Today’s Challenge: Defeat Dust Mites

They swarm in our homes, making life miserable for the allergic: dust mites! Living in bedding, carpet and floating in house dust, dust mites and their droppings are unwelcome companions in any home.

Our bedrooms are prime hangouts for these microscopic pests. How to keep them in check?

Try these tips to show dust mites the door in your organized home, with today’s New Year Cleaning Challenge assignment.   Read More >>


Today’s Challenge: Bedroom Identity Crisis

Is your bedroom suffering from an identity crisis?

Designed to be a place for rest, renewal, and private communications, the master bedroom can lose its way when burdened with too many outside activities.

Whether it’s exercise equipment, out-of-place storage, paper piles or video game clutter, today’s the day to bring the bedroom back to its intended purpose. Clear it out today, in the New Year Cleaning Challenge!   Read More >>


Challenge Day 48: A Clean Shower, Fast and Cheap

It’s where the soap meets the grime, every day: your shower. How to keep the shower stall fresh and clean without scrubbing?

Daily shower cleaning products can make quick work of soap scum, soil and hard water deposits … if you remember to use them.

Automatic shower cleaners are wickedly convenient–and wickedly expensive! Is there a way to keep a clean shower, fast and cheap?

Find out with today’s New Year Cleaning Challenge assignment, and get squeaky-clean for pennies!   Read More >>


Today’s Challenge: It’s Master Bedroom Week!

It’s a new week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge: time to bring cleanliness, order and serenity to the master bedroom.

Our most private space, the master bedroom should be devoted to rest and relaxation. Is your master bedroom worthy of a personal retreat?

This week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we’ll clean, declutter and organize the master bedroom, and reach for new ways to soothe our senses each day. Ready?   Read More >>

Printables: 

PDF iconMaster Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

Today’s Challenge: Bathroom Week Wrap-Up

This week, the bathroom has taken center stage in the Cleaning Grand Plan. Time for a weekend wrap-up!

Today, take the last steps to clean, declutter and organize the household’s bathrooms and personal care areas.

Tomorrow, the New Year Cleaning Challenge moves into the Master Bedroom, creating a clean and orderly place to rest and relax.   Read More >>


Today’s Challenge: A Clean Shower, Fast and Cheap

It’s where the soap meets the grime, every day: your shower. How to keep the shower stall fresh and clean without scrubbing?

Daily shower cleaning products can make quick work of soap scum, soil and hard water deposits … if you remember to use them.

Automatic shower cleaners are wickedly convenient–and wickedly expensive! Is there a way to keep a clean shower, fast and cheap?

Find out with today’s New Year Cleaning Challenge assignment, and get squeaky-clean for pennies!   Read More >>


Today’s Challenge: Five-Minute Bathroom Cleaning Routine

What’s the secret to an always-clean bathroom? A daily cleaning routine!

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, consider how to keep your bathrooms clean on a daily basis.

The easiest solution is to craft a simple, 5-minute bathroom cleaning routine to keep grime at bay.

Create your own personalized routine–or use our example–to keep bathrooms fresh!   Read More >>


Today’s Challenge: Manage the Medicine Chest

When family members fall ill, they call for “Dr. Mom” … so today, we’re headed to the medicine chest.

We’ll consider the proper location for the family’s store of nutritional supplements, prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

After decluttering the medicine chest, we’ll decide how to dispose of expired medications safely.

Ready? We’re making for the medicine chest in the New Year Cleaning Challenge!   Read More >>

Printables: 

PDF iconFirst Aid Kit Checklist

Today’s Challenge: Take Stock of Towels

Towels. They’re daily companions at shower, tub and sink. Who doesn’t love their thirsty softness after a hot bath?

Over time, however, towels become tattered, scattered and faded. What’s the state of the towels in your organized home?

Today in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we’ll make a check of the household’s stock of towels. Is it time for a fresh new set?   Read More >>


Challenge Day 41: Coping with Children’s Toys

They’re colorful, cute … and scattered everywhere! Are children’s toys taking over shared space in your family room?

With tiny pieces and a tendency to stray, children’s playthings can create instant clutter in multi-use spaces. How to calm the chaos caused by children’s toys?

To tame the toy monster, try these ideas for routines and storage to make peace with children’s toys, in today’s New Year Cleaning Challenge assignment.   Read More >>