Right now, most households are cleaning out, clearing out, and preparing for warmer weather. If done correctly, we should glide into Ramadhan —less than 4 months away— pretty well prepared with a clean and organized house.
Print copies of this blank Spring Cleaning Checklist [pdf]. Use it along with the completed tasklists below to compile your own lists tailored to your situation and the needs of your family. If need be, print one blank checklist for each area you want to clean.
As with any chore, pace yourself. Schedule your cleaning session dates and times in your planner.
Spring Cleaning Tasks
Spring Home Maintenance Checklists (Martha Stewart)
a comprehensive list of what to do in each room of your house
Spring-Cleaning (Martha Stewart)
an overview of what to clean
How to Organize the Linen Closet (Martha Stewart)
simple organizing techniques
Spring Cleaning: A Complete Checklist (About.com)
tutorials for spring cleaning, checklists for each room, dealing with clutter, etc
I call this planner “white out” because it is completely blank except for the dividing lines.
This planner has 3 columns, 7 rows, with blank column/row header spaces. It can be used portrait or landscape. Very flexible.
This printable calendar will help you keep track of Ramadhan. The August and September calendar dates is supplied. You write in the Ramadhan dates on the blank line that look like this: ___ Ramadhan.
Great for tracking those days that were not fasted.
Here are printable Menu planner and grocery planner sheets to use during Ramadhan.
There is space for planning one week’s worth of suhuur, lunch for non-fasters, breaking the fast, iftaar meals.
Print double sided to save paper and/or plan 2 weeks of menu’s in the same sitting.
This is laid out to give 4 week’s of shopping lists per page. If you run out of space, use the next week’s column (cross out the heading). There is a small amount of space to write in dates.
One reason to keep track of what you purchased the previous week is to keep you from accidentally buying something you don’t need. It also helps you keep track of what your family may not like to eat.
Print Menu Planner and Shopping Planner at the links.