Top 5 New Year Cleaning Tips For Your Condo

In reality, owning property is no easy feat. It can be challenging for many to have to constantly clean, especially if you have small children or pets. So we’ve decided to create this easy guide to outline five easy steps to tidying up your home in 2019!


Are you an undiagnosed hoarder at heart? Many of us create strong attachments to objects that take up a lot of space in our homes. The biggest challenge is to get rid of this clutter and sever the attachment to these possessions. Take an afternoon and start to sort through things and decide what’s worth keeping, and what’s worth giving away.

If you’re dealing with a lot of clothes, keep only the items you’ve worn in the last two months. You can either sell everything else on Kijiji or VarageSale or donate them to a local charity like The Salvation Army or Renaissance.


Have you watched Netflix’s latest show called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo? Lifestyle guru and neat-freak enthusiast Marie Kondo brings her expertise and recommends categorizing all of your possessions into five categories; clothes, books, papers, miscellaneous items (like makeup, skincare, and other grooming products), plus sentimental items.

If the item doesn’t fit into any of the above categories, give gratitude and get rid of it! This approach has helped Kondo become a bestselling author and has helped millions of people around the world keep their homes tidy.

Create A Cleaning Schedule

If you’re struggling to find the time to do your household chores, it’s time to create a cleaning schedule. Set a calendar reminder and try and break up the task into two sessions.

Plan to clean on Wednesday and Sunday mornings, for example, for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. This should provide you with ample time to do the basics such as cleaning the bathroom and kitchen. Don’t forget to vacuum, especially if you have pets that shed!

If you despise vacuuming, take the easy route and purchase a robot cleaner. Yes, it does sound futuristic, but it’s convenient. Devices like the iRobot Roomba retail for around $500 on Amazon and can clean your floors every day on a programmed schedule! So your house will always be spotless in case any unexpected guests arrive.

Hire Help

Hire help if you simply don’t have the time or energy to clean. There are several reliable and affordable cleaning companies in the Montreal area that can take care of your domestic needs.

We suggest doing your research though in advance and stay at the condo while the person cleans your place for the first few sessions. If your condo is relatively small (under 1,000 square feet), it shouldn’t take more than 3-4 hours to get the place spotless.

If you’re interested in purchasing a condo in Montreal, explore one of DevMcGill’s residential projects. These developments are located in different neighbourhoods across the city and offer a range of options based on your lifestyle. For more information, visit our website or call 514-288-4737.

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