Love a well-run home?
If there was ever a time to go with the fondness flow - surely it's the month that includes Valentine's Day.
Print out the February House Cleaning Checklist below and plan to give your home an extra special bit of lovin' - and cleaning - in the weeks ahead.
Embrace the nesting instinct: Clean all bed linens: including comforters, duvets, bed skirts, pillows, etc. Launder what you can; dry-clean the rest.
Don't forget the bed linen toppers: Fluff up down pillows with a short spin in the dryer (no heat, please).
This is an especially good time to clean out your linen closet. Rotate rarely-used linens and towels to the front lines. Launder everything.
On the flip side, turn the mattresses for even wear. And vacuum each side for a couple of minutes while you're there.
Clean bookshelves. Take everything down from bookshelves and dust. Now, consider very carefully what you return to the shelves.
Does it really deserve to be there? Or would it be happier in a second-hand bookstore?
Vacuum each book before you reshelve it, using the vacuum cleaner’s soft brush attachment.
The clean air act: replace the filter in your heating unit or furnace. It's essential to maintaining fresh clean air inside your home.
Check walls for nail holes, blemishes, and scuffs, and fix as needed. (Read How to Fix a Wall Hole here.)
Get your beefy significant other to help you move all the large appliances away from the walls so you can vacuum behind and underneath them.
Don't forget to change the water filter for the fridge while you're back there. Fabulous February is now all yours to enjoy!