If you’ve wanted to start a cleaning routine but haven’t known how or where to start, The 7-Day SIMPLY CLEAN Kick Start Challenge is for you. If you need a little encouragement and help sticking with a cleaning routine, you’ll love this challenge as well. I started developing my cleaning routine for myself almost 20 years ago and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tweaked and changed it, but it’s the one thing that remains the same in the midst of a busy life. I hope you try it out and see how it works for you!

This challenge is straight from my best-selling book Simply Clean – grab the book for even more!


Once you’ve thoroughly dusted your home, it’s time to pick up any dust that settled on the floor and get all those corners and edges that you’ve been neglecting. Today we’re going to vacuum the home completely. Before starting, do a quick declutter to make sure you have picked up anything on the floor that you don’t want vacuumed up. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to start vacuuming. If you think you’re off the hook because you have hard-surface floors in your home, you’re not—everything gets a thorough vacuuming today!

Start on the upper level of your home and at the room farthest away from the entry to that level. If your vacuum cleaner has attachments, put them to use and do a quick vacuuming of your baseboards and edges before you get started with floor or rug vacuuming. Start in the farthest corner of the room and vacuum your way out of the room from left to right. Once you’ve vacuumed in one direction, vacuum in the opposite direction. This might seem counterproductive or like too much work, but it’s a great way to get embedded dirt, pet hair, dust, dander, and anything else that you want out of your carpet. This method will keep those vacuum lines evident and also let you see what you’ve already vacuumed. Embrace cleaning with a method—not only will it make you more efficient, it will keep you on task and focused. Do a thorough vacuuming in each room, taking care to vacuum edges and corners and under furniture as you are able. You’ll find that doing a really good job as you get started will make vacuuming weekly much easier.

Here’s how the challenge is going to work – every day for 7 days (July 30-August 5) you’ll have an assigned task to complete – you’ll see that the tasks semi-mirror my cleaning routine. Once you’ve completed the 7 tasks, you’ll be ready to continue with the Simply Clean Method as you move forward. I’ll be sharing the daily tasks on social media and on the blog. Want to join in and get a jumpstart on your cleaning routine and bring a little order to your home? Order Simply Clean and follow along!

Coming in a little late? No worries! Start when and where you can and follow along! Check out the links below for where you can find the daily prompts and follow what works for you:

Order Simply Clean
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Up for another challenge? As soon as this one is done, you can do the 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge. That challenge is straight from my book but you can also get the daily challenge tasks delivered daily right to your inbox with a FREE printable checklist to use as you follow along. Go to the link below and to sign up (this is NOT my newsletter sign up form, you will only get this challenge if you sign up for it!)

The 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge