The Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning

Long for a house that sparkles but don't even know where to begin?  Don't miss this step-by-step guide to cleaning every single surface in your home.

A step-by-step guide to cleaning every surface in your home.

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a house that sparkles, but don’t know where to even begin, this is the guide you’ve been waiting for.  In eight simple lessons you will discover not only the why and when of keeping house, but the what and the how as well.  With practical tips, detailed tutorials, and a strong dose of encouragement, you will be not just motivated, but empowered to create the clean and orderly home you’ve always wanted.

Part 1:  Getting Started

Part 2:  Cleaning Supply 101

Part 3:  How to Clean Your Living Space

Part 4: How to Clean Your Kitchen

Part 5: How to Clean Your Bathroom

Part 6: How to Clean Your Bedroom

Part 7:  Laundry 101

Part 8: Maintenance & Seasonal Cleaning

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  • Lois Fetterman March 4,

    How do I get a copy of Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning? This sounds really interesting. I have been following your blog and have found a lot of wonderful stuff. Keep up the good work.


  • Amy March 4,

    Lois, it’s a blog. You read the content in her posts.

    • Lois Fetterman March 4,

      thanks Amy and Ruth I found the info now–duh, I was having a Monday morning moment–thank you for you help. Can’t wait to check these information out. Have a nice day.

  • Janica March 4,

    I am so excited that I stumbled upon your site today!What wonderful information.Thank you for sharing :). I cant wait to see what is next!

  • Lacey Garfield March 18,

    I love this, I’ve been looking for something like this for months, but none of the checklists I ever came across covered all the minor details I obsess over, such as baseboards and vents. Thank you!

  • Janet March 28,

    I can’t find the printable version for the 10 cleaning recipes using 10 simple household ingredients.

  • Toni March 28,

    I get so frustrated when I read so many “cleaning” rules or guidelines from different people and its written as if everyone stays home all day and can do “midday” things. For those who have to work 8 hours a day, when we get home and fix supper, it exhausting to have to do all the chores that you were suppose to do during the day if you were able to stay home. I wish someone would write guidelines for working women.

  • Sherry April 4,

    When will part 5 be available?

  • April April 26,

    Well, I’m still clicking around on your site. :) After we start the school year with a 31 day spending freeze, I think we will do an 8 week home ec. project using each part as a week lesson including printables. Next year is certainly taking shape!

  • christi May 13,

    I just LOVE this site!!!!

  • Amy July 17,

    Thank You for this! I am in the cleaning-is-more-important-to-my-spouse bracket and it has become a definite source of conflict in our otherwise strong marriage. I just wasn’t taught these things. I have gone through each part of the series and I still have 1 question: What is the best way/products for cleaning laminate wood floors? I know they can’t tolerate the same as hardwood but I don’t know much else and I have them through most of my house, including the kitchen. I so appreciate your help!

  • April August 4,

    Hello! I’m using this and the One Month Spending Challenge this year for homeschool. e are quite eclectic and this is soooo affordable- in fact the Money Challenge might save us more money than I could’ve spent on a total prepackaged curriculum! I wonder which one will turn out to be the most challenging when we actually do them, not doing them concurrently by the way!

  • Brandi M September 2,

    I love these tips and would love to use them in my life, but I’m not sure how exactly. Most blog posts like this seem to be geared towards stay at home wives and just make those of us with full time jobs feel guilty that we aren’t super women. Any tips for beginner cleaners who work full time? Maybe an idea that doesn’t involve getting only 5 hours sleep haha! Thank you!

  • Tammy September 17,

    I feel like your website is a Godsend to me. I am always looking for tips on getting organized and staying organized. It’s one of my biggest struggles. It’s wonderful to find a website like yours from a Godly woman. I am looking forward to getting started and applying your tips to my life. Thank you so much for your time and dedication in doing this website to help out mothers like myself. God Bless You.

  • Becky December 2,

    I have the ingredients needed to make our own cleaning supplies except for spray bottles. Do you have a recommended supplier?

    • Anonymous January 18,

      I find them at the dollar store all the time!

  • April December 18,

    I hope you don’t mind, I referenced this post in my latest post! Have a good day!

  • Drain Cleaning Louisville Co March 2,

    It is fun filling activity to clean home our own, but it is not a easy than we think. So, I would like to suggest that we have to take services from a professional cleaning company.


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