The New Year is a symbol of a fresh start. It’s an opportunity for people to leave their burdens behind in the last year and welcome the new year with a clean slate. And this includes a clean house as well. A clean house is the first thing that you should aim for when you welcome the new year because some things in your house can bring bad luck. Bad luck is the last thing you want to have when the new year comes.
However, if you don’t believe in bad luck, you should still do the effort of making your house clean because you don’t want to bring last year’s trash to the next year. Furthermore, waiting for the new year can get boring especially if that’s all you do. That’s why we have compiled different activities to do in anticipation and during the new year.
Keeping the House Clean
Keeping the house clean is one of the must-do activities that you must accomplish in preparation for the New Year. Throwing out broken equipment, getting rid of or donating your old clothes, and cleaning the entire house is what you should do. You can start by inspecting these things inside your house and assessing whether you will need them in the next year or not. If you see no use for them, then you can get rid of them.
If you get overwhelmed with this task, you can always call a company that offers house clearance services to help you get the job done. They can assess which things to throw away or recycle to ensure that they won’t be detrimental to the environment. You can save your energy and time for other activities when you call for their help.
Having a New Year’s Resolution
Is there something you want to change about yourself? Or something that you want to achieve next year? Why not create a New Year’s resolution? This will help you stay guided on what you want to achieve next year. However, creating one is not the problem—sticking to them is. Display your New Year’s resolution where you can always see it so that you’ll always be reminded of them.
You want to get in shape? Save more money? You should list them down. Keeping them in places that you don’t see every day can make it hard for you to stick to them. Make an effort to stick to your resolution.
Making Some Noise
If you are a superstitious person, then you might believe that making noise will drive bad spirits or bad luck away. Make some noise—fireworks, using your kitchenware, anything. However, if you have pets, make sure that they are inside your house because they get disturbed by the fireworks. Place them in a corner or an area in your house where they are comfortable and away from all the noise.
A New Year’s celebration is not complete if there is no food. Prepare your most sumptuous dishes, liquor, and dessert for everyone to enjoy. Food brings everyone together and is a good way of bonding with everyone. Some cultures have specific dishes or food to prepare during New Year to ensure that the whole year is prosperous. If you are spending New Year’s Eve with friends, you can agree among yourselves as to who will bring what. This is to ensure that everyone has a contribution to the event.
Participating in the Countdown
New Year’s Eve is not complete without a countdown. You can turn on the television to participate in the countdown because there is nothing like the thrill of waiting for New Year. Once it reaches midnight, you can then have your fireworks and drink more liquor with the people around you.
A new year reminds us that there is always room for a new beginning. To leave things that are causing too much weight and things that no longer serve us purpose. To be able to do this, we must also clear our surroundings of things that weigh us down or are useless because a messy surrounding is enough to mess with our heads as well. We need a clean space to be able to finally say that we are mentally ready to face the new year.
Furthermore, the new year deserves to be celebrated with family or friends. And what’s a party without some tradition? It has been a tradition to celebrate the new year with fireworks and a little get-together because it’s a fun celebration.