It’s that time of year again when family comes to town, the house is full of laughter and good cheer, and wonderful memories are made. However, before you can invite anyone over, you might have to do a clean out and declutter your space. After all, you want your home to be appealing and inviting for all your guests. Still, just before the holidays, it always seems like some cleaning is needed to get ready for upcoming events, like Christmas. Living clutter-free shouldn’t be a seasonal thing. It should be a lifestyle that can help increase your home’s longevity, simplify cleaning and maintenance, and make your home the place people want to be. Take a look at these tips for cleaning out your home before the holidays.
When cleaning out your home, you may find that you have items that you don’t want anymore or that you should have let go of a long time ago. Maybe they are in good condition and could be enjoyed by another family and doesn’t warrant being discarded. If that is the case, create a donation pile and decide how you want to part ways with those items. There are different organizations that you can donate to, like Goodwill. Maybe your church has a donation project going, or you have a friend that could use some of the items in your donation pile.
Now more than ever, special care should be taken to sanitize surfaces to limit the spread of viruses and other pathogens. Germs are everywhere and we can’t see them, but they can make us sick. Who wants to be sick for the holidays? No one. Simply sanitize all frequently touched surfaces, like bathrooms, kitchen counters, door handles, tables, light switch plates, and faucets. Germs can easily spread from surface to surface. Minimize the microbial risks and protect yourself and your family by sanitizing surfaces.
Hire a Junk Removal Company
Cleaning out before the holidays can be a stressful task, but it’s one that you don’t have to take on by yourself. There is good help out there, and if your holiday cleaning is just too much to handle alone, you can consider a junk removal company. Depending on how much clutter you have and the size and weight of specific items that you have to discard, hiring professionals to do the removal for you could make life much easier. They have the skills and experience and provide a level of convenience, efficiency, and reliability that only a professional junk removal company can provide.
Eliminate Clutter Hot Spots
If you are the type of person that accumulates clutter in a particular area of your house, you know that’s something you have to get rid of before Christmas gathering. Maybe it’s your entryway, kitchen counter, or entertainment room that is that spot. Clean up those areas and keep them clear of your clutter. You could create a specific space for those items. For example, get a large storage basket and dump the stuff in it. No one should come over for the holidays and have to see a pile of clutter in the corner of the TV room.