Surprisingly the New Year is right around the corner and many people are starting to make their resolutions. Among the diets and setting budgets, some homeowners are hoping to find ways to keep their home cleaner and more organized as the New Year rolls in. Traditionally, many homeowners will start the year off with one giant purge or deep cleaning of their home and while this does indeed help clean your home, it’s keeping your home clean and organized all year long that is key.
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There are two different ways you can try to keep your home clean and organized, and which route you choose is entirely up to you and your cleaning preference, however, the first thing you need to do is make a list of the household chores/cleaning tasks that need to be done regularly. An example could include tasks such as:
- Dusting all Surfaces
- Cleaning the Bathrooms
- Vacuuming, Mopping, or Sweeping
- Wiping Out Windowsills
- Cleaning Out the Fridge
- Organizing Pantry
- Wiping Baseboards
- Clearing Cobwebs
Tasks can range widely, and your list should include items that are specific to your home, no task is too small or too large, and sometimes it takes writing it down to remember in an effort to keep up on the cleaning. Once you’ve generated a list of chores, your next task is to determine the cleaning style you prefer. Generally, there are two different options.
One Day Mega Clean – Choose a day of the week and then on that day you dedicate a chunk of time to tackling all the chores on your list. The benefit of this option is that your cleaning is all done in one day, freeing up the rest of your week. The downsides to this method could be the time it takes as well as the possibility of your home starting to feel dirty or cluttered by the end of the week before your next big clean.
Take a calendar and designate specific chores to certain days of the week. For example, every Monday you would vacuum, Tuesdays would be dedicated to cleaning the bathrooms and so on. The perk to this cleaning method is that it only takes a short period of time each day to stay on top of your cleaning. The downside to this method is that you must clean every day, which can be ominous to many people.
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Regardless of how you choose to try and stay on top of cleaning, if you’re planning on trying to keep your home tidier, neater, and more organized this New Year try one of these cleaning methods and enjoy a tidier home all year long!
If you’re hoping to purchase a new home in the New Year, are ready to sell your home and need a qualified seller’s agent to assist you, or if you have any further questions regarding either the Village of Medina or New York Real Estate, please feel free to contact our office at any time.