A junk-free home to fight off the post holiday blues.
The excitement surrounding Christmas and New Years have since faded. The joy and fun you spent with family and friends is in the rearview and you’re set for that time of year: the return to the work grind.
Only problem? The Holiday clutter in your home has put you in a sour mood.
Post-holiday blues and even post-holiday depression is common for many people. Yet, there are a few life changes you can make in the new year to help fight off any scaries that come with the end of a happy time like the holidays.
New Year Resolutions are great, but a messy house full of clutter and other holiday decor after the family leaves could throw a wrench in those plans. Here are some ways you can not only clean up your home but fight those post-holiday blues in the process.
What is post holiday depression or blues?
Post holiday depression, more commonly known as post holiday blues, is when people feel depressed after a fun time like the holiday season. Some say the perceived decline in mental health could typically come from the stress of the season, including the financial, emotional, physical stressors that come from the planning and seeing family and friends.
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Life Tips On How to Beat Post Holiday Blues.
There are plenty of things you can do outside of just organizing and cleaning your space to help fight off those post holiday blues that seem to creep up every year. From small everyday changes like going to the gym after the holidays, to big plans for the future, here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Get out and exercise.-If you haven’t already been exercising, it is a great way to fight off any of those lingering sad feelings, get you in a better mood and get you feeling healthy!
- Start eating cleaner and healthier.-While you don’t necessarily to go on a diet, eating cleaner and healthier is a great way to change your mood.
- Clean and organize your home.-This is a big one.. and the biggest topic of this guide! A clean home does a lot for your mood. Waking up to a mess can put a damper on your day!
- Plan a trip!-Having something to look forward to down the road can help you forget about how much fun the holidays were and help you get excited for what’s to come!
Why Consider Decluttering After the Holidays?
Outside of the obvious being a mess that’s left after all your guests leave,there are few other reasons why cleaning after the holidays can help beat stress, anxiety and depression.
Cleaning after the Holidays is important.
The gifts have been unwrapped and the cookies and milk have been eaten, but you’re left with a sizable mess in the living room. First off, you’ll want to remove all the holiday decor.
Knowing how to store holiday decorations in the right place to set aside for next year should always be the first step. Find a nice spot in your basement or garage to stow away those decorations. You won’t need them for a while.
It’s best to take care of this first. Because, after all, if you’re into holiday parties, chances are there won’t be much time to declutter before the New Year when there are even more parties.
The New Year is a time for resolutions. Keeping that in mind, you can beat the post holiday depression feeling with a New Year declutter session. These helpful tips can also keep you upbeat and happy in the early winter months of January and February.
How Do You Clean Up after the Holidays?
Before learning HOW to clean up after the holidays, it’s best to start with what exactly you need decluttered, of course after you’ve taken care of the holiday decorations.
Is the kitchen a mess? What about the living room? Identify your starting spots. Is it just specific appliances that are messy or is it the whole room? Start here.
Clean the fridge!
Since the holidays typically involved quite a bit of food, from Christmas dinners to New Year’s Eve party snacks and more, it’s probably a good time to do a nice sweep of the fridge, clearing out the messy, spoiled food you don’t have any use for anymore.
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Clear Out the Dishwasher.
Tough time to put off doing the dirty dishes. But if you have, this is a big step. A huge pile of dishes in the sink is nothing to mess with, especially after the holidays, so take care of it.
Thoroughly Wipe Down the Bathroom.
If you had guests over, and those guests enjoyed all of your holiday drinks and food, chances are the bathroom was a hot spot. You’ll want to make sure the bathroom is organized and cleaned down thoroughly, removing any germs.
Clean Floors, Carpets and Upholstery.
Unless you’re someone who tells their guests to take their shoes off before they come in (nothing wrong with that!), chances are your floors aren’t exactly in tip-top shape.
Use some trusted carpet cleaner for the carpet, mop the floors and sweep as much you can! If the old carpet is in bad shape, toss it out for a new one!
Make sure ovens and stoves are clean.
If you had guests over for dinner, chances are the oven and stove were used quite often. Make sure you wipe down every inch of those appliances because the gunk build up can get rather messy and the stove or oven is old and not working, considering replacing it with a new one.
From trying out that new workout plan, big home improvement plans, to eating better, there are some small life changes you can make to help you feel better, but sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery: a clean and organized home.
Your New Year’s resolution: Clean House!
New Year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. Mental health decluttering is one idea to not only start the year off in a great mood but get rid of the mess from before.
Yet, organizing the space where you spend more than half of your day, everyday, can be one of the first steps to feeling better, which opens the door to less stress and anxiety in your life.
A new year’s clean out for a better mood.
A clean home is not only something to do in order to check off your New Year’s resolution for your home list. A junky mess isn’t always the direct cause of someone’s bad mood, but studies have shown that clutter causes stress, as clutter and mental health are closely linked.
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By now, you’re either feeling better after all the changes or maybe you’re still stuck in a rut.
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