I’m always excited for March. Probably because it’s my Birthday Month and I usually take time to plan fun outings.
In lovely Alberta, it usually doesn’t feel like spring yet.
By this time though, most people sure have “cabin fever“ (Google it, it’s a thing) and a head full of projects to tackle once the snow has melted. It’s the perfect time to plan for your garden.
I’m not great at gardening, but I’ve been dreaming about changing our decor. I even started a mood board and a list of things to update in our home. But I’m not forgetting about the day to day housekeeping list.
March Housekeeping Checklist
1. Limit allergens
Make sure you take care of your heating system and limit dust and potential allergens by changing the filter regularly.
If you’re not responsible for that task; vacuum and/or wipe your heaters.
It’s also a good idea to flip and vacuum your mattress. Most vacuums come with a special attachment design for this task.
Depending on where you live, you could also refresh your linens by switching heavier sheets and throws for lighter ones.
2. Water cleaning tools
Check faucet leaks and change washers if need be. This will help prevent leaks and water damage.
Clean clogged faucets and shower heads with white vinegar. You can check here for simple instructions.
To keep your washer, dryer and dishwasher working well, clean and check filters and vents. Disinfect washers with baking soda and a cup of white vinegar.
Every time I cleaned the drawers in my kitchen, I’m always surprised to find so many crumbs in the utensil drawers (Eww!). The cupboards are not different, plus you might be surprised to find spare cups and glasses you never use that could be decluttered.
Clean your cupboards and donate your extras.
BONUS – Self Care
- Have pancake for supper on Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday – Breakfast for supper is always a great idea!
- Reset your clocks on March 10th and delight in the fact that a change of season is upon us.
- Let yourself be “kissed“ by Irish Luck 🍀
- Declutter your junk drawer, it’s proven that even a little bit of decluttering can have tremendous positive effects.
These are just ideas, you should increase or diminish the frequency for each task according to your household habits. Also, please make sure you always check your user manuals for instructions before you tackle any electronics or appliances.
Check the Rest of the Monthly Maintenance Checklist.
Or Download the Complete Annual List from our Printables.