Start your summer off right with a new cleaning regimen.
Some home cleaning 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 easy way to ensure all the essential home maintenance and cleaning tasks get done by year's end is to create a monthly cleaning checklist.
This is an ideal way to organize your cleaning efficiently, so you have time left over actually to enjoy life this summer.
The June house cleaning checklist can help.
Clean stuffed animals to keep them sanitary as well as cuddly.
Some can be laundered. Some you have to wipe down. It's a great way to start your June house cleaning checklist.
While the kids are home from school, entice or enlist them to clean their rooms top to bottom.
Be patient. This could take a while. (But then, the summer is young.)
Clean and reorganize the bathroom. Buy under sink drawer units or stackable baskets to make the best use of the freshly cleaned space.
Take two aspirin and check their expiration dates. While you’re at it, clean out the entire medicine cabinet to get rid of everything inside that's past its prime.
Put vinyl or plastic shower curtains in your washing machine along with a few bath towels. Wash in cold water on the gentle cycle. Remove the curtains before the spin cycle and hang them to dry.
Clean and repair, or replace, the bathroom caulking.
Bare the floors and clean area rugs according to the manufacturer's directions. Be sure to place non-slip rug pads underneath to keep summer-free kids - and everyone in your home - from slipping.
Go through family pictures that you’ve taken over the past year. Be ruthless.
Toss the bad ones; send Grandma a bunch and file the rest (by month and year) until you finally get around to compiling that album.
Refresh the photographs you have on display with some of the best you’ve just sorted through.
Go through your children's artwork (when they're not around). Put the top creations in a special keepsake box; frame the very best and display them in a hallway — circular file what's left.