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Real Estate Resolutions: Start the New Year with a Clean and Inviting Home

The coming of the new year always gets me thinking about ways that I can upgrade my life, and that includes my home in Five Points in Athens, Georgia. The maintenance aspect of being a homeowner can get overwhelming. Knowing how often to clean or replace certain items leaves homeowners feeling stressed, especially when every home is different and every homeowner has different needs. However, cleaning and organizing your space can be a great way to start the new year with a fresh and positive mindset. To combat the pre-new year’s jitters, here are a few cleaning tips for the new year. 

Cleaning Your Athens, Georgia Home for the New Year


Start by cleaning out your living space. Donate or discard items you no longer need or use. 
Go room by room, focusing on one area at a time to make the task more manageable.

Tackle Overlooked Areas:

Don't forget to clean overlooked areas like baseboards, ceiling fans, and light fixtures. Pick a few of these areas to tackle each month and you will thank yourself later. 


Invest in storage solutions such as bins, baskets, and drawer organizers to keep things tidy.
Organize closets and drawers and consider donating clothes or other items you no longer wear.

Create a Cleaning Schedule:

Develop a cleaning schedule to maintain a tidy home throughout the year. Assign specific tasks to certain days or weekends to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Freshen Up Linens and Bedding:

Consider updating any linens in your home that are beginning to look overused to create a clean, fresh look. Towels and bedsheets especially need to be replaced occasionally. 

Clean Up Your Computer:

Declutter your digital space by organizing files and deleting unnecessary documents. Backup important files and clear out your email inbox to start fresh for the new year. This not only helps your digital space stay organized, but it also allows your computer to run faster as well. 

Maintain Regular Maintenance:

Regular maintenance on everyday surfaces like countertops and floors prevents the buildup of dirt and clutter. Make a habit of cleaning as you go to avoid overwhelming cleaning sessions. 

Involve the Family:

Get the whole family involved in the cleaning process. Assign age-appropriate tasks or chores to your kiddos and make it a team effort.

Contact Gena Knox today for your Athens, Georgia Real Estate Needs!

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