31 Days to Clean {Giveaway}

Are you overwhelmed with homemaking duties? Have you lost the peace and contentment you used to find in caring for your home? Do you desire joy as you go about your daily tasks?

31 Days to Clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way is more than a “how-to” book, it shares a vision for “why” we should care about creating a peaceful and lovely home and encourages us to reorder our thinking and motivation, to work toward a peaceful home because we love those who live in the home.

The only way to find true joy and contentment is to die to self and in the midst of giving up what WE want,  God blesses us with more than we were grasping for in the first place. 31 Days to Clean gives us some practical steps towards a developing that heart of service and focusing on the practical outworking of proper priorities.

After each day’s reading you will be given two challenges:

  • A Martha challenge – specific cleaning and/or organizing tasks
  • A Mary challenge – something that you can do to encourage your heart and help you keep your focus where it should be

With chapter titles like:

  • Confronting laziness
  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • The Secret to having Energy
  • Dealing with Distractions
  • and more!

Sarah Mae offers challenges to confront the issues with which we all struggle.

Written by Sarah Mae author of Like a Warm Cup of Coffee, creator of Raising Homemakers and co-founder of The Relevant Conference31 Days to Clean will encourage you to find that joy and balance that can sometimes be so elusive.

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Buy it and if you win the giveaway Sarah Mae will refund your money!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Dana and Polara!

Win it:

Sarah Mae is giving away 2 copies of 31 Days to Clean to Raising Olives’ readers.

Mandatory entry:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me what you hope to gain from 31 Days to Clean

Additional entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.)

  • Post about this giveaway on Facebook
  • “Like” 31 Days to Clean on Facebook
  • Look over the table of contents and tell me which chapter you are most interested in reading
  • Tweet about this giveaway.

I will randomly select two winners on Monday, April 25.

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281 Responses to 31 Days to Clean {Giveaway}
  1. Jacqueline Boj-Sode
    April 21, 2011 | 3:50 am

    I tweeted ’bout it!

  2. Jacqueline Boj-Sode
    April 21, 2011 | 3:51 am

    I “like” 31 Days to Clean on FB….

  3. Jacqueline Boj-Sode
    April 21, 2011 | 3:52 am

    I am interested in the chapter on finding joy in self-discipline!

  4. Lesley Otwell
    April 21, 2011 | 1:59 pm

    I am always cleaning my house–and need help with cooperation with my kids helping!

  5. Kathleen
    April 21, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    I liked 31 Days to Clean on FB

  6. Kathleen
    April 21, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    Picking one chapter is hard but maybe Feeling Overwhelmed

  7. Polara
    April 21, 2011 | 8:06 pm

    I am most interested in the Day 17 chapter, “Your Cleaning Style,”–it never occurred to me that there was more than one way to clean, and I was jut not good at it.

  8. Polara
    April 21, 2011 | 8:11 pm

    What I hope to gain from ’31 Days to Clean’ is a sense of peace and balance between being a Christian, a wife, a mother and homemaker. I have a 6-week-old, and I don’t want to be a slave to our worldly items–our home–at the cost of being a good mother &wife, but don’t want to sacrifice fellowship, or allow our home to become a place of chaos, not of peace or rest.

  9. Polara
    April 21, 2011 | 8:12 pm

    I also ‘liked’ ’31 Days to Clean’ on FaceBook.

  10. Polara
    April 21, 2011 | 8:15 pm

    Also posted about it on FaceBook!

  11. Tiffany
    April 21, 2011 | 10:39 pm

    I “LIKE” you on Facebook.

  12. Beth V.
    April 21, 2011 | 11:57 pm

    I just finished with Day 1:

    My reason?:

    I want to show my husband that he can feel good that the children aren’t surrounded my filth or clutter. That he can come home to his sanctuary, just as clean or cleaner than he left it. Because David married ME out of every other girl. I know that I am unworthy, but me keeping the house clean will show him my appreciation in being his wife. My man deserves the best. That’s WHY! =) =)

    Love the way the book is written. It came at the perfect time. I’ve been calling out to God to change my spirit and I know this will be a great help.

    -Beth

  13. Hillary
    April 22, 2011 | 3:03 am

    I hope to find joy in cleaning our home. It shouldn’t be something to check off (or not) on my ‘to-do’ list.

  14. Hillary
    April 22, 2011 | 3:07 am

    I ‘like’ 31 Days to Clean on Facebook.

  15. Hillary
    April 22, 2011 | 3:15 am

    Day 22 & 23 — Developing a Workable Schedule and Dealing with Distractions sound the most interesting. Top 10 Ways to Keep Your House Clean should be a good one, too. ;)

  16. Amy Mac
    April 22, 2011 | 9:27 am

    I hope to gain skills to help me have a cleaner home regularly.

  17. Amy Mac
    April 22, 2011 | 9:28 am

    I am very curious about the chapter on to hire help or not. I feel like a failure that I dream of hiring help at times.

  18. Jennifer Hatch
    April 22, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    I’d like to hear something about how to balance spending time with your family verses cleaning.

  19. Anna
    April 24, 2011 | 1:40 am

    I would love to be able to get a handle on my house. I moved last summer to a home that is double the size of our previous house. It’s also a bit of a fixer upper, while our other house was brand new. With all of the moving stuff from room to room as we work on different area’s, I’ve never really established a good routine.

  20. MelodeeM
    April 24, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Help organizing a cleaning routine

  21. MelodeeM
    April 24, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Chapter 22: Developing a Workable Plan.

  22. Anita
    April 24, 2011 | 10:34 pm

    I NEED help!! I feel like I can never achieve peace and serenity in my home. I clean up one mess only to turn around and see 10 more. I would love to read your book and learn how to create order in my home!! =)

  23. Alba
    April 24, 2011 | 11:07 pm

    I love to have it. I am new in housekeeping and homeschooling, I need all the help the Lord could give, so I am here :)

  24. Jen L
    April 25, 2011 | 9:56 am

    I’m late entering the giveaway – that’s probably an indication of how much I need to gain from this book (!) such as dealing with distractions and feeling overwhelmed.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  25. Mistee
    April 25, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    I think the chapter on being overwhelmed would be one of the most helpful to me.

  26. Mistee
    April 25, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    I would hope to gain ideas to get over the hump in our keeping the house clean challenges.

  27. june
    April 25, 2011 | 10:38 pm

    Looking for the joy in keeping a clean home and not getting stressed out about keeping it up daily. Thanks for the contest.

  28. 2Blessings
    April 26, 2011 | 12:13 am

    Oh my I hope I haven’t missed the drawing. God clearly led me to your website this evening and now I don’t even remember which link brought me here.
    I can’t even tell you how overwhelmed I feel with my housekeeping. I spent several hours online last week looking for housecleaning services (not knowing how I would pay for it), but after wasting all of that time, I realized that I couldn’t even begin to have a stranger in our home because how would they clean through the clutter?
    I’m so overwhelmed that I’m “frozen”, and often my solution is to fill a laundry basket or boxes with clutter and put it in the basement if someone is coming over (babysitter, playdate, etc.) Then I later can’t find important school papers, library books, or even bills because they are lost in the paper piles. Paper is such a contributing factor in the chaos here.
    I’ve even hidden dirty dishes in the oven to create the illusion of a ‘clean’ kitchen.
    I NEED help, and after browsing through your website, you have answers. I pray about it constantly, I have books about “messies” (which haven’t been read), I have emails coming into my inbox, but I don’t do anything about it because I don’t even know where to start.
    I’ve always been too embarrassed to ask for help, because it seems so so basic, and I worry constantly that people are judging me when they see our house. I’ve thought about asking my doctor to see if he recommends anything, but I’ve been too afraid to ask. I’m educated, I’ve held positions with much responsibility, I’ve had professional jobs, but I can’t keep house.
    My husband worries that the children are learning bad habits that will stick with them forever. Is it too late? I am really really in need of help. Maybe this is the first step.
    Thank you! Jane

  29. Cassie
    April 26, 2011 | 5:33 pm

    I run a home daycare/preschool, homeschool two older children, act as Children’s Director at our church, and have a 2-yr old son. I would love to have some tips on dealing with distractions and feeling overwhelmed!

  30. Cassie
    April 26, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    Just realized I missed the deadline! what a goof! Obviously I need this book so I will just buy it!