How to Get Your Home Tidy and Clean After the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is great. In fact, for a lot of people, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. That being said, the time after the holiday season is . . . not so great. You’re bloated from all the food, you’re exhausting from being social, and you pretty much want to lie in bed forever and never get up. Unfortunately, your house is probably in chaos. Between the food, the gifts, and the guests, there’s more cleaning than usual to be done. So, how do you approach the situation in the most effective way? Keep reading to find out.

Get it professionally cleaned

It’s always a good idea to get your home professionally cleaned at least once a year – sometimes more – and what better time to do it than after the holiday season? Let’s face it, most of us spill at least one drink during the holidays, and we definitely don’t want our rugs to earn a new stain each year. Plus, is there any better way to enter the new year than with a freshly cleaned house? We think not. As committed as you may be to cleaning your house yourself, you’ve got to face facts – you don’t have the equipment or experience to get the job done as well as a professional. That’s why we recommend you call in a company such as Woodard residential cleaning to do the job properly.

Pack it up

Packing away any items lying around is the easiest thing to do when it comes to cleaning, and you’ll be surprised at what a difference it makes. Cleaning and tidying your house can look incredibly intimidating if you have loads of things scattered all over the place (which you likely do after the holidays), but once those are packed away, the task appears much less daunting. It’s also a great time to reorganize the way things are packed, from your closet to your kitchen cabinet.


Since you’ll be cleaning up anyway, why not take the time to get rid of any useless or old items that you don’t have use for anymore? You’ve likely gotten a few new items this past holiday season, and if you want to prevent your house from being overfull, you’ll need to get rid of some older items to make space for the new ones. Decluttering is much easier to while you’re cleaning than it is to do afterwards or beforehand.

Make a schedule

We know how it goes: you want to get it over and done with as soon as possible, so you just speed through it until you can’t feel your hands or legs. Relax. There’s no need to get everything done in a day, and you’ll likely be able to get things done more efficiently if you spread it out. A schedule will help you split your duties up into different days so that you don’t overwork yourself. Not to mention that a cleaning schedule will be useful all year round, not just during the holiday season.

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