Clean With Me

42: Cleaning Motivation (House Cleaning Talk Through)

An episode of Clean With Me

By Raani Starnes
Welcome to the Clean With Me podcast where I will talk you through cleaning your house. I’ll provide cleaning motivation, housekeeping tips, and entertainment, as you trudge through those mundane household chores. Whether you clean your house each day or do a weekly deep clean, Clean With Me is the podcast about cleaning to listen to while you clean.
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45: Prioritization vs. Perfectionism (Cleaning Talk Through)
I talk you through cleaning pretty much your entire house as I discuss the importance of prioritization. I also touch on organizing the cupboard under the bathroom sink.
February 21, 2019
44: What’s in my Cleaning Caddy? “Live” Talk-through
Listen to me clean on a messy Monday morning, and try to clean along as I talk about my current product recommendations. Affiliate link for Audible offer:
February 19, 2019
43: Moving Tips
I talk you through moving out of your old house and into your next home. I talk about staying organized with a binder, getting quotes when hiring a mover, packing supplies, packing hacks, and cleaning tips when “moving house.”
February 16, 2019
42: Cleaning Motivation (House Cleaning Talk Through)
More cleaning motivation! In this cleaning power hour, I talk you through cleaning your house and discuss some ways to stay motivated by managing your time better. I also talk about a couple of solutions for those of you who keep shoes by the front door.
February 13, 2019
41: The Mental and Spiritual Aspects of Cleaning (with Olga Ortiz)
Interview with a listener about how keeping a tidier home has improved her mental health and lessened her anxiety. We also talked about the spiritual aspect of doing our job as homemakers. The benefits of cooking in cast iron was also discussed. Thanks Olga!
February 11, 2019
40: Lightly Cleaning a Small House (Recorded While Babysitting)
I mix things up by basing this short cleaning talk through on a different house than my own. I also mention cleaning up after toddlers and cleaning during the nap.
February 9, 2019
39: I Got a New Aquarium! - House Cleaning Talk Through
I talk you through cleaning your whole house and even nag you a little about your living areas. And, yes, I tell you all about my mollies, platy fish, and java moss. I also give a shoutout to another podcast called Tech Daily.
February 3, 2019
38: Clean as you go - Cleaning Talk-Through
I talk you through cleaning your whole house while emphasizing the concept of “cleaning as you go.” We also hear from a brand new listener and fellow podcaster on the subject of laundry. Get some cleaning motivation and catch up on some housework as I talk about improving daily habits.
January 31, 2019
37: Thorough Whole-House Cleaning Talk Through
I talk you through cleaning your whole house and cover various housekeeping topics including how to keep your carpet and walls clean
January 24, 2019
36: Extreme Cleaning Motivation Whole House Talk Through
I talk you through cleaning your house while giving you cleaning motivation and cleaning tips. Is your house decorated? Do you have a coffee station? Can intermittent fasting help you lose weight? Clean with me as I discuss these topics and more.
January 21, 2019
35: Guests arriving any minute!
This speed cleaning talk through will help you prepare for guests on short notice. Yes, I included some quick and dirty tips for hiding your mess! Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review this podcast if you find it helpful! Email:
January 19, 2019
34: Get up off the couch! (Whole-House talk through)
I talk you through cleaning your entire house and touch on my recent weight loss.
January 17, 2019
33: Shorter Cleaning Talk Through
I talk you through cleaning your house and give a couple of shoutouts. I appreciate all positive comments, ratings, and reviews!
January 15, 2019
32: Whole House Talk-Through & Bedroom Decluttering Challenge
I talk you through cleaning your entire house and cover random topics including table leaves and playpens full of laundry. Be sure to listen all the way to the end for a decluttering challenge. Here’s the link to my Instant Pot Spanish rice recipe: Or look up “Raani Starnes” on YouTube.
January 12, 2019
31: Cleaning Talk Through and Decluttering Tips
I talk you through cleaning the house and discuss topics including delegating chores to kids, making homemade sub rolls, coping with hot flashes while shopping, and decluttering drawers.
January 10, 2019
30: I’m Back From Vacation (Whole House Power Hour)
Whole house cleaning talk through where I cover topics including doing laundry after a trip, putting away Christmas decorations, and turning over a new leaf diet wise.
January 4, 2019
29: Time to Declutter (Cleaning Talk-Through)
I talk you through cleaning each area of your home in a relaxed way while reminding you to declutter now that Christmas is over. I also give my thoughts on donating to charities with thrift stores.
December 26, 2018
28: Cleaning Talk-Through in Priority Areas
I talk you through cleaning your priority areas and preparing your kitchen for guests by having a clean fridge and pantry. I also talk about a great bathtub caddy solution from one of my listeners!
December 24, 2018
27: 35 Minute Talk-Through/Organization Quiz
In this cleaning talk through episode I talk you through some light house cleaning in your priority areas, and I also have you answer some questions to determine how organized you are.
December 21, 2018
26: Whole House Talk-Through Including Easy ”Dump Dinner” Idea
I talk you through cleaning your entire house, starting in the kitchen, and I talk a little bit about Christmas shopping and what to have in your freezer and make during the busy holiday season. Hint: It’s a dump dinner for your crockpot or Instant Pot.
December 19, 2018
25: Whole House Talk-Through (bedroom focus)
I talk you through cleaning your entire house and also discuss topics including having a living room toy box, cleaning a sponge in the microwave, and keeping your master bedroom clean.
December 17, 2018
24: Whole House Talk Through Power Hour
I talk you through cleaning your whole house and discuss topics including white elephant gift exchanges, Christmas wish collages, and welcome mats.
December 14, 2018
23: Whole House Talk-Through (deep bathroom focus)
During most of the episode, I was actually cleaning while recording. I talk you through cleaning your whole house with the most time spent in the bathrooms today.
December 13, 2018
22: Whole House Talk-Through/Discussion about Evening Routine
I talk you through cleaning your whole house and also recommend you do a few things before bed tonight. Listen all the way through because there’s a funny part about preparing for short notice guests!
December 12, 2018
21: I’m Back with a Whole House Cleaning Talk Through
I talk you through cleaning your entire house and discuss topics including cluttered surfaces, age-appropriate chores for kids, and even weight loss.
December 10, 2018
20: Realistic Changes to Make Today!
Realistic changes to make today that will streamline your cleaning routine. Listen now to find out how to prevent waking up to a “nightmare kitchen.”
December 3, 2018
19: Cleaning Power Hour
Cleaning power hour where I talk you through cleaning your house as I discuss topics including dishwashing detergent, cleaning products in general, decluttering, shoes, saving money on groceries, and looking good for your husband when he gets home.
December 2, 2018
18: For Those Who Don’t Clean Every Day
I talk about deciding what your bare minimum chore list might be on those days when you don’t clean the entire house, weekly cleaning vs. daily cleaning, getting up earlier on days you are going somewhere, laundry struggles, and much, much more.
November 29, 2018
17: Relaxed Whole-House Cleaning Session
This relaxed cleaning talk through is about keeping your whole house clean by going into every room and at least checking it. I talk about vacuuming vs. sweeping the kitchen, and I also touch on delegating the vacuuming. This episode is also a commentary on my 20 minute speed cleaning experiment. Affiliate link:
November 27, 2018
16: Try to Speed Clean Your House in 20 minutes!
How to speed clean your house in 20 minutes! This challenging cleaning talk-through will have you moving quickly to get your home presentable in a short time. (This is not a deep clean. Listen to other episodes for a more thorough and slow-paced approach.) Note: I cleaned along with this after recording and decided I should have only given you one minute to make your bed and had you use that extra minute for more vacuuming time. Comments? Email me:
November 27, 2018
15: 35 Minute Talk-Through (Living area focus)
Clean your whole house today with a focus on deep cleaning your living areas. I talk a little about junk drawers, decorating for Christmas, hand-me-down clothing, and more, and I give a shout-out to a Castbox listener who was kind enough to give me a review. Affiliate link:
November 25, 2018
14: Cleaning in Preparation for Thanksgiving
This cleaning talk through is almost a cleaning power hour and is all about preparing for Thanksgiving. I give my thoughts on how to have your home company ready, and I also tell you everything I’ll be serving and what I’ll be making the night before. Bonus: I tell you my special green bean casserole recipe that is different than the usual! Happy Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to give me a 5-star rating on Apple podcasts or on the iTunes desktop if you are thankful for this show!
November 21, 2018
13: Whole House Talk-Through (Kitchen focus)
I start out with a couple of shout-outs and then talk you through cleaning your entire house, with some extra deep cleaning chores in the kitchen. I also recommend another cleaning podcast to listen to in addition to mine, and I touch on preparing your kids’ wardrobes for fall and winter. Comments? Email me! Affiliate link mentioned in this episode:
November 15, 2018
12: How to Keep Your Whole House Clean
In this episode, I remind you to be productive while I explain how to keep your whole house clean all of the time. I talk about my “whole house approach,” which entails things like prioritizing, tidying, and deep cleaning as needed, during a daily walk through of your entire home. I give shoutouts to those who have reviewed me on iTunes, but I also appreciate those of you who may have reviewed me on other apps—and I just didn’t know about it! Please keep those 5-star reviews coming! I can’t thank ya’ll enough!
November 13, 2018
11: 35 Minute Cleaning Talk Through
See how much you can get done in your own home as you listen to me clean for 35 minutes. I also talk a little bit about delegating chores to kids, the changing weather, and organizing my fall wardrobe. Don’t forget to subscribe and give me a positive review! Thanks in advance!
November 12, 2018
10: Hour and a Half Long Cleaning Talk Through!
Cleaning Power Hour (and a half) Listen to me clean in real time as I describe what I am doing. I also give you some ideas for additional chores to do at the end of your routine cleaning session. This is a long episode, so you will get a lot done! You may need to turn the volume up and down at times because I was recording on a Bluetooth, but the sound quality is much better in most of the past episodes and should be even better in the future
November 8, 2018
9: Packing for Travel with Kids (with Lisa)
How to pack for a vacation with kids, including some tips for making sure your purse matches your shoes at all times
November 2, 2018
8: Cleaning and Saving Money
Motivational cleaning talk through with some information on how to save money on groceries and other everyday necessities
October 31, 2018
7: Getting out of a Slump
Exploring some of the reasons we might be falling behind in our household chores and discussing some ways to get out of that slump
October 23, 2018
6: Getting Dishes Clean in your Dishwasher (with Lisa)
How to make your dishwasher work for you in spite of hard water and/or septic tank regulations. We also talk about an easy one pot meal you can make today in your pressure cooker.
October 19, 2018
5: Clean Your Whole House Today!
I talk about my “whole house approach” to cleaning as opposed to having designated days for weekly tasks.
October 16, 2018
4: Cleaning Tips & More (with my sister Lisa)
How to clean your TV using a microfiber cloth and what NOT to bring to the church garage sale are just a couple of the topics covered in this episode
October 14, 2018
3: Cleaning Motivation
Reasons to clean your house and ways to stay motivated
October 10, 2018
2: Raising the Standard in your Housekeeping
How to implement better housekeeping habits so you can grow as a homemaker. Various laundry methods are also discussed.
October 3, 2018
1: Where to Begin (Cleaning)
Cleaning motivation podcast about how to get started cleaning your house and what to clean first. This first episode includes a brief introduction explaining what Clean with Me is all about.
October 3, 2018
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