Have a Happy New Year (Even in Your Older Home)


Every January is the same. It is a time for list after list of resolutions and tips on how to be and have the newest and the best during this new year. Creating change be a challenge if you find yourself in the same old surroundings. Most of us probably didn’t move over the holidays, so many of us find ourselves in the exact same place we ended 2016. Doesn’t seem like much of a new beginning, does it?

Because we want you to have a successful start on your resolutions, we thought we’d compile some tips to help you create an environment conducive to a fresh start. Whether you’ve moved and are sorting your payments to a loan company like SoFi, or even if you’ve lived where you are for a while, here are three easy ways to create newness in your well loved, not-so-new home.

Rearrange Furniture or Redecorate

Start the new year off by changing your home design. Buy some paint, a new kitchen table, or even a Simba mattress to make your bedroom feel more homely. Get rid of any furniture you don’t like and replace it with new items. This will give your house a new feel even if you’ve lived there for decades. Move the furniture around to create more space or a different feel. Find some new peel and stick wallpaper to cover those drab, old walls. Purchase new draperies or change out some of the décor. These small changes will make a huge visual impact. You don’t just have to limit yourself to small changes though. If you want to make a really big difference to your house, then you could always change the exterior of your home, by getting new windows fitted. You could easily use a replacement window company to help you out with it. If your home has small windows, then getting new bigger ones will make your home feel lighter and almost brand new! Obviously, if you like the way your house looks, then you just focus on changing up your interior.

Plus, moving the furniture can allow for a thorough floor cleaning and the ability to reach areas that may have gone ignored for months. Even if you don’t change out the drapes, now is a great time to wash all of those things that get neglected throughout the year. Launder area rugs and shower curtains along with your window treatments and any other specialty fabrics.

Reorganize

We’ve talked about decluttering in previous blogs. During the new year it is nice to take some time to get rid of things and reorganize the things you have accumulated throughout the year.

If necessary, purchase an organizational system of some sort and put it to use. In this article, Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog walks you through the step-by-step process of totally reorganizing a room. Her first suggestion is to remove everything from the space. That’s a great time to call us in for a top-to-bottom scrub before you start putting things back into place.

Deep Clean

If you haven’t already guessed it, the biggest part of having a fresh new start for the new year is the word FRESH. While you’re rearranging and reorganizing, it is the perfect time to clean out all of those nooks and crannies that haven’t seen a scrub brush in a while and give them a good cleaning.

From vaulted ceilings to baseboards, we can help your house look it’s best–maybe even brand new–for the New Year! When your home is spick and span, it is a clean slate for you to begin whatever adventures await you this coming year.

Let us know in the comments ways you create a fresh start every New Year.

Start 2017 off well. We’d love to help you tackle your New Year to-do list and start conquering those resolutions!

Call us today: 541-601-6236. Or, shoot us an email: info@thecleaningcrewonline.com

Ready for a New Cleaning Routine? Try These 5 Suggestions.


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1.Cleaning routine Essentials

Cleaning routineTackle everyday messes with the best sponges, scrubbers, sprays, and more!

Here’s our take on the best cleaning essentials. The right tools make all the difference!

1. Best Glass Cleaner –> The Cleaning Crew’s DIY Recipe

2. Best All-Purpose Cleaner –> BioKleen All Purpose 

3. Best Scrubbing Pads –> Non-Scratch Scrubber Pads

4. Best Cream Cleanser –> Soft Scrub with Bleach

5. Best Cleaning Cloths –> Martex Washcloths  (Find them at Costco for a better deal.)

2. Morning Cleaning Routine

morning cleaning routine

Establish a simple yet effective morning cleaning routine. Try this one.

  1. Start the Washing Machine–> On your way to get the coffee brewing, start a load of laundry.
  2. Unload the dishwasher –> “Everything has its place” is such a reliable motto. Then start the process over by loading everything after breakfast.
  3. Make beds –> Everyone makes their own as soon as they get up.
  4. 5-minute pick up –> Do a quick pick up of what might have been missed from the night before and the last minute tornado of the morning.

3. Night Time Cleaning Routine

evening cleaning routine

Before you turn in for the night, spend a few extra minutes tidying up with these simple suggestions. Small efforts can have the biggest impact on your morning.

  1. Clean the kitchen –> Spend a quick 5 minutes clearing the counters and wiping them down. Load and run the dishwasher if it’s full. Make sure there are no dishes in the sink. Starting the morning with a clean kitchen will brighten your mood.
  2. Pack lunches and/or snack –> Mornings are busy enough. Take care of lunches and snacks the night before.
  3. Set the coffee maker –> When you’re groggy in the morning there’s nothing better than a freshly brewed, hot cup of coffee (or tea, if that’s your thing)! Get it ready for minimal effort in the morning.
  4. Take care of one load of laundry –> Fold, sort and put away the clothes from the last wash load. Biggest takeaway: don’t let laundry snowball on you.
  5. Five-minute pick-up –> Just take a few minutes to throw away trash, take items back to their “home” and wipe down messy areas.

4. Cleaning Routine Add-ons

Cleaning routine add ons

In addition to your daily cleaning routine, practice the art of add-ons. For example, you can add dusting and/or vacuuming a room or two each day.

Once a week mop the kitchen and bathroom floors.

To take your cleaning to the next level choose one of the following to include once a week…

  • Cleaning the Microwave
  • Dusting the Molding and trim
  • Cobweb Removal
  • Interior Window Cleaning
  • Inside Cabinet Cleaning
  • Oven Cleaning
  • Moving and cleaning under the furniture

5. How To Reboot Your Cleaning Routine


Via Clean My Space

A great way to effectively use your time is to maintain a set cleaning routine. But maybe It’s time to re-tool how the cleaning gets done. Check out theses quick steps from Clean My Space on how to get motivated to clean –> Click here.


What about you? What does your cleaning routine look like? What routines are your kids responsible for?

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Give the gift of a clean home!

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