What are your New Year’s resolutions? Many people resolve to clean out their things and start the year out on a clean and clutter-free foot. Here are our top tips to make this (sometimes monumental) task manageable!
Streamline the stuff
One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter. Each year, most of us acquire a mountain of stuff, especially around the holidays. Without some regular purging, cabinets and drawers get jam-packed and it becomes hard to find the things you use and enjoy the most.
Another thing about clutter is… pests. Pests LOVE clutter. Home clutter and pest activity go hand-in-hand. Clutter in and around the home attracts pests including cockroaches, spiders, silverfish and rodents. These creepy-crawlies would love to take up residence in your home if you let them! Above just being creepy, pests carry with them the potential for bites or are potential allergens or asthma triggers. So… streamline the stuff!
Does a whole house clean-out overwhelm you? Don’t worry… you’re not the only one! To make it less stressful, create smaller tasks or go room by room to organize and freshen up your space. We guarantee that once you start, you’ll get motivated to finish the job!
Make a weekly schedule
New Year cleaning is a great opportunity to deep clean, but you might not have time to do these tasks on a daily basis. In order to make sure you stay on top of things throughout the year, create a daily or weekly schedule. By doing simple things around the home, you’ll keep your home clean and clutter-free, and it won’t be overwhelming the next time you set out to deep clean. In order to keep the home clean and pest free, wipe down counters after every meal and after bathroom use, and sweep or vacuum the floors. Weekly tasks like cleaning the linens, wiping baseboards and mopping is a great way of making sure that pests (or their eggs) haven’t taken up residence in your home. You should also periodically inspect your home for any repairs you might want to make so they don’t get worse over time. It’s also worth taking inventory of household items, spices, pantry items, and other household items semi-regularly so you can get rid of anything that might attract pests.
Trust the pest control experts
Find a pest control company that you trust, like Economy Exterminators! With a free pest inspection, our pest elimination professionals will identify what they see around your home that is allowing pests in, and will use our pest-elimination program to keep pests OUT. For over 40 years, Economy Exterminators has helped families and businesses around North Carolina and has grown to be a leader in the pest industry. Our many loyal customers are a testament to the quality of pest control service we have provided all these years. Whether treating an infestation of termites, bed bugs, ants, mice or another pest, you can be sure we’ll provide the skills and service to get the job done right!