01/04/2013 12:38 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

To Make Cleaning Your Home A Breeze, Start With A Calendar, Says Organizing Blogger Clean Mama (PHOTO)


January is the perfect time to start tackling those cleaning and home organizing projects that you've been putting off. Not only can you capitalize on your new found motivation and momentum from your 2013 resolutions, but it's also pretty chilly out, so chances are you're stuck inside anyway. So you may as well be productive! This month we'll be chatting with our favorite bloggers and experts to get their tips, tricks and ideas for getting a fresh start on cleaning and organizing at home.

Afraid you'll fall off the cleaning bandwagon? One of the best ways to stay on track is jotting down the tasks you'd like to accomplish. We spoke with Becky from Clean Mama who provides a free printable cleaning calendar every month to help remind you of daily tasks like checking your kitchen floors and countertops for crumbs. Eventually, she says, if you do a little every day, these chores will become routine.

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Illustration by Raydene Salinas

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