What should go on my party-cleaning checklist?
Your party-cleaning checklist should include:
- Cleaning the bathroom.
- Providing clean hand towels.
- Straightening up.
- Dusting and vacuuming.
- Professional floor cleaning.
- Emptying the trash.
- Unloading the dishwasher.
You’re hosting a party. Yay!
But also, Eek!
Before the big day arrives, you need a party-cleaning checklist so your home is ready to rock.
You want your guests to have a good time, and maybe even be a teensy bit impressed by your cleanliness AND your party-planning skills. 😉
We’ve got you covered. All you have to do is follow this checklist and let the good times roll.
1. Clean the bathroom.
If you do nothing else, make sure your toilets are sparkling clean for your guests.
Wipe down the counters, clean the mirrors and mop the floor, too.
But pay close attention to the toilet. Like, really get in there and clean that sucker up.
2. Provide paper towels or clean-hand towels.
You don’t want to leave this item off your party-cleaning checklist.
Depending on the size of your gathering, you may want to put a roll of paper towels in the bathrooms as opposed to a hand towel.
It’s more hygienic and guests won’t have to deal with that icky feeling of a wet hand towel.
3. Straighten up.
Clear the clutter, fluff the pillows and make sure everything looks nice and tidy.
A good way to get rid of the clutter is to take an empty basket and go through each room your guests will be in.
Gather everything that doesn’t belong in the space and toss it in your basket.
If you have time, return each item to its spot – if not, stash it somewhere unseen for the party and put it all away later.
4. Dust and run the vacuum.
Tackle all the rooms your guests will be in – even if it’s just to put their purse or jacket on a bed in an extra room.
There’s a proper order here: Dust before you vacuum.
Otherwise, you’ll be putting dust back onto your clean floor.
5. Professionally clean your floors.
Let the pros handle this item on your party-cleaning checklist.
There’s no better time to have your hard floors spruced up and your carpet cleaned – and you shouldn’t trust the job to just anyone.
Call in a professional carpet cleaning company that has the expertise and skill to give your home the party-ready refresh it needs.
We’ve already talked about the bathroom, but it’s one room you know guests will be using. A reputable cleaning company can also take care of your bathroom tile and hard surfaces, too.
6. Empty the trash.
You’ll probably have a full trash can by the time you’re done cleaning and preparing for the party.
Make sure the bins are empty because you’ll need the space for all the rubbish a rockin’ party creates.
While you’re busy being the hostess-with-the-mostest, it may be a good idea to designate a close friend or even one of your children to keep an eye on the trash and empty it during the party, as needed.
7. Unload the dishwasher.
You may not have thought of this, but you should definitely add emptying the dishwasher to your party cleaning checklist.
Whether you’re eating on fine china or paper plates, hosting a party still creates dishes that you don’t want cluttering up the counters during the festivities.
Make sure your dishwasher is empty so that you can stash the dirties away quickly and easily.
Your party-cleaning checklist is the key to a great event
A party-cleaning checklist is a must for a successful shindig.
Clean your bathrooms, put out fresh hand towels, straighten up, dust and vacuum, empty the trash and unload the dishwasher.
And take this opportunity to have your floors professionally cleaned. Your sparkling hardwood and freshly-washed carpets will dazzle your guests and they’ll probably ask how you manage to keep your home SO clean.
Give HammondKnoll a call today and let us help you cross some items off your party-cleaning checklist.