November 2, 2012

How to Make a Cleaning Binder

If you followed along this past month, you worked with me to get your house clean in 31 days. What’s the best way to keep it that way? Work with your homekeeping style and find a way to keep track of what you have already done and what needs to be done. Need a little inspiration and some cuteness to kick your routine in gear? How about making a cleaning binder or notebook? Build it in a way that makes sense for your home, style, and budget – if you have a couple bucks to spare and a binder might just get you excited enough to follow through this time, go buy a binder.

Here’s how I put together a cleaning binder (I keep cleaning printables in my homekeeping binder, but I thought it would be fun to make a binder specific to cleaning tasks) to keep my routine on track.
{Links to all of the printables are at the very bottom of this post.}
I bought some cute supplies from Staples and the new Martha Stewart line (Martha also has 5×8 binders which would be super cute too – did you know that you can resize any pdf printable to this size in your printer preferences?)
I decided on these categories:
weekly cleaning
seasonal + deep cleaning
calendars (I always include a calendar in my binders, for reference and tracking of dates)
special cleaning lists
I added a plastic pouch to keep stickers, pens, post-its….
placed my printables in the dividers {November Cleaning Checklist}
{Once-A-Week Cleaning Checklist – from The Cleaning Kit}
{Weekly Cleaning Checklist – from The Cleaning Kit}
{Deep Cleaning Checklists – free}
{2013 Calendar}
{special cleaning checklists}
and that’s it – now I’m ready to track my cleaning in one handy binder.
Looking for the printables shown in this binder how-to?
The Cleaning Kit (my best seller from my Etsy shop) {brights} and {aqua + lime}
cleanhousekit1
The Clean House Kit
2013 Calendar from my shop
FREE Four Deep Cleaning Checklists
FREE November Cleaning Checklist
FREE 31 Days to a Clean House
FREE Quick Clean Ups
FREE Martha’s Stain Removal Basics 

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Cleaning, homekeeping, Printables