As we step into the new year, what better way to kickstart a fresh chapter than by giving your home a revitalizing makeover? Here are 10 January chores that will breathe new life into your living spaces, ensuring a clean and organized start to 2024.

1. Declutter High-Traffic Areas

Clear out the excess in spaces that see the most action. Tidy up entryways, living rooms, and hallways to create a welcoming and clutter-free environment.

 

2. Clean Your Air Filters and Air Vents

Ensure a breath of fresh air in your home by cleaning or replacing air filters. Don’t forget to wipe down air vents to improve air circulation.

3. Straighten Up and Reset Your Closets

Organize your closets, donating or storing items you no longer need. A well-organized closet sets a positive tone for the year ahead.

 

4. Clean Under Your Furniture

Take a moment to clean the often-overlooked spaces beneath your furniture, such as beds and couches. This simple step can make a big difference.

5. Straighten Up Around and Under Your Bathroom Sink

Tidy up the area around your bathroom sink. Dispose of expired items, organize toiletries, and wipe down surfaces for a fresh and clean feel.

 

6. Clean Your Ceiling Fans

Dust off those ceiling fan blades to improve air quality and keep your home looking its best.

7. Organize the “Junk Drawer”

Every home has one – the notorious “junk drawer.” Take some time to declutter and organize this catch-all space.

 

8. Clean the Inside of Your Fridge

Start the year with a clean slate by decluttering and cleaning the inside of your refrigerator. Toss expired items and wipe down shelves and drawers.

9. Clean Out Your Car

Extend your cleaning spree to your vehicle. Clear out unnecessary items, vacuum them, and give them a good wipe-down. Create organizational systems in your trunk and glove box for a more efficient car space.

 

10. Clean Your Doors and Door Frames

Don’t overlook the details. Wipe down doors and door frames to remove dust and grime, instantly enhancing the overall cleanliness of your home.

With these ten January chores, you’ll not only freshen up your living space but also create a serene and organized environment to kick off the new year. Happy cleaning!

SOURCE: SOUTHERN LIVING