Sometimes, despite having the best intentions, the house becomes a horrible mess, and you just don't notice it until you suddenly need to do a crisis cleaning for last-minute guests. Don't feel bad because it happens to all of us, myself included. The thing is, anyone who knows me also knows that I don't like surprises. Between working at home and being an introvert, I need--and expect--a few … [Read more...]
Chores and Cleaning Routine Archive
These chores and cleaning routines will help you stay on top of housework while still having time to enjoy your life.
This Garage Cleaning Checklist is my secret weapon for getting my son to do this chore that I hate so much. The first time I told my son to go clean the garage left us both nearly in tears. He walked out there, picked up a little trash, then said he was done. I explained that there was far more to the task, and then I spent the rest of the day trekking between my home office and the garage … [Read more...]
This living room Spring Cleaning checklist guides you through deep-cleaning every surface in this important gathering spot. Whether you call it the living room or the family room (or have one of each), these rooms attract a lot of clutter, dust, and dirt. Although a daily cleaning routine can keep these areas looking tidy, it's good to give them a thorough going-over at least once a year. … [Read more...]
Even if you wipe your refrigerator shelves regularly, it's a good idea to Spring clean your refrigerator, too. That's not to say you have to wait until Spring to do it -- I wind up giving mine this treatment at least twice a year and always find it runs, looks, and smells better when I'm done. I don't know why but my refrigerator often looks like a pack of hungry, wild animals rummaged through … [Read more...]
Knowing how to clean your car's interior properly will make your daily commute so much more pleasant. I used to give very little thought to my car's cleanliness. After all, I was only in it to drive my kids to and from school and maybe run a few errands on the way. Then one hot summer morning I opened my car and was immediately greeted with what I can only describe as a noxious cloud of … [Read more...]