With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you’re probably wondering what the best gift for your significant other is. Whether you’ve been together for many years now or it’s going to be your first Valentine’s Day as a couple, it can be difficult not to feel pressured as you don’t want to give them something that is cliché or that they won’t appreciate. So this year, maybe you should try being practical for a change. Why not gift your better half with a clean home? Whether you live together or he or she rents an apartment, this is an incredibly sweet gesture that’s super easy to pull off. Here’s how:

  1. Hire a cleaning service to do the job when they’re not home. If you live together, find the opportune time for the cleaners to come over. Schedule the appointment for when he or she is at the office. If they don’t work, find another way to get them out of the house. If you live separately, ask for the key to the apartment or house if you don’t already have it. Alternatively, you can also present with a gift card for professional cleaning services. Throw in a handwritten card or any other item that has a personalized touch.
  2. Do the job yourself. If budget is an issue for you, understand that you don’t have to break the bank in order to gift your partner with a clean home. You can do the job yourself! Set aside a time wherein you can spend the day cleaning the house or apartment from top to bottom. Vacuum all the rooms; wipe down all the surfaces; bring out a mop; and launder the sheets. Go all out! Be sure to spray a nice room fragrance afterwards to give your work a special touch. You can also pick up fresh flowers, potpourri, or scented candles to make the gesture extra romantic. Additionally, prepare a bubble bath for your mate to use after a long day. You can surprise him or her with it after a candlelit dinner for two. They’re sure to love you for it!