March, 2014Welcome to our monthly organizing checklist. There's a different organizing suggestion for you to do every day of the month--all easy, down-to-earth, and no thinking 'what should I do?' required. When the month changes, so does our checklist. Join our weekly newsletter to be notified when the newest checklist is available. For a PRINTABLE VERSION, click here____ Mar 1List your Spring Cleaning projects. Spend some time planning your projects inside and outside that you would like to accomplish this spring. Write them down.____ Mar 2Pull out some board games and spend time with your family. Turn off all electronics and enjoy family time around the table without worldly distractions.____ Mar 3Plan and cook some freezer meals that can be popped into the oven or crock pot for those busy March nights.____ Mar 4Clean the inside windows in all the rooms, or at least one room. Vacuum out the window tracks and use an old toothbrush to loosen any stubborn dirt.____ Mar 5Evaluate and organize your bill paying area. Take an inventory of all your supplies and restock if necessary. File that pile of papers, shred papers that are no longer needed, and enjoy having a clean, uncluttered area to take care of your finances. ____ Mar 6Wash your kitchen cabinets. Mix a bucket of hot water with a few drops of lemon essential oil or your favorite cleaner, then wipe down the cabinets and doors. Rinse with clean water, dry, and enjoy the shine.____ Mar 7Clean the inside of your kitchen cabinets. Wipe down the shelves, replace the liners, and reorganize the contents. Donate items no longer used.____ Mar 8Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed, since tomorrow is Daylight Savings Time.____ Mar 9Gather the family and write letters to grandparents or other family who live far away..____ Mar 10Take some time and do maintenance on your computer. Run a virus scan, defrag the hard drive, and delete any programs you no longer use or need. This will help your computer run better and faster.Want tons of great ideas for getting organized at home and in the office? Check out my books, Finally Organized, Finally Free for the Home and Finally Organized, Finally Free for the Office. Now available in both print and digital PDF format.____ Mar 11Clean your front porch. Sweep away the debris, cobwebs, and winter dirt. Wash the door and glass, if necessary, and replace the outdoor light bulb. Wash or replace the welcome mat and add a springtime decoration to add brightness to your front door. ____ Mar 12Call and schedule an appointment to have your central air or air conditioners inspected. Summer will be here soon and you’ll beat the rush.____ Mar 13Take some time to relax and pamper yourself. Go for a walk, get a massage, or sign up to learn a new skill. You will be a better spouse, parent, or friend by taking care of yourself.____ Mar 14Change your smoke detector batteries and the furnace filter.____ Mar 15Wash the car, inside and out. Then, go out on a date with your spouse, child, or friend.Keeping on top of everything going on in your life is easy, when you have the Get Organized Now!™ Easy Organizer.Now available in both print and digital PDF format.____ Mar 16Prepare a notebook of ideas for a summer vacation. Let every family member make suggestions on what they would like to do and see.____ Mar 17Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. Read Green Eggs and Ham to your family, and serve green eggs and ham, green milk, and green toast for breakfast.____ Mar 18Clean three light fixtures. Remove the bulbs and wash the fixtures in hot soapy water. Replace them once they are completely dry. Replace any burnt out bulbs. Enjoy the bright light. ____ Mar 19Clean out the refrigerator. Wipe down shelves, walls, and the door. Throw away outdated items and replace those items you need..____ Mar 20Happy First Day of Spring. Take a trip to the nursery and plan your garden and flower beds. ____ Mar 21Clean the laundry room. Remove empty detergent containers, wipe down the washer and dryer, vacuum the lint trap, empty the garbage, and replenish any needed laundry supplies.____ Mar 22Have a picnic. If it is still too cold to have one outside, have it inside. Fix picnic food, spread a blanket in the family room, and enjoy.____ Mar 23Clean your roof gutters. Then, get out and get to know the neighbors.____ Mar 24Flip the mattresses. Rotate and flip all the mattresses in your house. This will help your mattresses last longer. Sprinkle a mixture of baking powder and essential oil of your choice on them, and then vacuum them. Enjoy your fresh mattresses. .____ Mar 25Choose a room and wash the walls, baseboards, and doors.____ Mar 26Organize your linen closet. Clear out anything which doesn’t belong. Fold sheets and place the set into the matching pillow case, and organize them according to bed size. ____ Mar 27Sort through winter stuff. Wash and dry the winter clothes and then pack them away in a tote. They will be ready for next winter. Get all your papers organized once and for all, in an organized (find-anything-you-need-in-a-second) filing system. You’ll be the envy of your friends! Discover: My Oh-So-Organized Filing System____ Mar 28Remove your shower heads and soak them in vinegar to eliminate the hard water deposits.____ Mar 29Prepare your yard. Gather your family outside and gather up any leaves, branches, weeds, and other debris left over from the previous year.____ Mar 30Take down your storm windows and hang your screens if applicable. Then, take a family walk and see the signs of spring.____ Mar 31Make up next month’s meal plans.
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