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9 Ways to Get Your Home in Order for the New Year

Written by Grace & Silas
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Are you looking for great ideas to declutter your home in this new year? Well, you’re in the right place. You don’t have to get stressed about getting things in order when the new year hits. And that’s because we are going to give you some simple yet powerful ideas which will help you arrange your home and keep things in order. From cosmetic fixes to energy saving tips, you’ll find some great ideas!

Organize the Closet the Simple Way

Welcome the new year by organizing your closet. Ask yourself some basic questions before shifting your belongings. Do I really this? Is it stylish or does it hold any sentimental value? If the answer is no, those belongings should be thrown away. You can also donate those clothes as well!

Time & Money Saving Appliances

Using intelligent home devices will really help make your life easier and save you money too. It can save you money on energy bills, time, and make your life easier. These smart devices include things like robot vacuums, an automated window shade, Philips Hue Bulbs, etc.

Wash the Grout

Cleaning the grout is one of the best ways to give a new look to your mudroom, tile flooring, and bathrooms. Dirty grout makes your home unattractive. And if you need a light touch up, you can use baking soda, water, and a toothbrush (mix the baking soda and water slowly until you get a thick paste).

Clean the Pantry

When you’re thinking of organizing the home, how can you forget the pantry? You can start with throwing out all the unused cookbooks and old spices. But food should not be wasted; you can donate it to ministries that give food to the homeless or struggling families. Apart from that, try organizing the kitchen drawers by dividing it into two categories. You can keep dish towels in the first one while you keeping the second drawer for utensils.

Clean the Chimney

Your chimney needs servicing each year, especially in the winter. It protects you from home fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. So, it is indeed something you should contact a professional about. And before hiring anyone, don’t forget to check their ratings on the internet.

Window Cleaning

While organizing your home this New Year, you cannot avoid window cleaning which is a crucial part of this whole segment. All you have to do is mix liquid dish soap with water and use a sponge to wipe it off.  You can even use a equal parts water and vinegar mix too. It’ll make your windows shine and sparkle.

Fix the Exterior and Interior Lighting

If you want to spruce up your home in this new year, you need to change the lighting of the interior as well as exterior. So try adding dimmers, lamps, or easy light fixtures, it will transform the look your home instantly. On the other hand porch lights or entryway fixtures will help your guests to find your home quickly.

Check Out Your HVAC System

The cooling and heating system needs servicing once in a year. Then it can run smoothly. It accumulates dust and dirt over the years, and as a result, it can affect the overall efficiency air quality of your home. So, make sure to replace the air filters. 

Energy Assessment of Your Home

You can hire a professional auditor for your home energy audit. They will check all the rooms in your home and see if there are any air leaks. Along with that, they will inspect the utility bills too. They will be the best person to tell you if you need new insulation of your home or not.


These are some simple ideas which you can quickly implement to get your home ready in time for the new year. So try these things out and give your home a new look and feel.

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Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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