Get 2018 off to the best possible start with a full home detox
Christmas and New Year has been and gone and now you face the inevitable new year’s clean-up. Whilst you might be missing the festive fun, it’s common at this time of year to feel slightly relieved that it’s all over and done with! No more relatives hanging around, feasts to cook or board games to play – it’s all quite relaxing… with that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to help you get your house into shape this new year!
Say goodbye to Christmas
Sad we know, but it’s time to bid Christmas bye-bye for another year. First things first, go round your home and take down all the decorations from the ceilings, mantelpieces, tables, walls and wherever else they may be hiding. Tackle it room by room if it’s easier; clear away any old wrapping paper in the bedrooms, rogue crackers in the dining room and take the tree out of the living room and recycle it. Carefully wrap up the fairy lights and baubles and store them away safe, ready to use next year.
Now is the time to re-acquaint yourself with that bucket of cleaning supplies that’s been lounging around under the sink. Start with the kitchen – give the floors a good scrub, wipe down the work surfaces and put any leftover plates and glasses in the dishwasher. Move throughout the house – give the dining room and living room a good hoover to get rid of any food debris and pine needles, but make sure you watch your feet! Give all surfaces and mirrors a good dusting and change all the bedding in the bedrooms for that really fresh feeling.
Plan your new year styling
Once everything is clean and tidy, it’s the best time to sit down on the sofa and start planning out how you would like to style your house this year. Have you got any big changes you would like to make? Is there something you’ve had your eye on for a while? Make sure you jot it all down in a notepad and then look up the best January sales near you and bag yourself a bargain! Set yourself a reasonable budget and go and have some fun. Before you know it, January is looking brighter and better already.