Some tasks only need to be done once or twice a year. The problem is that we forget to do them once or twice a year.
Or else, we tend to save it all for spring cleaning, which makes spring cleaning such a daunting chore that it doesn’t occur, either.
I’ve found the best plan is to break down annual and seasonal tasks by month and tackle them on a daily or weekly basis. Nothing gets too backed up, and things eventually get done.
I’ve also found that concentrating on one room or area each month is more rewarding because you can see the results. Here’s the October house cleaning checklist that works best for me:
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, but you'll save on energy bills, too.
Put up storm windows and doors.
Get started preparing your home for the chilly winter season ahead. Fall is the perfect time to begin thinking about winterizing your home.
Get the kids to help you drain and store the garden hose.
Tidy up closets and store summer clothes.
Launder and iron holiday linens. Now is the time to begin preparing for holiday entertaining.
Clean crystal, china, and silver.
It’s time to change smoke alarm batteries.
Shine up brass doorknobs and other metallic objects.