Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and as we all know the year 2016 has given us it’s final season. It brought us different experiences and moments in each episodes from 1-12 and now it’s taking a bow, show is over! During these times, people decide to clear off old stock and prepare for the new, while some wait till the end of a quarter to adjust their “purse”. Resolutions and yearly goals have started pouring in, regrets and mistakes are memories learned and new characters and behaviours promise to evolve.
Oh well, this leads me to the importance of getting your home ready for the New Year, even though it’s the close to the end of the first quarter, it’s not too late to start.
1. Do a survey.
There are things you’ve not worn or corners you’ve not visited in a while (maybe the artic or garage or store) which has been crying for your attention. Now is the time to do a survey of such areas and see what you can find. My bet is you’d find that book you’ve been looking for or the other pair of shoes that got missing. Either ways you’d have the opportunity of cleaning and gathering the items you don’t wanna use and creating space for fresh air to have dominion in your home.
2. Make a list
Once you’re done with the survey, gather everything and make a sincere list of the un wanted stuffs. Now these should come in the list of: A) Things that are worn out and old. B) things that are still useful but don’t interest me anymore. C) things I still need to keep. D) things I like but need to let go.
Gather these items in boxes or bags and tag them appropriately. Fulfill the promise by doing the needful. Locate any Charity Organization or NGO that you can donate these stuffs to. Put it up as special New Year gifts for friends and loved ones.
At this point, the house is free from unwanted stuffs and you can finally clean. Take note of angles and corners. It’s the dry season along comes with it dust, be mindful to check windows, fans etc. Now is the time to for your curtains, blinds to get a redemption. Air your clothes especially those stored up in boxes and bags, and watch out for cobwebs. You can decide to repaint to brighten up the house or redesign a particular spot for a new fresh look. It’s also advisable to change your bed sheets: if they’ve been in existence for quite some time (new year, new things 😉) and this is is where you can contact me for your sheets!
After cleaning, you’re finally up for the New Year. Arrange or re arrange your home to give you a new look. Be mindful not to get too many stuffs that’ll be thrown in the store and never used. Always get the necessary.
I can’t wait to see how you’ve transformed your home in preparation for the New Year ready. Success all the way.
Sometimes it gets so difficult to do this alone, you can employ the services of an interior designer or decorator to ease you off the stress, and that’s what I’m here for 😉.
Do you have more tips? You can send us an email with pictures showing us how you did yours.