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Are You Sure You've Thought of Everything?
The easiest habits to keep are the ones that are automatic, which is why we're big fans of the cleaning checklist. Never waste time contemplating where to start or be caught off guard by a task that should have been done months ago. Our printable checklists will tell you what you should be doing every day, week, month, season -- or every once in a while -- to keep your home shipshape year round.
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Six Things to Do Every Day
Getting into the habit of completing these basic tasks will prevent them from becoming major projects down the line. With just a few minutes' work, you'll easily be able to keep chaos at bay.
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Every Once in a While: Clean the Refrigerator
The refrigerator is one of the hardest-working appliances in your home -- and one that often takes a beating. It's subject to spills, varied odors, and overcrowding, and it's the one appliance that never gets a rest. A clean refrigerator promises to keep food fresher, so do your best to maintain the cleanliness of this kitchen workhorse.
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Every Once in a While: Clean the Freezer
Because the freezer contains foods that are generally well wrapped or sealed, it's less vulnerable to spills and drips than the refrigerator. Nonetheless, there are a few simple maintenance chores that will keep the freezer fresh and clean.
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A few hours every month spent hunting down hidden dust or clearing out your overstuffed freezer will keep your household humming and save you time when it comes to spring cleaning.
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Over time, even the cleanest, most organized home develops pockets of disorder. The change of seasons is a great time to peek into your kitchen cabinets, oven, and fireplace to see what needs attention.
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Spring cleaning is the ne plus ultra of housekeeping. This is when you pull out the stops (not to mention the sofas), roll up your sleeves, and refresh both home and spirit.
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Prepare Your Home for Summer
Refresh your home for the warmer season and get ready for outdoor living.
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Prepare Your Home for Winter
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