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9 Steps to an Organized Pantry

Take your pantry from jumbled to just-right in 15 minutes.

Minutes 1 to 3:Move the trash can near the pantry. Empty shelves onto the counter, tossing out anything expired or suspicious (old cracker boxes, ancient bags of flour, outdated canned goods). Most dried herbs and ground spices should be replaced every six months (jot down those you throw away so you’ll remember to replace them); goods like honey and brown sugar can last forever.

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Changing table

Complete Child's Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Dust the furniture.
  • Clean the upholstery.
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Crib

Cleaning a Nursery or Child's Bedroom Checklist

  • Remove the padded topper.
  • Wipe down all sides of the changing table.
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Script desk lamp

Complete Home Office Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean the bookshelves.
  • Clean the desk.
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Dishes with soapy water

Quick Dinner Cleanup Checklist 

  • Keep the refrigerator clear.
  • Cover the counter.
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Rubber ducky and drain

Complete Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean the tub and shower.
  • Shine the mirror.
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Desk Chair

Cleaning Home-Office Accessories Checklist

  • Dust the tops and the spines.
  • Carefully rub dirty spots off cloth-covered books with a microfiber cloth.
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Blender

Cleaning Kitchen Appliances Checklist

  • Pop off the blades and any other removable parts.
  • Hand wash the blender carafe and the food-processor bowl using warm, soapy water.
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Scrub brush

Daily Cleaning Checklist

  • Clear out and wipe down the sink (5 minutes).
  • Wipe down countertops and stove (1 minute).
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Blue laundry basket

Cleaning Laundry-Room Accessories Checklist

  • Smudge petroleum jelly on a cloth.
  • Remove the lint trap.
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Woman making a bed

Complete Living Room, Dining Room, and Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Dust the furnishings.
  • Sanitize the telephone and remote controls.
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Stainless steel stovetop

Speed-Clean Your Stovetop Checklist

  • Make sure the stovetop is cool.
  • With a damp paper towel, wipe crumbs off the stovetop.
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Wall-Mount 8x/1x Magnifying Mirror

Cleaning Bathroom Accessories Checklist

  • Wipe down the towel racks, toilet-paper holder, hooks, and other fixtures.
  • Work around wall mountings, if necessary.
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Gas grill

Gas Grill Maintenance Checklist

  • Clean the burner and tubes.
  • Wash the grill.
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Freezer

Refrigerator and Freezer Cleaning Checklist

  • Remove food.
  • Clean crispers and ice-maker bins.
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Angled Broom

Fall Cleaning Checklist

  • Wash all windows.
  • Vacuum dusty canvas, cotton, and treated fabric blinds.
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