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  • Writer's pictureChris Martin

Getting Your Home and Business Ready For The New Year

With the new year only weeks away, now is the perfect time to get your Perth home and business in order for the upcoming year. And with many taking time off over the holiday period, what better time to get those odd jobs done to start your new year off right. Below are our top suggestions to tackling the buildings you own.

Step 1: De-Clutter

While this may not be the most desirable task for home or business owners, the rewards greatly outweigh the effort. There’s no better way to start off your new year than having a clean, decluttered place to live and work. Not only does it provide you with a blank slate, but decluttering is also good for your health – physically because you’re removing toxins and dust particles from the air you’re breathing all day and night, and mentally as it can reduce stress and anxiety while also enhancing decision-making skills and your sleep.

This goes for both the interior and exterior of any properties in your care – internally, go through all cupboards and cabinets and throw out anything that hasn’t been used recently or that is broken. If you will still need it, ensure it has a dedicated place to be stored. For the outside of your home or office, get rid of any broken or outdated furniture and décor items that aren’t serving a purpose anymore.

Step 2: Tackle That To-Do List Of Minor Repairs

How many times have you looked at that broken paver, peeling paint or burnt out lightbulb, but done nothing about it? Now is the perfect time to take stock of your home and office and invest in finally getting those repairs completed. Look at the outside of your property in detail and note down anything that needs fixing – from something small like the mailbox flap needing a tighter screw, through to your back deck which is in desperate need of entirely new pavers. Then move onto the inside of your property – don’t forget to check windows, doors, handles and lights. It’s always useful to act as though you are entering your home, office or warehouse for the first time – what is catching your eye that needs fixing?

Once you’ve got your list, then start on those that you can easily do yourself, and hire professionals for the tasks that require more expertise.

Step 3: Out With The Old, In With The New

Like finally getting around to the minor repairs that have been pending for months (or longer), take the time to see what around your home or business is outdated and bringing down the overall atmosphere of your living or working environment. Is your outdoor wicker furniture faded and falling apart? Are the days that the levers on your office chair work properly just a memory? Be ruthless. Just like decluttering has mental benefits, so too does replacing old, worn products, especially those that you use regularly. It can also help add a fresh new look to your property, perfect for a positive approach to the new year.

Step 4: High Pressure Clean Your Surfaces

High pressure cleaning pool pavers

With a lot of the smaller details now tended to, it’s time to give the exterior of your property a quick, easy makeover with the power of high pressure cleaning. This is one of the most effective ways to refresh your home or office – we recommend high pressure cleaning the following:

  • The moss and grime off your Colorbond and tiled roof – this is one of the easiest ways to rejuvenate the look of your property. Did you know solar panels can also be pressure cleaned? By doing this, you can actually improve energy efficiency and ensure you’re saving as much money on electricity costs as possible.

  • Warehouses or commercial buildings with concrete floors. Depending on the condition, you may even want to consider upgrading to epoxy flooring with the help of an industrial cleaning company that offers this service.

  • Limestone pavers – especially around pools or the front of your property. Limestone cleaning should be carefully done however to avoid damaging the surface so take care and consider hiring a local professional if you aren’t confident that you can do it successfully.

  • The driveway to your home or office. High pressure cleaning can get rid of dirt, oil stains and everything in between. Wouldn’t you rather greet your guests or customers with a fresh, clean walkway instead of stains and grime?

  • The full exterior of your home or business. Buildings can easily get a build-up of grime over time; it’s amazing the difference that pressure cleaning can give in just a few hours. It also can add value to your home or business if selling is on your cards in the new year. For more advice, read ‘5 Tips To Easily Increase Your Home’s Value Before Selling’.

  • Patio pavers and side entrances. Nearly any surface can be high pressure cleaned to wash away dirt and moss and breathe new life into your property. Whether you have blackened pavers around the side of the house, or stained, dirty pavers under your patio, a pressure cleaning company like Perth’s DJL Services can help.

Step 5: Ensure You’ve Got A Welcoming Entrance

Whether you’re welcoming customers to your business or guests to your home, first appearances are everything. Now that you’ve tidied up the exterior of your building and transformed the surfaces with high pressure cleaning, it’s time to take final stock of the entrance you’re presenting to the world. If you have a company sign, make sure it looks new and clean – if not, make it a priority to get a new one. The same goes for your house numbers. Consider adding more lights, and invest in landscaping to give those arriving at your front door something to admire. Think about what type of welcome you want to give – do you want it to be warm and friendly, or professional? Take a drive and look at other homes and businesses around Perth to get ideas for your own entrance and create a plan to update it before the new year rings in.

Your home and business are your greatest assets, and as the year goes on, it can be hard to look up and take stock of the appearance of them both. This holiday period, spend a few days going through the tips above. That way, by the time the new year rolls around, you’ve got a sparkling clean, organised and attractive building to live and work in. And remember, if you are looking for residential, commercial or industrial cleaning companies that specialise in high pressure cleaning in Perth, contact DJL Services for a free quote to transform your property and get you New Year ready!


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