Many people save a full house cleaning for Spring or Fall. I will do that as well, but my favorite time to clean is immediately after New Year’s Day.
I know that in a perfect Minimalist home, there would be no need for a full house cleaning- but I am in training here, so there’s always something to work on.
I feel like the cleaning of the home after New Year helps to wash away any bad vibes or leftover hard feelings from the previous year. It truly makes the New Year a clean start- mentally and physically.
Paperwork gets scanned and shredded. Clothing gets sorted and donated. Floors get a second wash (in this case, we may have to hire a pro to tackle the tile floor that the previous owners neglected). Corners are dusted, decorations are put away. I run a diffuser with citrus to freshen the air. Toys are recycled, new ones stay, old ones donated.
Here’s to fresh starts, new beginnings, and cleaner home to face 2018.