April 2009 Monthly Checklist

Welcome to the 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 the checklist.

April 1 (April Fool's Day)
Write down 3 things you’re grateful for and 3 things you’d like to change.

April 2
Create a new habit. Pick one of the things from yesterday you want to change. A new habit takes 21 days to stick. Challenge yourself to a start a new habit this month.

April 3
Take 2 bags out to your car. In one bag, toss all of the trash. In the other bag, put everything that doesn’t belong in the car.

April 4
Get someone to help and flip your mattress.

April 5 (Palm Sunday)
Go room to room and try to toss one thing from each one.

April 6
Clean your coffee pot with some white vinegar and water.

April 7
Dust all of your lampshades.

April 8
Clean out the refrigerator.

April 9 (First day of Passover)
Clean all of the mirrors in your house.

April 10 (Good Friday)
Check your wallet for any unused gift cards.

April 11 (Holy Saturday)
Balance your checkbook.

April 12 (Easter Sunday)
Enjoy a nice relaxing Easter Sunday.

April 13 (Easter Monday)
Plant some flowers. If you live in an apartment, buy a potted flower to grow.

April 14
Choose one new recipe to try this week. Add the ingredients to your grocery list.

April 15
Be sure your taxes are in the mail.

April 16 (Last Day of Passover)
Learn something new today. Read a newspaper or Internet article about something you are unfamiliar with.

April 17
Mail a card or note to someone you care about.

April 18
Toss your shower curtain in the washer with hot water.

April 19
Check all houseplants for watering. If you have some, add plant food.

April 20
If it’s warm enough, open all of the windows and let in some spring-fresh air.

April 21
Enjoy some family time. Turn off the TV and play a game together.

April 22 (Earth Day and Administrative Professional's Day)
Look in your medicine cabinet/basket and note anything that needs to be replenished such as band-aids or antacids.

April 23
Be sure your pets are up-to-date on their checkups and shots.

April 24
Clean out your purse.

April 25
Make certain all of your month-end bills are paid.

April 26
Check for May birthdays, anniversaries, etc., and make a note to buy/send cards.

April 27
If it’s been 3 months, change your toothbrush.

April 28
Plan your meals for the week. Defrost items to be used in the next few days.

April 29
If you like to bake, make something special for your family today.

April 30
Plan something relaxing to do this weekend.


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Come back again soon.
I am going to have a "card box" giveaway every month. With so many comments, I decided this must be a prize that bloggers wanted.
This drawing will be the last day of April.
Every comment you leave throughout the month will enter your name in the drawing.
This NEW blogger was so touched by all the comments I got on the Blog Party, that I decided to make this a monthly GIFT...
Also, if you mention my blog, telling about the monthly giveaway, you will have your name entered 10 extra times...How is that for an incentive?
I was so blown away by all the responses that I wanted to email each person personally, but TIME... just has not permitted..but I did love reading all of them..I am continuing to introduce my family members and then there will be some fun blogs coming up from Disney World in May. I am so thankful for all my new friends.

African American Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your monthly check list. Only, I don't like today's assignment, so, I'll start tomorrow! LOL!

Storm said...

Teresa, how wonderful of you to continue this giveaway.

No one says you have to do every task every day. Good luck on getting some of these tasks completed.