Welcome to Cleaning Class! For this week’s cleaning class I’m going to teach you about my DAILY and WEEKLY cleaning routines. You’ll find the information in two places – here on the blog and on Instagram. I’m so excited to be sharing my tips and tricks for keeping a home clean and company ready with you!

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

If you think you are too busy to do a cleaning routine, I will disagree and tell you that you’re too busy not to do a cleaning routine. Try it out this week with me and I think you’ll find that just starting with the daily tasks brings order and calm to your home. If you work outside the home and are still skeptical, read this post and come back here.

make beds
check floors
wipe counters

Cleaning Class – Sheets + Towels :

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.

I wash sheets and towels on Saturday because everyone can get involved and who doesn’t love clean sheets?

Why does this work?  Consistent sheet washing 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 they’re 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.

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.

Here are a couple more bed-making and laundry tips you might enjoy:

4 Simple Laundry Swaps – My Laundry Routine

3 ways to freshen up your bedroom and my favorite organic sheets?  Check out this post.

Ditch the Dryer Sheets – Dryer Balls to the Rescue

4 Ways to Naturally Soften and Freshen Your Laundry

Weekends are for rest, relaxation, and family time. Take a break, do the bare minimum 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 my routine makes in your home.

If you haven’t checked out my free printables yet, I have two that will help you keep track of my cleaning routine – look under ‘clean home’ for Cleaning Routine at a Glance and Cleaning Routine Calendar. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to sign up ONE time for free printables access. Put in your email address, get an email with the password. Enter the password ONLY (no email) and you’ll have full access to all of the freebies.

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

Cleaning Class Introduction Post
DAILY TASKS (these five tasks might change your life)
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

Check out the all-new paper collection in the shop!