Even though the holiday season may have looked a bit different this year, the festivities were still enjoyed in your home with family and friends. Often the holiday season, with all its activities and traditions, means house cleaning is neglected, if not completely ignored. Now that the New Year is here, life is returning its normal pace, meaning you can make 2021 the year of your cleanest home. Signature Maids is ready to help with these tips and tricks to ensure a clean and happy home for 2021.
Tips to Start the New Year Right
Whether you hosted gatherings or attended them for the holidays, in all likelihood some of your household chores were neglected and maybe fell short of your usual cleaning objectives. Let’s get your house back in order, quickly.
Getting Rid of the Leftovers
This is code for cleaning out the fridge, which is likely filled with holiday leftovers that everyone tired of before they were gone. You may have food from the family gatherings you hosted, a potluck Christmas party, or an event you attended, but whatever the case may be, now is the time to rid the refrigerator of holiday leftovers (which while delightful aren’t always the healthiest options). While you are in there, look at the condiments, dressings, jellies, and sauces, tossing out all the items that are past their prime or expired. Once you’ve cleaned your fridge out, wipe down the shelves, and add a fresh box of baking soda to get rid of all the unpleasant smells which have accumulated over the holidays.
While this in no one’s favorite chore, taking down your decorations and putting them away in an organized manner will not only keep them safe, but make next season’s decorating easier. The Signature Maids heartily recommend investing in ornament boxes to keep treasured keepsakes safe. Label your boxes and store like items together (garland, lights, stockings).
Just after the holidays is the ideal time to rid your home of clutter. Think about it, you’ve exchanged gifts, which means you can probably get rid of some older items you no longer need or enjoy. The entire family can join in, even the kids, gathering toys they no longer enjoy or clothing they have outgrown. Donate your gently used items to your favorite local charity, you’ll get a tax break while decluttering your home and making it easier to clean in the new year. While you’re at it, why not toss all the broken, useless, objects taking up space in your home.
The holidays leave unique messes around your home, like no other time of year. From ribbons to wrapping paper bits, glitter to fake snow, pine needles to spills, you’ve likely got a bit job ahead of you cleaning the entire house after the holidays. With that in mind, why not hire a professional cleaning service, like the Signature Maids, to help you get your home back to a state of cleanliness? Hiring a reputable cleaning service helps you start the New Year off right with a clean, spotless home, plus you’ll discover how much time and money you’ll save in the process. (Yes, it’s true, professional house cleaning is surprisingly affordable in addition to taking a number of chores off your to-do list!)
Call on the Signature Maids to Help You Start the Year Right
An expert cleaning team, like the Signature Maids, can not only take care of special projects like cleaning your carpets, floors, windows, and surfaces, they do regular weekly house cleaning to keep your home at its best all year long. Call today and discover the difference Signature Maids can make for you and your family in the New Year!