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10 Helpful Ways to Refresh Your Home for the New Year

10 Helpful Ways to Refresh Your Home for the New Year
December 18, 2023

The New Year is the time for resolutions that make your life better. Although cleaning might not be the first thing that comes to mind, keeping your home clean can reduce stress and create a more pleasing living space. 

10 helpful ways to refresh your home for the new year

In this article, we will share ten helpful ways to refresh your home for the New Year from our expert residential cleaners in Toronto

1. Start with a good scrub down

We find that starting with a clean, fresh base makes it easier to keep things that way. By paying closer attention to the factors that make your house physically dirty, you can keep your home feeling fresh by tackling those jobs first.

A good scrub down of all your home’s surfaces will remove the dirt and grime, so you have an easier time keeping things clean. 

You’ll be surprised what a difference it makes with how quickly you can complete your weekly cleaning, as well as the positive impact on the appearance and smell of your home. 

If you’re looking for a head start, consider calling in your favourite Toronto cleaners for a deep clean that will give you a perfect base to start fresh. 

2. Tackle those closets

Imagine how much fresher and airier your home would feel if you didn’t have closets crammed with junk. Make a plan to tackle every closet in the home with thorough decluttering and organization

There are several reasons this works as a refresher:

  • Decluttering makes it easier to find what you need, thus reducing stress.
  • You can free up space in your closets so you can store more of the things making your house messy behind closed doors.
  • You can share unused items with others so you feel good about yourself.
  • Organized closets contribute to organized minds.

3. Clean messes as you make them 

All those drips, scuffs, smears, spills, crumbs, and more are what transform a scrubbed home into a dirty home. The best way to keep your residence clean is to clean messes as you make them.

Keep cleaning wipes in the bathroom so you can quickly swipe the sink and counters every day. Do the same in the kitchen. 

When you make food, clean up the mess, do the dishes, and sweep the floors. You get the picture!

4. Keep things tidy

Tidiness is an essential clean home tool that ensures that a scrubbed base works harder for you. 

Tidying up is different from cleaning. It doesn’t require any cleaning tools or cleaning products. Instead, it’s all about putting things away. Some tidying examples include the following:

  • If you read the paper, fold it up and toss it in the recycle bin, or better yet, subscribe to online publications. 
  • If you work from home, clean up your desk at the end of the day. 
  • For arts and crafts projects with the kids, put the lids back on everything and put items away after you’re done.
  • After playing a game of Scrabble, put the tiles in the box and place the box back on the shelf or in the drawer where you found it. 
  • With received mail, open and sort it, or have a tray to keep it organized until you do.

5. Everything has its place

Refresh how you store and organize things in your home by ensuring everything has its place. This makes it easier to keep things tidy, as you know where everything goes, making it simpler to find items and put them away. 

This might call for some new baskets, containers, and shelves, but it’s worth the investment to keep everything tidy. 

6. Improve your work-from-home setup

If you’re like many Torontonians who work from home, you might find your workspace is tumbling over into your living space, or vice versa. Consider your work-from-home setup, and look for ways to make it feel less intrusive. 

Is there a fold-up desk solution that allows you to shut everything up at the end of the day? Can you make a closet or a tight, out-of-the-way corner into a makeshift office? 

Are there some desk organizers, drawer sets, filing cabinets, baskets, or shelves that can help keep things organized? Maybe you can install a little curtain you can pull across your workstation or a partition you can unfold when work is done.

All of these things provide a quick, tidy refresh that helps separate your work from your downtime space more efficiently.

7. Add some statement colour pieces to your home

Although we might be cleaners in Toronto, we understand refreshing your space isn’t always about cleaning. 

Look for opportunities to add statement colours to your home using wall art, throw cushions, area rugs, cozy blankets, etc. This can make your home feel like a whole new space and really brighten your day.

8. Simplify and downsize furnishings

Along the lines of decluttering, try to simplify the rooms in your home by removing items you don’t need. 

For example, if you have two or three dressers in your bedroom, go through the drawers and see if you can condense everything down to one or two. This reduces the surfaces you need to dust and creates an airier home that feels fresh and open.

9. Purify the air

There are several things you can do to improve the indoor air quality in your home, including the following:

  • Dust more often, using a damp or static duster, so dust is removed instead of just moved around.
  • Invest in an air purifier.
  • Use HEPA filters and bags in your vacuum.
  • Use a static-style floor duster.
  • Add some plants to your home to produce more oxygen and add some soothing nature to your space.

10. Embrace aromatherapy

Aromatherapy helps improve your mood while keeping your home smelling fresh. There’s no need to fuss over things like scented candles and diffusers; instead, choose natural cleaning products scented with essential oils. 

In fact, you can create your own cleaning products infused with your favourite scents with a mix of 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup water, and 30 drops of essential oils. Some popular scents for eco-friendly cleaning products include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Eucalyptus 
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Tea tree

However, the sky’s the limit when it comes to concocting your own stimulating home-cleaning products.

Contact the Cleaning Professionals

There you have it: 10 of our professional cleaners in Toronto’s top tips to refresh your home in the New Year.
If you don’t have the time to worry about refreshing your home, let Maid4Condos do it for you! You can call us at 647-822-0601 or contact us online for more information.

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