September 10, 2019

Cleaning Class : Tuesday is Dusting Day

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.

Concentrate on what you can do today – even if you have 10-15 minutes, do something!

Here’s the day’s checklist with the WEEKLY task and the DAILY tasks:

DUST HOUSE
make beds
check floors
wipe counters
clutter
laundry

Dusting: Take a peek at what you’re dusting your home with – look at the back of your products. If you see warnings like: use in a ventilated room, or do not use around children, or if you are pregnant, think about that for a minute. If it’s harmful for children do you really want to use it? How can it be safe for you if it’s not safe for them? In my newest book, Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home, I go into explicit detail about what is safe and what isn’t and I can tell you that there are probably things in your home that you want to get rid of pronto.  This week, try dusting with a barely damp microfiber cloth or just a dusting wand (this one is my favorite).

Why do I dust on Tuesdays?

Dusting should always come before vacuuming because you are whipping up dust as you dust and you want to be able to vacuum the dust up. Don’t worry about vacuuming today (that’s tomorrow). Curious what products I use? Go here.

DIY Citrus Wood Polishing Wipes Recipe

3 Tips to Keep Up with the Dust

  1. Dusting consistently is key to keeping up with the dusting. I find that weekly dusting works for this – if I see a little dust on a table during the week I either ignore it or do a quick wipe down.
  2. Keep less on the surfaces so it’s quick and easy to dust.
  3. Change air filters when it’s recommended for your home system.

Here’s what I want you to do today for dusting:

  1. Dust all the flat surfaces, lifting up and removing items as you go. If you spot something that needs to be put elsewhere or tossed out, put it in a basket and deal with it later today.
  2. Work quickly and eliminate distractions to complete this dusting adventure.
  3. Once you’ve conquered one room, move to the next, and so on. Finish on the main level of your home with a top-to-bottom, left-to-right approach.

This is my favorite duster – you can see it and my other favorite products here.

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.

If you haven’t heard, the 2020 Homekeeping Planner is coming back better than ever – sign up here to be the first to pre-order it! If you like my routine, you’ll LOVE my planner!

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

Cleaning Class Introduction Post
Sunday – just the 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

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