Have you ever looked around your house, overwhelmed by the sheer amount of clutter and mess, not knowing where to start? It’s a feeling most of us can relate to and one point or another. But, what if you could break down your organizing tasks in a way that feels doable, productive, and not so overwhelming? Enter the Monthly Focus in the Clean Mama Routine.

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Here are posts that detail each part of the Clean Mama Routine:

What is the Monthly Focus?

The Monthly Focus is a concept designed to help you tackle the organization of your home one month and area at a time. Instead of feeling swamped by the need to organize everything at once, this approach encourages you to focus on one specific area or task for each month of the year.

Benefits of Adopting a Monthly Focus:

  • Manageability: Breaking down the organization into monthly tasks makes the whole process more achievable.
  • Maintainability: It allows you to maintain order in one area before moving onto the next.
  • Mindfulness: Spending an entire month on one area allows you to be thorough and considerate about what you truly need and what can be let go.
  • Motivation: Achieving small wins each month can keep you motivated to continue organizing throughout the year.

How to Get Started With Your Monthly Focus:

  • Assess Your Needs: Look at the area and consider what needs to be done, follow the Clean Mama checklist for help getting started.
  • Plan Ahead: Once you have your list, prioritize the areas and assign one to each month of the year.
  • Stay Accountable: Mark it on your calendar, set reminders, or even find an organizing buddy. Do whatever it takes to remind yourself of your focus for the month.
  • Take Action: Start the month by decluttering the chosen area, then clean it thoroughly. Once that’s done, organize and place things back in a way that’s functional and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Maintain: Spend a few minutes each week to ensure things remain in order.

Organizing your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the Clean Mama Routine and the Monthly Focus, you have a roadmap to guide you through the process, ensuring you never feel lost or overwhelmed. Take it one step at a time, and by year’s end, you’ll have a home that’s well-organized, functional, and a reflection of the care and love you put into it.

MONTHLY FOCUS – an area of the home to focus on for the month
I love the Monthly Focus because it’s a chance to assess and organize every area of the home. The best place to find the Monthly Focus is in the Homekeeping Society subscription and the Homekeeping Planner. The Monthly Focus for October is the Laundry Room/Area.

Following the Clean Mama Routine breaks down what can seem like overwhelming tasks into manageable chunks. Over time, the tasks will become second nature, ensuring your home is consistently clean, organized, and a joy to live in. Remember, it’s not about perfection, but progression. Each task you complete is a step towards a cleaner, more organized home. 

Here’s where you can find the Complete Clean Mama Routine:

Now that you know what the four components are to the CLEAN MAMA ROUTINE, let’s get started! Make sure you have downloaded your FREE Guide to a Cleaning Routine and that you’re following along on Instagram.