Welcome the New Year Into Your Clean Home

Okay, people. It’s 2016! We need to start preparing our homes for the new year! Getting everything prepared will help us take a breath and relax before jumping into the chaos that inevitably awaits us ahead. Where do we even start? Say it with me! Out with the old, in with the new!

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For starters, this is not replacing Spring-cleaning. Sorry people, but this is in addition to Spring-cleaning. On the plus side though, it will make it a whole lot easier when it comes times for all that fun dusting.

Out with the old starts in whichever room your little heart desires. The simple first step is just to de-clutter your home. Clutter brings unnecessary chaos. Try and tap into those certain areas you don’t think about all the time, such as empty shampoo bottles, old razors, old magazines, old clothes, old anything really. Just get rid of it already! There is a theory when you’re moving that if you haven’t used an item in a year, don’t pack it. Toss it instead. Use that same theory when de-cluttering your home. You won’t even remember that old coffee mug in a week.

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Finally do those household chores you’ve been putting off. Do your laundry. Go ahead and sweep, mop, and vacuum. Wash and change all your sheets and towels. We all know how amazing it feels sleeping on fresh sheets. Don’t deny yourself that luxury when starting the New Year.

Make your bathroom beautiful! Clean it. Wipe down all the counters and mirrors. Wipe down everything you. Even clean the shower. No one likes to do it, so that isn’t a good excuse people! We know this is part of the Spring-cleaning checklist, but we should be doing this much more often than we do now anyway.

Take out all of your trash. That is kind of common sense and just part of your daily chores, but what isn’t included in that? Actually clean your trashcans! We never think about this because it is where all dirty things go, but we seriously need to clean those gross buckets every once in awhile.

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Now that we have gotten done de-cluttering the home and cleaning EVERYTHING, clear up what is left of the clutter. You still have a bunch of coffee mugs left? Put them away nice and neat. It’s as simple as that. Just put away what is left. Make as much space as possible. This includes all the old food you just threw out of your refrigerator. Wipe down the shelves and make it look clean. You’ll want this when you’re stocking your fridge.

Be a man! Get down to yard work! It has been an extremely hot winter, so you can’t even have the excuse that it’s too cold outside. Get your butt outside and clean up the yard. Just make it look as nice and pretty as the inside of your home.

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Last, but not least, clean that car! We all know, especially after the holidays, your car is a black hole where things get sucked in and never taken back out. Don’t start the New Year like that! Take a garbage bag and do away with all the trash. Take in all the extra clothes that are more than likely piled in your backseat. Keep a jar next to you as well, because you are probably going to find quite a bit of change your car ate up.

Everyone loves the feeling of being clean and on top of things. Let yourself have that pleasure this New Year, even if it only lasts a day!

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Fabulous Ideas For Throwing a New Years Celebration

There are so many things you can use when considering your decor for your New Years party. You can play around with the colors or maybe add a theme! Because everyone has different preferences, we have put together a couple different examples of decor to cater to each type of hostess.

Rose Quartz and Gold

Ok, so we all now know one of the colors of 2016 is Rose Quartz. We wanted to play off of that, and what goes better with rose than gold?!

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Obviously, a very important detail is the champagne! Throw a couple of raspberries in each flute and you can achieve this beautiful rose color. And while we’re talking about champagne, go ahead and spray paint the bottles with gold glitter on the top and rose glitter on the bottom. It looks super cute, but also hides the labels just in case you need to get the cheaper kind.

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Make a cute, simple garland at home out of just glitter, glue, and bowtie pasta! It’s easy and a fun mess to get into.

Navy Blue and Silver

Keep your Christmas lights up! They will look so beautiful ringing in the New Year behind a sheer curtain to keep the lights mildly bright.

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No matter how fancy your party is planned to be, this tablecloth is a must! Use it for a dinner tablecloth, the buffet table, the drinks table. My point is just use it somewhere for your party.

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This idea will work best and be easiest if you just find a navy blue glass to put the flowers in, but if it’s necessary, throw in a couple drops of food dye into the water. Most times, this will alter the colors of the flowers. If this happens, use your handy dandy silver glitter spray paint and spray the ends of the flowers.

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So, this idea doesn’t have much to do with interior design, but seriously, how cute would it be for the hostess to match her color scheme? These nails are adorable and completely scream New Years. Add a little fashionable taste to the start of 2016!

New Years in New York

For our last idea, we thought a New York theme is a great idea, because everyone should experience the New York New Years sometime in their life, even if we have to bring it to them.

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Clearly for the desserts, you have to include traditional New York cheesecake. That is a given, and making them small and personal sized is a great, easy idea that looks very cute and professional.

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This small table centerpiece would be perfect for little cocktail tables. To add more of a New Years feel, we would switch out the tan tissue paper for silver or gold glitter tissue paper and switch the apple for mini versions of the ball we all anticipate watching.

Hopefully, we have given you an idea you would like to work off of. It’s New Years, so just keep it fun and glittery! We hope you have a great party! Happy New Years!

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