New Year’s Household Resolutions We Should Try
New Year’s Household Resolutions We Should Try
The beginning of the year always feels like a reset button for everybody. New hair, new gifts, new year’s resolution, and cutting off the ‘toxic’. While everyone is into changing bad habits and rebuilding good ones, we also want you and the live-in maid to implement these household resolutions! It’s time to bring cleaning and organizing to the next level and get our home into the top shape for the big year ahead. We will begin with decluttering and paying attention to the things we don’t usually clean.
That’s why Eden Grace Maid Agency dedicates this first month to helping Indonesian maids and Filipino maids take note of the house areas they need to deep clean and sort out at the beginning of the year. After carrying out the tips below, little by little, we can feel comfortable and safe in our every space.
1) Start with sorting the holiday decors
Most of the time, we wait until the New Year’s Day is over before putting away the Christmas tree and collecting wires and wires of Christmas lights into a box. Exactly that’s how we want this article to commence. Let the live-in maid in Singapore start to sort out the season decors carefully, separating the damaged wreaths and tinsels and broken ornaments from the pretty good ones. We also advise the Indo maid or Filipino maid to put the box of Christmas lights in a dry place to make sure it stays functional for the next holidays.
2) Give away something from the shelves.
Books are real treasures, source of knowledge and entertainment… but also the home of dust. A recent discovery by Hassan Bolourchi says that librarians’ who are exposed to dusty books are prone to have lung cancer and chronic asthma which are closely linked to dust from books. This is because “paper surfaces act as dust magnets and hold the dust particles as long as they are not cleaned,” Bolourichi says. While books are good companies and aesthetically pleasing, we may want to keep their number minimal from the living room and other high traffic areas. Ask the live-in maid to organize them and donate some to public libraries. You don’t only save space, you also share knowledge!
3) Clean gadgets and appliances
There are several things we use that need much attention this new year: the television, computers, monitors, tablets, and handphones. Usually, the live-in maid in Singapore overlooks these items when cleaning because it’s either she finds them too delicate to touch or it’s just rude to pry at someone’s phone. The computer’s CPU, for example, contains accumulated dust and if the Indo maid or Filipino maid is not computer savvy, maybe we should leave the cleaning to a professional. When it comes to the television screen, the live-in maid can try to wipe them with coffee filters or microfiber cloth. As for the phones, it’s better to take proper precautions when screen cleaning. There are phone units that are too sensitive and may get damaged.
The live-in maid may also check the washing machine since it contains mineral deposits and detergent build-up. One way to flush them out is by putting 2 cups of vinegar with one cup of baking soda to the detergent drawer and run the machine on the longest cold water cycle. Then, the Indo maid can drain and wipe the rubber gasket around the machine door.
4) Throw the unknown cords
Most of us are obsessed with keeping the wires and the cords and not using them anymore. If you’re guilty with this, then it’s time to let go. And by that, we mean the live-in maid in Singapore must get rid of the USB cords that are not functioning anymore and those device cords with missing pairs. She must practice the rule of the thumb: what we didn’t use for a year should go straight to the bin and that applies to wires and tangled cords too.
5) Toss out everything expired
We mean EVERYTHING and that includes all the expired make-up we’ve been keeping on the cabinet, expired bathroom goods, the perfume or cologne which smell we never really liked, and the can of dried paint we keep down the kitchen sink. Expired goods aren’t only food supplies, but also those that are found in our beauty kits and garage. Let the live-in maid in Singapore get rid of those stuff this new year.
6) Modify and recreate the weekly schedule
Discuss with the live-in maid in Singapore what are things that didn’t work out last year in the weekly schedule. It could be that the list of to-dos is not that realistic for her. Since it’s a new year, we advise you to sit down together and talk about the things you need to modify and add on the schedule. If employer’s expecting another baby next year, it’s time to plan the live-in maids working load for the year ahead too!
7) Find a new help
To keep the New Year’s Cleaning resolution, we need a hardworking and diligent live-in maid in Singapore. Eden Grace Maid’s Agency offers recruitment services for employers to find their maid as soon as possible! The agency got Indo maids and Filipino maids to carry out the cleaning resolutions we have in mind.
Remember, the key to a cleaner and fresher home is consistency. We wish you a happy new year. We hope you learned something from us!
Consider hiring a maid to maintain a tidy household environment. Eden Grace Maid Agency offers manpower help that can carry out the family’s daily organizing and household chores routines. We wouldn’t have to worry about our household chores when we have someone trained and taught to take care of our household burdens!