Your home is a sacred place so it’s vital that you maintain it. But the past couple of years has been rough for everyone so you may have fallen behind on the upkeep of your humble abode. 

Not to worry, because we’ve provided 7 tips on how you can prepare your home before 2023 comes around. The new year gives you an opportunity for change. This means “out with the old, and in with the new.” Sprucing up your home is an excellent start. Keep reading to find out more!

  1. Clean Out the Clutter 

Is your home cluttered with unnecessary items? Perhaps you have too many ornaments on the shelves or your cupboards are filled with clothes you never wear. Science proves that clutter can increase stress and anxiety levels. So if you’ve been feeling extra anxious lately, look at your surroundings. 

Here are tips on how you can declutter your home: 

  • Donate clothes you never wear
  • If you have children, sort their toy boxes and donate toys they don’t play with 
  • Get rid of dust collectors on your tables
  • Sell furniture that’s taking up space
  • Recycle old electronic parts that no longer work 
  • Throw away empty bottles or expired products in your cupboards and fridge 

Once you’ve decluttered you can rearrange your home so it’s neat and presentable. A neat home will reduce feelings of anxiousness and stress. 

  1. Find a New Fragrance for Your Home 

Another sure way to boost your mood is by using a signature fragrance around your home. Certain fragrances like lavender are known to give you feelings of calmness and tranquility. Zoflora has wonderful fragrances for you to choose from such as: 

  • Midnight Blooms 
  • Bluebell Woods
  • Mandarin and Lime 
  • Pink Grapefruit 
  • Peony Blush 

There are floral, spicey, and fruity fragrances for you to choose from. The advantage of Zoflora is that the fragrance lasts for up to 24 hours when you use it in your home. Whether you’re using Zoflora as an air freshener or to clean your counters, your chosen fragrance will add a natural scent to your home.

  1. Rearrange Each Room 

Sometimes change is as good as a holiday. When you rearrange each room in your home you can create more space and make it look sophisticated. Additionally, you can use feng shui to harmonize with your surroundings. 

Rearranging your home may elevate your mood and it may be easier to clean and maintain each room. Make sure that everything in each room has a function. For example, a bedside table will be a surface where you can place your lamp, book, and nighttime beauty products.  

  1. Deep Clean Your Home 

Before the new year starts you must deep clean your home. Sometimes when you do general cleaning you may not pay attention to corners, and shelves that have gathered dirt and grime. Dirt, dust, pet dander, and grime can cause respiratory problems or allergies. 

Here are tips on how to deep clean your home:

  • Clean out gutters
  • Deep clean your carpets 
  • Wash walls 
  • Clean windows with Zoflora 
  • Clean behind and under furniture 
  • Remove dirt and grime from your oven 
  • Clean out your fridges with Zoflora 

To clear away dust from shelves and cupboards use Zoflora wipes. These wipes also come in wonderful fragrances that will leave a fresh scent behind after you’ve cleaned. 

  1. Change Your Colour Scheme 

Is your home looking dreary with white walls or boring accents? It’s time to add some exciting colours to your space. Choose calming colours such as teal or a soothing pale green. Or if you want to be daring choose a strong violet shade for your walls. 

You can either choose pale or dark and vivid tones for your lounge, living room, and bedroom. Some people prefer neutral tones for a lounge such as grey. But white and turquoise are trendy especially if you have wooden floors. 

Add colour accents that complement your space like paintings with specific shades. Or cushions and rugs that can create a lovely contrast with your painted walls.

  1. Create a Relaxing Place Outside 

If you have a balcony or a garden, you should create a relaxing space where you can read a book or drink your coffee in the sun. Some people create book nooks outside. Or you can add a small table with an umbrella and a bench.

On the other hand, if you have a large garden, you can build a pergola or simply tie a hammock underneath your favourite tree. Being outside for just a few minutes a day will promote excellent mental health. 

  1. Start Going Green 

A lot of people are choosing eco-friendly ways to run their homes. Going green can also help you save a few hundred rands at the end of the month. Consider installing solar panels to generate electricity. You should also recycle your plastics, glass, and tin. 

Another way to create an eco-friendly home is by using smart devices. Install sensor lights in every room so the lights switch off when there’s no one occupying a space. Consider switching off all appliances and electronics before going to sleep at night. 

Final Thoughts

Are you looking forward to the new year? How do you plan to prepare your home for 2023? Let us know in the comments section below. Or follow the tips in this article to assist you.