November 21, 2020

Cleaning Class – Day 7 Saturday is Sheets + Towels Day

You’ve made it to the last day of Cleaning Class!  I hope it has been helpful for you – make sure you download your free pdf kit linked below and continue to follow along.

Welcome to Cleaning Class! My hope is that this session is going to come at a time when you need a little encouragement and a simple, do-able plan for your home. Sit back and see what the Clean Mama Routine is all about, jump all in and try the routine out for the week, or do a little bit of both. The Routine is intended to be implemented in the midst of a busy and full life, if you want to clean all day, it’s not the routine for you. If you want a clean house but aren’t sure how to keep it that way all week long, it’s THE routine for you!

What makes the Clean Mama Routine work? It takes the guesswork out of what to clean and when to clean it.

CLEANING CLASS is *free* and it happens here on the blog and on Instagram. I am so excited to bring this to you and to share that I also have a FREE nine-page printable Cleaning Class Guide to help take you through CLEANING CLASS. Complete with a quick start guide and darling checklists this kit is going to help you learn the 4 parts to the Clean Mama Routine AND successfully integrate it in your own home.

At the bottom of this page you’ll find link-ups to all the posts from this week as we go along!

FREE CLEANING CLASS GUIDE

READY? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. GRAB YOUR FREE PRINTABLE CLEANING CLASS GUIDE and print it out or have it ready to access – there’s a great coupon code in the packet too! This guide is ONLY available through this week, it will not come back again until I do another Cleaning Class and I will not email you the download if you miss it (sorry). When you click that link you are heading to my FREE PRINTABLES PAGE – you only need to put your email address in ONE time and the password will be sent to your email address. Check your promotions and spam folders if you don’t see it right away.
  2. FOLLOW @CLEANMAMA ON INSTAGRAM – that’s where the majority of CLEANING CLASS will take place. Follow along and turn on your notifications so you don’t miss a thing. You’ll also see blog posts all week long detailing Cleaning Class.
  3. Share, share, share!  I’d love it if you shared CLEANING CLASS with your friends this week and asked them to join you. I’ll have images in Instagram this week for you to use – tag me!

I’ll be on Instagram quite a bit this week in Stories – make sure you’re following along over there too.

We made it to Saturday – and today is Sheets + Towels Day!  We wash sheets and towels on Saturday because everyone can get involved and we want our kids to know how to change their sheets and it always takes less time when everyone gets involved.

Why does this work?  Consistent sheet and towel laundering is what makes this work. I wash sheets and towels on Saturdays and find that all week long the beds are easy to make and it gets even quicker to change the sheets.  So simple and easy.  I don’t change the duvet cover every week but I do change it bi-weekly or every third week as needed.

Want to simplify your laundry routine? Buy all white sheets and towels. This makes laundry super easy and everything looks fresh and clean! Here’s my method for sheets and towels on Saturdays:

  1. master bedroom sheets – we only use fitted sheets in our house, pillow covers and duvet cover (I wash this every 2-3 weeks) go in the wash first.
  2. kids’ sheets – we don’t always wash everyone’s sheets weekly – rotate through so you do one or two a week or do all of your beds, it’s up to you!
  3. bath towels – Master bathroom, kids bathrooms
  4. kitchen towels
  5. cleaning cloths
  6. clean/sanitize washer – I have a button on the washing machine for this

I USE THESE PRODUCTS ON ALL OF MY LAUNDRY – all natural, safe, and everything smells so fresh and clean: Clean Mama Laundry Super Powder, Clean Mama Oxygen Whitener, white vinegar for softener – in the softener dispenser, and Clean Mama Wool Dryer Balls in the dryer. Find them here!

A trick for getting that duvet cover on quickly + easily (like 2-3 minutes easy):

  • Turn the duvet cover inside out.
  • Place it on top of the comforter.
  • Tie any ties in place (if you have them).
  • Grab the top left corner and pull it over the comforter and repeat with the left side.
  • Pull the cover over the comforter and shake it out a bit and arrange it on the bed.

Something to think about:
Through my extensive research for Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home (grab it here) I’ve come to the conclusion that laundry products can be the most dangerous products in our homes. Why? We wear clothes, pajamas, and sleep in bedding that is laundered in detergent and fabric softener. We don’t get away from the chemicals that are in laundry products. Most conventional fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain artificial fragrances and ingredients that are known to cause and/or exacerbate existing respiratory and asthmatic irritations and problems. These ingredients are toxic and harmful to anyone, not just people with existing problems. Don’t just assume that something is safe because the company says it is or because the product says ’natural’. This post goes into detail about why I only use white vinegar and wool dryer balls as my ‘fabric softener’. Want to see my favorite laundry products? Go here.

Here are a couple more Sheets + Towels and Laundry tips you might enjoy:

Weekends are for rest, relaxation, and family time. Take a break and enjoy your weekend!

Thank you again for joining me for CLEANING CLASS this week!  I hope you continue with the routine next week – it gets easier every week! I can’t wait to hear about the difference the Clean Mama Routine makes in your home.

Make sure you grab the printable Cleaning Class Kit – it’s FREE this week only and there’s a 15% off coupon in there for the shop too!

This post is part of Cleaning Class – I’ll be on Instagram quite a bit this week in Stories – make sure you’re following along over there too.

I’m linking up the days as we go this week – click below on any day to catch up!

NEW here? Start with this post —-> Start with the DAILY TASKS
Monday – BATHROOMS + daily tasks
Tuesday – DUSTING + daily tasks
Wednesday – VACUUMING + daily tasks
Thursday – FLOOR WASHING + daily tasks
Friday – CATCH-ALL DAY + daily tasks
Saturday – SHEETS + TOWELS + daily tasks

Once you have the DAILY TASKS and WEEKLY TASKS down, you might want to add in the ROTATING TASKS. These tasks change MONTHLY and ensure that your home is clean all year long on a rotating schedule – some tasks repeat monthly, others are bi-monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually. I have figured out how to keep everything clean all year long and this is how I do that. Here are SOME of the ROTATING TASKS. I add the ROTATING TASKS to weekly tasks that make sense for our schedule. If Vacuum Baseboards is on the list, I attach those to Wednesday, Vacuuming Day.

Here’s where you can find the ROTATING TASKS:

Monthly Free Homekeeping Calendar 
Clean Mama’s Guide to a Clean Home printable kit
Cozi + Clean Mama app – Rotating Tasks are in Cozi Gold, all other tasks are free
Homekeeping Society Subscription – the annual sale is coming December 7th!
Homekeeping Planner
My books

The 4th component to the Clean Mama Routine is the MONTHLY FOCUS – this is organizational and a way to work on deep cleaning and organizing your home slowly and consistently all year long. December is OFFICE/PAPERWORK, January is DECLUTTER, February is the KITCHEN, March is SPRING CLEANING, April is BATHROOMS, etc.

Here’s where you can find the MONTHLY FOCUS:

Clean Mama’s Guide to a Clean Home printable kit
Homekeeping Society Subscription – the annual sale is coming December 7th!
Homekeeping Planner
My books – make sure you pre-order my latest book, Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home – it comes out December 29th, 2020!

Now that you know what the four components are to the CLEAN MAMA ROUTINE, let’s get started! Make sure you have downloaded your FREE Cleaning Class Guide and that you’re following along on Instagram.

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