January 24

Wednesday January 25 Cleaning Checklist

This is going to be a very busy day.   We have thorough refrigerator cleaning, however if you just did this in December it should be a quick chore.  If not…

We also have to wash the walls in the kitchen, especially if you cook with grease often.   It gets airborne and covers everything.  Gather your supplies and do one wall at a time.   Clean up any decorative items as you go.

When you are done, enjoy your sparkly kitchen!

PDF:  Wed Jan 25

January 23

Tuesday January 24 Cleaning Checklist

I love the smell of bleach in the morning.  To me it just smells like clean should smell.  To others, they hate it.  Use your favorite cleaners, just get those bathroom shower curtains disinfected and de-mildewed.  🙂

Your daily PDF: Tuesday January 24
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January 20

Saturday January 21 Cleaning Checklist

Happy Saturday morning!  Do you get up early on weekends?  I love to get up before the family and savor a tea or coffee before anyone wakes.   And then, get my cleaning done early so that I can enjoy the day.

Today we are going to hit those walls in the family and living rooms.   By “wipe down” I mean wash.  It’s a bit of a project, but a necessary one–especially in rooms that see a lot of living.  Organize yourself well and it’ll be done before you know it.

PDF for today: Saturday Jan 21

January 19

Friday January 20 Cleaning Checklist

Ever go to iron a nice white blouse and stain it with the mineral build up on your iron?  You really only do that once.   Cleaning it is pretty simple.  Here is a good tutorial if you don’t know how to already.

Today we are also going to pay attention to pet bedding and bowls.  It’s a good idea to disinfect them a few times a year.

Your PDF for today:  Friday January 20

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January 18

Thursday January 19 Checklist

Books!  I.Love.Books.

I don’t know about you but I own shelves and shelves of books.   If I were to never go through them and get rid of some they would take over my house.   So at least once a year I sort and decide which to keep and which have to go.   And then I do a few things.   (1) I check my titles on eBay.   Sometimes I am surprised how much a particular title can get.   If it’s decent, I’ll list it.  I’ve even sold books that were highlighted and written in–once for more than I originally paid for it!  Just be honest in your listings and be sure to charge shipping.  I usually to the flat rate shipping bags, just for ease.

You can also re-sell textbooks to Amazon.  I haven’t done it, but I see it out there.

(2) Sometimes I call the local indie bookstore and ask if they are interested in a trade. I bring books, she gives me store credit toward new books.   Or new-used books.  I am happy either way.

(3) Sometimes I donate books to my local library.  They keep some but sell most at their book sales to support the library.

(4) other times I deposit the books in a local book dumpster.   They donate the books to kids and folks who have little access.

What do you do with the books you no longer use?

Today’s PDF:  Thursday January 19

January 17

Wednesday January 18 Cleaning Checklist

It’s mid-week!  Meal planning, kitchen cleaning, shopping.   Such a busy day in my house.  Today I’m also attacking that drawer where all the pan lids wait to be used.   How on earth do they multiple through the years?  I have more lids than pans.   Not for long!

PDF:  Wednesday Jan 18

January 15

Monday January 16 Cleaning Checklist

There’s nothing like a clean, comfortable bed at the end of the day.    To make your mattresses last longer, you need to maintain them by cleaning and rotating them.

If possible, vacuum your mattress to remove mites.   If you mattress is very heavy and it never used to be, it’s because it’s full of dust mites who are feeding on your dead skin and likely causing allergies.  You may need to replace it.  You should also replace it if it sags or has broken springs/slats.

Otherwise, spot cleaning and rotating and keeping it covered with a good allergy cover is helpful.  Here’s your list.  PDF: Monday January 16

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January 13

Saturday January 14 Cleaning Checklist

We are continuing our decluttering with hitting those movies and CDs today.  Slow and steady.  Donate.  Get donation receipts for your taxes.

PDF: Saturday January 14  (or click the photo to enlarge)