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!