!  Come see the new stickers 🙂  I’ve put together the BEST homekeeping tools just for you (and me).

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3 Ways to Clean Baseboards

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If the thought of cleaning the baseboards in your home sounds daunting and more than overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. I am always amazed by what a difference having clean baseboards makes. It is an easy task to tackle in a couple of hours if you are up to doing your whole home, or in smaller increments if you prefer going room by room. I have three great cleaning options to choose from today. Pick the one that matches what simple ingredients you have on hand or who in your home is doing the cleaning. Ready for some options?

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Baby Wipes:

 

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Yes, this option is the least eco-friendly of the three, but it is perfect for kids and their nimble knees. I love that the amount of liquid is controlled so you won’t have an overturned bucket of water or puddles everywhere. It’s perfect for adults too as it is the quickest of three and requires no prep. This is a task that can be included on kid’s weekly chores so that dirt and dust doesn’t have as much of a chance to accumulate.

Castile Cleaner:

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Castile soap is the ultimate gentle detergent that is free of dyes, artificial scents and chemicals. It is available in the natural beauty aisle at many retailers or on Amazon. If you don’t happen to have any on hand, you can also substitute your favorite dish soap that you would use for hand washing dishes. This cleaner can be used on both painted and wood baseboards.

  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon castile or dish soap

Optional: 2 drops lemon or your favorite essential oil for a little extra scent boost

Mix ingredients together in a bucket. Using a barely damp microfiber cloth (my favorite!) or a well wrung out sponge, wipe as you go, rinsing the cloth or sponge frequently.

Borax Based Cleaner:

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Borax is an effective, inexpensive natural mineral that works well in a number of cleaning situations, including cleaning baseboards. It can be found in the laundry or cleaning aisle of many stores. You can half the proportions of the Borax to water if you want a smaller batch.

  • 1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon Borax
  • 2-4 cups warm water

Stir to dissolve. You can use this with the traditional bucket cleaning method or decant into a spray bottle (if you put it in a spray bottle make sure you mix with warm water to fully dissolve the Borax). I like to use microfiber cloths to clean as they do a great job of getting in all those nooks and crannies and they don’t spread the dirt around, but you can also use a sponge.  Just be sure to wring until damp and not dripping. No rinsing required.

There is no need to dread or fear cleaning baseboards when armed with these simple methods and DIY cleaner options. Choose one today and look forward to sparkling trim in no time.

If you haven’t tried microfiber for cleaning?  You should!  You’ll love my Clean Mama Home Microfiber Cleaning Cloths – check them out!

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More posts in this series – just click on the image to go to the post:

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6 Unexpected Ways to Use Sponges to Clean Up Summer

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The summer is full of fun and sun and all things vacation, but with that comes some difficult cleaning conundrums too!  I have some easy tips today to show you how to clean up those tricky spots and messes with a simple and effective cleaning tool – the sponge!  Add a little warm water and your favorite liquid soap (castile OR dish) and you have all you need to tackle those tough spots.  Let’s get started!

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Grab your tools and supplies:

Window Screens and Frames

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Take your screens off your windows and fill a bowl or container with warm water and a squirt of soap.  Set your screens up near a hose, preferably with a spray nozzle attached.   Wet the screens, one at a time, dip your Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge into soapy water and carefully use the yellow side to wash the screens, rinsing the sponge frequently.  Then take the scrubber side to the screen frames to remove any built up dirt and grime.  Rinse and dry thoroughly before returning to the windows.

Door tracks

When doors are open more with the warmer weather, those dirty tracks are more obvious.  Clean them up with a quick swish of a Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge.  Keep your soapy water handy and rinse thoroughly.

Grill

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The beloved grill – the oven of the summer.  With all the food preparation that happens on grills during the summer, it’s important to keep it clean in between uses.  Use a Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge to wipe the surfaces with a little soap and water.  Use the scrubbing side to easily remove grease spots and stains and stuck-on stains.  Wipe away the dirt and grime with the sponge side and rinse with clean water and the sponge.

Siding

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If you have bugs, dirt and grime on your siding, a little soap and water goes a long way with a Scotch-Brite Easy Eraser.  Soak the easy eraser in soapy warm water and wring out.  Go in the direction of your siding and wipe (or erase) those stuck on spots.  Rinse with warm water and admire your work.

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Flower Pots

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Flower pots should be cleaned out between seasons or plantings but if you have stubborn stains or mineral deposits leaving your flower post looking a little worse for the wear, grab your Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge.  Use soap and water and a little elbow grease to beautify your flower pots in a hurry.

Bikes

Cleaning bikes is one of my kids’ favorite summer activities.  The concept is simple – set up a bike wash (like a car wash) with buckets, sponges, and the garden hose.  Wet the bikes, scrub them with the sponge side of a  Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges and rinse thoroughly.  Not only does the bike wash station keep the kids busy with a fun activity, but the bikes get clean.

Now that you know how simple it is to clean these hard-to-clean spots, grab a sponge and clean it up!

Are You Making These Cleaning Mistakes?

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If you are spending time cleaning, make sure you’re making the best use of your time and energy by avoiding these cleaning mistakes!  (No judgment here, just trying to help you figure out the best and most efficient way to clean your home.)

Vacuuming More Than Necessary

Save your energy and vacuum weekly and do a thorough job.  Spot clean during the week as needed.  Then on the day that you do vacuum (I like Wednesdays) vacuum horizontally in each room and then vertically in each room.  Yes, you are going over the carpet twice, but this technique ensures that the carpet is lifted and the dirt that may be embedded is removed.  This is especially helpful if you have pets to remove pet hair and dander.  Vacuum from the furthest corner away from the door and vacuum your way out of the room.  This will give you those beloved vacuum lines that say,  ‘I just vacuumed’.

Cross-Contamination

When you wipe down surfaces, are you wiping the same area multiple times or wiping the mess back over your just cleaned surface?  Make sure you’re wiping LEFT to RIGHT and TOP to BOTTOM in a soft Z pattern.  This will effectively clean your surfaces and keep you from wiping dirt and bacteria back over your clean surface.  Make sure that you are also changing microfiber cloths or cleaning rags frequently to keep the bacteria away.  This post shows you how I speed clean my bathrooms and change out microfiber cloths to avoid cross-contamination.

Not Leaving Cleaners on Long Enough

If you’re cleaning bathrooms or your kitchen counters and spraying and wiping right away, you’re wasting time and cleaners.  It’s important to thoroughly saturate your surfaces with your favorite cleaner and let it sit for 10 minutes.  This will let the cleaner do its job, sanitize, and dissolve any stuck on particles making your cleaning a little bit easier.

Using Fabric Softener on Towels

Did you know that traditional fabric softener actually coats the fibers of towels making them less absorbent and fluffy?  Instead, add between 1/4 to 1/2 cup of traditional white vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser. Vinegar serves to actually soften the fibers as well as add a little cleaning power to your laundry routine. I like to buy a jug of white distilled vinegar at our Costco. At under $5.00 for an economy sized container, you can’t beat the price. No need to worry about any residual scent from the vinegar either as you won’t be able to detect it on your clean laundry at this dilution rate.

Using Dirty Sponges

There’s no need to use dirty sponges when all you need to do is toss it in your dishwasher nightly.  Did you know that sponges are one of the dirtiest things in your house?  Get in the habit of tossing your sponge in your dishwasher or sanitizing it in the microwave every night and you’ll eliminate that risk of spreading germs all over your kitchen.  Here are 3 ways to safely sanitize your sponge.

Using Vinegar on Stone Surfaces

I love using vinegar to clean with but it’s important to know WHAT it works on and what it doesn’t.  If you’re using vinegar on your marble or granite counters, the acid in the vinegar will eventually etch away the surface.  If you want to DIY your cleaners and are looking for one that is safe for marble and granite, try this one – it’s awesome!

Emptying Your Vacuum Canister or Bag and Cleaning your Vacuum Cleaner

Make sure you’re emptying your vacuum canister after each use if you have a canister vacuum and if you have a vacuum cleaner with a bag, change it when necessary.  Make sure you’re cleaning your vacuum cleaner frequently as well – this will ensure that your vacuum lasts for a long time and you aren’t dragging dirt around the house as you’re vacuuming.

Not Cleaning Those Most-Touched Areas

It’s no wonder that germs can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours.  If you’re looking for ways to cut down on that spread and transfer in your home (especially when someone’s sick or during flu season), reach for a cotton pad and a bottle of rubbing alcohol.  Saturate the cotton pad and carefully wipe over those most touched areas in your home: light switches, remotes, and electronics.  The rubbing alcohol effectively kills germs, dries quickly, and is safe to use in your home.

Cleaning Garbage Cans

Yes, garbage cans hold garbage, but keeping them clean will keep odors down and keep germs from congregating.  Bring the garbage can(s) outside, spray them with your favorite all-purpose cleaner, let it sit for 10 minutes, and rinse thoroughly with your garden hose.  Let them sit in the sun to dry and naturally kill germs before returning them inside. Use garbage bags in large and small garbage cans to line them and keep them cleaner for longer.

Which cleaning mistake have you been making?  Have one to add?  Share it in the comments!

If you are new here and/or curious about my cleaning routine, go to my START HERE page – you’ll find helpful links to get you started with cleaning less and enjoying life more.

Quick Tip : Disinfect with Hydrogen Peroxide

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If you’ve been reading here for any length of time, you know that I love making my own cleaners and coming up with natural ways to clean just about everything.  It occurred to me that I haven’t shared on the blog one of my favorite ways to disinfect the gross stuff around the house (I have some hydrogen peroxide tips in my book, The Organically Clean Home).

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Hydrogen Peroxide

What is it?  Its chemical compound is H2O2 – water and oxygen.  It’s a colorless and odorless liquid (it looks like water) with non-toxic whitening (bleaching) properties.  These same properties are also EXCELLENT at killing germs.  It’s typically sold at a 3-6 percent dilution.

How can it be used?  Because of its non-toxic-ness it can be used to disinfect toothbrushes, clean wounds, lighten hair, and CLEAN!

Where can it be used to clean?  Bathrooms and kitchens and laundry rooms – it’s especially good for disinfecting, mold removal, and stains on white clothing.

Are there any precautions?  Hydrogen Peroxide is unstable when it comes in contact with light so you need to keep it in the original brown bottle.  If it comes in contact with colored clothing, carpet, towels, etc. it will bleach the fibers.  It also has an acidity of 11.75 so DO NOT use it on stone (granite, marble, etc.) as it will etch the surface over time.

Where can I find it?  Target, Wal*Mart, any pharmacy and Amazon.

How can I use it?  Use straight out of the bottle if you’re pre-treating a stain (on white clothing).  Mix up with a little baking soda for a cleaning paste, scrub and rinse clean.  This works great for icky grout.  My favorite method? Simply put a sprayer on the bottle, spray on a surface that needs disinfection, let it sit and then rinse clean.  If you want to give germs the one-two punch, you can spray a surface with hydrogen peroxide and follow with white vinegar.  Let it sit and rinse clean.  This is a very potent combination and the two ingredients should NEVER be combined in a container, always keep them separate.  (Personally, I am fine with just the hydrogen peroxide and I don’t spray one after the other.)

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Spray on cutting boards – I only do this if I’ve cut up raw poultry or meat – and run through the dishwasher or hand wash.

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Spray in the kitchen sink to disinfect – let it sit and rinse clean.  I always spray quite a bit in the drain part to disinfect the drain and garbage disposal area.

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Use it in the bathroom to disinfect toilets and sinks.  Spray liberally, let it sit for 10 minutes or so and wipe clean.

If you’re using a cloth to wipe surfaces down after spraying with hydrogen peroxide, make sure that it’s white so you aren’t bleaching out any colored cloths.  The Clean Mama Home white bar mops work great!

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Come Clean – Free Cleaning Calendar for April 2016

It’s almost April and that means that it’s time for April’s FREE cleaning calendar!

Free Printable April Cleaning Calendar - Clean Mama

Every year I choose a new theme for the cleaning calendar and blog and this year it’s COME CLEAN.  2016 is the year to get your cleaning routine in order, find some new and workable solutions for organizing, hold yourself accountable, and get your home in a routine that works for you and your family.

We’re in the midst of a self-paced Spring Cleaning Challenge (the link is at the end of the post) – it fits perfectly with my cleaning calendar and will help you spring clean your home.  Make sure you’re subscribed in the sidebar and following along on social media so you don’t miss a thing!

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.

Come Clean 2016 - Clean Mama

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 2016 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.

Come Clean Infographic - Clean Mama

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 new 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.

Free April Cleaning Calendar - Clean Mama

Go here to grab your FREE calendar for April 2016!

(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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Want to spring clean too?  Grab the Come Spring Clean Challenge worksheet 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 SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST

FREE Spring Cleaning Checklist - Clean Mama

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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DIY Cleaners Ingredient Storage

DIY Cleaners Ingredient Storage - Clean Mama

I was looking for a little revamp in the organization of my DIY cleaners ingredient storage and came up with something that I thought you might like too. I’m doing a little organizing before officially starting my spring cleaning (get your Come Spring Clean Challenge checklist here).  You’ll notice that the first item on the checklist is to clean up/declutter cleaning supply storage.  I’ve re-organized my cleaning closet (it’ll be on the blog soon) but a fun mini-projects was to transfer cleaning powders into large canning jars.  Doing this freed up space and made the ingredients more easily accessible for me.  Each of the boxes and bags were half-empty and taking up a lot of space, so it was the perfect time for this project.

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Here’s what you need:

  • jars – I used 1 quart Ball canning jars in aqua
  • labels – I used chalkboard labels and a chalkboard marker and trimmed them to fit
  • dry ingredients – I use these regularly – baking soda, epsom salt, washing soda, Borax
  • funnel (not necessary, but might be helpful)

This is such a simple and fun little project – it doesn’t really need instructions, but here’s what I did:

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Make sure the containers are clean and dry.  Transfer powder into container.

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Cut chalkboard label to fit lid and label with a chalkboard marker.  You could also use a hang tag, washi tape, or a label maker.

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Put in a safe place, out of reach of children and pets.

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Are you joining in the Come Spring Challenge?  

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How to Decorate So Cleaning Is Easy

How to Decorate So Cleaning Is Easy - Tips, Tricks, and Methods that Work - Clean Mama

If you have been cleaning your home for any length of time, you know that it’s much easier to clean if you aren’t cleaning around clutter.  Have you heard the phrase, “cleaning for the cleaning lady”?  Same principle, it’s easier to clean when you don’t have anything to clean around or move to clean.  I decorate with a minimalist approach, but I love mixing in things that we love or just plain enjoy.

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If you find that you are having to clean before you clean or that cleaning itself takes a ridiculous amount of time, I’d love to show you a couple decorating strategies and tips that really (really) work.  When I say that it only takes about 15 minutes to dust our entire house, disbelief ensues.  It really only takes me 15 minutes to dust and it’s because, a.) I hate clutter, and b.) I move fast and use the right tools.  You can see my favorites here.

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I have a fairly simple decorating strategy – if it’s useful (as in, we use it), and/or we love it, it stays out.  Otherwise, it probably leaves the house or finds its way to a storage box in the basement.  If the item is stored it’s because I know we’ll use it again or I’m saving it for some reason.  For instance, when the kids were itty bitty, I put fragile items in storage.  I’m starting to pull some of those items out again and if I still love it, it’s going out of the box and getting used OR it’s given away or sold.

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Let’s talk about decorating for a minute, shall we?  Decorating is personal.  It reflects your style, your memories, your life.  I’m not going to tell you what to use to decorate WITH, or what style to use, but I do have some tips to make cleaning and keeping your home clean in between cleanings easy.

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HOW TO DECORATE SO CLEANING IS EASY

  1. KEEP SURFACES AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE.  Clear surfaces are always easier to clean than full surfaces.  This is obvious, but hard to remember.  Try this approach if you need a refresher course.
  2. DECORATE WITH WHAT YOU LOVE.  If you don’t love it, don’t keep it around.  If you notice something out isn’t working for you anymore or that you can’t remember why you have it out to begin with, put it away for a bit and see if you miss it.
  3. DECLUTTER OFTEN.  I list ‘clutter’ every day on my cleaning routine, that’s because I know that if clutter isn’t dealt with daily, it becomes a problem.  Get in the habit of putting things away after using them is huge.
  4. FEELING OVERWHELMED?  Completely clear multiple surfaces in a room, clean them and let them ‘breathe’ for a bit.  You might like having those surfaces less decorated moving forward. If you’re unsure of what to decorate a surface with, remove everything and add back little by little until you reach a look that you love.
  5. BE SMART ABOUT STORAGE.  Most people and homes need some form of storage.  When you buy furniture, look for pieces that serve multiple purposes.  One of our coffee tables has small doors and we store games and puzzles in it.  A dining room buffet can hold dishes, linens, and other dining room items.
  6. GET RID OF STUFF.  If you are holding on to things that you no longer need, want, or love, it’s time to get rid of them.  Set a goal or daily ritual of decluttering a spot, filling a bag, setting a timer for 5-10 minutes, whatever works for your situation.

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Simplify your spaces so you aren’t moving items around to clean.  Quickly dusting over a surface with one or two used and loved items is much easier than clearing a space, cleaning it, cleaning the items, and then returning them.

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What’s your best tip for decorating to keep cleaning easy?

This post is part of a brand new series – HOME TOUR – go here to see a post about the colors in our home.

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Have you seen Clean Mama Home?  Wait until you see how cute cleaning can be!

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Get Organized with Homekeeping Society | March Essentials

Homekeeping Society has some great changes that make it better, more interactive, AND easier to use!  March’s subscription is up – I hope it’s just what you need to feel successful in your homekeeping. Make sure you read all the way through the post – there’s a great coupon code if you’d like to try it out!

March Homekeeping Society - Clean Mama

If you don’t know where to start or are feeling a little defeated, I think you’ll find encouragement in the support Homekeeping Society provides!  Homekeeping Society is intended to be just the gentle nudge you need making your tasks and to dos more enjoyable with a sweet and simple format.  March’s Homekeeping Society is simple and fresh with teal, green, and gray.  My favorite thing about Homekeeping Society is that each month is different, yet it all looks good together, and has seasonal touches you’ll love!

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Not sure if Homekeeping Society is for you? Try it out this month and use the coupon code 25OFFMARCH for 25% off your FIRST month. Hurry!  Offer ends February 29, 2016.

Here’s what’s NEW this month:

  • I have a brand new Facebook Group – HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY – join if you’re a member of the subscription or not, it’s a special place to discuss homekeeping struggles, tips, and tricks.  It’s a closed group, just ask to join and I’ll add you.
  • I am adding Homekeeping Society to my Etsy shop – you can only purchase one month at a time and you will NOT have access to the previous months.  Don’t want to subscribe?  Want to use PayPal?  This is a great option but you’ll need to repurchase each month instead of it being an automatic payment and download.
  • Another great feature with Homekeeping Society is that you can also access/save/download ALL the previous month’s of HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY!  That’s over 200 printables that you can use!
  • I also send out an email to all members after the 20th of each month reminding them to log in and download the next month’s subscription and I also include a couple blog posts to help them navigate through the month’s tasks and to do’s – it’s so fun to know that other people are doing the same tasks every day, isn’t it?

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Homekeeping Society is simple to use:

  • 2  EASY PRINT  packets are included – simply open and print the pages in ONE step. One version features one of each and the other is set up exactly how the printed version is packaged with 4 pages of the weekly planners, etc. You’ll love how easy this is to use!  Of course, the individual pages are also included, but if you want to print everything in one easy step, you’ll love this. If you want to print back to back, just select that upon printing and print away – easy, peasy!

If you’re a member (log in here) and if you’d like to sign up today, it’s an instant download. The Homekeeping Society MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION is designed to create order out of your household chaos and help you keep your home tidy with ease and your mind less cluttered.  You can cancel ANYTIME right on your membership screen.  Take a peek at what I’ve created for the month of March – I think you’ll LOVE it!

Keeping a home clean can be both rewarding and frustrating. Sure, it’s possible to get your home clean, but to keep it that way can be the biggest challenge. Throw in the additions of busy schedules, jobs, kids, chaos, and lack of time and energy and it can feel downright defeating many days. You’ll love the Clean Mama Cleaning Routine included in every month of Homekeeping Society – it truly takes the guesswork out of cleaning and sets it on auto-pilot. If you struggle during the summer with a different routine and more or less free time, Homekeeping Society will help you keep on top of the tasks and provide a little structure.

I love to provide a ‘virtual’ hand to hold and guide you through the process of cleaning, homekeeping, and creating a home you feel proud of and want to welcome family, neighbors, and friends without thinking twice about the mess behind that front door. The intent of Homekeeping Society is to give you that perfect monthly intervention that is purposefully designed to get your life and home in order with ease. Each month I add different and adorable seasonal touches to keep you motivated to do the daily tasks that get boring and monotonous.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT EVERY MONTH (15+ printable documents):

  1. INSTRUCTIONS – tells you how many pages to print out of each page and suggestions for implementing and making the pages work for you – an EASY PRINT option is also included to make printing just one step!
  2. COVER PAGE – with the month – great for putting in your binder or homekeeping notebook to keep each month separated if you choose to keep the pages from month to month.
  3. HOMEKEEPING FOCUS page – every month will focus on a room or area in the home (March is BATHROOMS) – this page lays out simple steps and gives you room for making your own adjustments and goals.
  4. TO DO LIST – every month features a new, and highly functional to do list. This month is a simple TO DO LIST.  Print one or two and put it front and center – you’ll love it!
  5. DAILY PLANNER PAGE – great for those busy days (or every day!) includes schedule, to dos, notes, and a space for meals
  6. WEEKLY DOCKET– Use the weekly docket to see your whole week and schedule on a page (Sunday start and Monday start are both included)
  7. MENU PLAN FOR THE WEEK WITH A SHOPPING LIST- (Sunday and Monday starts) make a menu plan and take it with you to the grocery store to keep your shopping and planning in check.
  8. MENU PLAN FOR THE MONTH – always includes a list for recipe ideas or ingredients to pick up so you won’t forget to add it to your weekly shopping list.
  9. 2 MONTHLY CALENDARS (1 blank, 1 pre-filled) – suggested daily cleaning tasks, weekly cleaning tasks, rotating cleaning tasks, cleaning and organizing suggestions.
  10. SEASONAL PREPARATION PRINTABLE – a helpful seasonal prep printable is always included in the monthly subscription – perfect for placing in a binder (March is a DECLUTTER Checklist – use now or save it for when you need to do some decluttering!)
  11. KITCHEN SINK QUOTE– the quote for the month – 5×7 – frame and put at your kitchen sink or tape to your fridge to give you a little motivation and inspiration for the month
  12. INFORMATION PAGE – this month includes an important information page (2 color ways – gray and aqua) – fill them out and save in a family info section of your homekeeping binder or notebook and you’ll have a complete information section (insurance, 401K, etc.).
  13. PLUS – access to all previous months’ HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY – over 200 documents!

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This month’s Quote for the Kitchen Sink is one a sweet one – a great reminder appreciate the life you have.  The quote for the kitchen sink can go on your refrigerator, a bulletin board, or even your binder. Put it somewhere that you’ll see it and be inspired by it.

Quote for the Kitchen Sink - March Homekeeping Society - Clean Mama

Want to see more and get on the list? I can’t wait for you to join me! Go here to learn more and sign up for a digital subscription or go here for the printed for you subscription. Want to see some ideas and more information on how to implement Homekeeping Society? Go here to see all the posts and past months of Homekeeping Society!

Not sure if Homekeeping Society is for you? Try it out this month and use the coupon code 25OFFMARCH for 25% off your FIRST month.  Hurry!  Offer ends February 29, 2015.

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PLEASE NOTE: As a member, you will be able to download your digital subscription every month by going to your account page, click on the link for MARCH and it will allow you to download the monthly essentials zip file. If you are a member, your essentials are already in your account – yay!

FREE WINTER CLEANING CHECKLIST

Winter Cleaning Checklist Printable - courtesy of Clean Mama

Spring is just right around the corner but if you’d like a little winter-specific cleaning checklist, I’ve got you covered!

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 winter cleaning checklist – I hope you give it a whirl!

BASICS

These items are cleaning tasks that I rotate through 4 times a year or seasonally.  Hence the winter 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 9 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 WINTER CLEANING TASKS TO ADD IF YOU’D LIKE

Seasonal cleaning goes back generations, these tasks are ones that are generally associated with winter 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.  For what it’s worth, I won’t be cleaning the fireplace.

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GO HERE TO GRAB YOUR FREE WINTER CLEANING CHECKLIST!

(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!)

So, are you going to do a little winter cleaning this year?

How to Make a Cleaning Planner via Clean Mama

This printable is great in a cleaning planner – see how I made mine

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

Come Clean – Wrap Up

This month we’ve been doing the Come Clean Challenge to jump start the 2016 cleaning calendar theme – Come Clean in 2016.  Each week this month we’ve been doing simple, daily tasks and incorporating them into monthly cleaning routine.  I hope that you’re finding that your house is cleaner and more organized than it was at the beginning of the challenge.

Come Clean Challenge Wrap-Up

Now that the Come Clean Challenge is over, how can you keep up with your homekeeping in the midst of life?  Start by grabbing the FREE February cleaning calendar here.

February 2016 Free Cleaning Calendar - Clean Mama

Make sure you’re getting the support and encouragement you need to keep on cleaning!  Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and join my private Facebook group – Homekeeping Society – you’ll love the support and other people completing tasks right also side each other.  My monthly subscription – HOMEKEEPING SOCIETY is a great way to keep up with the dailies – go here to check it out.

Then, every day, start with the daily tasks and make sure those get completed – wipe counters, check floors, one load of laundry, clutter THEN when those are completed or started, complete the weekly tasks – Monday is bathrooms day (follow my speed clean plan to get started), Tuesday is dusting day, etc.  I work QUICKLY and get the task finished up in about 15 minutes. Think of ways to maximize your time and effort by adding another task or two to what you’re already working on.

Today is the day for a FINAL SWEEP THROUGH HOME – QUICK CLEAN – Get ready for the week ahead by making sure surfaces remain cleaned off and everything is tidied up.  Relax and enjoy the new habits you’ve formed and the tidy home you’ve achieved this month!

Check out this post with my 3 favorite speed cleaning posts – SPEED CLEANING TO THE RESCUE.

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New here?  You can still get your FREE Come Clean Challenge worksheet here and complete the challenge anytime!

Catch up on the posts here:

Come Clean Challenge – Free Printable 
Come Clean Challenge Quick Start
Week 1 – Kitchen
Week 2 – Living Spaces
Week 3 – Bathrooms
Week 4 – Bedrooms
Come Clean – Wrap Up

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Come Clean Challenge – Week 4 – Bedrooms

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This month I’m doing a Come Clean Challenge to jump start the 2016 cleaning calendar theme – Come Clean in 2016.  Each week this month we’ve been doing simple, daily tasks – and this is our LAST week of the challenge.  I hope that you’re finding that your house is cleaner and more organized than it was at the beginning of the challenge.

As you’re doing the challenge, I’ve designed it to work WITH my cleaning routine.  For instance, when you’re vacuuming on Wednesday (vacuuming day), you’ll see that clean and wash baseboards is the task for the day.  Make the challenge work for you and your schedule but don’t get discouraged by what you can’t accomplish, concentrate on what you can get done in short chunks of time.

Make Your Bed Every Day via Clean Mama

Not sure how to incorporate deep cleaning your bedrooms AND keep up with other household tasks?  Here’s what I do….

Start with the daily tasks and make sure those get completed – wipe counters, check floors, one load of laundry, clutter THEN when those are completed or started, I do the weekly tasks – Monday is bathrooms day (follow my speed clean plan to get started), Tuesday is dusting day, etc.  I work QUICKLY and get the task finished up in about 15 minutes.  This week I’ll be working on bedrooms as I can and with the weekly tasks incorporated as much as possible.  Think of ways to maximize your time and effort by adding another task or two to what you’re already working on.

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On the checklist for this week and a little bit of direction:

  • THOROUGH DUSTING OF ALL SURFACES, LAMPS, AND LIGHT FIXTURES – Do a quick dust of any light fixtures.  I use this duster and/or my soft bristle vacuum cleaner attachment.  If you have glass light fixtures and they are really dusty (and you have time) you can remove them and wash in your kitchen sink with warm soapy water.  A lint roller works great for getting the dust off lamp shades.
  • CLEAN AND VACUUM UNDER BEDS – While dusting (Tuesday is dusting day) incorporate checking under the beds, cleaning out anything unnecessary and vacuuming under the beds if you are able.
  • VACUUM/WASH BASEBOARDS – After vacuuming (vacuuming day) take the time to use the hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner to get the edges, corners, and baseboards.  Then wash your baseboards thoroughly.  If you have little ones that want to help, baby wipes work great for this task.
  • CATCH UP ON LAUNDRY/PURGE LAUNDRY – If you’ve fallen behind on laundry this week, take some time today to get caught up.  While you’re folding clothes, put anything that no longer fits correctly or has seen better days in a toss or donate basket and take it to your favorite donation center or toss it.
  • WASH PILLOWS – Get your bedding in tip top shape this week by washing any bed pillows that are launder-able.  Check out this tutorial to get them in like new condition in no time.
  • CATCH UP ON ANY UNCOMPLETED TASKS – Did you run out of time or energy to complete tasks during the week?  Catch up on this day!
  • FINAL SWEEP THROUGH HOME – QUICK CLEAN – Get ready for the week ahead by making sure surfaces remain cleaned off and everything is tidied up.  Relax and enjoy the new habits you’ve formed and the tidy home you’ve achieved this month!
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Some blog posts to inspire and give you some guidance:

5 Ideas for Organized Bedding
Simple Tips for Organized Bedrooms & Living Spaces
How to Clean and Care for Your Mattress
How to Organize and Maintain Kids Closets
How to Clean Woodwork
How to Wash Pillows

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Get your FREE Come Clean Challenge worksheet here and the cleaning calendar for January 2016 here!

Catch up on the posts here:

Come Clean Challenge – Free Printable 
Come Clean Challenge Quick Start
Week 1 – Kitchen
Week 2 – Living Spaces
Week 3 – Bathrooms
Week 4 – Bedrooms
Come Clean – Wrap Up

The excitement over Clean Mama HOME has blown me away!  Pictured below are my candles – available in two amazing scents – CLEAN HOME and FRESH LAUNDRY.

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