Spend A Spick And Span Christmas At Home Using 6 Simple Tips
Issue: Dec 2020
Christmas and New Year are both approaching very soon. You are probably getting psyched up about the long-awaited gatherings where you will be celebrating the special occasions. However, it should come as on surprise that the place where the celebration will be taking place will end up with clutter, possibly even before it all begins. Have you thought about how to keep the place clean and tidy all through the festivities?
1) Clean Your Home In Advance
A factor not to be ignored is to ensure that your home is in decent condition before your guests pop by for the get-togethers. Consider tidying up your place by organising shelves, removing papers and garments scattered around, wiping off dusty areas, and making sure that the entire house is in good order. When your house is looking organised and squeaky clean you will not be left frazzled as you hurriedly put away your things just before your friends and family arrive at your home. This way, you’ll feel proud to flaunt your house to them when its in the tidiest and cleanest state possible rather than be ashamed of showing the messy and unclean version of your home to them.
2) Get It Done At One Go
Most of us have a tendency to put off going certain things. This is especially true when it comes to having to carried out a massive cleaning task just prior to and after Christmas. When dealing with such a situation, it may be hard to resist the temptation of breaking the work into smaller tasks and to only complete it bit by bit daily. However, you may end up accumulating more work as there is bound to be more household chores to be done with each passing day. Trying to finish cleaning up in as few sessions as possible would be a good way to go about it. For instance, pick a day to do all your laundry or have a big spring cleaning day all while making sure your kids help out. You will find that once you’re done, you will be feeling not just worn out but also find it rewarding. It’s always satisfying watching your house become clean and tidy.
3) Don’t Allow It To Pile Up
Once the gathering is over and when the guests are gone, you will likely find that you are in a disorganised home once again with things lying around. Stop it from piling up by having a massive cleaning session as mentioned earlier and you will find that it will become much more manageable. Try to do a bit of cleaning up after each group of guests have left your home. This will save yourself the trouble of spending an entire day tiring yourself out from cleaning up your house which has reverted back to its messy state after the countless visits.
4) Remove Unwanted Things From Your Fridge
After the visits are done and the turkey eaten, one place you have to declutter as much as your rooms and furniture is the fridge. We like tidy rooms, but often neglect the state of our fridges, which can often contain many leftovers and half-eaten ingredients, which can go bad. Clear it out after your celebrations are done, by tossing food that has been kept for too long, or cooking up a big meal with all your leftover ingredients. You'll end up with a delicious meal, and also a neater, more spacious fridge!
5) Get Rid Of What You No Longer Want
Your festive clean-up is also a great opportunity to reduce the amount of things you have. As you clean and tidy your house, it's also a good time to inventory what you have, identify what you don't want, and either discard, sell, or give it away. This will clear out your storage spaces at home and also you with a more spacious and tidier living space in the long run.
6) Store It Away Until You Need It Again
Putting items in self storage can also be a good decluttering solution for the festive season in many ways! On the one hand, it can be a short-term solution for the season, as you prepare to receive visitors. Store bulkier or more fragile items that you don't really want guests or their children to be handling or tripping over in a conveniently-located self storage facility like StorHub.
On the other hand, self storage can also provide a longer-term solution for items you may not need regularly--such as the festive display like Christmas tree and ornaments or special furniture that you only take out for use during festive seasons.
Keeping your home clean and clutter-free during the festive season does take some work, but it is definitely worth it, as it restores to you a home that's spacious, open and airy. And with StorHub, you'll get the best of both worlds as you can remove items from your house while knowing you'll be able to bring them back again anytime you need. With a wide range of self storage spaces available for any duration to suit your needs, StorHub is here to help you have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!