You'll find clean, simple cover pages throughout this year's cleaning notebook. They still match seamlessly with the printables in your set, but provide a very clean-cut way to divide the sections of your family cleaning binder.
There are even binder spine covers! They come in multiple sizes for most binders.
Of course, daily schedule that you all know and love is front and center in this cleaning notebook. This is probably the most popular (and the most helpful) page in the whole system - it packs a ton of into into one concise sheet.
But, if there's a close runner-up for the most helpful (and info-packed) sheet, it's this one. The room of the week page is a cornerstone of my cleaning system. With this sheet, you're able to break your home into manageable parts, cleaning one room/zone a week.
This page is kind of a step between the room of the week page and the monthly calendars. With the Weekly Room Breakdown, I take the room of the week page and streamline each week's tasks. Now, you'll group all of the room of the week tasks together in a workflow that makes sense. I grouped together tasks that naturally go together, making your cleaning work even easier.
But then, of course, I also include monthly calendars that actually explain how to put that weekly room breakdown into practice. With this year's calendars, you'll get printables for the whole year, completely walking you through your tasks for every day of the year.
Some of you long-time Journey to Cleaners might notice that the monthly calendars are all on one page now! This is a request I've had a lot, so I tackled it this year - and I think the calendars turned out beautifully. No more printing two pages per month.
As always, there is deep cleaning section in the full edition of Journey to Clean. I've always considered this kind of the "extra credit" part of the book - totally not required, but helpful if you want to really make your home shine. This section has three pages that give you a checklist and break that checklist down into easy chunks.
Next, let's look at Journey to Clean Light! This version is similar to the full edition of Journey to Clean, but breaks your tasks down into even smaller segments. While the full edition of Journey to Clean takes about an hour to complete per day, this version is typically doable in about 30 minutes a day...perfect for busier months.
You'll notice a lot of the same features in the light edition as the full edition; they just simplify your cleaning tasks even more! There are 23 separate pages of printables in Journey to Clean Light that will help you build a simple (but effective) cleaning system.
One question I get all the time is whether or not you need both editions. I always recommend both. Depending on the month, I switch between the original and light versions. If I have a particularly busy time coming up (i.e. the holidays), I like to switch to the light version for a month or two to make cleaning easier. It's seamless to switch back to the original version when you feel you're ready.
Finally, the add-on pages provide a collection of fun accessory printables that help you organize your cleaning notebook even more! These absolutely aren't required to build your cleaning notebook; however, they do give you even more options for delineating schedules, to do lists, chore charts, and calendars.
The add-on pack includes:
- A 30 Minute Last-Minute Cleaning Checklist to get through those quick home clean-ups
- Weekly, Monthly, and Family Chore Charts that allow you to assign simple daily tasks to other members of your family in intervals you decide
- A Notes Page for extra thoughts or edits to your cleaning schedule
- A Cleaning Supply Inventory List for easy organization of your cleaning cabinet
- Two empty To-Do List Printables (in both overall and daily formats)...because sometimes we all need a blank to do list to focus our efforts!
- Blank monthly calendars for designing your own planner that coordinates with Journey to Clean
It's 22 total printables that organize those little elements of a cleaning system most don't think about.
And, as of this morning, all three sets are available!
Favorite Cleaning Notebook Supplies
I frequently get asked what supplies are needed for a cleaning notebook. Really - none! You can use just the information on the pages to keep your home clean - no fancy supplies needed. However, if you're looking to organize a cleaning notebook, these are the items that I reference a few times in Journey to Clean that would be really useful...
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