Getting Your House In Order After The Holidays
Festive days are behind us and all we’re left with is the bitter taste of the post-Christmas blues. After we’ve unwrapped all the gifts, savored delicious food, and enjoyed a sequence of different holiday parties – it’s time to get back to the regular life. Although a glance over naked Christmas tree isn’t the most uplifting site, organizing the decorations in boxes and getting your house in order is something you need to do. It might even be therapeutic for you.
Put Away Decorations and Declutter
Most people love over-decorating their homes for Christmas. From ornaments, lights and various cute figurines to wreaths and garlands – you personal space gets easily cluttered, but it does create a warm, cozy, holiday feeling for all the social spaces in your home. Now it’s time to clear up space and restore your usual ambient. As a matter of fact, according to the study by Princeton Neuroscience Institute, decluttering can help you get rid of distractions. You know what they say – cluttered space, cluttered mind. In addition, putting away decorations will help you jump back into your usual routine faster. Here’s a hack to try: when wrapping straps of lights, use a piece of cardboard to prevent them from tangling.
Thorough Bathroom Cleaning
Cleaning the bathroom can be a nasty job and it’s most certainly your least favorite. Putting on rubber cleaning gloves and getting ready to scrub the tub and bathroom tiles can be such a hassle – not just physically, but also mentally. Be time-efficient and savvy: before the actual cleaning, spray proper cleaning products and let them soak in. This way, the chemicals will to a large chunk of work while you’re sorting other rooms in your house. Baking soda is extremely effective for getting rid of stains and dirt, especially when combined with vinegar. If you’re really not in the mood for wasting tons of your time on cleaning different surfaces in the bathroom, you can always consider an option of booking a Long Island cleaning service, let the cleaning professionals help you out, while you organize your wardrobe or throw out things you don’t need anymore.
Take Care of Your Bedroom
Make sure to keep your bedroom well vented and clean. Air quality and overall hygiene can have a huge impact on your sleep. Wash all the sheets, fluff the pillows, and consider introducing aromatherapy for an extra cozy feeling. Scents such as lavender or vanilla can really help you relax and unwind. As for the cleaning part, you may want to get your carpets deeply cleaned since regular vacuuming lifts the dust only from the surface of the carpet fabric. Clean all the flooring and consider using a finish to really polish the surface. Not only will this keep your floors cleaner longer as the surface stays sealed and protected, but the whole room will get a nice, refreshing scent.
Tidying Up the Kitchen
The kitchen is often the main point of socialization, especially if it is based on an open concept. Whether it’s cooking with friends or a casual cocktail party, the kitchen is the place where a lot of spills happen. If you’ve been busy baking and cooking, but not so much thoroughly cleaning afterward – it’s time to face the leftover stains. It’s good to have a system: start by cleaning the top cabinets and work your way down. You can even try making your own homemade kitchen cleaning products: just don’t use vinegar in case you have kitchen elements made out of marble or natural stones. In the very end, sweep and mop the floor, and let it air dry.
During the holidays, we all loosen up a bit: be honest, when was the last time you’ve vacuumed under the bed? We bet you’ll find some confetti there. Getting started is the hardest, but do take our tips in mind and we’re certain you’ll shake the post-holiday blues a lot easier once you enjoy your well-organized, fresh and clean personal space.