Autumn's colder nights signal time for a seasonal bedding changeover. What's the state of your household's linen closet?
While in the linen closet, check stocks of sheets, towels, blankets and pillows with an eye to holiday needs. Will you be bedding down houseguests in an ill-matched set of "Spongebob meet the Little Mermaid" sheets this Christmas?
If new or replacement linens are on the shopping list, be alert for pre-holiday white sales and department store loss leaders. Warm flannel and fleece bedding can be spotted on sales flyers from now through New Years!
To keep the house clean without a lot of effort, make use of "wait time" in your day. Wipe down the refrigerator doors as you wait for water to boil. Sort the magazine stack during television commercials, or straighten the coat closet when waiting for a family member. Micro-cleaning makes good use of spare minutes, and goes a long way to keeping things organized on the fly.