Another rousing chorus of “Auld Lang Syne”Many partygoers will be looking to change their eating habits and exercise routines this year. Better housecleaning is a personal goal many can feel great about achieving this year. Merry Maids has some great tips for you if you have resolved to declutter and reorganize your home.

* Tackle your closet. Many homes have at most one closet. It’s full of clothes that haven’t been worn in months. Get rid of all clothing, shoes and purses that were not worn in the last year. Donate items to local charities or put them in your garage sale pile to help someone else start a better year.

* Use the Web. You can join the global market from your own home and find buyers for items you no longer need or haven’t used in a while. Online auctions are a great way to turn unwanted items into treasures and make some extra cash.

* Get down while you clean up. Sometimes cleaning can be tedious and frustrating. You can make things easier by listening to your favorite music. This will help you change your outlook and increase your energy. Cleaning your house may also be a good way to lose weight.

* Have a plan. Do you feel overwhelmed by large-scale cleaning projects? Divide and conquer. Give yourself a task or a room each day. Keep a checklist. You will be motivated to tackle the remaining projects.

* Get help. Many people don’t have the time or energy to maintain a tidy home. Merry Maids can help you if cleaning your home from top to bottom every week seems like too much. They will take care of all the hard work and remove any guilt. Visit for more information.