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Caroline Maurice… Entrepreneur, Personal Life Coach, and Personal Organizer.

Helping people enhance and feel better in their home environment for over 18 years. As a life coach, she genuinely cares about your personal growth and will bring enlightened thinking and new, tangible methodologies to quickly help you achieve your goals.

The Fresh Ideas blog is an opportunity to share some of her useful tips and ideas about staying organized and keeping your home clean. We hope you enjoy it. Please send us your feedback.

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Getting those household jobs done

I’m a firm believer in rotating household duties by season, month, week or day. I use the same sort of principle that the fire department uses when advising us to change our smoke detector batteries during daylight saving weekends. Most of us have very busy schedules and often we don’t think about some of the household duties that need doing until something goes wrong. Some jobs don’t have a pressing timeline and therefore they can easily be neglected.

I use my iPhone to organize these types of jobs. In my calendar, I place items that need doing on the first Sunday of every month, or the beginning of the week for more frequent jobs. This same method can be used with paper calendars or computers. It is a convenient reminder that plants need watering every Sunday or Monday, etc. It really helps keep me organized.

Jobs that are related to your house cleaning can be done the day before or after your regular cleaning schedule. For example, telephones hold a large number of germs. We carry them with us everywhere and they do not get the regular washing like our hands do. At least once a week, when your housecleaning is done, use a cloth with a disinfectant cleaner on it and properly wipe your electronic devices used by all of your family members.  This will help prevent the spread of bacterial infections and viruses.

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