Prepping Your Home for This Year

Prepping Your Home for This YearWe know, we know, we’ve said it a million times, it’s no fun. Cleaning is one of those things that has such a stigma that we push it to the bottom of the to-do list and never relish when it’s complete. It’s silly. It doesn’t have to be that hard. We have that perception about it, because of history and the characters that we’ve created and the time that we think it takes to get things done. Well, enough. In 2020, we’re doing things differently. And your biggest resource is the Australian Heritage Homes team because we know how to design and take care of the most beautiful homes in the area. (Secret… It’s not that hard). Well, the designing process is, because we strongly believe in being your partners-in-crime to ensure that your visions come to life; But, once you’re in the home, we’re here to dispel the time that you think it takes to maintain the dream home that you’re put so much heart into. Here are our best tips on home cleaning this year:

  • Don’t be afraid to hire a cleaner and don’t think it’s going to cost a lot more than you think it’s going to. It won’t. Professional cleaners are easy to find all over the internet but even better – they’re easy to find through your friends and family that you trust best. Just – as always – make sure that you have all of the recommendations and references that you can get. Here’s the misconception: that they’re insanely expensive. They’re not, you just need to know exactly what you want them to do and communicate it properly. Here is an article that we like with great advice.
  • Push yourself to learn something new. Thank goodness for YouTube, right? It’s interesting the obtuse and random things you can learn to do, simply by watching a 30-second video. Stay tuned for an article of the best YouTube “home-related” videos that we’ve been able to get our hands-on. That being said, you don’t always have to spend a pretty penny to get a job done around your property by an expert that you could do yourself. Make a commitment to yourself this year to do at least four different jobs and think about how much money you’ve saved. Bonus? Spend it on a fun experience or something that you’ve been looking forward to.
  • Keep a checklist. Too often, it turns into November or December and we realize that we’ve completely forgotten a few different things throughout the year. Even worse, too often we realize that we’re behind on a certain task and it ends up backfiring in our face (and costing us more money). Make another commitment to yourself that on a regular basis, you’re going to check in on your home, using a checklist like this and reward yourself afterwards with a bite of chocolate or a glass of wine.

We’re thrilled that you continue to check back in and are excited for the best year for you and your home!