Some housecleaning and maintenance chores need to be done monthly, others seasonally, and still others just once a year.
The problem is, we often don't get to them, or else we add them all to our spring cleaning list.
A better way: Take all the housecleaning and home maintenance tasks and spread them out over 12 months.
Here's my October house cleaning checklist:
Clean your windows before winter sets in.
Caulk around windows to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. Not only will you be more comfortable, you'll save on energy bills, too.
Put up storm windows and doors.
Check insulation around doors and windows. This is an essential step to winterizing your house.
Get your kids to help you drain and store garden hoses.
Launder and iron holiday linens. Now is the time to begin preparing for the holiday entertaining.
china, and silver.
It’s time to change smoke alarm batteries.
Shine up brass doorknobs and other metallic objects. See all 12 monthly home maintenance checklists here.
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