It’s the most wonderful time of the year, until it’s time to take all the holiday decorations down and pack them away for the next Christmas season. Sound familiar?
Maybe it’s a mix of disappointment that the holidays are over and a resistance to getting back to your normal routine, but undertaking the task of restoring order to your home can seem daunting.
Whether you’re ready to move to the next season or you begrudgingly say goodbye to Christmas, this helpful checklist can help you overcome the chaos the holidays leave behind.
Don’t wait until next year to toss or repair broken ornaments and decorations. It may take a little extra time as you begin packing away the tree and all its trimmings, but when you decorate next year, you’ll be so thankful that you did.
Whether you choose a real or artificial tree, you may find pine needles in the most unlikely of places. Move the furniture and give the house a thorough vacuuming. This is also a great time to launder all holiday linens and take extra care to remove any stains.
Just like your tree can leave a mess behind, so can your holiday gatherings. Vacuum your couch and spot clean any spots. Clean your guest room, and if you really want to get detailed, take down your curtains and wash them to add freshness to your home.
Did your kitchen get a lot more use thanks to holiday cooking and backing? Time to give it a deep clean. That includes the stove, cupboards, backsplash, refrigerator and baseboards. Take inventory of your spices, utensils, etc., and toss what’s expired or get rid of excess.
Anxious for a clean start in the new year? Go through your closets and declutter. Update the filters for your heater/air conditioner. Give your car some TLC with any needed service and thoroughly clean it inside and out. Take any items you’re getting rid of to a local thrift store.
The professionals at Sweet Home Cleaning Service can’t take care of everything on this list, but we are the local deep cleaning experts! If your home on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, including Fairhope, Point Clear, Montrose, Daphne and Spanish Fort, as well as Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, needs attention, contact us today! We’re also available for commercial and rental property cleanings in the same area. From our homes to yours, we wish you a happy new year!