5 Helpful Tips on How to Clean your Home in the Holidays
As the famous song says ‘Tis the season to be jolly and indeed it is. The holiday season is the time of the year when sumptuous food, splendid gifts, and great company are enjoyed. And since the pandemic has had us cooped up in our homes for almost two years, people are excited to attend parties and even host their own parties at home.
Planning parties can be quite stressful and tiring from preparing the turkey for Thanksgiving up until the new year celebration bash. Many people are definitely going to be in and out of your home which means you need to keep it spotless and pristine all the time. If you are tired of juggling from cooking to cleaning, a trusted cleaning company like SERVPRO of Sanford can also help with your dilemma.
If you like to be a hostess and enjoy planning out parties for your friends and families, here are some helpful tips on how to clean your home and keep it clean for the holidays:
- Create an organized cleaning schedule
Eliminate holiday cleaning chaos by creating a cleaning schedule that divides the house chores into segments or blocks. This can also help in avoiding procrastination since one big task is harder to complete than little blocks of tasks done in a timely manner.
Instead of putting “Clean the whole kitchen” in the list, which can be tiring just by the sound of it, why not first put “Wipe the countertop” which could only take less than a minute, and then proceed to a major task such as “Cleaning the refrigerator”. Also, it will be easier to divide the cleaning into five- or seven-day tasks instead of doing it all in one day.
- De-clutter the front door and entryway
The first thing your guests see is your front door all the way to your entryway. But sometimes this is the most neglected part of the house since we focus more on cleaning the living and dining rooms where we host our guests.
You don’t need to put over-the-top decorations in your entryway but simply getting rid of shoes and boots and putting them in the cabinet will go a long way. Fresh-cut flowers or if you don’t have one, large indoor plants in the entryway will definitely take your guests breath away. And it could even be a great conversation starter.
- Don’t forget to clean your carpet
Carpets are like sponges that absorb everything that touches it. It might be doing a great job protecting your hardwood floor, but it can also absorb dust and other grimes. Therefore, don’t skip cleaning your carpet so that your kids can enjoy opening their gifts on Christmas day on a polished and good-smelling carpet. You can opt for a cleaning service if you don’t have time to scrub and polish your whole carpet. Your carpet and your back will thank you.
- Clean the toilet and bathroom thoroughly
Simply flushing down the toilet and mopping the floors is not enough to thoroughly clean it. It is important that the toilet is properly sanitized and wiped down from top to bottom. Also, remove any cobwebs from ceiling corners since spiders are particularly at home in moist places like your bathrooms. Also, you can put flowers in your bathroom or even a potpourri to keep it smelling fresh.
- Clean or replace your air filters
Since the holidays are a busy season, your HVAC unit will work twice as hard to ensure that your family and guests will stay comfortable and warm in your home. Thus, it is important that your unit is working properly throughout the whole season. Make sure to clean or replace the filters and remove dust and other debris to allow easy airflow.
The Christmas season is a way for people to relax and spend more time with their families. However, it can also be overwhelming with the mountain of things to prepare and do. If you want a worry-free holiday and focus on preparing delectable dishes for your family rather than doing all the cleaning, why not contact a professional cleaning company like SERVPRO of Sanford to do all the cleaning for you? A hassle-free way to celebrate the holidays with a clean home and hearts full of love.