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Spring Cleaning Checklist

March is the mark of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and as our favorite half of the Earth tilts towards the Sun, we are rewarded with longer days, blossoming trees, and a seemingly endless list of chores that needs tending to. Okay, so that last one isn’t so much a reward as it is a nuisance. But we’re here to help you through the thick of it. We’ve created a list of resources that will guide you through the process of purging the dirt, grime, and excess stuff from your abode. Check them out and let us know what you think in the comments box below this post!


FlyLady‘s mantra is to “help you get rid of the CHAOS in your life and have fun doing it!” She hosts a radio show on and has some great tips and videos on her site to help you declutter.
2) How to Clean Anything has an extensive list of techniques for cleaning everything that gets dirty, from skylights to barbecues. Want to clean your walls? Make sure to start at the bottom and work your way up. This may seem counterintuitive but, as the tipsters at How to Clean Anything point out, it’s much easier to wipe off drips from a clean wall than a dirty one. Who would’ve thunk it?
3) Clean House
Clean House follows a four-person clean-up and renovation crew that takes on the responsibility of helping families who are unable to control household clutter. The show provides some practical tips, and its website even has a Clutter Meter that determines how your space stacks up.
4) Home and Garden Television Network Forums

You may not think community when you hear HGTV, but their Cleaning & Organizing message board says otherwise. Users and viewers like yourself can discuss the day-to-day struggle of keeping clutter to a minimum. Check it out, make some new friends, and learn some new things.
5) Neat Nelson’s Spring Cleaning Checklist provides a cleaning service to the people of Nelson, British Columbia. They’ve also created a handy Spring Cleaning Checklist that will help you get organized, no matter where you are. Print off the PDF file and check the boxes as you go.
I know, it’s daunting, but think of how great you’ll feel when it’s done!

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