Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 11/26/15 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.
Quick Holiday Cleaning Guide
- Burst cleaning
- The Three T’s
- Think kitchen sink
Tis the season!
Have houseguests coming to enjoy the most wonderful time of year?
You want them to feel welcome and comfortable. A dirty, cluttered home sends the opposite message.
Get a handle on the holidays with this quick holiday cleaning guide with great ideas for keeping dirt and chaos under control with company in mind.
1. Guest bedroom
This is probably the first place your company will go to plop themselves and their belongings down.
Before they arrive, wash the bedsheets in warm or hot water with a capful of white vinegar to make sure they’re fresh.
While the sheets are in the dryer, give the room a quick once-over. Dust the side tables and set out clean towels.
To finish, replace the bedding and fluff the pillows to make your guests feel comfortable and welcome.
2. Burst cleaning
If a space is already pretty tidy, give it a quick to check for anything you may have overlooked. You might be surprised by how many little things there are that are out of place in your house.
The attention to small details can make a big difference.
3. Clean the Three T's
No quick holiday cleaning guide would be complete without the three T’s: toilets, tabletops, the television.
What? The television?
Most living rooms are centered around the TV. And it’s a MAJOR dust-collector. If you’re chatting with your guests in the living room, you'll be staring at it, wishing you would have dusted.
Toilets and tabletops are a bit more self-explanatory – but important nonetheless.
4. Think kitchen sink
Stop pretending you're going to rinse those dishes piling up on the counter and load them in the dishwasher. (Or, if not, at least stack them neatly in the sink!)
Run some water over drippy detergent bottles, then stick those, pot scrubbers, and rubber gloves under the sink.
Use this quick holiday cleaning guide
Before the guests start rolling in, give some attention to your guest bedroom, the kitchen, the Three T’s (television, toilets, tabletops), and then give everything the once over for straggling STUFF you may have missed.
Of course, we all have better things to do than deep clean the house – like spending time with family and friends.
This season, use this quick holiday cleaning guide AND call the experts to give your home that professional clean feeling.
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