Some housecleaning and home maintenance chores need to be done monthly.
Others seasonally. And still others just once a year.
The problem is, we often don't get to them, or else we add them all to our spring cleaning list.
And that doesn't happen, either.
A better way: spread all the housecleaning and home maintenance tasks out over 12 months.
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, 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 winterizing your house.
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.