How To Clean For The Holidays
With the holidays approaching fast it is time to start thinking about how to go about preparing and cleaning your home for the celebrations to come. We all tend to consider the planning for the celebration itself but rarely seem to think about the cleaning associated with such events. In this article, we want to tell you how to go about cleaning your home in preparation for your holiday celebrations. Cleaning might seem overwhelming during the busy holiday season, so here are some tips to lessen your worries and stress.
MAKE A LIST
Start by going around your house and identifying the cleaning tasks that need to be done. This way you won’t be stressed or worried and you won’t waste time guessing what still needs to be done. Creating a list makes the cleaning tasks easier and faster. If you have a cleaning partner you can divide up the list for more efficiency. Another way to reduce the stress associated with cleaning for holiday events is to not do all the cleaning at once. Use your list to plan the cleaning activities over a few days.
You will be surprised how just decluttering can make a room seem cleaner and more organized. Simply this means, go from room to room and put everything back in its proper place. As you start straightening up it is a good idea to throw away anything you don’t need anymore.
CLEAN YOUR CARPETS
Carpets have to deal with dirt and dust on a daily basis. You don’t want your dirty carpet to stand out to guests during the holidays. Now is the perfect time to get them cleaned. Skitterblink offers carpet cleaning services that will leave your carpets sparkling clean.
CLEAN THE STOVE, OVEN & FRIDGE
With the holiday celebrations usually comes a lot of cooking which is why it is important to thoroughly clean your stove, oven and fridge in preparation. Both the stove and oven can be sprayed with a stove/oven cleaner, let it sit for a while and then wipe down. Clean the fridge by removing expired items and forgotten leftovers. This ensures not only a clean fridge but more space for all your holiday cooking. Use warm water and soap to clean the inside and each of the shelves.
CLEAN THE BATHROOM
It goes without saying but bathrooms will be used more during the holiday season as you entertain guests. Scrub, wipe down, wash, remove stains and disinfect your bathrooms. Make sure you have plenty of toilet paper and clean towels for your guests’ convenience.
Identify and sanitize all high-touch areas in your home and sanitize them. Look out for areas that might get a lot of attention such as countertops, doorknobs, tables, chairs etc.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season and hope these tips will help you with your holiday preparation cleaning efforts. If you find yourself overwhelmed or too busy for the cleaning task don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We will have your home sparkling clean just in time for the holidays.