As we move into the new year, we offer ourselves the opportunity to do seemingly endless new things to make the new year as productive as possible. On your list of options, along with getting fit and earning more money, you should also focus on getting your home (and life, by extension) fresh and clean.
How to get your house clean in the new year
It’s not as hard as you’d think, and we’re here to show you how to do it!
Clean up from Christmas
Christmas clean-up is one of those tasks that take months for whatever reason. Make this your focus for one week or shorter, and make the holiday-related clean-up to be your only focus. From Christmas decorations to gift wrapping to new gift place-finding, do it all at once, and you’ll find it’s not nearly as bad as you thought! It’s easier to start off with this so the tree and extra doesn’t get in your way while cleaning and decluttering.
Clear out clutter from every room
Speaking of decluttering….. if decluttering your home in one sweep is too intimidating, just focus on one room. You can even pick the easiest room if you want to. Declutter that one room as thoroughly as you can, and then move on to the next one. Soon, you’ll get used to how it feels, and it’ll be almost addictive to keep going, or that’s our hope for you! lol
Minimize every room
Every room is going to have too much of something in it. Most bathrooms have too many beauty products in them, for example. Minimize your collection to the ones that you actually use. Bedrooms often have too many clothes and/or tech clutter. Take the same approach here. In kitchens, focus on gadgets and appliances, etc.
Now that you have a mental inventory, be sure to start using what you have. Stop buying more soap, for example, if you have 10 bars of it.
What can you do with that extra? DONATE! This is a great time to give to those less fortunate.
Tackle that junk drawer (yes, that one)
We all have that dreaded junk drawer (or several). Pick the hardest and worst one and just make it your goal to reduce its junk or, better yet, empty it entirely. The odds are that most of the junk is useless, and you can then keep the items you NEED more organized in that same drawer, so it’s there when you need it. From matches to a corkscrew, tape and scissors to gift ribbons, you won’t need to scrabble around to find what you’re looking for. Put things where you need them or create drawers/boxes for like things. For example, office supplies (especially if you don’t have a home office) or gift wrap supplies (gift bags, wrap, tape, extra cards, ribbon, etc). Plus, less stuff to distract you, which is a huge perk.
Outsource what you don’t want to do
The right support is the support that you want to use. For those who want to take on all of the tidying and cleaning tips themselves, go right ahead! The only thing holding you back is your uncertainty. But for those that feel they can’t do it all justice and want to prioritize their home’s cleanliness and tidiness, this year, outsource! There are those who come in and help declutter and there are cleaning crews to help with the spring/deep or regular cleaning. Allow DK’s Dustbusters to help! From a one-time deep clean to regularly scheduled cleaning sessions, you can pick whatever kind of approach you want and need for your home’s best interests.
While new year’s resolutions don’t always make it through to the end of the year, you can make a great state by focusing on how to make them doable all year long. This list hopefully has helped you to be able to wipe the slate clean and start fresh — in more ways than one!
DK’s Dustbusters are a locally owned and operated women owned business right here in League City. We offer all kinds of standard cleaning services, but also cleaning for commercial needs, move in and move out cleaning, carpet / window cleaning and more. Contact us today at (281) 286-DUST (3878) or get started on a free quote easily.