After taking out the trashes, you may want to think about donating some items in your home. After the holidays sometimes a house can be filled to the brim with clutter and gifts from all over. A good rule of thumb to use to keep the mess down is whenever you get something new get rid of something old and give it to charity. Or if you want to go a little further, get rid of two things for every one that you take in. It is hard to see how a couple Christmas presents here and there can make a house messy until they all pile up in the living room. And anyways, it is a great feeling to give during the holiday season, even if that just means giving away things you can no longer use.
Moving on from donations and trash, try doing all the laundry in your home. This is usually a huge part of the clutter lying around. Get everyone in the house to pitch and help as well. The more people that help fold, hang up and put away the laundry as soon as it comes out of the dryer, the less likely it s that the clean clothes will get left unfolded, or even worse, go right back on the floor to add to all the mess. The same goes for bedding. You should make a bed again immediately after finishing the sheets and blankets for it in the laundry otherwise that bed might never get made. And if you do all the folding at one time, it will not seem that bad.
If you have trouble remembering to do things around the house make a list. That way when you finish a list, you not only get a great feeling of accomplishment, you also can reward yourself. Not that it isn't just reward enough to have a clean house. When you finish and entire list of jobs on your to do list, go out for coffee, or maybe even go shopping for some cute buckets and baskets to keep your space even more streamlined and fun. Having baskets in fun colors make it easier to want to use them to store your items in. And don't always think you have to do everything yourself either. Everyone in the house can help so something. Have someone sweep the floors, someone can vacuum and someone else do the dishes. With more people working on it, the house will be clean in no time at all. You will be amazed at how fast it can go. But even if you are the only one doing it all, it can still be done. Just don't ever lose motivation to live in a clean environment and you can cross off that New Year's Resolution of tidiness as done and done.
For certain areas of the house which is beyond the reach hiring NJ maid service will be an ideal choice. It's obvious not all the cleaning can be done without help of team of professional maids.