Preparing For A Post Christmas Sort Out

Christmas has come and gone, and for many of us, it was a very muted festive season when compared to our usual ones. No parades and carol services, no big parties and huge family gatherings.

However, despite having a much smaller and much quieter Christmas than normal, it is still surprising just how much mess there is once you have taken down the tree and decorations, found new homes for all of the new gifts, and thrown out all of the wrapping paper. There are pine needles lurking in corners, bits of sticky tape stuck to sideboards, and the dust - well, the less said about that the better.

While Spring is traditionally the time for a big clean, it is way too far in the future to leave it until then. A post-Christmas sort out can help brush the cobwebs away - quite literally - and help you feel refreshed and invigorated for the start of a brand new year.


Clean out your yard

Our yards are often one of the main places that get neglected over Christmas and in the winter. Lawns become overgrown, leaves drop and turn to mush on the floor and all sorts of old, unwanted stuff gets stored out there until you get the chance to get rid of it at the dump. While the weather might stop you from doing any gardening, it does not stop you from giving it a good ol’ tidy up.

Look into scrapping your old unwanted cars

Many of us have old cars still parked up in the garage or yard that we no longer need or use, or that don’t work.  Why not look for junk car removal solutions that not only get rid of the car for you but give you some much-needed cash for your old car? You can then reinvest this into buying a brand new car to go with the 2021 version of you. 

Clean the carpet

We often do not appreciate just how much flack our carpets can take, especially in high-traffic areas. After Christmas, when you have packed away all of the decorations, is the perfect opportunity to give it a good clean. Start off by vacuuming it and then inspect it for any obvious stains or marks. The longer that they are left, the more difficult they are to get out. You can often remove them by using a solution of dish washing liquid and warm water - squirt it on and gently blot it and repeat until the stain is removed, before spraying it again with plain water. It may be worth hiring a carpet cleaner if it is very marked.

Clean out the fridge and freezer

Once all of the festive food and delicious treats have been eaten, your fridge and freezer are possibly looking a little on the empty side. Before you go and refill it at the grocery store, give it a good clean. Remove all the shelves and drawers and soak them in hot soapy water and look at silicone fridge liners to keep them clean. Throw away anything festering in the vegetable drawers and any condiments that have been opened and left well beyond their use past date, chuck them out.

By giving your home a good old post-Christmas clean, you will feel much more organized and refreshed for the beginning of the year and to get it off on the right foot. 

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Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day During Coronavirus

In light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) , our travel plans are being cancelled, offices are now widely work-from-home, and staying home after work to unwind instead out is much more appelaing than before. But, with Valentines day on the way, you are probably still wanting to celebrate with your special other half. 


Even though, you are very unlikely to be planning a trip away, it doesn’t mean you can’t make this day special. So, let’s have a look at some of the ways you can do this below: 

Cook At Home Together 

There is nothing that warms the heart the same as a home-cooked meal. Wheter you choose to cook up a feast with a little team work and a few glasses of wine, or take advantage of one of the special Valentines' Day promotions, deals or offers that appear this tim of the year, cooking up a storm is bound to impress your other half. 

Create An At Home Movie Night 

It may feel like a long time since we have been able to enjoy a night at the movies, and although it is for a good reasons and to keep us safe, it’s about time we started to find new ways to enjoy the cinema. Why not create an at home movie night with all he extra included. Build yourself a cozy den, ambient lighting, a recent romantic film (or something you and your partner enjoy), a few snacks such as hotdogs and popcorn, and add a few snuggly blankets? 

Order Some Flowers

GIRLS LOVE FLOWERS! I cannot stress this enough. We love getting flowers. You literally can't go wrong with ordering some flowers Valentine’s Day, and is something that is loved and adored by many couples, and it certainly never fails to impress. What’s even better, you are likely to be at home when they arrive this year, especially if you are working from home. 

Have A Pamper Evening 

There is just something that screams romantic night in when couples take the time to look after themselves together. A pamper evening is the perfect way to do this. From face masks and foot masks through to a hot bubble bath and massage, there are plenty of options when it comes to pampering each other. 

Grab Some Exercise

Although you may not think of this a romantic, exercise is really important and one of the only things we can go out for at the moment. So, instead a skipping on your normal routine completely, use this time to exercise together. You can then unwind with a nice breakfast or dinner together to unwind. If you’re not the type of couple to find enjoyment from exercising in the form of a workout together, you could alway choose a nice casual stroll. It’s still exercise but it’s much lighter and can be romantic. 

In more ways than one, this Valentines day may be different, but that shouldn be seen as unique rather than a bad thing. You are able to create a special experience by doing some of these activities together, while also remaining same and sound. Are you planning anything thia Valentines Day? Please share some of your ideas in the comments below. 

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