Seasonal Cleaning

Spring cleaning? Fall clean-up? Tackle special cleaning challenges around the year with chore checklists, tips and articles.

Spring Cleaning Checklists for a Clean House

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:

Home Maintenance Schedule

While you're there, check out this dandy printable housecleaning checklist. Pretty and practical, it'll make chores fly:

Housecleaning Checklist (for Excel 2000 or later)

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Declutter the Winter Fridge

She's been there, done that and worn the Santa hat: blogger Serious Eats juggles the overstuffed holiday refrigerator with this guide for a winter fridge declutter.

With produce storage suggestions and a bright-line guide to using the crisper, get great tips to make space in the seasonal kitchen:

Unclutter Your Winter Fridge

Once you've cut the clutter, organize the Great White Whale for the New Year ahead:

New Year In The Kitchen: Clean Out The Refrigerator

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Fall Cleaning: Season Home Maintenance Tips

Autumn is here! The season of flying leaves signals the coming of winter; time for a fall home maintenance checklist!

This is the time of year to check heating systems, weatherstripping and the condition of walls, windows and roof. A simple inspection now can save a world of cold-weather trouble in the months ahead.

To prepare your home for cold weather, try these fall home maintenance tips from State Farm. They'll see you snug and warm in the season ahead:

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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