If you’re looking for a simple and sweet holiday season, complete with a clean house, it’s possible and easier than you might think! With just a little effort and planning ahead you can get your home ready for the holidays with just a little bit of time every day. Come see how a simple holiday cleaning checklist can help!

This is the time of the year that you want to know what to clean, how to clean, and how to get it done quickly. I get it – we’re all busy and the last thing any of us want to do is clean. I’m going to push back just a bit and say that if you want a clean house during the holidays, you don’t need a fancy holiday cleaning checklist. You need a cleaning routine.  So, how do I clean the house for the holidays?

I keep doing the Clean Mama Cleaning Routine.

Instead of getting yourself into a frenzy over all that needs to be done, just do something every day starting today. Ten minutes or an hour – whatever time you have to spend – follow the Routine and keep going. Little by little, day by day, your home will be cleaner and it will take you less time to get it ‘company ready’.

Nothing crazy or overwhelming, I do my best, keep plugging away and try to get to the tasks every day. This works because I am not adding anything to an already full schedule. I’m not prioritizing cleaning over my family or friends or the fun activities we have planned for this season. The best part of this is that once your company leaves and the holidays are over, you have a routine that you just keep doing day after day. You know what to clean and when to clean it. Instead of everyone leaving and feeling overwhelmed with all that there is to do, you do the basics like throwing sheets and towels in the laundry and cleaning bathrooms and then you just start with the task for the day of the week and you keep going.

Grab the Guide to a Cleaning Routine and check out the Routine at a Glance pages for your quick start. You’ll find 19 pages in the guide but these two pages will help you get started.  if you are already on my email list, just put the password into the second box – no email is required. If you aren’t on my email list, put your email address in, check your inbox for the password and pop that into the second box This guide is perfect for getting your home ready for the holidays and beyond.

Print out the guide and START. No excuses – think how awesome your house will look BEFORE you get that urge to donate everything in January.

In the Guide to a Cleaning Routine freebie, you’ll also see the the 30 Minute Quick Clean – there’s room to add your own tasks and it’s intended to be a quick clean checklist to get ready for guests. I love it and use it anytime we have company coming over or if I need a little motivation in the form of a checklist. Of course, if you have overnight guests, there might be a little more involved in getting ready and that might take a little more than 30 minutes, but this is a great reference page and place to start.

Whole House Quick Clean Checklist Notepad / Cloths & Towels

What do you think? Are you ready to hop on the cleaning routine train? I guarantee that if you start now, you’ll be so glad you did once the new year hits!  Would you prefer a notepad?  Check out the Whole House Quick Clean Checklist Notepad – it’s great to have on hand when you want to do a whole house clean!