If you didn’t make or keep your New Year’s resolution, make a new one now. Life can get crazy and work may keep you busy, but that doesn’t mean your Berks County home has to suffer. By developing some everyday habits, you can keep your home cleaner this year.

While a messy house seems overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. By taking a little extra time each day to keep everything in order, you can keep your home tidy. Then you will have more room to move around and won’t have to worry about unexpected visitors. Follow these DAK Self-Storage tips to keep your home looking nice year round!

Find Motivation

Finding motivation is often the most difficult part of cleaning. If you don’t know where to start, you may keep putting off your housework. You need to find the motivation to get moving, by finding something that inspired you. Cleaning to your favorite music can be a good start. Dancing to the beat as you dust or sweep can help you keep going. You may even forget that you are cleaning.

If music isn’t enough, you can try rewarding yourself with something you enjoy for a job well done. You can also try finding someone to join you. Doing certain activities on your own can make you feel lonely. A family member or roommate can distract you from the boring tasks. At the same time, they will help you accomplish twice as much. It is also helpful to have someone to help you move heavy items. You can also use this tip when moving items into a DAK Self-Storage unit.

Set a Time to Clean

If your typical excuse is that you don’t have time, make some time. When something is constantly on your mind, it is important to you. You should always make time for things that are important to you. Set aside the same time regularly to clean your home. Pick two or three days every week to do things like laundry, dusting, and sweeping. By creating and keeping a schedule, you won’t have to think as much. This means less stress. Set aside a day or two every month for areas that don’t need as much attention. This includes cleaning shelving, closets, etc.

Make Sure Everything Has a Place

A common stressor when cleaning is not knowing where to put certain items. The best way to avoid this problem is to make sure that every item has a home. Buy some shelves, bins, or furniture to keep certain items out of sight when you are not using them. Having proper storage will help you avoid random piles around your home. If you still don’t have enough room, consider renting a DAK Self-Storage unit. We offer a variety of sizes and features for almost any item you may need to store.

Don’t Leave Dishes Laying Around

If you sometimes eat in the family room, it is easy to let your dishes sit on the side table. Then you may forget about them and let them sit all night. This is tempting to mischievous pets and can attract pests. This is why DAK Self-Storage urges renters not to keep food in their rental units. Try to get in the habit of taking your dishes back to the kitchen when you finish. Put them in the sink or dishwasher. If it is full, clean the dishes right away. You will feel a sense of accomplishment looking at a clean kitchen.

Buy Less Throw Away Items

One way to eliminate messes is to stop buying items that create them. If your trash can fills up fast, you may be tired of taking it out. When it’s cold or rainy, you may tell yourself you will do it later. Then you never get to it. If the can is full, you may leave your garbage on the table or counter. This makes your home look cluttered. Plus, you lose room to maneuver.

To solve this problem, stop buying throw away items. Avoid buying items with a lot of packaging. Don’t use paper plates and plastic utensils. Put in a request to stop receiving junk mail.

Use DAK Self-Storage to Declutter

After a while, your home becomes filled with items you don’t use. If they sit around and take up space, there is no reason to keep them. Keep your home cleaner by minimizing your possessions. Go through your belongings on a regular basis and get rid of what you don’t use.

You may also want to consider a DAK Self-Storage unit. We can keep your seasonal items out of the way until you need them. You can view available units here at the following link. https://ecom.quikstor.com/dakselfstorage/ShowAvailableUnits.aspx?action=rent.