As the first few days of the New Year disappear behind us, we naturally start looking forward to what the winter months may bring. Depending on where you live this could mean frosty starts, low temperatures and perhaps even some snow.

It’s no surprise then to realise many of us will be spending more time at home at this time of the year. So you start looking around and thinking about all the things you could be doing indoors instead.

Of course it’s a little early to think about spring cleaning. However it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about how you can make the most of your home in the meantime. A regular weekly clean will never get rid of the need for a spring clean (or the enjoyment many find in doing it) but it does help make that forthcoming job easier to do.

If you’re short on New Year’s resolutions why not make this one of them? Think about the best time to clean your home each week. This involves lots of different processes, such as vacuuming, dusting and cleaning the bathroom for example. If you’re keen on doing it all yourself you may find it easier to split the tasks up. Do something every day and you won’t be left doing the cleaning on one whole day at the weekend, for example.

The other option is to think about hiring someone to take care of your cleaning needs for you. Regardless of whether you need a cleaning service in London or you live in a tiny village, there will be services locally that are there to cater for your needs. Again, think about the best time to get the jobs done. In this case, one day a week might be all that is required to leave your home sparkling clean. It would be a great way to start the New Year as you mean to go on, wouldn’t it?

If you think the cost of doing this might be prohibitive, think about how much your time costs. What else would you have to forgo doing in order to tackle the cleaning yourself? Once you start thinking along these lines you will realise how valuable your time is and how much it might be worth to you to hire a cleaner.

Your spring cleaning tasks might actually be much easier this year as a result.