The new year … it’s a chance to start off fresh, to look at life in a new way, to make changes that will last throughout 2020. But there’s just one problem. If your space is cluttered or messy, it may be hard to see yourself making those changes. One of the best parts of the new year is getting your space ready to take on everything you have planned for the next upcoming months. So, before the big day arrives, take some time to clear out the old stuff, clean up what you want to keep, and prepare yourself for the year ahead. Check out these helpful cleaning tips for the new year.
Start by De-Cluttering
Over the past year, there’s a good chance that you’ve built up a lot of stuff in your home. Maybe you have old magazines or mail that you’ve never thrown away, or perhaps you have a box of stuff you’ve been meaning to donate for some time but just haven’t gotten around to. It’s time to get rid of all the stuff that’s been accumulating that you no longer want. Just by clearing these old objects out, you will notice that your home will look significantly less cluttered than it did before.
Clean Your Floors
It’s easy for floors to get dirty over time, and if you’ve lived with them like that for a while, it can be hard to notice more dirt. Therefore, it’s time to clean them. If you have carpet, you should vacuum. If the carpets are particularly dirty, you may even want to shampoo them, as well. Hardwood floors and tiles should be swept and mopped to ensure that they’re as clean as can be for the new year.
Clean Out the Fridge
Here’s a job that a lot of people absolutely dread: cleaning out the refrigerator. Let’s face it. You have a ton of stuff in there that you know you’re not going to use … or that went bad weeks ago. Get that stuff out of there so you have room for all the healthy new foods you’re going to buy once the new year begins.
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Change Your Towels and Sheets
It’s hard to feel like your space is clean if you don’t have clean sheets and towels. Don’t forget to replace them before the new year arrives. You won’t believe how much of a difference it makes.
Just taking these few easy steps will have your home looking great and have you ready to take on the new year.
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