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Resolve to Have a Cleaner Home in 2020

Resolve to Have a Cleaner Home in 2020
  • Hannah
  • Dec 09 2019
Many people welcome the New Year with resolves to eat healthily, lose weight, strike more items off their bucket list, and exercise more. But this year, be innovative, organised, and productive by resolving to have a cleaner home in 2020.

Besides detoxing your body, focus on detoxing your house too. A clean house is more inviting, and it can help you concentrate better and bring positivity in your life. Also, keeping your home clean is hygienic and good lifestyle practice.

It is important to resolve to have a better body and lifestyle. It is equally important to have a cleaner house. People mostly associate New Year resolutions with the improvement of their bodies, but making your house more liveable and sanitary is necessary as well.

Read on to know a few suggestions for New Year resolutions by expert bond cleaners in Sydney. Also, learn how you can complete these resolutions. The cleaning resolution resolutions shared below are easy to keep and fun.

Declutter or Downsize

Clutter and hoarded objects make a house look unkempt. For a cleaner home, it is essential to get rid of things you don’t need. These can be items that:

  • You bought but never used

  • Haven’t used for over six months

  • Don’t use at least once in a year

  • Have obsolete technologies

  • Resolve to declutter your house by a specific time. For example, make weekly plans to declutter different areas and gradually cover the whole house. You will start to notice the difference after one or two weeks of starting. Once you declutter your entire home, you will have more space and your home will look cleaner.

    If you’re a tenant or homeowner moving house in the New Year, it would be great to downsize. Resolve to take things you need and use. If you’ve hired professional removalists, downsizing can reduce the number of belongings to move. To downsize, you can start by removing duplicates.

    For instance, if you have five spatulas, you can keep 2 or 3 that you use daily and discard the ones you don’t. Similarly, you can remove duplicates of all your household items.

    Go Green

    Resolve to go green by using natural and non-toxic cleaning products that are good for the environment. You can start by checking your cleaning supplies and throwing away products with harmful chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine, sodium hydroxide, Triclosan, Phthalates, Perchloroethylene, QUATS, 2-Butoxyethanol, etc.

    Read the labels behind your cleaning products to know which chemicals are used for making them. Also, some products may say ‘green’, but they can be toxic, so do your research. The best way to go green is to use natural cleaning products such as

  • Salt

  • Baking soda

  • White vinegar

  • Lemon

  • Hydrogen peroxide

  • Castile soap

  • You can use these ingredients to make DIY cleaning solutions. If you don’t have the time to make them, there are many stores in Sydney selling organic and environment-friendly cleaning products.

    Deep Clean Your House by January End

    You can resolve to deep clean your house by January end. It is the holiday month, and you will have more time to clean than any other month of the year. During this time, most of the members of the family will be available.

    So, make a timetable consisting of daily and weekly cleaning tasks and have a family meeting about your resolve and plan to get the house deeply cleaned by the end of January. Show the timetable and after discussion assign tasks. Don’t forget to set deadlines. Motivate others and yourself by cleaning together, playing music, and setting rewards.

    If you don’t have time to make the timetable, you can clean by following this cleaning checklist for January.

  • Dust all areas in the house (daily)

  • Sweep and mop floors (daily)

  • Vacuum/ clean carpets and upholstery (weekly)

  • Wash all beddings, furniture covers and curtains (once)

  • Clean the oven, microwave, dishwasher, grill, and other heavily used appliances. (once)

  • Clean grouts, windows, walls, fixtures, hangings and all the surfaces you usually don’t clean (once)

  • Remove cobwebs from all corners (weekly)

  • You can add tasks to the list according to your requirement. If you are unable to clean yourself deeply, you can hire expert bond cleaners in Sydney for services such as carpet cleaning & shampooing, spring cleaning your garden, oven and BBQ cleaning. If required, you can get end of lease cleaning done, which will include cleaning of the entire house and save you a lot of time, hassle and energy.

    Do Treatments and Repairs

    It is common to put off major tasks such as repairs, renovations, or treatments. However, for a cleaner house, you must resolve to do them in the New Year. Don’t procrastinate. Prepare a list of areas and things that need fixing. Create your budget and see which tasks you can do yourself. Call professionals if it is beyond your capabilities to do the tasks. Some of the tasks to get done this New Year for a cleaner home are:

  • Treatment of mould, mildew, green algae, and other growth of fungus due to moisture or dampness.

  • Repairing leaks, seepage, sewage systems, and cracked walls

  • Paint the house and recoat items that may be rusting

  • Inculcate Clean Practices

    Resolve to adopt the habits and practices mentioned below to keep your house clean.

  • Clean immediately, when you see a dirty spot or a messy area

  • Enforce the clean as you spill policy in your house. Under this policy, you or anyone in your family should clean food residues/ spillage as soon as possible.

  • Keep cleaning supplies handy to aid in quick cleaning

  • Wash a load of laundry every day

  • Clean dishes after every use and don’t let dishes sit in the sink for long

  • Make the bed and tidy the living room every day

  • Key Takeaways

    Having a cleaning resolution is a great way to start the New Year. You can keep it alone, or involve your friends and family members. Keeping a resolution with others is recommended, as you can motivate each other and complete the resolution in lesser time.

    However, if you are too busy or physically incapable of committing to a resolution for a cleaner home, take help of relatives, friends or professionals. Hiring a professional end of lease cleaner in Sydney to clean your entire house is a great way to start the year. So, whatever you choose to do, commit to the cleanliness and maintenance of your house.