All the gifts have been opened and plenty of delicious food has been enjoyed, and now you’re left with the task of “un-decorating.” It can be a depressing task, not just because the holidays are over, but because it can seem overwhelming.
Here are some great tips for post-holiday clean up that can help you be organized and ready to go for next year’s festivities.
A good rule of thumb is “get one, toss two.” If new pots and pans were a gift from the mother-in-law, don’t be offended! Just pack those old, stained mis-matched ones in a box and drop at the local thrift store. Have you been storing all those boxes that gifts came in? Go ahead and use those as you clear away the clutter.
Recycle those Christmas Cards. It’s great to hear from everyone, and for those of us who are sentimental, it’s hard to just toss those cards, so why not look up some cute recycling ideas on Pintrest? Cards can be cut and used for gift-tags next year, or made into little ornaments.
Coordinate the take-down with your local municipal collection schedule. Most cities have holiday solid waste pick up schedules posted on their websites, and this can be helpful information to avoid having boxes and trees curbside for an extended period of time.
Once everything is taken down and safely stored away, it’s time to give us a call at National Dusters and get a deep clean. You’ve used and abused your oven, microwave and fridge for the past six weeks, so let us give those appliances a little TLC with a good deep clean. We’ll dust away the tinsel and pine needles, freshen the floorboards, and get your home spic-n-span for the upcoming new year.
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Best wishes for a prosperous New Year from your friends at National Dusters.