January 25

Thursday January 26th Cleaning Checklist

For most of us in the United States, we are prepping to file our income taxes.   For some, that’s simple.  For others, like myself, not so much.   Thankfully this year I stayed on top of my home business bookkeeping so it’ll be less painful than in years past.

Today is all about paper.   Getting rid of the old, and prepping for the new.  Go through those home files.  Ditch anything you won’t need again.   File anything you will (or might).  And prep fresh new files for 2017.

Today’s PDF:   Thursday January 26

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 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