March 2, 2019

Saturday is Sheets + Towels Day – Healthy Home Cleaning Routine

Welcome to Healthy Home Cleaning Routine Week! Happy Saturday – that means that it’s Sheets + Towels Day! I’ll be on Instagram quite a bit this week in Stories and going live – make sure you’re following over there.

Here’s today’s checklist – this is also on the March calendar and cleaning routine printables you can find on my free printables page and part of my Homekeeping Society subscription:

SHEETS + TOWELS DAY
make beds
check floors
wipe counters
clutter
laundry

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

While you’re thinking about the cleaning routine this week, I’m going to suggest some little changes you can make to easily add in to your routine that will help your create a healthy home!  If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home, grab it now and get all the pre-order goodies that go with it. Go here to check it out.

Healthy Home Week – Sheets + Towels Day:

Through my extensive research for Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home (pre-order here) I’ve come to the conclusion that laundry products can be the most dangerous products in our homes. Why? We wear clothes, pajamas, and sleep in bedding that is laundered in detergent and fabric softener. We don’t get away from the chemicals that are in laundry products. Most conventional fabric softeners and dryer sheets contain artificial fragrances and ingredients that are known to cause and/or exacerbate existing respiratory and asthmatic irritations and problems. These ingredients are toxic and harmful to anyone, not just people with existing problems. Don’t just assume that something is safe because the company says it is or because the product says ’natural’. This post goes into detail about why I only use white vinegar and wool dryer balls as my ‘fabric softener’. Want to see my favorite laundry products? Go here.

Here’s your plan for the weekend:

Saturday / SHEETS + TOWELS DAY
make beds
check floors
wipe counters
clutter
laundry

I wash sheets and towels on Saturday because everyone can get involved and who doesn’t love clean sheets?

Why does this work?  Consistent sheet washing is what makes this work. I wash sheets and towels on Saturdays and find that all week long the beds are easy to make and they’re even quicker to change the sheets.  So simple and easy.  I don’t change the duvet cover every week but I do change it bi-weekly or every third week as needed.

A trick for getting that duvet cover on quickly + easily (like 2-3 minutes easy):

  • Turn the duvet cover inside out.
  • Place it on top of the comforter.
  • Tie any ties in place (if you have them).
  • Grab the top left corner and pull it over the comforter and repeat with the left side.
  • Pull the cover over the comforter and shake it out a bit and arrange it on the bed.

Here are a couple more bed-making and laundry tips you might enjoy:

3 ways to freshen up your bedroom and my favorite organic sheets?  Check out this post.

Ditch the Dryer Sheets – Dryer Balls to the Rescue

4 Ways to Naturally Soften and Freshen Your Laundry

Sunday / JUST THE DAILY TASKS
make beds
check floors
wipe counters
clutter
laundry

Weekends are for rest, relaxation, and family time. Take a break, do the bare minimum and enjoy your weekend!

Thank you again for joining me in Healthy Home Cleaning Routine Week – next week will be easier! I can’t wait to hear about the difference my routine makes in your home. Make sure you pre-order Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home and grab your bonuses!

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

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