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by Maria Gracia

____ Apr 1 April is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The garden calls to many of us, as well as the desire to spring clean after a long winter. Take time to sit down and think what tasks, indoor and out, you would like to accomplish this month. What supplies do you need, is it all do-it-yourself work, or do you need to schedule some services?

____ Apr 2 Easter is nearly here. If this is a holiday you celebrate, are there any last minute things you need? Foods for a festive meal, Easter treats, or a special outfit?

____ Apr 3 If you like to do special spring cleaning jobs, make a list of what you want to do. Then look at your calendar to find the best days to do them.

____ Apr 4 Do you have a garden planned? Would you like to start one, or do something simple like a garden of potted plants on the patio? It's a good time to get plants into the ground or pots, before it is so hot that transplanting stresses them.

____ Apr 5 Easter Sunday. Whether you celebrate it or not, have a family gathering, maybe a picnic if weather permits.

____ Apr 6 Is the dryer lint hose clear? Check the hose as well as the vent to the outside.

____ Apr 7 What is in the freezer? If you have an inventory, see if if it needs updating.

____ Apr 8 It's one week before taxes are due. If yours are done, pat yourself on the back. If not, it's time to get busy.

____ Apr 9 Time to pack away winter comforters and blankets and get out lighter weight bedclothes. Vacuum the mattress and if possible, wash the pillows.

____ Apr 10 Take time to write a letter or email to someone you haven't heard from in a while.

____ Apr 11 Give your home a bit of spring makeover. Put out spring-themed dishtowels and placemats or tablecloths. Change some of the knickknacks around the house. Buy an inexpensive bunch of flowers for the table.

____ Apr 12 Go through your closet and begin to move heavy winter things to the back, to another closet, or wherever you put your out-of-season clothes. You may want to hold onto a warm top or two for unexpected temperature drops.

____ Apr 13 What clothes or shoes did you avoid wearing this winter? Thatís your signal to let them go.

____ Apr 14 Clean off porches and patios and get out the outdoor furniture. It probably needs some cleaning too.

____ Apr 15 Tax Day. Celebrate them being done, perhaps with pizza for dinner or whatever else feels fun and special.

____ Apr 16 It's National Stress Awareness Day. Do something to de-stress...meditate, take a walk, exercise, whatever works for you.

____ Apr 17 If you have special plans for spring break, be sure everything is done and ready.

____ Apr 18 It's a good month to clean out the gutters. Remove leaves and other debris so if there are any April showers, the gutters will not be clogged.

____ Apr 19 Motivate yourself for spring cleaning. Read some cleaning and organizing blogs. Buy a new broom, or other cleaning tool that will make you want to use it.

____ Apr 20 Clean the blinds and curtains throughout the house.

____ Apr 21 Clear out read or unlikely-to-be-read books and magazines. Donate what you can, recycle the rest.

____ Apr 22 Earth Day. Set up a recycling center in your home if you don't have one. Make recycling a priority this year. Consider adding a compost bin outside for yard trimmings, etc.

____ Apr 23 Do you have a list of computer passwords? A password manager on the computer is a great way to keep track of them, at least, unless the computer crashes and loses everything. Have an up-to-date hard copy safely stored somewhere.

____ Apr 24 Delete email that has piled up in your inbox. Do the same with useless snail mail on the counter or table.

____ Apr 25 Are the computer and TV screens in your house clean? Dust with a microfiber cloth. Check with the manufacturer for cleaning advice, and never spray glass cleaner on screens.

____ Apr 26 Bath vent fans are easy to overlook, but they get really dusty. Remove the fan cover if you can and vacuum it.

____ Apr 27 Clean the stovetop. Like the oven, this is easy to overlook (or ignore). A clean stovetop makes your whole kitchen look cleaner.

____ Apr 28 Unplug the toaster. Then empty crumbs and clean the outside it really well.

____ Apr 29 Clean the coffeepot and/or electric kettle. Hard water causes buildup of minerals and often shortens the life of appliances.

____ Apr 30 Change the filters in your AC/heating vents. While you are at it, dust or vacuum the vents throughout the house.

by Maria Gracia - Get Organized Now!


Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV

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