January 2, 2021
The 2021 Quick Clean Home Reset Challenge
Happy New Year and 2021! I’m excited to bring you a quick challenge to help you give your home The 2021 Quick Clean Home Reset. We’re going to channel that urge to clean and declutter and put it to use in our homes. I hope you’re ready to join in on the fun? It’s FREE!
What will you GAIN when you declutter? TIME, LESS STRESS, A CALM + COZY HOME you are excited to come home to!
Through this challenge, we will be following this free printable – make sure you’re following me on Instagram for behind the scenes progress in our home and for the 10 DAILY PROMPTS for the challenge. I’ll also update THIS blog post daily with the 10 Daily Prompts as well. Most of the challenge will be on Instagram, you don’t need to follow to join in, but it will be helpful!
Ready to clear the clutter? I’m so excited to share my new book, Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home with you. You’ll find the FULL Clean Home Reset as Part II in the book. It guides you through your entire home, room by room showing you how to pair systems and rituals to make the whole home operate more efficiently.
please note: The 2021 Quick Clean Home Reset is free – it is not necessary to purchase anything to take part in the challenge but the book will definitely help!
Here’s what you need to do:
- Download the free printable Clean Home Reset Guide here on the FREE PRINTABLES page. Enter your email address (you’ll only need to enter it ONE TIME for lifetime access), and grab the challenge guide.
- Follow @cleanmama on Instagram – share the challenge with your friends!
- Order Clean Mama’s Guide to a Peaceful Home if you’d like the full Clean Home Reset.
- It’s not too late to order the Homekeeping Planner – it’s undated so you can start it anytime! Check it out here.
- Just start and do your best!
The 2021 Quick Clean Home Reset
TASK ONE : 3 BAGS OUT
Gather 3 bags of stuff to get out of the house. Gather junk, trash, anything that can be donated, recycled, tossed and take care of it once and for all. Move quickly, set a timer if you have to – if you’re motivated to clear more than 3 bags, keep going!
TASK TWO : DONATION BIN
Start a donation bin – put it somewhere in your that you can easily access. Anytime you have an item that needs to be donated, toss it in there. Once you fill up the basket, bring it to your favorite donation spot.
TASK THREE : UNSUBSCRIBE
Unsubscribe to junk email and/or junk mail. Try for at least 5 total of either category. Once you’ve completed this simple task, you can be done for the day or work on whittling down your email inbox or go through a stack of mail. Getting a handle on email and mail will help you feel less cluttered and is a great way to start off the week.
TASK FOUR : JUST ONE SURFACE
Clear one surface – this can be a tabletop, a counter, a desk, holiday decor. Clearing one surface can make a huge difference in how you feel and in how a space functions. Do you need to think of a system to keep this clear moving forward?
TASK FIVE : PAPERWORK
Create an IN/OUT basket for incoming and outgoing paperwork. This is a great system to put into place at the beginning of a year – one basket for things that you are dealing with and one basket for things to file or mail. Get creative and use a folder, repurpose a basket, or figure out a better way to deal with your incoming/outgoing paperwork today!
TASK SIX : PLANNING DAY⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Decide on a day of the week to plan your calendar and menu. I like Fridays – I do my menu planning and grocery shopping on this day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Need a planner? Head to the Clean Mama Shop for the Homekeeping Planner and other paper products perfect for planning your days.
TASK SEVEN : UTENSIL DRAWER⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Clean out the utensil drawer – empty, wipe clean, put everything back. If there are extras or duplicates you don’t use, donate them.⠀⠀⠀⠀
TASK EIGHT : THE SPICES⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sort through spices – decide on a system for them. Do you want to alphabetize them or divide by sweet and savory? Want to pare it down to the bare minimum? Do some spice sorting and organization today.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
TASK NINE : THE MAKEUP⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Streamline your makeup – keep the best and sort by type/use. Keep eye makeup together, creams together, etc.
TASK TEN : CONTAINING⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Look for 1-2 spaces that could benefit from a bowl or a dish to contain extra items like keys, remotes, tea bags, lip balm and lotion, etc. Add a dish, basket, or a container to keep those items cute and corralled. ⠀⠀