March House Cleaning Checklist: 10 things to include in your monthly cleaning and home preventive maintenance schedule this month.
While some cleaning chores need to be done weekly, others monthly, and still others seasonally or just once a year. I've found it's easier to schedule all these housecleaning tasks monthly so nothing gets missed or overlooked.
Here's the March housecleaning and preventative home maintenance schedule that has worked best for me.
Begins with clean light fixtures. Clean ceiling fixtures, lamps, sconces, anything that has a bulb.
Clean the fan blades.
Call the pros in a carpet cleaning service to do the carpets, too.
Think small appliance. Think "clean small appliance." Tackle the toaster, the toaster oven, the microwave, and show them who’s boss.
Get a jump on the taxman. Use this month to clean out your office drawers and files and surprise your accountant with all your receipts for a change. Consider organizing your paperwork more efficiently so this task will be easier next year.
Clean out all extra books, magazines, papers, etc. Recycle, resell or donate.
And the “coat closet” becomes the “sweater closet.” Clean out the entry closet to make room for the new season’s outerwear.