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april house cleaning checklist

Some housecleaning and preventative maintenance tasks only need to be done once or twice a year. The problem is, we forget to do them once or twice a year.

The best plan is to break down annual and seasonal tasks by month, and attack them with a house cleaning list.

Nothing gets too backed up; and essential house cleaning eventually gets done. All without a major life overhaul. Here is the April house cleaning checklist that works best for me.

1. housecleaning hearth patrol.

Clean the fireplace. Empty ashes. Clean gas jets in the hearth.

2. good as new.

Oil fireplace accessories.

3. daylight savings time means...

Check smoke alarm batteries. Change if needed.

4. take a walk on the outside.

Check the exterior for any areas needing repair or paint.

5. goodbye, winter.

Take down storm doors and windows.

6. first screening.

Inspect, repair and vacuum window screens.

7. hello, spring.

Clean your windows and let the sun shine in.

8. blind spot.

Clean your window blinds or bring in the pros.

9. home beauty treatment.

Clean curtains and other window treatments. Wash what you can, dry clean what you can, call professionals for the rest.

10. finishing touches.

Clean your furniture and upholstery.

Now, your April house cleaning checklist is complete. See all 12 monthly home maintenance checklists here. 

Ready to get started? Visit the Clean Organized Home Store for the tools and products you'll need for April housecleaning.

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Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.