Once the holiday season is over, you may find a big mess to clean-up in your home. Holiday decorations need to be packed up, wrapping paper needs to be thrown out, dishes need to be washed – the whole house may need to be deep cleaned.
Luckily, January is the perfect time to establish a New Year’s cleaning plan to refresh your home now and keep it clean throughout the year. We’ve put together a list of our favorite New Year cleaning tips and ideas to help inspire your own New Year’s cleaning resolutions. Use these New Year’s cleaning tips from the experts at ServiceMaster Clean® to start your new cleaning routine.
Follow these tips to help organize your home after the holidays:
New Year’s clean-up starts with taking down the decorations. For many families, it’s a tradition to keep the Christmas tree and decorations up through January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day. Other households opt to remove decorations on January 1, or by the first weekend after New Year’s Day. Either way, the timely removal and pack-up of holiday décor is an essential step before beginning any other deep cleaning projects. Make a resolution to remove your holiday decorations before the second week of January to help keep yourself on track.
We recommend removing everything from your storage space before trying to put your holiday decorations away or reorganizing the shelves. That way, you can take inventory of your items and make sure there isn’t anything that can be thrown away, donated or sold. You can then place the items you’re keeping back in their storage spaces in a neat, organized manner that will be easier to locate later.
The New Year is the perfect time to organize all your storage areas, from your attic and basement to the shed, closets and even crawl spaces. Like you did with your holiday storage areas, take your items out and make sure that nothing is broken or should be donated or sold. Then, carefully store the items you’d like to keep in durable containers. Once everything is safely put away, your storage spaces will look tidy and organized.
We often intend to have all the deep cleaning projects done before the holiday season begins, including cleaning the carpets, floors, furniture, bedrooms and – of course – the kitchen. If the holiday season came and went again without these chores being crossed off your list, take the time to do them now! Put the big jobs at the top of your New Year’s cleaning resolutions to make sure they get done this year. If you need help deep cleaning your home, the experts at ServiceMaster Clean can help you clean the following areas of your home:
By starting your New Year’s cleaning now, you can start off on the right foot and continue to maintain your home’s cleanliness all year long. So grab those storage containers and cleaning supplies and get to it! From ServiceMaster Clean, we hope you have a happy New Year’s!