Need a Reset? Try a 30 Minute Quick Clean + Free Printable – Clean Mama

July 12, 2021

You know the days when you feel like you need to do a quick reset but aren’t sure where to start? I have a system for that! I’ve divided the tasks most households need for a small reset into 3 categories: The Basics, The Ambience, and The Cleaning Extras. I find that using a checklist not only guides me, it keeps me going.

Here is the system I follow:

I’ll start with the basics. These are the main areas in the house and are most noticeable when someone stops by or I missed something. If that’s all I can achieve, that’s fine! When I have more time or feel like going on, I go beyond the essentials.


These tasks are a great starting point (or endpoint). Work in this order for maximum efficiency.

  • Pick up receipt
  • Do a quick clearing out on the main level
  • Vacuum / sweep up noticeable dirt
  • wipe kitchen counters & table
  • Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher or sink
  • Lay out clean kitchen towels
  • Wiping the bathroom sink
  • clean toilets
  • Lay out clean towels


Additional tasks that will make resetting times faster, use these to start your extras and add others to the blank spots on the checklist.

  • wipe the mirror
  • Fluff up pillows and arrange throws
  • Wipe the front of the device
  • quick dust


If you are going to use this checklist before the company comes over or just want to create a cozy atmosphere, check these things off the list.

  • light a candle or start a diffuser
  • Switch on the table lighting
  • Turn on the music
  • Set thermostat adjust

I put this 30 minute quick clean on a checklist form if you’d like to join in. Check out the updated free printable library! Go to the Free Printouts page, Enter your e-mail address ONCE and I’ll send you the password that will allow you to access the free prints page. If you already have the password, just enter it and check out the updates.

I also have a whole section in the shop of printable kits to make your life easier. They have all been updated with the new color scheme AND are all fillable so you can enter your own information or fill in by hand. You can find them here in the shop.

Are you looking for more cleaning inspiration?

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