Monday is Launch Your Week Day–

  • Put your home back in order after the weekend
  • Clean your toilets
  • Check your bathrooms for any needed supplies and add them to this week’s shopping list.

Each Tuesday is Duster Dance Day–Put on some happy music, grab your duster and swoosh that dust right out the door.

Don’t forget to get little helpers to dust baseboards, furniture legs and other low places around your home. Buy them their own ostrich feather, lamb’s wool, or Swiffer Duster. Put their name on their own duster.

Each Wednesday is Desk Day

  • Pay Bills
  • Catch up on personal and family business by paying bills, sending notes, cards, letters and emails, and making any needed phone calls
  • File–Store only those papers you will need in a way that you will be able to locate them when needed
Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed!
Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed!

The Area of Focus on Monday and Tuesday is Your Bedroom, Bathrom, and Closet. What needs to be done in these areas to finish up your decluttering, organizing, and cleaning for April?

The Area of Focus from the 22nd to the 28th (Wednesday to the following Tuesday) is Your Front Porch, Entry, and Dining Room.

Now that the danger of frost is (hopefully) past, are you ready to put out some plants–flowers or ferns on your front porch and deck?

D= Daily, W=Weekly, M=Monthly, S=Seasonally, EOM=Every Other Month

Front Porch Cleaning Checklist

  • Remove clutter. Put away unneeded items (M)
  • Clean light fixtures and replace any burnt out bulbs. (M)
  • Remove spider webs. (M)
  • Wipe down bannisters and light fixtures. (M)
  • Sweep walkway and porch. (as needed)
  • Get rid of dead plants. (ASAP) Deadhead live plants (D)
  • Do any shrubs need to be pruned back? (S)
  • Do any plants need repotting? (S)
  • Does your doorbell work? Does it need to be replaced or a new battery? (M)

Foyer Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean cobwebs. (M)
  • Clean light fixtures and replace any burnt out bulbs. (M)
  • Wipe down window sills and front door. (M)
  • Remove fingerprints and marks from door, door frames, switch plates, and walls. (M)
  • Clean window treatments and windows. (M)
  • Polish furniture. (M) Dust. (W)
  • Dust baseboards. (M)
  • Declutter, organize, or straighten coat closet. (M)
  • Sweep, vacuum, or mop the floor. (W)
  • What can you do to personalize your entry and make it more functional and welcoming? (M)

Dining Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean cobwebs. (M)
  • Clean light fixtures and replace any burnt out bulbs. (M)
  • Wipe down window sills and front door. (M)
  • Remove fingerprints and marks from door, door frames, switch plates, and walls. (M)
  • Clean window treatments and windows. (M)
  • Declutter, organize or straighten china cabinet and buffet. (M)
  • Clear top of dining table. (as needed)
  • Dust chair including bottom and legs. (M)
  • Polish furniture. (M) Dust. (W)
  • Dust baseboards. (M)
  • Declutter, organize, or straighten coat closet. (M)
  • Sweep, vacuum, or mop the floor. (W)
  • What can you do to personalize your dining room? (Centerpiece, table cloth, decorative touches).

Our Front Porch--I'm looking forward to Spring!

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