The new year is a time for you to set goals and prepare for new opportunities. However, it is also a great time to focus on your home. After the chaos and mayhem of the holidays are over, you can make your home shine. Here are four ways you can prepare your home for the upcoming year.
Don’t wait until you begin your spring cleaning to declutter your home. Spend time cleaning out all of your rooms, closets, drawers, cupboards, etc. Keep in mind that you don’t have to tackle your entire home at once either. Focus on just a small area each day.
2. Clean Your Walls
When was the last time you scrubbed the walls around your home? These areas can accumulate a lot of grime and fingerprints, particularly in your kitchen and high-traffic areas. Create a solution of water and dish soap, and, using a sponge, wipe down all the walls and baseboards. You may also want to clean your ceiling, crown molding, and cupboards as well.
3. Disinfect Most Surfaces
Now is the time when germs and bacteria can run rampant throughout your house. You can reduce the risk of your entire family becoming sick by disinfecting many germy and commonly-touched surfaces throughout your home. Using a disinfectant spray or solution, spend the day deep cleaning the following items around your home:
- Light switches
- TV remotes
- Handles on cupboards or drawers
- Sink faucet
- Smartphones and tablets
4. Wash All Linens
The new year is a great time to start new and fresh throughout your house. Take the time to wash all of the linens throughout your home. For example, wash and change the linens on all the beds, including the guest beds. Freshen up all towels in your home, including those that have sat in a closet or cupboard for some time. This is also a great time to wash any fabric tablecloths that were used during your holiday celebrations.
Not only can you complete a variety of cleaning tasks to get your home ready for the new year, but now might be the ideal time to make some much-needed upgrades such as applying a fresh coat of paint to your walls, installing new flooring, or even updating your kitchen appliances.
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