New Year, New Habits

New Year, New Habits

New Year, New Habits


We’ve all heard the saying: “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” That rings true for cleaning house too. This isn’t the hit musical Annie, and Ms. Hannigan isn’t here to scream at you that she wants your house to shine like the top of the Chrysler Building. So, take it easy and clean one major area per week. There’s 52 weeks in a year and we’ve compiled a list of 52 home problem areas. Now, get your bucket and start cleaning!



  1. Create annual budget
  2. Family calendar
  3. Morning routine schedule
  4. Weekly workout schedule
  5. Schedule doctors’ appointments


  1. Email clean up
  2. Computer desktop clean up
  3. Passwords and important documents
  4. Home office


  1. Garage
  2. Garden weeding/planting
  1. Contacts
  2. Mail


  1. Bills
  2. Tax documents
  3. Laundry room
  4. Pantry
  5. A/C checks


  1. Refrigerator/freezer
  2. Kitchen cabinets/drawers
  3. China cabinet
  4. Dining room
  5. Garden upkeep


  1. Living room
  2. Bedrooms
  3. Closets for Goodwill
  4. Bathrooms


  1. Entryway/Hallway
  2. Makeup/Shampoo/Lotions
  3. Medicine cabinet
  4. Lights/ceiling fans


  1. Baseboards
  2. Floors
  3. Patio
  4. Sunroom
  5. Pets/supplies


  1. Vehicles
  2. Emergency preparedness plan
  3. Attic
  4. Basement


  1. Faucets/unclog drains
  2. Cards
  3. Books/CDs
  4. Wallets/Purses


  1. Photographs
  2. Holiday decorating/planning
  3. Leaf maintenance
  4. Fireplace maintenance
  5. Banking/credit check


  1. Holiday decor
  2. Gift wrapping
  3. Christmas vacation (you deserve a break)
  4. Home inventory/insurance


Cleaning house doesn’t have to be a hard-knock life, but Daddy Warbucks is not going to come to your rescue either.  We hope this list helps keep the focus of creating a cleaning regimen that pairs well with your busy schedule. For more helpful cleaning tips and time management best practices visit our blog! Magruder Homes has been manufacturing homes for over a decade. We pride ourselves in building not only custom homes and move-in ready homes in the Bryan/College Station area, but your trust as well.