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By Raani Starnes
Cleaning motivation and entertainment as you trudge through those mundane household chores. Get productive as the host gently talks you through cleaning each area of your home, keeping you focused and on task. You’ll love her candid stories and “whole-house approach” to housework.
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Cleaning motivation and entertainment as you trudge through those mundane household chores. Get productive as the host gently talks you through cleaning each area of your home, keeping you focused and on task. You’ll love her candid stories and “whole-house approach” to housework.

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Tools for Making Things Easier
Thanks for being one of our 1800 listeners! The show is really growing! In this whole-house cleaning talk through, the host discusses investing in what she calls “personal tools” that may be different for everybody. One of her tools she discusses is a second Instant Pot liner. Another theme of the episode is getting ready for a short notice visit. And yes, the host does talk a little bit about a way to make money from home by optimizing downtime already spent on a smart phone or computer. For more info on “the nail business” that she’s referring to, join her Facebook group, “Radiant Nails With Raani.” And as always...Happy cleaning!!!
November 20, 2019
Cleaning and Decluttering Talk Through
House cleaning talk through with an emphasis on decluttering. Other topics discussed include pressure cooking, meal planning, and donating to thrift stores. I forgot to spend time talking specifically about living areas so maybe clean your living room toward the end of the episode after the master bedroom is done. If your living areas are already tidy, use that time to do pet chores or declutter, which is stuff I talk about at the end.
October 30, 2019
Tips for Cleaning and Organization (interview)
Interview with seasoned homemaker, Ronni Walsh (Yes our first names are pronounced the same way!) Hear about how this remarkable lady stays organized and keeps an immaculate house! Hint: She despises clutter! This is one of those general episodes that you could listen to while working on a deep cleaning project. I really enjoyed talking to this dear lady!
October 16, 2019
How to Lose Weight (Cleaning Talk Through)
The host talks you through cleaning your entire house while discussing her current weight loss success. Are you doing edge work when you clean your floors? Get challenged to do this and a plethora of other “bonus chores” as you clean along with this motivational talk through. *There’s an easy dinner idea somewhere in this episode!
October 14, 2019
Have Your Cleaning Supplies Handy: Time to Clean!
The host talks you through cleaning your home and goes on a few rabbit trails along the way. Some topics covered include her top pet peeve in the kitchen, the ingredients to her easy homemade Alfredo sauce, and encouragement to move around at home and get more daily steps in in addition to working out. Clean along with this motivational episode right now!
October 1, 2019
I’m NOT Planning to Slow Down: Let’s Clean your House
The host talks you through cleaning your entire house, providing cleaning tips along the way. Here are some of the links mentioned in this episode: My Interview with Angela Brown: NeedleBent Sewing to get unsponges: Prairie Village Candles
September 24, 2019
What’s hanging over your head?
Whole house cleaning talk through: As the host talks you through cleaning each area of your house, she touches on to do lists and feeling at peace while cleaning. She talks about how she solved a dirty dish dilemma and also how she found a temporary home for a box of books. Let go of perfectionism and clean in order of priority with this motivational episode.
September 13, 2019
I’m Back! Let’s Clean your House!
The host talks you through cleaning your entire house. Doing dishes as you go is emphasized during the kitchen segment. Here is the link to buy the “unpaper towels” and unsponges” That were mentioned:
August 27, 2019
Don’t Underestimate the Mess!
In this hour speed cleaning session, you should be able to at least get your dishes done, pick up your living areas, and straighten up one bathroom. You might also get some decluttering done by throwing away obvious trash. Listen all the way to the end to find out what bonus chores you should do this weekend!
July 23, 2019
You CAN Have Nice Nails and a Clean House
The host, Raani, talks you through cleaning your house and discusses the fact that sometimes people are depressed or have a lot on their plate. Find out another way to use an olive oil dispenser in your kitchen. Question of the day: Should you wait for the dishwasher cycle to end or wash the rest of your dishes by hand? Raani also talks about the new be-all-end -all way of keeping your nails looking their best for ten days or more—even if you wash dishes by hand! As promised, here is the link to get the nail polish strips Raani recommends: Thank you in advance for helping to support the show! But seriously, you are going to want this product anyway!
July 17, 2019
Cleaning Room by Room Keeps You Focused
This is another episode where the host talks you through cleaning your entire house. There’s a reminder about having a launch pad to get you out the door faster, and you will be assigned a special bonus chore involving cleaning wipes. Does your linen closet or coat closet need an overhaul? Now is the time to fix that! Cleaning your house room by room with some “bonus chores” thrown will have it looking it’s best in no time!
July 10, 2019
Single Room: The Kitchen
The host talks you through cleaning your kitchen and gives you a quick and easy shortcut for washing a sink full of dishes. Another topic covered is weight loss. Find out why the host eats so much and what she plans to do about it.
July 5, 2019
Solutions to Everyday Cleaning Dilemmas
I am “Nana” aka Grandma Raani, depending on who you ask, but I’m the MOTHER of my own children! In this whole-house cleaning talk through, I discuss again the rudeness of people assuming that I’m my kids’ grandma. Yes, I’ve ranted about this subject before. Special thanks to long-time listener, Anne O, for understanding how I feel when people automatically make that assumption! I also share an idea submitted by Anne about how to leave out your ingredients for tonight’s dinner without making your kitchen look messy. As I talk you through cleaning the entire house, I reveal some solutions I found to some everyday household dilemmas. Is your carpet wearing out in places? Is your video gaming area attracting clutter? Find out what I did about these problems and more!
June 26, 2019
Single Room: Clean a Messy Bedroom
How to clean your room step by step: This episode is geared toward either a child cleaning his or her room or a parent cleaning a child’s room, but any adult with a messy room would also benefit from cleaning along with this special episode. The host’s youngest son is a guest!
June 19, 2019
Figure Out What Works for You
Clean your home room by room along with this motivational podcast. This episode focuses heavily on keeping up on dishes, which is something a lot of us struggle with. The host talks about the fact that your kitchen is the main priority and explains how you can minimize time spent on living areas by implementing practical storage solutions. By the end of the episode your kitchen should be clean, your living areas at least picked up, and you should also get at least one bathroom fully detailed. The last five minutes of the show should be spent in a bedroom. Affiliate link:
June 12, 2019
Cleaning When You’re Depressed
The hosts talks you through cleaning your entire house while offering a few tips for dealing with depression. This advice is in the context of maintaining a clean home when you are feeling a little down and does not take the place of professional help. I realize there are different levels of depression. Even if you aren’t depressed at all, you will get your house clean with the practical advice offered in this motivational episode.
June 5, 2019
The Minimum Plus a Little Extra
The host talks you through cleaning your entire house. Although she suggests several possible bonus chores, she encourages you to do at least the minimums plus a little something extra. Affiliate Link:
May 29, 2019
Single Task: Pick One
In this episode, the host encourages you to tackle the cleaning project of your choice, and do it while listening. This is the episode you’ve been waiting for where you can wash all your windows or doors, scrub your kitchen floor by hand, clean out your cabinets, or perhaps declutter your wardrobe. You decide what you want to accomplish today! Topics discussed include: “cleaning in layers,” husband and wife relationships, decluttering and donating to thrift stores, and a trick in the kitchen you’ve probably never thought of! Link to Jennifer Welch’s podcast mentioned during shout outs: Affiliate link:
May 22, 2019
Thorough Cleaning Session
The host talks you through cleaning your home, while giving you cleaning tips along the way. No judgment here! Affiliate link:
May 15, 2019
“Future You” Will Thank You
The host talks you through another routine home cleaning session and reminds you that your future self will appreciate a clean kitchen. As usual, there are some rabbit trails about housekeeping, like why she didn’t used to wash walls. She also gives her best tip for keeping the hand towel on the rack in your kids’ bathroom. Affiliate link:
May 10, 2019
Critiquing a Cleaning Video!
The host talks you through cleaning your entire house, while explaining what NOT to do. As promised, here is the link to the shocking YouTube video she discusses throughout this episode: She also gives a shoutout to a listener named Misty, which leads to a discussion about other helpful cleaning podcasts. There is also a lot of advice given about keeping your house clean when you have toddlers.
May 8, 2019
Walk into Every Room and Clean it!
Clean your whole house in just over an hour! You won’t have time for every deep cleaning task, but you should be able to knock out a few of them.
May 1, 2019
Do Everyday Chores Come Naturally?
In this whole-house cleaning talk through, the host explores a cleaning question raised in the book, My Sweet Audrina by V.C. Andrews. My Sweet Audrina is kind of racy, but it’s a real page turner if you can handle the gothic horror genre. While on the subject of V.C. Andrews novels, the host laments the fact that the sequel, Whitefern, was a lot more predictable and not as good as My Sweet Audrina. As usual, the episode is mostly about cleaning though. We are now available on the Podcoin app!
April 24, 2019
Is Your House Company Ready?
The host talks you through cleaning your whole house for guests and encourages you to be more observant when it comes to seeing your home through someone else’s eyes. The main focus of this episode is deep cleaning your kitchen, but as usual, there are lots of tips and tricks mentioned throughout the episode. Even if you aren’t expecting guests for Easter, it’s a good idea to deep clean once in awhile as if you really were having company over.
April 20, 2019
The Importance of the Whole-House Approach
The host explains her approach to having the whole house clean at the same time as she talks you through cleaning each area of your home. Cleaning by example is also discussed in this motivational episode, which is all about “the whole-house approach.” Questions or comments:
April 15, 2019
Simplify your Life
The host talks you through cleaning your whole house while touching on ways she is trying to simplify her life. She also talks about which jars make the best drinking glasses and the benefits of having a “launch pad” near the front door.
April 10, 2019
Single Task: Clean the Fridge
The host talks you through cleaning your refrigerator.
April 9, 2019
It’s Not That Hard to Clean
In this routine whole-house cleaning talk through, the host provides cleaning motivation and warns against “coasting.” Reading fictional novels to relieve stress and cleaning out cat litter boxes are some of the topics covered in this episode.
April 5, 2019
Stick With the Routine
The host talks you through cleaning your house and touches on spring cleaning as well as just sticking to the routine. She includes a short rant where she laments the fact that someone assumed she was the grandma of a TWELVE year old.
April 5, 2019
Nothing Like Cleaning for Company
The host talks you through cleaning your entire house as she gives her thoughts on cleaning for company. Do people give your daughters thousands of beads that end up on the floor? De-cluttering using the “one in, one out rule” and donating to charity are other topics addressed in this motivational episode. There is also an emphasis on regular bathroom upkeep.
March 23, 2019
Don’t Forget to Declutter your Bedroom!
Whole house cleaning talk through ending with some comments about keeping the master bedroom clutter free. This is the 50th episode!
March 19, 2019
Dirty Dish Woes and Elderberry Syrup
This whole-house cleaning talk through includes a plan of action for your dirty old throw pillows. The importance of doing dishes each day is emphasized, but there are also some hacks for dealing with dried on food when one has fallen behind. Listen to find out which everyday household liquid removed rust from a relative’s sink and what I think of Elderberry syrup.
March 12, 2019
When You’re in Survival Mode
This whole-house cleaning talk through is about what to do when you’ve been sick or otherwise hindered from spending much time on housework. Later in the episode, Jemma Stone calls in with a bathroom cleaning dilemma. Kids’ chores are also mentioned.
March 8, 2019
Building Momentum While Cleaning
I explain how I will be titling my episodes going forward and give a couple of shoutouts to people who recently left five star reviews. I talk you through cleaning your house with an emphasis on doing things that help build momentum. One of the household tips mentioned was how I keep trash from blowing all over the yard. Affiliate link:
February 28, 2019
Whole-House Approach-Routine Cleaning Talk Through
I talk you through cleaning your house and briefly explain my “whole-house approach.” I also give a shout out to some listeners outside of the U.S. who both gave me a 5 star review. Thanks again ladies! Affiliate Link mentioned:
February 26, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cleaning 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
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
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
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
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
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
Whole House Talk Through With 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
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
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
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
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
Short 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
Whole House Talk Through & 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
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
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
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
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
I’m Back with a 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
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
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
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
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
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
Shorter 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
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
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
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
Half Hour 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
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
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
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
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
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
You Can 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
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
Cleaning Motivation
Reasons to clean your house and ways to stay motivated
October 10, 2018
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
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. Affiliate link:
October 3, 2018
October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018
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