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.

To make it easier to stay on track, break down annual and seasonal tasks, and attack them with a monthly cleaning schedule.

Nothing gets too backed up; and essential house cleaning eventually gets done.

Here is the April house cleaning checklist that works best for me.

  1   Hearth Patrol

Clean the fireplace. Empty ashes. Clean gas jets in the hearth. They've had a busy winter, after all.

  2   Good as New

Oil and clean fireplace accessories, so they look as good as new.

  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, and put the tasks on this or next month's to-do list.

  5   Goodbye, Winter

  6   First Screening

Inspect, repair and vacuum window screens. Get them clean and ready for the open-window days ahead!

  7    Hello, Spring!

Clean your windows and let the sun shine in.

  8   Blind Spot

Clean your window blinds or bring in the pros to do the dirty job for you.

  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   Final April House Cleaning Checklist Task: Furniture and Upholstery Cleaning

Clean your furniture and upholstery.

Happy Spring!

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