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Get Ready to Clean Your Home From Top to Bottom

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This post is Day One of the 31 Days to Make Your Home Sparkle for the Holidays series. For the rest of the series, follow along here or on the Tickling the Wheat Facebook page. You can also sign up to receive a weekly recap in the Tickling the Wheat newsletter.

Since we’re kicking off a month-long cleaning session, today I just want you to do some planning and thinking. Every large project begins with a plan. Cleaning your house is no different!

“When you imagine your ideal lifestyle, you are actually clarifying why you want to tidy and identifying the kind of life you want to live once you have finished.” – Marie Kondo in Spark Joy

As you’re creating your plan to have a sparkling home (both for company and for yourself), focus on two things:

First, what is your “why?” What is it that you hope to accomplish this month?

I’m sheepishly raising my hand for the last question. 😉

Trust me, sometimes hosting a holiday party or inviting friends over is the best motivation to clean!

As you’re thinking about your “why,” spend some time thinking about your end result, too.

  • What do you want your home to look like at the end of the 31 days?
  • What do you think a “company-ready” or “welcoming” home looks like?

We’ll cover all of that (and more) this month, so today just think about why you want to spend the next month getting company ready and what your end result will look like.

Today may seem like a relatively short day, but I’ve found that a little planning and preparation can go a long way. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and make your home sparkle!

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Kim @ CoziNest

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

Can't wait to follow along with your tips. My husband and I are empty-nesters now, but still love a clean, picked-up house. Good luck with your 31 day challenge. This is my third year and I really enjoy it each year!

Alison Lange

Sunday 9th of October 2016

Thanks, Kim!


Saturday 1st of October 2016

I don't ever want to clean my house. Ever. Having four children makes it necessary! Looking forward to tips and tricks!!

Alison Lange

Sunday 9th of October 2016

I can only imagine! I try to do my cleaning at night so I at least enjoy the vacuum lines for a while before little feet (and dirt) mess them up. ;)