This New Year’s Eve, enjoy a simple celebration at home

CNN  — 

It’s certainly not too early in the game to be thinking about New Year’s Eve, but it’s not too late to come up with a plan either. With big parties out of the question (really, please don’t) it’s time to celebrate the end of 2020 the way we’ve marked most major occasions this year: at home.

That doesn’t mean you have to pack it in and put yourself to bed before midnight, unless a good night’s sleep is what you’ve been looking forward to all year. That’s a valid choice. Even if the night feels different than New Year’s Eve celebrations of the past, you can still make the evening special — and pace yourself — without hitting the town.

Clean now, reward yourself later

First things first: If you’ve been putting off any housecleaning over the holidays, give the house a good once-over to get it ready for 2021. No need to deep clean the baseboards or scrub the shower doors — or take the Christmas tree down if you’re not ready to say goodbye! — but a quick decluttering will work wonders.