Keep summer clutter to a minimum. Having lots of stuff around leaves plenty of places for dust and allergens to collect.
If you haven't already, do a bit of decluttering now to get the ball rolling.
Encourage kids as young as preschoolers (ages 3-4) to put dirty clothes in the hamper and put away playthings after use.
Some housecleaning tasks only need to be done once or twice a year. The problem is, we forget to do them once or twice a year.
An easier way is to create a monthly preventative maintenance house cleaning schedule.
Instead of having to set aside large blocks of time for seasonal or annual housecleaning and maintenance, you can set aside a small block of time monthly to complete these chores.
Here are the 10 things to do around your home in July.
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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.