Tasks to Welcome the New Year at Home

Things you should do to freshen your home for the new year…

If you haven’t already, take your Christmas tree out (for Pete’s sake). If you like, prop it somewhere in your yard and enjoy seeing it in its natural state again, perhaps frosted with snow as ours was Sunday night.

Wash your shower curtain. I mean it. I (finally) did this yesterday, and it makes such a difference. If I had known how easy it would be, I’d have done it sooner. It will never get that bad again, Lee, I promise. I simply unhooked my thick, white, inner liner to my Nautica Slicker shower curtain, mashed it into the washer, and washed it on a warm cycle with a bit of detergent. It washed out all but the most stubborn gray stains at the bottom, and those I promise to take some elbow grease to.

When you put your Christmas nick-nacks away, don’t put your old household decorations back up right away. It’s o.k. to leave that stuff packed away in boxes for a season. Really. They won’t be offended. Leave or make some cleared surfaces in your room or house this month. It’s peaceful and let’s your mind think new thoughts. Empty the front of the fridge. Clear off your dresser. All those photos tucked in the frame of that mirror? Take them down and give yourself some breathing room.

Wash your windows and mirrors, and dust the cobwebs out of the corners of the room. I don’t mean to sound like your mother here, but we all need the reminder sometimes. You know you will feel so accomplished.

Happy New Year!

7 responses to “Tasks to Welcome the New Year at Home”

  1. Jen Funk Avatar
    Jen Funk

    Lol! I always used to laugh at people who took their tree down on January 1, thinking that Christmas should last at least through the first part of January, but this year, we did it first thing to start organizing the living room better. Nate stood the tree out on the curb in the snow, it looked so cute. (My poor loom was getting crowded :)) The past couple of days have been cleaning, and it is so refreshing! Have a great new year!

  2. True southerner Avatar
    True southerner

    "abigail said…
    No no no! It is way to early to take the tree down! (in my opinion:) We always keep ours up as long as it is green ;)"

    and then we take it out back and BURN IT while roasting some type of animal on it! Now that is festive cheer!

  3. Natalie_S Avatar

    But, but there's Epiphany coming? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for the reminder though. I've been been meaning to go scrub my shower out.

  4. abigail Avatar

    I like the new colors! (I like banana's)

  5. Olivia Joy Avatar
    Olivia Joy

    The new colors remind me of a banana…………

  6. Trina Avatar

    We got ours the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so it was ready to go – shedding terribly. Also, it took up a lot of room in our trailer. I do like to leave it up as long as possible, too.

  7. abigail Avatar

    No no no! It is way to early to take the tree down! (in my opinion:) We always keep ours up as long as it is green ๐Ÿ˜‰

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