Prepare Your Home for a New Year (Right Now)

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January is a good month to take stock — a personal, financial, and physical inventory — to see where you’re at in all areas of your life so you can prepare for improvement. Today the Towers of Seabrook Blog has tips about how to make your apartment a space for you to do so this year.

Decluttering and Cleaning

After the holidays you may still have piles of wrapping paper and cardboard boxes lying around. Put away, throw away, and recycle everything you don’t need. Kids may also have lots of toy packaging in their spaces that need to be tossed. Once all the holiday ornaments and general trash is out, do whatever apartment upkeep you need to do, like vacuuming, disinfecting, and wiping off surfaces.

Checking and Reporting

As you’re cleaning and getting everything looking fresh, make sure they’re actually functioning how they’re supposed to. Check things that often go under the radar, like smoke detectors, outlets, light bulbs, pipes, and vents. Report anything broken or not working properly to our maintenance team to get it fixed and taken care of.

Organizing and Decorating

Give every item crowding the countertops a home so they’re not cluttering up free space. Items tucked out of sight let your apartment and each amenity in it shine the way they were meant to. Of course, not all things can or should be hidden, at least easily. If you need to open up space in your home for things, try any of these 102 best tips to get your home super organized.

And don’t forget that some things can be decorated with, too! Style a bookshelf with trinkets that don’t quite fit anywhere else. Create a centerpiece or a table runner with spare fabric and silk flowers. Give your things a purpose or showcase how much you love them in your decorating.

How do you get your Texas apartment ready for a new year? Share your cleaning, checking, and organizing tips for the rest of the apartment community in the comments. Thanks for reading! Good luck!