September 15, 2015
Clean Mama’s Home Reset – Day 2
Welcome back to Clean Mama’s Home Reset – day 2! How did you do on day 1? Ready for day 2? I am working a day ahead on the daily challenge so I have pictures to post for you, but getting just one extra task a day completed feels great! Are you ready to take back your home and feel great about it? This mini-challenge is designed for you (and me) to concentrate on those clutter collecting areas and spaces that tend to get neglected or put off. We’re completing the Home Reset tasks while continuing on with the Clean Mama Cleaning Routine – this will ensure forward progress and we’ll get ahead at the same time. Did you print off your FREE printable guide? If you didn’t, go here first.
Ready? Let’s get started!
Weekly Task for today:
Every Tuesday is DUSTING DAY – first things first, dust your home. Work quickly, dusting from top to bottom – set your timer for 15 minutes and see if you can whip through your home in that amount of time. If you need to add a couple minutes, go ahead and do that if you have the time, but don’t spend much more than 15 or 20 minutes so you have time for the other tasks today.
Daily Tasks for Today:
Every day I complete these 4 simple tasks (go to this post for more explanation) – complete them when it makes sense for you and your schedule – set a timer for 10-15 minutes if you need to, don’t get hung up on these tasks, they get easier as you follow my routine:
- check floors
- clean counters
Home Reset Task:
Once your home is quickly dusted and you’ve started a load of laundry or swept under the kitchen table, it’s time tackle today’s task to DECLUTTER THE KITCHEN COUNTERS . Here are your simple steps:
- Set a timer for 15-30 minutes (whatever you have) and choose your spot to declutter. You can choose to completely clear all the kitchen counters to declutter or if you only have a couple minutes, choose the most cluttered spot like your kitchen island or small counter on the way into the kitchen. Here is my before – not too bad, but the counters need a good washing.
- Quickly clear the counter(s).
- Make 4 piles: keep, toss, relocate, donate.
- Use warm soapy water and a sponge and wipe down the counters and dry with a clean, dry cloth. I use this technique for washing the counters – fill a small container (this is a vintage planter) with warm soapy water, scrub with a soft sponge and dry.
- Put away any items that were in the keep in the kitchen pile, toss what can be tossed, relocate what can be relocated, and put the donate items in a bin or bag for a trip to your favorite local donation center.
- Arrange items in a way that makes sense for your family and admire your clean counters!
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