The New Year is almost here and many of us begin to think of how we will begin a new chapter in our lives. Of course the biggest and most popular of resolutions has to do with physical health and appearance. Many resolutions for most people include an improved quality of life in some shape or fashion. Some people resolve to keep their home cleaner and organized so that home truly is a place that they can return to at the end of a day and unwind and enjoy stress-free.  This is especially true for anyone looking to sell in the new year. Keeping the house clean is an essential home staging requirement. 

A clean and well-organized home can work wonders on many different levels in our lives. Check out this list of simple goals you can make this year to help accomplish those aspirations of a well-organized and tidy home. 

  • Create a Plan 

The easiest way to accomplish any goal is to have a plan on how it will actually be executed. A great cleaning plan will have daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly tasks are written out. We suggest investing in a planner just for household cleaning and maintenance tasks. You can break it down into rooms of your house as well. The more specific you are the easier it will be to realistically obtain your goals. For example: on Mondays, you can plan to clean the living room from top to bottom in your weekly schedule and then list out all of the weekly living room cleaning tasks you want to accomplish like dusting.  

  • Out With The Old 

Make room for all of the new Christmas gifts in your home by donating the items that are not used anymore. Now is a great time to get rid of anything that is just laying around taking up space and collecting dust to make room for new stuff. It is also a great time to implement some new organization systems to make everyday life run a bit more smoothly. One example would be to set up sorting bins in the laundry room and have each member of the family empty their hamper into them so that full loads of pre-sorted clothes are ready to be put right into the machine.  

  • Quick Nightly Tidy Ups 

Get the whole family or everyone that lives in your home to start a new habit of making the place tidy before they head to bed. If you are leaving a room to head to sleep ask yourself if everything is put away before you leave. If you are in the living room maybe put magazines back and fold up the throw blanket. This keeps clutter from quickly piling up.  

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  • Call in Professional Helpers 

New Year cleaning resolutions are a great reason to call in professionals to deep clean your home. There is no better way to start the year off in a clean home than with professional deep cleaning. Start with the cleanest slate possible to launch your cleaning endeavors off right. Have all surfaces deep cleaned, sanitized, and stain protected to launch you into home cleaning resolution success. When you invest in getting your home truly clean you will love the way it feels and want to keep it that way.  

Ready for some more tips on staging and listing? Give us a call! We know the South Nashville area and what design trends buyers are looking for in the new year.