New Year, New You: Cleaning up After ChristmasLee Johnson
Now that the turkey’s been devoured, the presents opened and the sherry drunk, it’s time to turn our attentions to the New Year and start thinking about what 2017 will bring.
If you’re like millions of people across the UK, you’ve probably already begun thinking about the home improvements you’re going to make in the next 12 months. To help you create the home you’ve always wanted, here are a few Tile and Stone Online ideas for how you can get cleared up after Christmas and kick start your New Year makeover.
Get Rid of the Decorations
With decorations taking hours to put up every December, it can be all too tempting to leave them on display well into January. However, if you leave your tree, your tinsel and your baubles up too long, your home will begin to look messy and cluttered. You may also find it’s harder to keep the space clean when there are decorations in the way of the hoover and the feather duster.
Though you may well feel a little worse for wear after all that merriment, the sooner you start to clear the Christmas clutter from your home, the better. While you’re packing away your newly acquired gifts, take the opportunity to clean out your cupboards, remove unwanted items from your shelves and give your home an early spring clean.
The more you can get rid of now, the easier it will be when you come to doing serious DIY in the New Year.
Of all the rooms in the home, the kitchen is probably hardest hit over Christmas time. All that food preparation and clearing up can really take its toll on work surfaces, floors and units. If you’ve got the time, it’s well worth spending an hour or two getting rid of out of date food, wiping your cupboards down and clearing away the Christmas dinner for good.
If your kitchen is looking a little sad after the festive feast, you could also consider giving it a lift with a brand new floor. A fantastic way to breathe new life into your hardworking space, a new kitchen floor will ensure your home is spick, span and ready for next year.