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I’m so excited to introduce you all to the new series for 2014. My word for 2014 is SIMPLIFIED so you’ll find that I’m integrating that into a lot of what I’ll be covering on the blog. I’m guessing you probably want a little simplified in your life too. The series will be the perfect combination of SIMPLIFIED cleaning and organizing to get your year (and mine) off to a great start and keep you that way through the whole year.

What’s behind the success of any clean and organized home?

Consistency and follow through.

I’m calling the series Start Here. because without starting something, you’ll never finish anything. Don’t get bogged down in the every day messiness that is life, you have to start somewhere to get anywhere and that’s what we’re doing today. Start here.

What will the series entail?

  • THE CLEAN MAMA CLEANING ROUTINE  – every month of 2014 I will continue to post a FREE cleaning calendar with daily suggestions and rotating cleaning task suggestions. Doing a little bit is what keeps my home neat and tidy all year long.
  • A SIMPLE WEEKLY ORGANIZING TASK SUGGESTION – the goal is to have each and every nook and cranny in my house cleared out, decluttered, and only keep things that we love and use. If you’ve been following along, you know that I keep things simple and easy. The organizing tasks will be 15 minute suggestions – something that anyone can complete at some point during the week. Obviously, you can opt in or out of these suggestions, but it will be part of the series. (My biggest motivation is my basement – it’s full of boxes that haven’t been unpacked since we moved in almost 5 years ago. 2014 is the year that this ends.)
  • INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS – from me and around the web intended to spark ideas and motivate. I strive to keep things simple, easy to implement, and affordable. The ideas that I will suggest will follow this mantra as well.

Is this all that I’m talking about in 2014? No, I will still be sharing simple ways to complete tasks, lots of DIY cleaning recipes – my book is coming out April 18th!, and other hints and tips that I find helpful.

Ready? We all have to start somewhere – let’s Start Here.

Here’s a little infographic that explains the cleaning and organizing schedule…

Start Here.  Cleaning + Organizing Calendar Infographic via Clean Mama

Want to join in on the fun? Grab a FREE cleaning and organizing calendar for January (this is free in my shop – if you’d prefer to grab it from Googledocs, you can go here to grab it) and give it a go. Follow along all month for motivational posts and tips to keep up with the daily and weekly tasks. New here? I’ll be explaining the tasks more in the next week – it’ll be fun and easy to implement, I promise!

Cleaning + Organizing Calendar January 2014 via Clean MamaGo here to grab your FREE calendar for January 2014!

Want to make 2014 the year that you cleaned and organized everything? Me too!

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(If you like this calendar style, you’ll love The Simplified Life Series in my shop!)

Follow along!