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Household checklist for March

Household Checklist for March

There’s plenty to do around the house in March to keep everything on track.  We’re here to help with our Printable Household Checklist for March and detailed information about the projects.  Let’s get started!

Things to Do In March

Maintenance

  • Print Spring Cleaning checklist
  • Schedule days and times to complete Spring cleaning
  • Drop off donations from Spring Cleaning (clothes, toys, kitchen items)
  • Decorate house for Spring / Easter
  • Drain pool cover (if excess water from winter)
Daylight Savings:
  • Buy batteries for all smoke detectors
  • Replace all batteries in smoke detectors and test alarms
  • At 2:00 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday of March, set clocks forward 1 hour
Do-It-Yourself or Schedule:
  • Put down preen and round up as soon as feasible
  • Tune up for lawnmower
  • Tune up for central air
  • Furnace or boiler cleaning
  • Work on Federal and State Income Taxes

 Meals and Event Planning:

  • Shopping: Easter outfits for family
  • Plan Easter / Passover holiday gathering
  • Plan birthday parties in April

Details on March Projects

Here are some specific details on our March projects.  Just click on the link below to read more.

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Printable Household Checklist for March

Just click on the link below for a printable copy of our Household Checklist for March:

Household checklist for March

Household Checklist for March

Be sure to schedule time to do these things, to keep everything running smoothly in your household.


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Household Checklist for February

Household Checklist for February

February is a great time to get things done around the house.  We’re here to help with our Printable Household Checklist for February and detailed information about the projects.  Let’s get started!

Things to Do in February

Maintenance Inside

  • Clean out kitchen cabinets
  • Clean out bathroom closet, cabinets and drawers
  • Restock flu and cold supplies

Note: We prefer to clean out our kitchen and bathroom in February.  It makes it much easier for next month, when we start our spring cleaning.

Maintenance Outdoors

  • Purchase additional ice melt and sand for driveway
  • Purchase additional gasoline for snow blower
  • Rake roof after snowfalls

Money

  • Prepare Federal and state income taxes
  • Shop for Valentine’s Day (cards, gifts, candy)
  • Compile January Expenses

Meal Planning

  • Plan birthdays, parties, and events for March
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day (distribute cards, gifts, candy; enjoy dinner)
  • Start planning for Easter

 

Details on February Projects

Here are some specific details on our February projects.  Just click on the link below to read more.

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Printable Household Checklist for February

Just click on the link below for a printable copy of our Household Checklist for February: Household Checklist for February

Household Checklist for February

By scheduling time to handle these items in February, you’ll be sure to keep everything running smoothly in your household.

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Snow on outdoor light

Household Checklist for January

The holidays are behind us, and it’s time to get organized.  The month of January is a great time to put away all of the Christmas decorations, as well as organize your paperwork.  We’re here to help with our printable Household Checklist for January and detailed information for the projects you need to tackle this month. So let’s get started.

Things to Do in January

Maintenance Inside

  • Put away Christmas decorations (see separate list)
  • Assess cleaning schedule; revise as needed
  • Make updates: medical wallet card and phone numbers
  • Restock cold and flu supplies
  • Straighten hat and mitten bin or drawer
  • Organize papers (mail bin, receipts, filing system, menus, gift cards)

Maintenance Outdoors

  • Purchase additional ice melt and sand for driveway
  • Purchase additional gasoline for snow blower
  • Rake roof after snowfalls

Money

  • Balance checkbook
  • Budget
  • Collect documents to prepare Federal and state taxes
  • Gather charitable donation receipts and value items
  • Sign up for electronic billing and statements

Meal Planning

  • Plan birthdays, parties, and events for February
  • Prepare for Valentine’s Day (cards, gifts, candy)

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Details on January Projects

Here are some specific details on our January projects.  Just click on the link below to read more.

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(includes how to organize gift cards, mailing supplies, receipts, coupons and  menus)

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Printable Household Checklist for January

Just click on the link below for a printable copy of our Household Checklist for January:

Household Checklist for January

Household Checklist for January

By scheduling time to handle these items in January, you’ll be sure to keep everything running smoothly in your household.

Next steps:

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