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January Home Reset

If you are on my January Home Reset email list (I'll put a link at the bottom), you are receiving these daily tasks that come from the 30-day plan in my guide. However, I've heard from some people that it would be helpful to see the whole list, so I will post it here. Also, I'll add a few more helpful tips to the blog in the days to come!

*One note is that the "clean clothes spot" can be anywhere (a chair, hampers, in a big bag in your closet, etc). The goal is to get all the laundry clean, and in one spot so it doesn't get mixed back in with the dirty clothes.


Day 1

  •  Start 1 load of laundry, focusing on essentials like undies, socks, & towels

  •  Get a garbage bag & gather trash around the house

  •  Transfer laundry from the washer to the dryer


Day 2

  •  Use a hamper to gather dirty laundry from around the house & put in the laundry room (or close by)

  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Place the clothes from the dryer into the “clean clothes” spot

  •  Collect all the dishes from around the house & bring to the kitchen

  •  Empty, fill & start the dishwasher

  •  Transfer laundry from the washer to the dryer


Day 3

  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Place the clothes from the dryer into the “clean clothes” spot

  •  Empty, fill & start the dishwasher

  •  Start a superficial sweep of the house for items that can be donated (day 1 of 2)


Day 4


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Place the clothes from the dryer into the “clean clothes” spot

  •  Empty, fill, and start the dishwasher

  •  Give the kitchen counters a good wipe down

  •  Start a superficial sweep of the house for items that can be donated (day 2 of 2)

  •  Transfer laundry from the washer to the dryer


Day 5


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Place the clothes from the dryer into the “clean clothes” spot

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes

  •  Go through the master bathroom, putting away things that don’t belong in there

  •  Move master bathroom counter items to the side

  •  Use cleaning spray or disinfectant wipes to clean the countertops, faucets, & sinks in the master bathroom

  •  Transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer


Day 6


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Place the clothes from the dryer into the “clean clothes” spot

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Scrub the kitchen sink & faucet

  •  Transfer the clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Clean the toilet bowl, disinfect the seat & handles, & wipe down the mirror in the master bathroom



Day 7


  •  Strip the sheets & pillowcases from the master bed & put in the wash

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Transfer the bedding to the dryer

  •  If there is a second bathroom, go through & put away things that don’t belong in there

  •  Move counter items to the side in the second bathroom

  •  Remake the bed with clean linens


Day 8


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Use cleaning spray or disinfectant wipes to clean the countertops, faucets, & sinks in the second bathroom

  •  Clean the toilet bowl, disinfect the seat & handles, & wipe down the mirror in the second bathroom

  •  Transfer the laundry to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 9


  •  If there is a second bed, strip the sheets & pillowcases & put in the wash

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  If there is a third bathroom, go through & put away things that don’t belong in there

  •  Move counter items to the side in the third bathroom

  •  Use cleaning spray or disinfectant wipes to clean the countertops, faucets, & sinks in the third bathroom

  •  Transfer the bedding to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes

  •  Remake the second bed with clean linens


Day 10


  •  If there is a third bed, strip the sheets & pillowcases & put in the wash

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Clean the toilet bowl, disinfect the seat & handles, & wipe down the mirror

  •  Transfer the bedding to the dryer

  •  Remake the bed with the clean linens


Day 11


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Vacuum the master bathroom

  •  Mop the master bathroom

  •  Transfer clothes from washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes

Day 12


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  If you made a box, bin, or bag for items that didn’t belong in the bathrooms, put the items away

  •  Vacuum any other bathrooms

  •  Mop any other bathrooms

  •  Transfer clothes from washer to dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 13


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Put any unused clothes from the laundry room into the trash or donation bag, depending on their wearability

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 14


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Put any unused clothes or items from your bedroom into the trash or donation bag, depending on their wearability

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Scrub the bath or shower in the master bathroom for 15 minutes (day 1 of 2)

Day 15


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Put any unused clothes or items from the other bedrooms into the trash or donation bag, depending on their wearability

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Scrub the bath or shower in the master bathroom for 15 minutes (day 2 of 2)

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 16


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Remove & toss any food from the fridge that is expired

  •  Empty, fill, and start the dishwasher

  •  Put any unused items from the living room into the trash or donation bag

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  If there is a second bathroom, scrub the bath or shower for 15 minutes (day 1 of 2)


Day 17


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, and start the dishwasher

  •  Wipe down the shelves in your fridge

  •  Put any unused items from the office/playroom/dining room into the trash or donation bag

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  If there is a second bathroom, scrub the bath or shower for 15 minutes (day 2 of 2)

  •  Set a timer and fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 18


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Wipe out the drawers in your fridge

  •  Go through the kitchen drawers & cabinets to evaluate whether items are useful, or need to be tossed/donated because they’re broken/unused

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  If there is a third bathroom, scrub the bath or shower for 15 minutes (day 1 of 2)


Day 19


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, and start the dishwasher

  •  Wipe out the door storage in your fridge

  •  Clean the surface of your refrigerator

  •  Go through the master bathroom drawers & cabinets to evaluate whether items are useful, or need to be tossed/donated because they’re broken/unused

  •  If there is a third bathroom, scrub the bath or shower for 15 minutes (day 2 of 2)


Day 20


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, and start the dishwasher

  •  Clean the surface of the oven & dishwasher

  •  If there is a second bathroom, go through drawers & cabinets to evaluate whether items are useful, or need to be tossed/donated because they’re broken/unused

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer and fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 21


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, and start the dishwasher

  •  Go through the freezer & remove any food that’s obviously freezer burned or that you can’t remember buying

  •  Look through the pantry & toss any expired food, medicines, vitamins, etc

  •  If there is a third bathroom, go through drawers & cabinets to evaluate whether items are useful, or need to be tossed/donated because they’re broken/unused

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer


Day 22


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Clean the microwave

  •  Go through any storage closets to evaluate whether items are useful, or need to be tossed/donated because they’re broken/unused

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 23


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Clean the surface of the stove & wipe down the exterior

  •  Go through the master closet to evaluate whether items are useful, or need to be tossed/donated because they’re broken/unused

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 24


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Mop or wipe down the front of the kitchen cabinets

  •  If there is a second bedroom, go through the closet to evaluate whether items are useful, or need to be tossed/donated because they’re broken/unused

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer


Day 25


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Dust the ceilings, walls, & pictures in the house

  •  If there is a third bedroom, go through the closet to evaluate whether items are useful, or need to be tossed/donated because they’re broken/unused

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 26


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Dust the light fixtures in the house

  •  Categorize items that don’t have a home in the master bedroom

  •  Find homes for each category or place in a bin if that’s not possible

  •  Put away anything that doesn’t belong in the master bedroom

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer


Day 27


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Dust all of the fans in the house

  •  If there is a second bedroom, categorize items that don’t have a home

  •  Find homes for each category or place in a bin if that’s not possible

  •  Put away anything that doesn’t belong in the second bedroom

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 28


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  Do a thorough vacuum of the house

  •  If there is a third bedroom, categorize items that don’t have a home

  •  Find homes for each category or place in a bin if that’s not possible

  •  Put away anything that doesn’t belong in the third bedroom

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer


Day 29


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  If there is another room you haven’t been through, go there & categorize items that don’t have a home

  •  Find homes for each category or place in a bin if that’s not possible

  •  Put away anything that doesn’t belong in the extra room

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


Day 30


  •  Start a load of laundry

  •  Empty, fill, & start the dishwasher

  •  If there is trash to take out, work on that now

  •  If there are donation bags, drop them off at a donation center

  •  Transfer clothes from the washer to the dryer

  •  Set a timer & fold/hang/put away clean clothes


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