Spring Cleaning Chore Checklist

March winds blow, telling us that Spring is here!

Warming breezes scour the last of winter from house and garden. Spring rain awakens the earth and calls forth new life.

Meet the rising sap with a new broom. Spring clean indoors and out to prepare home and hearth for the return of warm weather.

Our Spring cleaning chore checklist will help you take care of important seasonal chores and welcome Spring to an organized home.


Five Tips For Spring Cleaning With Kids

Spring cleaning is on the horizon, and you could use some help. It’s time to try a team approach to seasonal cleaning.

Many hands make light work … so how do you get the kids to pitch in when it’s time to spring-clean the house?

Try these five tips to involve children with housecleaning chores.


Speed Cleaning Tips From Professional Cleaners

Paid cleaning help can be a wonderful short-cut to a clean and organized home–if the household budget can stand the cost.

But what do you do if the Prize Patrol bypassed your door this year?

Take a speed-cleaning lesson from the pros!

Paid cleaning services are masters of the art of speedy, efficient cleaning. Watch professional cleaners at work: they don’t waste time, cut corners or dawdle over the job–and they know how to clean fast, clean right.


Spring Forward: Safety Checklist for Time Change Sunday

Ready to Spring forward? Time Change Sunday is on the way!

On Sunday, March 11, Daylight Savings Time will begin in most of the United States.

Setting the clock forward means it’s time for a seasonal safety check!

As you circle the house, setting clocks ahead, make time for this short safety checklist. It’ll see you into Spring from a safe–and organized–home.

Printables: 

PDF iconFirst Aid Kit Checklist
PDF iconEmergency Information

Swing into Spring: Five Easy Ways to Welcome Warm Weather

Blooming bulbs and Spring breezes signal that warmer weather is on the way.

Sure, many of us will do an all-out session of Spring cleaning, but even small, simple jobs can bring the season’s freshness inside.

Shake the winter doldrums out of your organized home with these five easy ideas to swing into Spring.


Resolutions Rescue: Clean Out The Refrigerator

Standing in line at the supermarket check stand, nobody can deny that we’re on the dreary downside of a new year.

Tabloid headlines scream the weight-loss secrets of the stars, while traditional women’s magazines sing siren songs of money-saving, belly-busting, speed-cleaning tips and techniques.

We ourselves? All those resolutions that looked so basic, so easy, so noble through the champagne haze of New Year’s Eve have lost their rosy glow viewed in the stark light of a morning cup of coffee.

Printables: 

PDF iconFreezer Inventory
PDF iconShopping List

New Year, New You: Tips to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the magic night: a new decade dawns at midnight! 

Along with the balloons and streamers come the New Years’ Resolutions–it’s as much a part of the celebration as the noisemakers! Will you resolve to get organized, lose weight, bring order to your home? 

This year, resolve to keep those resolutions, not just make them! Try these tips from sister site Organized Christmas to make New Years’ Resolutions a vehicle for real personal change: 

New Year, New You: Keeping New Years’ Resolutions

Don’t miss the free printable New Years’ Resolutions tracker:  

New Years’ Resolutions Tracker


Organized Pantry: A Beginner’s Guide to Pantry Pride

A working pantry? It’s the secret weapon of a well-organized kitchen.

A planned reserve of foodstuffs and sundries used in the home, a pantry saves time, money and stress in the kitchen.

Tap the pantry for unexpected meals and reduce trips to the supermarket.

Stock it with frugal finds to lower grocery costs.

Set aside a supply of food and sundries for a rainy day and protect your family against weather emergencies or financial dislocation.

Printables: 

PDF iconPantry Inventory
PDF iconShopping List

Fall Back: Home Preparedness Checklist for Time Change Sunday

Autumn’s here and it’s time to Fall Back: Time Change Sunday is on the way!

On the first Sunday in November, we come to the end of Daylight Saving Time in most of the United States. With an extra hour in the day–and winter on the way–it’s a good time for a seasonal home preparedness checklist!

As you circle the house, resetting clocks to Standard Time, make time for this short safety checklist. It’ll see you into the winter from a safe–and organized–home:

Printables: 

PDF iconphone_emergency_information.pdf
PDF iconhealth_first_aid_kit_checklist.pdf