This Garage Cleaning Checklist is my secret weapon for getting my son to do this chore that I hate so much. I'm not sure why I despise cleaning the garage, but I do. Maybe it has to do with the smell -- our homeowner's association does not allow residents to store garbage cans on the side of the house, so they stink up our garage instead. Maybe it's the type of messes that garages accumulate, a … [Read more...]
Chores and Cleaning Routine Archive
These chores and cleaning routines will help you structure a schedule that suits your schedule while staying on top of household challenges.
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...]
With this bedroom Spring Cleaning checklist, you can be sure every nook and cranny is clean and dust-free. I'll go ahead and admit that I don't do "Spring Cleaning" because it's usually quite damp here in the Spring. Instead, I do it in the autumn after the kids head back to school. That way I can restore my home to sanity after those long, hot days of summer vacation and everything is clean and … [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...]