Monthly Archives: February 2015

Strawberry Muffins with Frosting

Running a Household Celebrates Second Anniversary

Did you know that February 22nd marked the two-year anniversary of Running A Household?   Whether you joined our e-mail subscription list, follow us on Pinterest, or just stop in from time to time to read our articles, we are so happy to have you visit. 🙂

A Year In Review – Reader’s Picks

Running a Household began by offering articles in three main areas: Maintenance, Meals and Money.  From there, we added sections for Organization, Small Spaces, Time Management and What’s Blooming – a monthly calendar to show you what’s growing each month.

During our second year, we added Health and Wedding categories.  We also joined Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest, so be sure to follow us.

Special thanks to our readers for sharing articles, liking them on Facebook, or pinning them on Pinterest.  Here are our top three articles that were shared on social media:

Pool Cleaning Checklist - Running a HouseholdPool Cleaning Checklist

Hats in bin

Ideas for Organizing Ball Caps

Things To Do

Toolbox: Printable To-Do List

Running A Household: Best of the Best

Just in case you missed a post, here are some of the most popular articles viewed during our second year.  Be sure to check out your favorite category.



 Household Chores Weekly Checklist

Household Chores – Weekly Checklist

Monthly Household Chores Checklist

Bi-weekly and Monthly Chores Checklist

Weekly checklist for household chores

Keeping Your Home Clean and Clutter-Free


How to drain water from a pool cover

Tips on How to Drain Water from a Pool Cover

Leaves - oak

Do it yourself: How to clean up fall leaves

Helicopters from Silver Maple

Silver Maple Trees: It’s a Love-Hate Relationship

Need more help around the house?  Check out: Toolbox: Maintenance Schedules


printable grocery list by department

Grocery Shopping List by Department

Easter bunny small

Hosting Easter? A Menu Planner, Cooking Timeline and Checklist You Can’t Miss

Dry Erase - Weekly Meals

The Importance of Weekly Meal Planning

Could you use some tips with meal planning for holidays and special occasions, like birthdays?  Check out: Toolbox: Meal Planning Forms


Donation Tracker - Cash and Checks

How to Keep Track of Your Charitable Contributions

How to organize your receipts in bin

How to Organize and Store Your Receipts

Monthly Expense Tracker

Monthly Expense Tracker: It’s not what you make, it’s what you spend


House Sitters Checklist

House Sitter’s Checklist

Hats and scarves in bin Simple ways to organize winter hats and mittens

Shoes 5 How to Organize the Shoes in Your Entryway

Matchbox cars in case How to organize matchbox cars

How to organize children's books Organizing children’s books

Small Spaces

Lake house stairs

Small spaces: Narrow Staircase Challenge for Mattress

Curtains under sink

Alternative Uses for Curtains

Organize Small Desk

Small spaces: desk ideas

Time Management

Daily Schedule by half hour

Tool Box: Time Management Schedule

Monthly Calendar - Blank

Time Management: Blank Calendar

Priorities List

Time Management: Setting Priorities

We are looking forward to our third year, and hope you will continue to join us.

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Next time you need some household help, swing back to the Toolbox on our website.