After a flurry of entertaining and gift-giving, it can be daunting to face the massive task of post-holiday cleanup. Whether the areas of focus are indoor or outdoor, divide and conquer is the key to success. Planning ahead and breaking down clean-up into smaller everyday steps will help to stay organized.
Smart Storage Solutions
Try not to be tempted to just throw your decorations in abox, clear storage solutions can help make clean-up a breeze! To really maximize space, consider organizing clear boxes or containers by color; you can find them at stores like Amazon and Walmart. For all of your Christmas decorations storage needs, these clear options are great for small spaces as they make sure everything stays in place without taking up too much room. On the other hand organizing by color can make it easier to locate next year. For example, red bins get lights. Or, for majorly DIY extra points: you can create your own clear storage bins with materials you likely already have around the house! With clear storage solutions, you will prevent future clutter during your post-holiday clean-up.
Divide and Conquer
No matter the size of your home and the number of decorations you have, dismantling your decor can feel overwhelming. To divide and conquer the post-holiday clean-up, break down the task into smaller steps. Tackle one item each day – anything from putting away decorations to deep cleaning couches can fit into this plan! Dedicate a few minutes daily to clean and gradually get your home back to its pre-holiday self. This divide-and-conquer approach helps keeps things simple, allowing you to keep the stress levels at bay while still making progress. When each small step is done, you’ll be well on your way to restoring order in your home.
After the holiday season, your decorations have been put away, and your guests are gone, it’s time to get back to the basics with a thorough post-holiday clean-up. Cleaning your microwave, oven, and sink will ensure that any tough food messes and holiday spills don’t stick around for weeks or months. Plus, a deep clean of your kitchen will help safeguard snacks and meals after the new year. Not only does it keep everything sparkling and germ-free, but regular maintenance can also help preserve your appliances for longer life expectancy. Start today by stocking up on an array of cleaning supplies like sponges, soap, and even cleansers to get your kitchen looking as good as new.