Spring cleaning can seem overwhelming, especially if home maintenance has been allowed to slide throughout the year. Doing chores as a routine is easier, but how do you remember what needs doing--and when?
To keep the household running smoothly year-round, establish a home maintenance schedule. If you're an Excel user (version 97 or later), download this free home maintenance schedule template. From Microsoft.com:
Attacking clutter, the hard part is making the decision to part with an item! Don't undercut your efforts with second-guessing. Use black plastic garbage bags or lidded boxes to hold de-cluttered items for sale or donation ... and once the item's in the bag? No peeking!