I think we can all take pride in our homes in some form. You might be the house proud person who follows all the latest home interior trends, or perhaps you like things neat and tidy and always in their place. Some people are minimalists, others are hoarders, but I think we can all agree there are certain points in the year where we all strive to get our homes in the order we would like. Most commonly, people consider the spring as the perfect time for it. Decluttering your life ready for a fun-filled summer. However, for me, I think this time of year is the perfect point to get your home in order.
You may be asking why? But I think it is fairly obvious. Christmas is nearly upon us, and with that we have the following happening, and in no particular order. More guests turning up on unplanned visits, more opportunities to have that extra glass of wine or Eggnog with the neighbors, or even having your children’s friends over for festive treats in the lead up to Christmas. Your home is a busy hub at this time of year, and so I think it’s natural to want a clean and tidy home. Not to mention a certain visit from the big man in the red suit on Christmas Eve, bringing more things into your home like toys for children, and gifts for the family.
There are plenty of ways to get your home in order. You might want to start with decluttering your home of unwanted things. This is a great way to make some extra space and even earn a few extra dollars by selling items on websites like eBay. Something that could certainly come in handy at this time of year. There are some great tips online on how you can slowly declutter your home.
Once your home is in order and tidied away then it’s time to get cleaning, and it certainly can be therapeutic during the process. You can stick to traditional cleaning methods, but sometimes creating your own DIY remedies offer the best results. Using pantry items like vinegar and bicarbonate soda offer amazing results, with very little effort and time. Check out websites like Vinegar Tips for more information on how to use a staple pantry ingredient like vinegar in cleaning and other uses.
At this time of year, it’s probably worth doing all those jobs you put off in your daily or weekly clean. Getting under the couch, moving furniture to clean behind and generally ensuring your home is in tip-top shape. This is a great idea to do before you put your decorations up, as it means less work for you in the new year.
But honestly, there is no better feeling than marveling at your work once your home is clean and tidy and the decorations are all lit and in place. It signals the time for you to put your feet up and enjoy the festive season with your family, after all, that is what it is all about.