Baby it’s cold outside, but spring will be here before you know it. Prepare for sunnier days by getting your home cleaned up, organized and ready for the new year. These five low and no cost ideas will get you well on your way to welcoming 2023 in style!
Before you change into comfy clothes and wind down from the busy holiday season, go through gifts and decide what to do with them. If you received items you know you won’t use, put them in a regift pile or donate to a friend or neighbor in need. Wash new clothes and pet toys, store candy and treats and put gift cards and money in a safe location. Finally, store wrapping paper, tape, bows and cards to be ready for next year. You will thank yourself for doing this first!
Declutter, Declutter, Declutter
Taking down holiday decorations can be a chore, but also a golden opportunity to organize and declutter. As you box up bright bobbles and store snowy scenes, pull out a few boxes already in storage and go through them. Decide what to donate, repurpose and throw away. This is also a fab opportunity to update pictures and frames on shelves, end tables and mantels.
There are lots of affordable ways to take rooms from winter blah to spring beautiful. Find colorful throws and pillows, change out lamp shades, rearrange furniture, replace prints or add a splash of color with an accent wall. Make spending time in the kitchen fun again with new serving dishes, silverware and table decor.
Dust and Clean
When packing away for next year’s festivities, get a jump on spring cleaning and dust shelves, wipe down knick knacks, clean baseboards, switch out filters and tackle those hard to reach areas. Make the chore easier and share the joy with friends! Have a group of pals come to your pad to help with deep cleaning, then return the favor. Celebrate your spic and span accomplishments with a firepit and s’mores!
Light Things Up
Twinkling lights make darker, shorter days more bearable. Consider keeping holiday sparkle in your abode and stay merry and bright all winter. Outline windows with colorful strands or don an indoor plant with a colorful display. Line the walkway with decorative solar lights or spell out a message of peace and hope using string lights on your lawn or front door.
Contact your Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent for more ways to make your home a place you’ll love coming home to all year long!