The holidays are over and its time to get a start on the new year. Im not normally one for big resolutions or big new goals just because it’s a new year but I did want to keep making progress in the areas I was behind on. For one, I had been meaning to do a through cleaning of the house this fall but never got around to it. I had even planned on taking a few days off just for this purpose. Cleaning your house for a week straight sounds even better than a vacation right? While this is a huge exaggeration, I do find myself much more at peace when I have a clean home, and im not just talking about sweeping under the rug and stuffing junk into the closets or under the bed.
Cleaning New Years Resolution
So if I had to say I have a New Years Resolution this year it is to an extensive cleaning my home before the Spring even starts so I can take a much needed vacation then instead of feeling like I need to catch up on chores. I remembered how nice it was last year when I had the carpets and rugs professionally cleaned before having some guests over last year so this was at the top of my list. Green Dog Chem-Dry of Virginia Beach came through once again this time and I felt like they accomplished half of my resolution for me as my home looked much cleaner and smelled better too. I highly recommend Chem-Dry if there is one near you as they are a franchise. It gave me more motivation to start the hands on work I needed to do myself, like organize and get piles of things ready to take and donate to my local salvation army.
One Step at a Time
My secret to cleaning is to be organized and have a small task written down every day. I then make sure to physically check it off and never let myself postpone it until the next day. This way it never becomes overwhelming like most resolutions can be. Of course hiring a little help like the way I had a carpet cleaning service come to my home never hurts either. You can find some more cleaning tips for your home here. My home still has a long way to go, for example today I am scrubbing all the floor boards, tomorrow am cleaning out the refrigerator and am scrubbing the bathrooms the day after that so wish me luck!