As the new year approaches, many of us are starting to think about our resolutions for the upcoming year. For some, this might mean hitting the gym more often or finally quitting that pesky habit. But for others, the focus might be on getting our homes in order. After all, a clean and organized house can provide a sense of peace and calm, and can even improve our overall well-being. Here at Summit Maids, we know a thing or two about cleaning houses so we thought we’d put together a list of New Years house cleaning resolutions to help you start off the year on the right foot.
So, without further ado, here are four New Years house cleaning resolutions for the house-proud among us:
I will declutter my living space.
Let’s face it, we all have that one drawer (or maybe even room) in our house that has become a catch-all for all the miscellaneous junk we don’t know what to do with. This year, let’s make a conscious effort to declutter and get rid of all that unnecessary stuff. Not only will this free up space in our homes, but it can also help reduce stress and improve our mental clarity. Plus, who doesn’t love the feeling of opening a drawer and not being greeted by a chaotic mess?
I will deep clean my house on a regular basis.
Gone are the days of waiting for a special occasion (or the arrival of out-of-town guests) to give your house a thorough cleaning. This year, let’s make a commitment to deep cleaning our living space on a regular basis. This might mean setting aside a few hours each week to tackle those areas of the house that tend to get overlooked, such as baseboards, ceiling fans, and behind the fridge. Not only will this keep our living space sparkling, but it can also help improve air quality and reduce the risk of allergies.
I will create a cleaning schedule and stick to it.
One of the biggest challenges of keeping a clean and organized house is staying on top of all the tasks that need to be done. This year, let’s create a cleaning schedule and stick to it. This might mean setting aside a specific day each week for laundry, or making a habit of cleaning the kitchen after every meal. By establishing a routine and sticking to it, we can make sure that our house stays clean and clutter-free all year long.
I will enlist the help of my family (or roommates) to share the cleaning responsibilities.
Cleaning and maintaining a house is no small feat, and it’s often easier (and more fun) to tackle it as a team. This year, let’s make sure to involve our family members (or roommates) in the cleaning process. This might mean assigning specific tasks to each person, or rotating cleaning duties on a weekly basis. By working together, we can make sure that the cleaning responsibilities are evenly distributed and that everyone is contributing to the overall cleanliness of the house.
These New Years house cleaning resolutions might seem daunting at first, but remember: Rome wasn’t built in a day (and neither was a clean and organized house). Take it one step at a time, and before you know it, your living space will be the envy of all your friends (and the bane of all the dust bunnies hiding under your bed).
And if all else fails, just remember: at least your house will be clean when you’re ready to give up on your other new year’s resolutions and spend the rest of the year in a Netflix-and-chill coma on the couch. Happy cleaning!
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