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Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

~Originally published on March 7, 2016.~

Have you heard?  Spring is on its way!  Yea, I know, it doesn’t really feel like it every day.  Here in NJ the weather has been up and down, and we’re even expecting snow again in a couple of days. Hopefully we’ll get some consistency pretty soon.

With the new season, comes the time that many of us do some hardcore cleaning around the house.  Spring brings us a change in weather and scenery, and an overall new freshness to the outdoors after the chill and frigidness of winter.  And with that newly found vigor outdoors, we like to start anew indoors as well.

So open the windows and patio doors, and let the Spring Cleaning begin!

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As you know, Spring Cleaning usually isn’t your average day-to-day cleaning routine, but during this annual process you’re getting down to the nitty gritty and doing it ALL.  Even so, sometimes we aren’t quite sure where to start or if we’re actually cleaning everything we need to.

That’s why I’ve created a Spring Cleaning Checklist to help keep you (and me) on track.  The checklist covers the four most common rooms any home has, including the kitchen, bathroom, living/family room, and bedroom.

  Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist | #SpringCleaning #FreePrintable #checklist

If you have a foyer, staircase, office, dining room, kid’s play room, laundry room, garage (yes, the garage too) or any other kind of room, just because I don’t have them on this checklist doesn’t mean you should skip them.  They’re just as important, so be sure to clean those too.  Many of the items on the checklist will transfer over to those rooms.

In fact, if you have that many rooms, you might want to consider hiring a cleaning service to do a few, like Think Maids DC, who will handle the whole tedious job for you.  I live in a 3/1 apartment and that’s more than enough Spring Cleaning for me!

The checklist itself is simply to be used as a guide to ensure you leave NOTHING untouched.  I’ve pointed out some important items and locations to cover, but not every little aspect is detailed.  I could certainly go more into detail, but then it’d probably be a five plus page checklist.  Just remember, no item/area goes untouched!

And albeit Spring Cleaning surely isn’t the funnest thing you could be doing, it feels great to have a clean home once you’re done.  Stay tuned in over the next few weeks because I’ll being sharing some of the ways I clean and organize during my own Spring Cleaning!

Do you Spring Clean each year?

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Dinosaur Fun with Dino Dan + Free Printable Activities

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~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing a DVD for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

By now, you probably know that in preparation for my son starting kindergarten next year, I’ve been doing some homeschool preschool activities with him. I can’t even begin to tell you how far he’s come.

This week, I decided to take a nice little detour from our usual workbook and do something more entertaining. It’s important that at such a young age we make learning fun and intriguing, or the info isn’t going to be retained. So yesterday we spent the day working with dinosaurs.

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We started our day of dinosaurs with some free Dino Dan printable activities. The set includes six printouts and engages children through coloring, working their way through mazes, exercising their seek and find skills, and more!

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My favorite printable was the dot-to-dot T-Rex skull. My son loves dot-to-dot activities, but this one was challenging for him because it starts at number one and goes all the way up to 77.

My son hasn’t really learned counting past the teens, so it was a great learning activity for him. By the time he got to around the 50’s, he had gotten the hang of counting that high and it was fun to watch it click for him.

After a few of these activities, we watched Dino Dan: Dino Go Seek, one of the April releases from NCircle Entertainment. The DVD includes five different fun dinosaur stories and we learned a little about the Microraptor, Dromaeosaurus, Troodon, Kosmoceratops, Dracorex and other dinosaurs.

Stories include:

  • Dino Go Seek
  • Train of Dinos
  • Robots & Dinos
  • Dino Clash
  • Dino Racing

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My son’s favorite story was “Dino Go Seek,” where Trek played an indoor game of hide and seek with his friends and grandmother. Everyone hid, while Trek did the seeking. Along the way, Trek learned how Microraptor’s use various skills to stay hidden so as to avoid becoming prey.

How?

Trek’s friends and grandmother were using some of the same exact skills in their game of hide and seek – from hiding is small, tight spaces, to moving around and not staying in one spot for too long. Needless to say, my son picked up a few hiding tips from the Microraptor for when he plays hide and seek with his friends!

Want to have a little dinosaur fun with your child? You can start by printing out the free Dino Dan activities and don’t forget to get your copy of the new Dino Dan: Dino Go Seek!

Do you have a dinosaur loving kiddo?

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