Holiday Cleaning Tips for your home
With the joy and celebration of the beginning of the holiday season also comes an influx of guests to the home. Unless you are planning to have your holiday get-together sessions in places other than your home, you may need to designate some time to look into the need for a clean and beautiful space. This might seem as a stressful and time consuming endeavour, mixed in with the rest of the activities this season brings about but with some easy to follow cleaning tips, your home can easily be transformed into a neat and tidy space, ready to receive all of your guests.
There are a few key areas of the home that you should focus on deep cleaning in the preparation for the holidays. First, to make the best impression possible, make sure your entryway space is clean, tidy and organized. Often, this will be the first glance of your home that your guests will see so of course you want it to looks its very best. Wipe down the interior and the exterior of the door, shake out the doormat and vacuum or sweep a residual dust laying around.
A second key area of the home to make sure that it is continually at its best is the kitchen. With holidays Christmas round the corner, guests will undoubtedly gather in the eating spots of your home whether it be for a glorious turkey dinner or for a cookie baking party. Dusting light fixtures, wiping counter-tops and making sure the trash hasn’t piled up in the kitchen are great ways to keep it clean, friendly and smelling fresh. Also always make sure the ovens and stovetops completely cleaned. Baking soda is very helpful in eliminating burned in food stains from ovens or stoves. In addition, some extreme cleaners swear by keeping a pot of water with holiday spices like cinnamon, orange peel, evergreen, etc. boiling on the stove is one of the best ways to impart on your guests a clean and tidy home. You can find recipes for stovetop potpourri mixes by a simple search on the internet.
Also key is keeping a clean, well-stocked bathroom. Clean the bathroom like you normally would, giving close cleaning attention to the areas around the sink and toilet. Remove any visible stains. Also, keep plenty of toilet paper, tissues and other necessities on hand and in plain sight so your guests can help themselves if supplies run out. If you are already using air fresheners in your bathroom, you may want to consider refilling or replacing them days before the event just to ensure the scent is still strong for them to do their work.
Other good rules of thumb to follow are to vacuum all carpeted areas to reduce dust and allergens, sweep and mop hardwood floors of any spills or stains. Dust the furniture, shelves and other places where dust tends to congregate. Scent wise, in addition to making a stovetop potpourri, have some holiday themed candles handy.
By following these simple tips, your home will be well on its way to being clean and inviting for all your holiday parties and get-together.
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