As new cleaning, organizing, homemaking, productivity, or business ebooks are released, I’ll review them in an individual post and then update this resource page. I hope this will helps you wade through the options to find the one that’s best for you!
I don’t know about you but paper OVERLOAD is my number one source of frustration. Even in this twitter, texting, emailing age, the paper still never ends.
My filing system was always something I was trying to revamp. It was labeled and organized, but the labels I thought made sense at the time didn’t help me months or years later.
I finally broke down and got the Freedom Filer.
And let me tell you…it really has brought me freedom in the paper department. There are daily, monthly, and yearly categories to keep up with the day-to-day “active” paperwork. But there are also categories for a master filing system that cover just about everything else in life or business. And just in case they missed something, blank labels are included too. The best part is there’s a cheat sheet! So, if you can’t remember if you put that bill in the active monthly folder or your current tax folder, there are a series of questions on the cheat sheet to help you decide.
I seriously don’t know what I would do without the Freedom Filer. I’m naturally a frugal, DIYer so I thought I could work and re-work until I found the perfect filing system. That never happened. It took me way too long to realize I needed professional help in the paper department. But, now that I’ve seen the light, I can never go back to my homemade folders.
There are several options for the Freedom Filer but these two are my favorites:
- Freedom Filer Labels: Using your own hanging file folders, FreedomFiler label kits provide you with labels and instructions that enable you to set up a maintenance-free filing system suited to your needs.
- Ready-made filing systems: come pre-assembled so you don’t have to do the work of setting up a basic system. Packages include hanging file folders in your choice of color, a filing box, instructions, and plenty of additional labels, folders, and tabs in case you need to expand the system provided.
Find out more info about the Freedom Filer here. You won’t be sorry!
Speaking of paper, keeping track of those pesky receipts can sure be time consuming! You can send recipts and paperwork to shoeboxed.com via email, an app on your phone, snail mail, or a browser extension and they’ll do all the work for you!
You can get a FREE month PLUS 15% off your first three months by signing up though this link that’s specifically for i Dream of Clean readers!!
One Bite at a Time
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, this is THE ebook for you. One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler is a simple living handbook broken down into manageable chunks to provides you with steps, tips, links, and motivation to slow down and simplify. You can read more about it here.
28 Days to Hope for Your Home: A clean house can be a reality.
If you clean your kitchen as you cook and you could spend a few minutes tidying up before an unexpected guest comes over, then this book is NOT for you.
If cleaning your kitchen in 5 minutes or less seems IMPOSSIBLE and you would never in a million years let a friend come inside your house unexpectedly, then 28 Day to Hope for your Home is the place to begin. It’s a quick read if you want to read it at one sitting. Or you can read one page a day.
You’ll learn how to implement some of the most basic cleaning habits – like cleaning your kitchen – so it doesn’t take to an entire day to do the dishes.
You’ll learn how you can use those same habits to clean your entire house.
You’ll find out cleaning your home doesn’t have to be a chore you dread. Or ignore.
You’ll laugh. You may cry.
You’ll find out that you’re not the only one who feels overwhelmed with cleaning.
You’ll know…a clean home is possible.
Pick up your copy for $5 HERE.
Speaking of the kitchen, how about an easy way to meal plan? I know it’s a ton of work, but what if someone could plan ALL your meals for you? Would you let them?
eMeals has a meal plan solution for all your needs. In fact, there are over 50 meal plans available! Paleo, Gluten-free, Clean eating, Low-carb, Natural and Organic…the list goes on and on.
Well, the good news is you can try one of the meal plan out at a discount just by being an i Dream of Clean reader! Get 10% off the meal plan of your choosing by ordering here and using “IDOC” in the discount code section.
Weekly Household Planner
If you have basic housekeeping skills down pat, but don’t quite know where to start when it comes to deeper cleaning, you may be interested in another resource: The Motivated Mom’s Daily Chore Chart .
This daily planner prompts you to do a little bit of cleaning each day instead of saving it all for the weekend. It reminds you to plan your grocery list, cut coupons, and review your calendar at the beginning of each week. It prompts you to do things you probably postpone; things like:
- deep cleaning the oven,
- removing expired foods from the pantry,
- and even buying birthday cards and gifts.
It breaks all the things you wish you could do into bite-sized pieces.
Routine Daily Tasks:
I’ve mentioned before how setting up routines can help keep your home clean. That’s one reason I recommend making up your bed every morning, washing a load of laundry each day and cleaning up the kitchen every night. Well, this planner reminds you to do just that – and more – every single day. Thankfully, it also includes a couple of fun daily tasks like pamper yourself (can I get an amen!) and exercise.
Who could benefit from The Motivated Mom’s Daily Chore Chart ?
If you like to make a list and check it off, then this planner is for you! It’s a to-do list maker’s dream! The thinking has already been done for you. You just have to make a little time each day to work on the project and then mark it complete when finished!
Pick up your copy of The Motivated Mom’s Daily Chore Chart here!
Create Your Perfect Cleaning Schedule
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all schedule. We all have different homes, needs, and expectations when it comes to cleaning.
This resource is an easy step-by-step plan for you to create your own cleaning schedule that fits your lifestyle, your preferences, and your family. It will help you Create Your Perfect Cleaning Schedule.
If you are someone who has a spotless home that always looks perfect and everything is always in it’s place, this is not the guide for you! BUT, if you are overwhelmed, can’t seem to get it all done, and need help getting and maintaining a clean and organized home, then Create Your Perfect Cleaning Schedule is made for you!
Click here and use the discount code LETSCLEAN to create your cleaning schedule for half price! ($3)
Simply Clean: Homemade Cleaning Product Recipes
If you’re looking for a way to incorporate homemade green cleaning into your routine, this is the book for you. I’ve personally been wanting to look into the benefits of using antiseptic oils herbs when cleaning but really haven’t wanted to spend the time. Thankfully, there’s a thorough yet concise description in this book. There’s even a summary chart! Short and sweet summaris are my love language.
Some of the cleaning recipes included are:
- homemade soft scrub
- dusting spray
- all purpose cleaner
- liquid dish soap
- oven cleaner
- stainless steel cleaner
- soap scum remover
- homemade bleach alternative
- much, much more.
More resources will be listed soon. If you’d like me to review a specific ebook, send me an email me here. Affiliate links included.
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