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2017-01-11 09:39:58
January Home Purge Checklist

It’s a brand-new year – and, it’s time to start fresh! What better way to achieve a fresh start than cleaning and organizing your home for 2017? If an annual household purge isn't on your January to-do list, then you are in for a treat! With my home purge checklist, your home will feel more organized and ready for the coming year than ever before! So, what should you get rid of for the new year? Take a look in my January home purge checklist:


  • Deep Clean All Bathrooms
  • Throw Away…
    • Old Bath Toys
    • Empty Bottles
    • Old Brushes
    • Trash
    • Ripped Towels
    • Expired Medicine  
    • Old Hair Ties & Bows
    • Expired Sunscreen


  • Deep Clean Bedrooms
  • Remove Clutter on Nightstands and Drawers
  • Throw Away…
    • Outgrown, Torn, or Never Worn Clothing
    • Outdated or Worn Out Shoes
    • Old Hats
    • Old Blankets


  • Shred Important or Old Documents
  • Throw Away…  
    • Dried Out Pens
    • Old Business Cards
    • Old Chords & Adapters


  • Deep Clean Entire Garage
  • Remove Broken Equipment
  • Combine and Organize Cleaning Liquids
  • Organize Work Bench
  • Throw Away…
    • Dirty & Ripped Rags
    • Expired Chemicals
    • Dried Out and Unneeded Paint Cans
    • Unwanted or Unused Holiday Decor
    • Broken Tools
    • Empty Boxes


  • Deep Clean Entire Kitchen
  • Combine and Organize Cleaning Liquids
  • Throw Away…
    • Tupperware (with no lids)
    • Cracked Plates and Glasses
    • Expired and/or Stale Pantry and Refrigerated Foods
    • Unused Appliances
    • Scratched Pans
    • Unneeded Cookbooks

Click here for a free printable!


Decluttering your home space could be the fresh start you were looking for in the New Year!

In addition to decluttering and cleaning your home, consider completing a few home maintenance projects to ensure your home is in tip-top shape for the year ahead. Here are a couple of little things I recommend completing during the first month of the year:


  • Check Attic for Birds, Squirrels, Raccoons, etc.
  • Pour 1 Gallon of Water Down Unused Drains
  • Clean Frost-Free Refrigerator Drain Pan
  • Inspect Dishwasher for Leaks
  • Check Operation of Water and Sump Pump
  • Have Air Ducts Cleaned
  • Service Kitchen Disposal by Grinding Several Cups of Ice Cubes

Do you have an annual home purge ritual? Send me a note.

Is a new space on the January to-do list? Give me a call. I would be honored to help you navigate the greater Austin real estate landscape.

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