How To Prepare Your Home for the New Year

A woman stands in a messy room, ready to begin cleaning and organizing.

With the New Year drawing closer and closer, it’s natural for you to think about New Year’s resolutions for your home. Whether you’re looking for ways to create space, tidy up, or just liven up your living area, the start of a fresh year is the perfect time to make a change.

The experts at Urban Self Storage are here to guide you as the calendar flips and a new year begins. From small-level things you can do to improve your life to major organizational ideas, there are several ways to make your home more efficient and comfortable. Keep reading for a few ways to prepare your home for the New Year.

Deep Cleaning Tips

Deep cleaning your house is a great way to start the New Year, as it refreshes your space and allows you to feel at home. You can begin by vacuuming your floors and paying special attention to corners and other hard-to-reach spots. After that, dust off surfaces like light fixtures, countertops, and ceiling fans, as these areas can attract a lot of dust without you noticing.

Next, sanitize high-touch areas like doorknobs, light switches, and remote controls, and wipe down any particularly dirty counters or surfaces with disinfectant wipes. Don’t forget to clean your windows to let in more natural light during the short winter days, and appliances like your oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher should also be cleaned before a new year of use.

Winter Home Maintenance

The harsh winter weather can be tough for your home to handle. Before temperatures get too low, test your central heating system to ensure it’s working properly, insulate your pipes to prevent them from freezing and causing costly damage, and keep your thermostat on low at all times to save money. 

Outside, you should clean your gutters to prevent ice dams and inspect your roof for signs of damage that could lead to leaks. It can also help to install draft guards or weather stripping around doors and windows to keep cold air out and warm air in. This small investment can save you money on heating costs and make your home more comfortable during the winter months.

Home Organization Tricks

The start of the New Year is the perfect time to reorganize, as many people make New Year’s resolutions for their homes. You should go through room-by-room and declutter your space by getting rid of items you no longer use or need. After that, sort your remaining things that need to be put away into categories so you can store them together. Utilize home organization solutions like shelves, bins, and tubs to store everything neatly and orderly.

Winter Energy Saving Tips

There are several ways to save energy during the winter months, which is good for the planet and your budget. One of the easiest winter energy-saving tips to follow is to lower your thermostat when you’re not home or when you’re sleeping at night. Closing your curtains when you can will also help insulate your home and stop warm air from escaping. You can also try to use energy-efficient lights in your holiday decorations and throughout the rest of your home for an additional boost.

Rent Residential Storage From Urban Self Storage

Move into the New Year with a comfortable and clutter-free home with the help of Urban Self Storage. Our residential storage units are the perfect place to store all the things you don’t have room for in your house, whether that’s furniture, seasonal decorations, office items, or something else. With month-to-month leases and convenient options for climate-controlled storage and drive-up storage, we’re confident you’ll find what you need with us.
Having trouble visualizing what to rent? Our unit size guide can help you pinpoint exactly how much space you need. You can also explore our storage tips page and blog for further information. Once you’re ready, find the closest storage facility to you to get started today!

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