A new year often brings new goals, and you may have resolved to get your clutter under control, get rid of excess or stay on top of keeping your home clean. But if you aren’t careful, those resolutions can quickly become overwhelming—and you could very likely be in the same place with the same goals this time next year.
Don’t be discouraged. Just undertaking the effort to get clean and organized can be the hardest part. But we can help you develop a plan to get started, stay on track and successfully accomplish your goals this year. Keep these tips in mind on your way to a clean and clutter-free new year.
Downsize. One of the best ways to eliminate excess and get your home clean starts by getting rid of the things you don’t need. Donate, give away to friends or family, or sell what you haven’t worn and what you haven’t used in the last year or more. Toss items that are old or expired.
Organize. Tidy up what’s left. Find storage solutions, such as shelves to organize books, decorative items, and baskets to hold blankets and magazines. Look for furniture that doubles as storage, like ottomans or coffee tables that can neatly tuck away what can quickly become clutter.
Schedule. Once you’ve downsized and decluttered, time to maintain the hard work you’ve done. Make a schedule that covers all of your cleaning tasks throughout the week. Set aside a day for laundry, a day to clean bathrooms, etc., to help you manage your time and your energy while keeping your home in order.
Organize cleaning supplies. Group your cleaners and supplies together in a space in each room or even collected together in a bin you can carry from room to room. Have a second set of cleaners or a backup on hand so you’re well-stocked and can stick to your schedule without having to make extra trips to the store.
How are you doing on your cleaning and organization goals? If you need help, we’re available! We serve the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, including Fairhope, Point Clear, Montrose, Daphne and Spanish Fort, as well as Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Contact us today for a quote!