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A New Space By New Years - Part 6 - New Years Finale

The 6-part series dedicated to helping you de-clutter your home in time to start the new year off right!

Part 6 - New Years Finale

Well, we’re nearing the end of the year and, more importantly, the end of our 6-part series on de-cluttering your home. Sort of feels like the end of an era, doesn’t it?

Okay, maybe we don’t need to get that sentimental about all of this, but you have to admit that your house is looking pretty good compared to what it looked like 6 weeks ago. Now you’re all set to say goodbye to 2011 on a positive note. After all, when your home is de-cluttered, so too is your mind.

What’s that? You haven’t been cleaning all along like I told you to?! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?!?!

Relax, you’ve got this. Here’s what to do:

Cram for the exam. There’s no need to run wild through your house like a blindfolded jackalope. Just look back through these blogs real quick and you’ll have all the information you need. Then, work on one room each day and you’ll be ready to rock ‘n roll by December 31st.

New Years Eve. Once you’ve got your home in order, it’s time for the big night. If you’re hosting a party, there are a few basic rules that will help you out immensely.

First of all, decorations are great for setting the tone of the party… if it’s your child’s birthday party. For New Years Eve, skip the decorations and concentrate on the substance. You probably already have enough bells and whistles left up from last week, so just make sure you have some good food.

If you aren’t going to have a main-course, let your guests know that they should eat dinner beforehand. Then, you can serve finger foods. It’s helpful to stick with hors d’oeuvres (yes, I checked, it’s spelled correctly) that don’t create crumbs (avoid crackers) and can be eaten in a single bite.

This will save you from having to vacuum every square inch of your home the next day.

The other all-important piece of the New Years Eve party puzzle is to make sure you have enough “Pepsi” (just go with it). Make sure when you’re buying the cases of “Pepsi,” though, that you get cans instead of bottles. Nothing ruins the mood like flipping out on a guest who is, let’s say, “over-caffeinated” and drops a glass bottle that you’ll have to clean up.

With cans, you can set a giant garbage bag in the corner of the room and just tell everyone to throw their empties in it before they grab their next one. Then, you’ll be able to recycle easily and maybe earn back a few of those dollars that you spent on the party.

New Years Day. Believe it or not, some people actually celebrate the new year on January 1st… during the daytime… when the sun is up. No one is going to take pity on you just because you went out last night, not while their stomachs are growling for food. Take two Advil and fire up the grill.

Hot dogs and hamburgers are the type of food you want to stick with today. They’re easy to make and, if you burn anything, you can just throw some extra sauerkraut on it and no one will know.

Plus, since the grandparents will insist on eating dinner no later than 1pm (it gets earlier every year… eventually you’ll be eating hot dogs for breakfast), you’ll have plenty of time to catch a nap later in the afternoon.

So, from all of us at College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving, have a safe, happy, stress-free New Years and we’ll see you in 2012!

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