Do a quick sweep of your house, making a list of any broken electrical plates, locks that need lubrication, sinks or tubs that need caulk — the nagging things that have piled up and feel overwhelming. Buy everything you need at the home improvement store and get all of these little jobs done in one concerted campaign.
Besides the weekly rounds of your home's primary surfaces, tackle knickknacks, lampshades and all wall frames. Use a damp microfiber cloth with loops or strings — the material attracts dust like a magnet, plus it's machine washable for future use.
Plant a batch of delicate paperwhites in pebbles and a solution of 1 part alcohol (generic-brand gin or vodka) to 7 parts water for ongoing winter color and fragrance. The alcohol prompts sturdier stems that won't topple under the weight of the flowers.