4 Easy Ways to Get Your House Back in Shape After the Holidays
Your home has likely been through the ringer in December. Between decorating set-up and takedown and hosting loved ones, all while still maintaining your regular life of work, hobbies and family life, your home needs to take a big breath in and let out a well-earned sigh. Your home also probably needs a little TLC to reboot itself as we move into the new year. Here are ways to get your house back in shape after the holiday season:
Say “See You Later” to Holiday Décor
If you haven’t packed away your holiday décor yet, now is the time to do so. It can be tempting to aimlessly put things away for another year, but your future self will be thanking you if you put away everything in a logical, organized manner. This is also a great opportunity to discard any broken decorations or donate items you no longer love in your holiday home. Put away all your décor before you embark on tackling the balance of our recommendations.
Deep Clean Your Kitchen
The heart of the home felt a lot of love this season, and likely needs to be shown some serious love back. Everything likely needs a good scrub and the cooking appliances are begging for a deep clean. Do you have health goals for the new year? A fresh, clean kitchen will help keep you motivated.
Show Your Floors Some Love
Many feet have met your floors over the holidays, and they are now due for a good clean. For carpet, consider steam cleaning to get rid of all the hidden dirt that was likely tracked into your home from multiple visitors. For hardwood and laminate, give your floors a good wash. For a simple washing solution, mix one cup of white vinegar with one gallon of water, and then get mopping!
Purge Unused Items
In with the new, out with the old! The New Year is a great time to purge your home of unused items and organize the items you love. It’s likely your home received some new additions via gift receiving, so it makes sense to say goodbye to at least a few items to create more space in your home. Plus, less items means less to clean!