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8 Easy summer cleaning tips.

8 easy summer cleaning tips.

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.

They can also help keep their bedrooms neat and, with supervision, remove unbreakable and blunt-edge items from the dishwasher.  Read the full summer cleaning tips here.

10 housekeeping and home maintenance chores for july.

10 home cleaning and maintenance tips for June.

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.