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"Fall Cleaning Checklist"

Ah, yes. It’s that time of the year again! Get out your cleaning supplies, ‘cause it’s time for that fall deep clean.

 

KITCHEN

Dust ceiling corners, light fixtures, and top of fridge

Wipe down ceiling

Wipe down cabinets, top of fridge, and light switches

Deep clean fridge

Wipe down walls and backsplash

Deep clean oven and stove

Deep clean dishwasher

Clean and shine sink

Dust and wash baseboards

Sweep and mop floor

 

DINING NOOK

Dust ceiling corners, curtain rods, light fixture

Vacuum draperies and dust blinds

Clean window sill

Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches

Clean windows

Dust and wash baseboards

Sweep and mop floor

 

LIVING ROOM

Dust ceiling corners, curtain rods, light fixture

Vacuum draperies and dust blinds and window sills

Replace batteries in smoke detector

Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches

Clean windows

Wash blankets and pillows

Dust and wash baseboards

Vacuum floors

 

ENTRYWAY

Dust ceiling corners, door trim, and light fixture

Replace light bulb if needed

Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches

Dust and wash baseboards

Wash rug

Sweep and mop floor

 

BEDROOMS

Dust ceiling corners, door trim, and light fixture

Vacuum draperies and blinds

Clean window sills

Replace light bulb if needed

Organize dresser drawers

Replace batteries in smoke detector

Wipe down ceilings, walls, and light switches

Flip and turn mattress

Wash bedding, blankets, and pillows

Dust and wash baseboards

Vacuum floors

 

BATHROOM

Dust ceiling corners, light fixture, and door trim

Replace light bulb if needed

Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches

Clean window

Clean backsplash and countertop

Clean and shine faucet and sink

Clean toilet

Clean shower

Wash shower curtain, bath mat, and towels

Change shower curtain liner

Wipe down cabinets

Organize cabinets and drawers

Moving? 10 Tips to Make Your Move a Snap!

If it’s time for you to move soon, you’re probably starting to get that sick feeling in your stomach, starting to panic about how you will get it all done and overall dreading the move. On the bright side, you are probably looking forward to your new home and jazzin’ it up to reflect your cool stylings, right?

Fun Times: The Community Laundry Room

I can hear you groaning in agony at the painful words: Apartment Laundry Room!!! I hear ya. First of all, can I have a show of hands of how many of you like to do laundry under any circumstances? Come on, don’t be bashful. I know there are one or two of you out there! Now, and this is getting fun (for me, anyway) can I get an “Amen!” from you on how much you love, love, love doing your laundry in the community laundry room in your apartment building?

Roommate Wars...Why Can't We All Just Get Along

Have you had enough of your roommate already? What happened to the reasonable person you selected as a roommate? Why have they been replaced by an insane, inconsiderate psycho? Don’t people have any respect for others anymore? Didn’t their mother raise them right? What is wrong with these people????? As you probably know, having a roommate can be exceptionally challenging. Let’s be reasonable. Why does this sound like common sense, but it is so difficult to honor? I don’t think anyone sets out to intentionally irritate their roommate, but I do believe the relationship can devolve to the point that angering your roommate can become sport. Roommates see you at your best and worst and know many of your secrets. They know what sets you off and how they can grind on you to the point you snap. But, you also know their sweet spot, too.