I’m not sure what happened to October, but I feel like I woke up one morning and we were hurtling at the speed of light into the season of turkeys and decorated trees!

My husband is already listening to Christmas music but I’m not even thinking past this weekend, much less Thanksgiving or the Christmas season! But I wanted to do something to feel more prepared than I really am–ha!

If you’re feeling the same way, excited for delicious food, Christmas carols and sweet time with your loved ones, and yet a little overwhelmed by all the holiday to-dos, starting this one thing today will help you be prepared for the crazy busy season.

Cleaning your house. You’re probably rolling your eyes (like seriously lady, it’s not even the middle of November!) but I’ve created a super helpful printable to eliminate overwhelm so you can get ahead of the game! :)

free holiday cleaning checklist

Why clean our homes weeks before the holidays arrive? Don’t we have more exciting things to do? Probably ;) But I am telling you, having your pantry full of the baking supplies you need for all those cookies (who else’s favorite are those Ritz crackers with peanut butter in the middle dipped in chocolate??!!) and having towels and sheets already clean for your guests, means less stress and less running around as the calendar continues to race toward Thanksgiving and Christmas!

When you have children, your house won’t stay perfectly clean, but the checklist contains the deeper cleaning jobs that, when done ahead of time, will make it feel not so overwhelming to do the quick cleaning and picking up just before your guests arrive.

I set out to do one area of the house every couple of days so I’m not cramming…..like I did in college.

Do you want to get ahead on holiday cleaning so you can have more time for the people and traditions you love?

​Click here​ to print out the Holiday Cleaning Checklist!

​Plus not only does it have a checklist for you, I’ve also noted a few tasks for each room that your kids can do! Put on some music and make it fun! 

If you need some extra motivation to do cleaning, do so with products that actually smell good! Right now you can get a FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Holiday Set from my friends at Grove Collaborative. You can choose from three delightful scents (Mrs. Meyer’s is made with natural, safe ingredients): Iowa Pine, Orange Clove and my favorite–Peppermint!!  :)

When you place your first order of $20 using my link, you’ll get:

  • Free Holiday Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap
  • Free Holiday Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap
  • Free Holiday Mrs. Meyer’s multi surface spray
  • Free Grove Red Caddy
  • Free Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges

Existing customers will get a free set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges

There are three scents to choose from or mix and match:

  • Iowa Pine
  • Orange Clove
  • Peppermint (my fave!)

Grove Collaborative is an online company that ships natural household products like laundry detergent, dish soap, toothpaste, and way more to my doorstep on my schedule. (Another win for the busy holiday season!!) I’ve ordered from them for almost four years and I have been incredibly pleased with their fantastic customer service and the savings.

Long-Time Customer Tip: My suggestion for the $20 minimum is to pick a few Mrs. Meyers holiday scented hand soaps, which can be purchased individually, and give as gifts! They are less than $4 each.

Last year, Mrs. Meyer’s seasonal scents sold out quickly–so fast, in fact, that I didn’t even get a chance to order mine! This offer is only available through Tuesday, November 6 or until the sets are gone, so don’t miss out!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative by clicking here. You will receive the Holiday Set for free when you sign up!
  2. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. The Holiday Set is worth over $30! Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive your first box within a few days. 
  3. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.

If you are a new customer and you decide to spend $39, you will receive all of the above AND a Grove Stoneware Tray (how neat!).

KNOW you will love your Holiday Set! Feel free to hand over the cleaning spray to your kids and let them go to town wiping counters ;)

Click here to grab your FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Holiday Set now before it’s gone!

2 Comments on A Holiday Cleaning Checklist (for You and Your Kids!)

    • Just ignore the complaining and don’t take it personally. Let’s be honest: it’s the rare person who enjoys housecleaning! It doesn’t always work, but keep a cheerful attitude, lead by example, and let your children know that as a family we all pitch in. Then celebrate the accomplishments!

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